The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2015

The return of Brendan Burke

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Why is the naming of Brendan Burke as head coach of Bethlehem Steel such a positive for the Philadelphia Union organization? Sean Doyle explains.

Burke unveiled, Graham’s passion, epic PK shootout as Conference semis are set, more

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Brendan Burke unveiled as head coach of BSFC. Richie Graham on youth development and the Union. Conference semifinals now set. More news.

Footy on the Telly: October 30-November 5

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Off-Podium: Union minority owner Richie Graham

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After the pres conference unveiling Brendan Burke as the head coach of Bethlehem Steel, Union minority owner Richie Graham spoke to reporters.

Transcript and video: Brendan Burke press conference

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Transcript and video of Brendan Burke's unveiling as the head coach of Bethlehem Steel FC. Includes comments from Union head coach Jim Curtin and minority owner Richie Graham.

Burke named as Bethlehem Steel head coach, five-point plan, more news

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The good news keeps coming in.

Brendan Burke named head coach of Bethlehem Steel FC

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Former Reading United head coach, and Union assistant coach, named head coach of Union USL side Bethlehem Steel FC.

Quotes from BSFC USL unveiling, Carroll on his future, playoffs begin tonight, Wambach retires, more

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Quotes from BSFC unveiling. Carroll talks about his future. Postseason MLS play begins tonight. Wambach announces retirement. Blatter blathers on. More.

Union unveil Bethlehem Steel FC USL name and logo

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Union unveil Bethlehem Steel FC name and logo for their new USL team.

Union 2.0 begins in Earnest

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Philadelphia Union 2.0 has begun. PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 1-0 Orlando City SC

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In a physical final match, Philly showed that there is hope for the future in a rugged, efficient performance.

In pictures: Union 1-0 Orlando

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner's look at Sunday's season finale win over Orlando.

“Super excited”: Sugarman on Stewart hire, Union to unveil USL team name/crest today, more

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Sugarman says Stewart hiring start of "something really good." Union to unveil USL team name and crest today. More news.

Union land Stewart for SD, recaps and reactions to Sunday’s season ending win, more

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Union announce Earnie Stewart will be club's sporting director beginning Jan 1. Recaps and reaction to Union win in season finale. More news.

Official: Earnie Stewart named Union’s Sporting Director

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Stewart will be club's sporting director, effective January 1, 2016.

Postgame video and quotesheet: Union 1-0 Orlando

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Mike and Eli's postgame wrap. Interviews with Nogueira and Blake. Transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-0 Orlando City SC

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Sebastien Le Toux earned and scored a penalty to give the Union a win in their final game of 2015.

Philadelphia and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.

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Philadelphia was central to the formation of the first two pro soccer leagues in the US, the National League baseball-backed American League of Professional Football, and the American Association of Professional Football, which played its first games before, and outlived, the ALPF.

Union v Orlando quick reference

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Highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, match stats, and more.

Readying for Orlando, Nogs wants to stay, mini-pitch, more

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Season finale on Sunday against Orlando. Nogueira wants to stay with the Union. Union unveils mini-pitch in Chester. More news.

Footy on the Telly, October 23-29

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News from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame

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Info on the Coats for Chester collection drive and the Hall's new Facebook page.

Preview: Union vs Orlando City SC

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Orlando City has returned to its expansive 4-3-3 and climbed the standings. They need to overcome an eight goal differential to catch New England. Philly just needs to avoid another New York debacle.

On Earnie Stewart, Octavio Zambrano, Shep Messing and the Union GM search

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PSP's Dan Walsh looks at the case for Earnie Stewart as the head of Union soccer operations and shares some new information on how the search process has changed post-Sakiewicz.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Nogueira, new trialist, more news

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. Nogueira hopes to return. New tiralist at left back. More news.

Transcript and video: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Curtin discusses the loss to NYRB, looking to finish the season on a positive not on Sunday against Orlando, Wenger at right back, trialists, and more.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Mike Lahoud

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The Union midfielder joins Greg and Eli to talk about his evolution in the team ahead of the season finale on Sunday. Greg and Eli then talk about who may, or may not, be returning in 2016.

Fans’ View: The nightmare brewing in youth soccer

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Staci Klemmer on the decisions parents will have to make for their children given the shift from school-year to calendar-year age registration in youth soccer.

