The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2015

Preview: Union at DC United

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DC is on a three match winless streak and struggling to score. However, Ben Olsen's side has been much stronger at home than on the road this season. Can the Union round out a resurgent May with another win over one of the better sides in the east?

Union vs DC United quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's series history against DC with our quick reference. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Union bits ahead of Saturday’s game in DC, FIFA news, more

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Union ready for DC. FIFA presidential election this morning. More on FIFA corruption scandal.

Footy on the Telly, May 29-June 4

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MLS All-Star Ballot: Here’s how we voted

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The fan vote for the MLS roster for the All-Star Game is now open. Here's how PSP voted on the media ballot.

The trouble with tifo

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Recently, at both PPL Park and Red Bull Arena, the Sons of Ben have been required to remove tifo displays. Peter Andrews examines these incidents and what they say about the image-obsessed nature of MLS clubs.

MLS All-Star Game: Here’s How I Voted

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The fan vote for the MLS roster for the All-Star Game is now open. Here's how Kevin Kinkead voted on the media ballot.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, HCI out of USOC, more on the FIFA corruption case

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Notes from Curtin's weekly press conference. Union to host Rochester in fourth round of US Open Cup after Harrisburg third round loss. More on the FIFA corruption case.

Transcript: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Jim Curtin on the win over NYRB, Saturday's match in DC, Brian Sylvestre potentially being Cup tied to Carolina RailHawks, injury update, and more.

Player of the week: CJ Sapong

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CJ Sapong's brash, physical performance return to the team against New York earns him Player of the Week honors.

The Union start finding some answers

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Philadelphia Union never should have been as bad as their record was, and now they're starting to solve some of the problems that led to that record. PSP's Dan Walsh looks at how.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Make that two in a row

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Dave Zeitlin joins Greg and Eli to talk about the big win over NYRB and Saturday's game against DC.

FIFA arrests in Zurich, Union bits, HCI applies for state grant for new stadium, more

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Senior FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland after US Department issues indictments for racketeering, money laundering, and more. Union bits. City Islanders in US Open Cup play tonight, apply for state grant to build new stadium. More.

Player ratings and analysis: Red Bulls 0-2 Union

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In a performance reminiscent of their late collapse against Kansas City, the Union had little possession or passing success. But the introduction of CJ Sapong changed the energy of the match and Philly rediscovered their counterattacking chops in a strong second half.

In Pictures: Union 2-0 Red Bulls

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Sunday as the Philadelphia Union pulled off their first ever win in Red Bull Arena by defeating the New York Red Bulls 2-0.

“This game is wonderful”: Quotes, recaps,and reaction to Union’s big win at RBA, more news

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Quotes and more from Sunday's massive win. League results. National teams news. Blatter compares himself to a mountain goat and more FIFA news.

Match report: New York Red Bulls 0-2 Philadelphia Union

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The Red Bulls hit the post twice in the first half, but CJ Sapong's second half re-introduction to the team sparked the Union to a 2-0 win. It was Philadelphia's first victory at Red Bull Arena and their first road win of 2015.

Readying for Red Bulls, Sapong cleared to play, Union to face Hburg or Rochester in US Open Cup 4th round

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Union face Red Bulls on Sunday. The importance of Maidana and Nogueira. Sapong cleared to return to play. Union for face winner of Harrisburg-Rochester in fourth round of US Open Cup. More news.

Union vs Red Bulls quick reference

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Get up to date with 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.

Footy on the Telly, May 22-29

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Preview: Union at NYRB

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Philly travels one state over to New Jersey to face a Red Bulls team that has successfully built the midfield the Union thought they had a year ago. With Maurice Edu suspended, Philadelphia needs immense performances from the duo that steps into central defense.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Harrisburg tops Reading in US Open Cup 2nd rounder, more

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Highlights from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. Harrisburg advances to US Open cup third round with 3-0 win over Reading. More news.

Transcript and video: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Transcript and video of Jim Curtin;s weekly press conference. Topics include the challenges posed by NYRB, the injury status of Vitoria, Gaddis, and Lahoud, what missing Edu means, Aristiguieta's availability, and more.

Union bits, transfer rumor, Reading hosts Harrisburg in USOC 2nd rounder, more

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Union news. Reading hosts Harrisburg tonight in US Open Cup second round. Expansion news. More.

Fans’ View: The Focker Effect

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Authors and entertainers of all walks of life have used the trope of a series of unfortunate events to wrangle laughs. Sunday's win aside, this season has gone beyond that.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Zach Pfeffer

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Zach Pfeffer joins Greg and Eli to talk about Sunday's big win and more. Then MLSsoccer.com's New York Red Bulls beat writer Eric Giacometti joins the guys to talk about Sunday's upcoming game at RBA.

The ball goes in, the knives come out

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Philly went full Philly on Sunday night, as frustrated fans finally cut loose against Union ownership before a hometown kid scored a dramatic game-winner. PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out.

