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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


The Union surrendered an own-goal in the 90th minute Saturday, and should have been deflated.

Instead, it won, 2-1, in extra time, in a six-standings-point value game over visiting Montreal.

It has been that kind of season for the Union, which started slowly, experienced a change in managers ... yet is suddenly on a three-game MLS winning streak and is maintaining realistic hopes of returning to the playoffs.

“These guys are amazing,” manager John Hackworth said. “I can't say enough. Even the guys on the bench sitting behind me were saying, 'We are going to win. We are going to win this game.' And that is something that is pretty special in this team right now.”

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