The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2015

New Year’s Day soccer, 1916

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After drawing for the second time on Christmas Day in 1915, Philadelphia's Hibernians and Marcus Hook's Viscose met for the third time in the second round of the US Open Cup on New Year's Day, 1916.

Fans’ View: The Fans’ View experience

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Scott Ellis on being a Fans' View contributor.

Union bits and other news

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The slow news week continues.

Dutch Wonderland: Can the Union recruit players from Earnie Stewart’s Alkmaar?

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Kevin Kinkead reviews members 2011-2012 Europa League semifinalist AZ Alkmaar team who might be a good fit for the Union and an Earnie Stewart reunion.

News bits

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Two former Union forwards find new clubs. Other news.

McFadden on possible Union move, more news and such

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McFadden hopeful for move to the Union. Colin Kazim-Richards linked to the Union. More news.

Oka Nikolov named Union assistant/goalkeeping coach

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The longtime Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper, and former Union backup goalkeeper, returns to Philadelphia as an assistant coach.

Christmas soccer in Philly, 1915

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Inter-city exhibition games and two US Open Cup playoff games were among the Christmas Day games involving Philadelphia area teams one hundred years ago in 1915.

Newsy bits and bobs

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Pre-Christmas newsy news bits.

Footy on the Telly, Dec. 25-Dec. 31

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Opening schedule, Richter returns, more news

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Union's opening schedule for 2016 is a tough one. Bethlehem signs local lad Ryan Richter. Blatter says, "I've finished my work in football." More.

Bethlehem Steel acquire former Union man Ryan Richter

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The William Tennent and La Salle University grad returns.

Union start 2016 with two road games before home opener

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A challenging start to the 2016 season for the Union.

Philadelphia Public League A Division All Stars First Team 2015

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Josh Trott reports on who made the Public League's All-Star team.

Union bits, more news

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Cosmos head coach says Leo Fernandes likely to return to Union for 2016. More news.

Blatter and Platini banned, McFadden says he’s Union bound, more news

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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini banned from football for eight years. James McFadden says he'll sign with the Union in January. Rumored BSFC signings. More.

Coats for Chester Success

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A record setting 2,285 coats were collected in this year's drive.

Stephen Hogan named head coach of Reading United

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The new Reading United head coach will also serve as an assistant coach at Bethlehem Steel.

PSP talks with Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart

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Adam Cann interviews Union sporting director Earnie Stewart.

US plays at Linc in Copa America Centenario on June 11, Union pass again on Re-Entry Draft, more

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Linc to host final US group game in the Copa America Centenario. Union pass again on Re-Entry Draft. Another MLS team challenges Union's homegrown claim on Keegan Rosenberry. More.

Footy on the Telly, Dec. 18-24

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Union and league news, Linc Copa Centenario dates today, USlose as Wambach retires, more

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StubHub announced as Union's "official secondary ticket provider." Copa Centenario dates at the Linc to be announced today. US loses first home game since 2004 in Wambach's final farewell. More.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Earnie Stewart

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Union sporting director Earnie Stewart joins Greg and Eli on the pod.

Wednesday newsy news bits

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Union, BSFC, local, league, national team, and FIFA corruption scandal news.

Questions on the home(grown) front

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Homegrown Jimmy McLaughlin is quietly out, Keegan Rosenberry and Darius Madison do not appear to be in, but Derrick Jones is. What's going on with Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC on the homegrown player front? PSP's Dan Walsh has a look. Also, Bethlehem Steel FC needs a shorthand name. Time for PSP readers to step up.

Lahoud honored for work in Sierra Leone, Mapp first ever free agent signing in MLS, more

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Got news if you want some.

Michael Lahoud co-recipient of 2015 FIFPro Merit Award

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On Saturday, Michael Lahoud was named, along with Kei Kamara, recipient of the 2015 FIFPro Merit Award for his work with Schools for Salone.

Union bits, BSFC bobs, league stuff, national team news, more

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Hope you had a good weekend. Let's catch up.

Bethlehem Steel FC sign Daly, Gissie, & Akinyode

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Bethlehem Steel sign experienced defender, young striker, and former NYRB II midfielder ahead of inaugural USL season.

Zac MacMath to Rapids for second round pick

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Union acquire second round pick in 2017 from Colorado in exchange for MacMath.

Re-Entry Draft today, Stewart introduced, updated roster info. more news

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Re-Entry Draft at 3 pm today. Stewart introduced. Updated roster information. More news.