Stewart and Bobic linked to Union for SD job, more news

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Washington Post's Steven Goff tweets Union pursuing former USMNT midfielder and current AZ Alkmaar technical director Earnie Stewart for Sporting Director. More news.

Player ratings & analysis: NYRB 4-1 Union

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The Union were mentally weak as a quick New York strike rendered the next 89 minutes moot.

In Pictures: Union 1-4 Red Bulls

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow's look at the Union's loss to New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

Union bits, Trusty, training compensation update, more

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News bits for Tuesday.

“Silly”: Union give up fastest goal in MLS history in NYRB loss, SD news, USOC qualifiers results, league wrap

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Union concede fastest goal in league history in humbling loss at RBA. Sporting Director announcement soon? Local USOC qualifiers results. LEague results. More.

Match report: Union 1-4 New York Red Bulls

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Mike Grella scored the fastest goal in MLS history as New York Red Bulls blew out Philadelphia Union 4-1.

Preview: Union at NY Red Bulls

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The Red Bulls are chasing the Supporter's Shield but Philly is simply running from the ignominy of a last place finish. The I-95 rivalry is renewed one last time in 2015, and the Union's disjointed roster has a lot to prove.

Union vs Red Bulls quick reference

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Get up to date on the Union's history against New York Red Bulls. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Union bits ahead of NYRB, local USOC play begins Saturday, Copa America Centenario news, more

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Rowan says Union will have sporting director "very, very shortly." Local 2016 US Open Cup qualifiers on Saturday. ESPN says 2016 Copa America will take place in US. More news.

Footy on the Telly, October 16-22

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Edu out for final games of season after sports hernia surgery, notes from Curtin’s presser, more

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Edu undergoes successful surgery to repair sports hernia. Notes from Curtin's weekly presser. Fernando wants to stay. National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco details. More.

Video and transcript: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Curtin discusses the coaching staff's evaluation of players as the team finishes out the 2015 season and more.

Fans’ View: Keeping Curtin

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Scott Ellis on why Curtin should remain the Union's head coach.

Is it time to replace Klinsmann as USMNT coach?

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PSP's Dan Walsh says it's time to reconsider whether Jurgen Klinsmann is the right man to coach the U.S. men's national team. Here's why.

Carroll on season and future, US Olympic hopes still alive, loss to CR, more

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Curtin weekly presser today. Carroll on disappointing season and his future. US U-23s top Canada to reach Olympic qualification playoff series. USMNT falls again. More.

Friendly match report: USMNT 0-1 Costa Rica

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Joel Campbell scored the only goal of the match, but the US were comprehensively outplayed by Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena Tuesday evening.

All Three Points podcast: Change on tap?

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On this end-of-season edition of the All Three Points podcast, the boys talk the US Open Cup final, the end of the Union's Nick Sakiewicz era, and what this offseason may bring. Do we have reason to hope, or is it just more of the same?

Union U-17s fall in GA Cup, US U-23s face Canada in must-win Olympic qualifier, US-Costa Rica friendly

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Andre Blake starts in Jamaica's 3-0 loss to South Korea. Union U-17s finish first round of Generation adidas Cup regionals with loss. US U-23s must win against Canada to keep Olympic hopes alive. US-Costa Rica final friendly before start of WCQs.

Former Junior Lone Star Anthony Allison wins Sweden’s Division II Golden Boot

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Overbrook High School grad Anthony Allison scored 20 goals in 24 matches for Sandvikens IF.

Union Academy in Generation adidas play, US falls short twice, MLS to test video reviews, more

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Union U-17s complete opening qualifiers for Generation adidas Cup today. US suffers two big losses on Saturday. MLS to trial video reviews. More news.

Recap: USMNT 2–3 Mexico

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Mexico defeated the US on Saturday night, winning the CONCACAF Cup 3–2 and booking their place in next year's Confederations Cup.

Preview: USMNT v Mexico

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The US and Mexico face off on Saturday in what, with a Confederations Cup berth at stake, is the most important game for either side since the World Cup.

Union bits, big US games this weekend, latest FIFA scandal news

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Union bits. US faces Mexico in Confederations Cup play off, U-23s face Honduras in Olympic qualification tournament semis. Latest FIFA scandal news.