Transcript: Earnie Stewart’s introductory press conference

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Earnie Stewart was introduce to the media on Thursday afternoon. Here's a transcript of the press conference.

Footy on the Telly, Dec. 11-17

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Union releases updated roster information

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Union make first official comprehensive roster announcement following the close of the 2015 season.

Union trade Ethan White to NYCFC

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Union receive fourth round pick in 2017 SuperDraft in exchange for the 24-year-old defender.

Stewart introduction today, Catic waived, more TAM and HG funds

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Stewart introduced to media and fans today. Dzenan Catic appears on Waiver Draft list. League announces $37 million in new funds for player signings. More news.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Derrick Jones

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First-ever Bethlehem Steel signing Derrick Jones is the guest. After that, Greg and Kevin talk about the Union's recent roster moves.

Stewart assumes all duties, waiver draft today, Rosenberry homegrown claim denied, more

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Earnie Stewart, to be introduced on Thursday, "has now assumed all duties"." Union's homegrown claim on Keegan Rosenberry denied. USL Players Union forming. More.

The Curt & Earnie Show reshapes the Union

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Philadelphia Union management has begun dismantling the team. PSP's Dan Walsh takes a look at the revamp, closes the book on Cristian Maidana and Andrew Wenger, and highlights some interesting names available in free agency and the re-entry draft.

In pictures: The Sons of Ben Help Kick Hunger

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Earl Gardner's look at the Sons of Ben's Help Kick Hunger event at Neshaminy Brewing Company.

Summing up Union’s Monday moves, East End Army, more news

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Reviewing Monday's roster news. Bethlehem Steel supporters group selects its name. More news.

MacMath, Cruz, Creavalle, Fred, Hoppenot in re-entry draft; Casey & Carroll free agents

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Philadelphia Union listed Zac MacMath and four others for the first round of the MLS re-entry draft, which takes place December 11 at 3pm.

Union deal Maidana, Wenger to Houston

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Union receive first round draft pick, General and Targeted Allocation money in exchange for Maidana and Wenger.

Official: Union acquire Chris Pontius

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Following reports last week, the Union announced on Monday the acquisition of Chris Pontius from DC United in exchange for general and targeted allocation money.

Union deals with Houston in the works? Timbers MLS champs, USWNT game cancelled over field conditions, more

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Are Cristian Maidana and Andrew Wenger on their way to Houston? TImbers win MLS Cup. USWNT friendly in Hawaii cancelled. More FIFA fun.

Footy on the Telly, Dec. 4-10

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

First BSFC signing, Cosmos want to keep Leo, Garber’s State of the League, FIFA fallout, more

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News, And more news. Sprinkled with a little newsy bits.

Exit the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part Three

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Steve Holroyd's history of the Philadelphia Fury concludes.

Thoughts on the Union’s reported roster moves this week

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PSP's Dan Walsh offers some quick hit reaction to the Philadelphia Union roster moves reported this week. Many Union fans were probably as surprised about the Chris Pontius trade as Pontius when the photo at left was shot.

Bethlehem Steel signs Union Academy midfielder Derrick Jones

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Bethlehem Steel has announced its first-ever signing.

Zach’s staying, transfer rumor, league news, new FIFA arrests, more news

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News, and lots of it.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Jack McInerney on MLS Cup final, Kevin Kinkead on Union roster moves

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Former Union man Jack McInerney discusses Sunday's MLS Cup final. Then Kevin Kinkead joins Greg and Eli to talk about his report, and others, on Union postseason roster moves.

The Fury simmers: History of Philadelphia Fury, Part Two

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Steve Holroyd's look at the history of the Philadelphia Fury continues.

Summing up reports on Pontius deal and other Union roster moves, Garber on increasing TAM, more news

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Breaking down Union roster moves after reports at CBS Philly, Goal.com, and Washington Post. Garber says increase in Targeted Allocation Money could come before next season. More news.

The American sports management model finally takes hold in MLS

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The strong GM model is finally taking hold in MLS, with hires in Philadelphia, Chicago and elsewhere pointing the way ahead for MLS. At least one result is Chicago's very smart hiring of former Union man Veljko Paunovic as head coach. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.

PPL Park now Talen Energy Stadium, Academy’s Dos Santos and McGann get US U-17 callup, more

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PPL Park is now officially Talen Energy Stadium. Union Academy goalkeeper and defender called up by US U-17 team. More news.