1934: USA vs. Mexico and the “little truck”

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This weekend, the US faces Mexico in a one-off game to reach the 2017 Confederations Cup. The first time the US played a one-off playoff game was also against Mexico in 1934 with a World Cup berth at stake.

Footy on the Telly, Oct. 9-15

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Blatter suspended, Blake called up by Jamaica and more Union bits, USNT news, more

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Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini, Jerome Valcke provisionally suspended by FIFA Ethics Committee. Andre Blake called up by Jamaica. USNT notes. More.

Fans’ View: The bright side

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Union fan Scott Pugh looks on the bright side of life for Philadelphia Union fans.

A look at the Union quotes of the week

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PSP's Dan Walsh dissects the key quotes of the last few days regarding Philadelphia Union and looks at what they mean for the team in the big picture.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: The end of the Sakiewicz era

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Greg and Eli are joined by Kevin Kinkead to discuss the end of the Sakiewicz era. After that, the guys talk about the Union's US Open Cup final loss.

Blake to start remaining games, US wins Olympic qualifying group, Donovan on Klinsmann, more

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Jim Curtin comments on a number of topics in CBS Philly report. US U-23s thump Panama in Olympic qualifier. Donovan says Klinsmann should get the axe if US loses to Mexico in Confederations Cup playoff game.

Analysis and player ratings: Toronto FC 3-1 Philadelphia Union

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To cap a disappointing week, the Union fell to a flawed Toronto side as Andrew Wenger auditioned for a fullback spot.

NYRB kickoff time announced and other Union bits, USMNT news, more

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Photo: Daniel Studio Philadelphia Union On Monday, New York Red Bulls announced the game they are hosting against the Union on Sunday, Oct. 18 will kickoff at 3 pm. The game, the start time of which had previously been listed as TBD, will be broadcast locally on TCN. In the [...]

Downed in Toronto, notes from Sugarman presser, league results, USMNT news, more

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Union out of playoff contention after loss in Toronto. Notes from Sugarman's press conference. League results. US U-23s win Olympic qualifier. US 23-player roster for Mexico game released. More.

In pictures: USOC Final from the River End

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The Red City SoB's. What's old is new. The march to PPL. Next stop... The River End! Final Fantasy inspired Tifo. Energy was high from the beginning. Blue Man Group. USOC Shirtless Crew! Multitasking. Best view in the house! Seba scores and the River End explodes. Kenny Hanson approves. What [...]

Match report: Toronto FC 3-1 Philadelphia Union

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Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore led Toronto FC to a 3-1 victory over a listless Union side.

Fans’ view: A surprise meeting with Jay Sugarman

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Fans' View contributor Staci Klemmer was part of a small group of Union fans invited to meet with Union owner Jay Sugarman on Friday. She shares her impressions from the meeting.

Sugarman: Curtin likely to return, Sakiewicz ownership stake limited

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Union principal owner answered a range of questions during a 40-minute chat with reporters Friday. Here are the highlights.

US Open Cup Final in Pictures: Union 1-1 (6-7 APK) Kansas City

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for a rain soaked Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Union fell to Sporting Kansas City 1-1 (6-7 APK) in the US Open Cup final.

Assessing Nick Sakiewicz and what comes next

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PSP's Dan Walsh assesses the firing of Philadelphia Union chief executive Nick Sakiewicz and looks at what initial steps the Union must take to right their course.

Union vs Toronto quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's series history against Toronto. We've match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Footy on the Telly, Oct. 2-Oct. 8

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Sakiewicz out as Union CEO

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Nick Sakiewicz is out at Philadelphia Union. Jay Sugarman appears to have fired him. Here's the straight news. Commentary will follow later.

Sakiewicz confirms he’s out, Trusty named to US U-17 WC team, US tops Canada in Olympic qualifier, more

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The Sakiewicz era comes to a close. Union Academy defender Auston Trusty named to US U-17 World Cup team. US wins first Olympic qualifier. More news.

“So close”: Reaction to Unions USOC final loss, more news.

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News. Mostly painful news, but news.

US Open Cup Final: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Sporting Kansas City  (6-7 penalties)

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The Union fell short, losing on penalty kicks.

US Open Cup Final postgame video and transcript: Union 1-1 (6-7 APK) Kansas City

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Mike and Eli's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Postgame comments from Michael Lahoud and Andrew Wenger. More.