Sakiewicz says now is not the time to point fingers, more Union bits, more news

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More on the "Union fans deserve better" protest. Pfeffer up for Goal of the Week. Edu earns Team of the Week mentions. More news.

Player of the Week: Zach Pfeffer

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Hometown kid comes up big to stop Union skid.

In Pictures: Union 1-0 DC United

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner's look at Sunday night's win over DC.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 1-0 DC United

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The Union did just enough on Sunday night to claim a crucial second victory of the season at home over DC United

Postgame video: Union 1-0 DC United

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Video from the Sons of Ben "Union fans deserve better" protest. Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Interviews with Brian Sylvestre, Ray Gaddis, and Zach Pfeffer. Postgame wrap with Eli Pearlman-Storch and Mike Servedio.

Reaction to Union win & “Union fans deserve better,” open letter from Sakiewicz, more news

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Winning. It feels good. More news.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-0 DC United

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A stoppage time winner from Zach Pfeffer saw the Union break a four match losing streak and defeat DC United 1-0 Sunday night at PPL Park.

Preview: Union vs DC United

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DC has risen to the top through shrewd roster development. Philly has sunk to the bottom by failing at the same game. The Union must create opportunities against a tenaciously organized defense to take home points off the Eastern Conference leaders on Sunday.

All Three Points podcast: Keepin’ on keepin’ on

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Never plastic, Chris and Jeremy continue to podcast even in the face of the season from heck. With goalkeeping woes, injuries, galore, and poor form, what else can go wrong?

Blunders and such, Union-DC previews, Reading opens league play, more

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Readying for DC. Reading opens league play on Saturday. Potential Harrisburg/Reading third round US Open Cup pairings. Cry for Argentina. More news.

Footy on the Telly, May 15-May 21

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KYW Philly Soccer Show: Ray Gaddis

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Union defender Ray Gaddis joins Greg and Eli to talk about his move to right back and the team's defensive struggles. Then Kevin joins Greg and Eli for more Union talk.

Union vs DC United quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's series history against DC with our quick reference. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

The call was wrong: A closer look at the Marquez red card

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Kevin Kinkead breaks down why the red card on Richie Marquez in Vancouver was the wrong call.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Mbolhi speaks, no Pfeffer on US U-20 WC roster, Reading advances to USOC 2nd round

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Lots of news. Lots of it.

Fans’ View: Can’t give them away

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Scott Pugh has a simple request for the Union: Just do something to entertain me. Please.

Transcript and video: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Curtin says Rais Mbolhi was not asked by the Union to return to the club, says the club is working to extend Bruian Syvestre's loan, discusses Fernando Aristeguieta's call-up by Venezuela, and more.

The wrath of the soccer gods

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The Union could underachieve enough on their own. But now that the soccer gods have been offended by the front office's sins against soccer, the Union have become a league-wide joke once again. PSP's Dan Walsh regretfully explains.

Building a lineup when shallow on shekels: A primer

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Guest columnist Michael Hikari Cecire has some thoughts on how to maximize the Union's minimal budget.

Fernando with Venezueala, Sak backs Curtin, Reading in USOC play tonight, more news

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Aristeguieta makes Venezuela's preliminary roster for Copa America 2015, will miss DC game. Sakiewicz backs Curtin. Reading in first round US Open Cup play tonight. More.

Player of the Week: Brian Sylvestre

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The lead up to his Union debut may not have been what he wanted, but in his performance in Saturday's loss in Vancouver, Brian Sylvestre was one of few bright spots.

What else could go wrong?

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What else could go wrong? Well... a lot of stuff. Peter Andrews takes a look in the crystal ball to see what further horrors await the Union this season.

Union bits and more

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No news is good news, right?

Player ratings and analysis: Union 0-3 Vancouver Whitecaps

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Philadelphia Union had a chance to take the lead in Vancouver, but it was Vancouver that converted their first real chance and went on to dominate the rest of the match.

Make it stop: Recaps and reactionto Vancouver loss, the GK situation, more news

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Photo: Courtesy of Vancouver Whitecaps Philadelphia Union Yeah, another loss. Yeah, another absurd red card. And for a moment there, it looked like the Union's new goalkeeper might need to be subbed off. Please, just make it stop. Jim Curtin praised newly arrived goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre afterSaturday's 3-0 loss to [.

Match Report: Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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A strong opening twenty minutes turned dark as Vancouver capitalized on Union mistakes to walk off with a 3-0 victory at BC Place. Philadelphia has now lost four consecutive matches.

Union acquire GK Brian Sylvestre on short term loan, Mbolhi not with team in Vancouver

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Union acquire former trialist and Harrisburg City Islanders goalkeeper on short term loan, will start in Vancouver. Mbolhi will not travel with the team for the game.

Union vs Whitecaps quick reference

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Get up to speed on the Union-Whitecaps series history. We've got match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Who’s the ‘keeper? Vancouver previews, Ramos confirms its Pfeffer if no Zelalem, more

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Who will be the goalkeeper against Vancouver? Williams on losing right back spot. Tab Ramos confirms Zach Pfeffer will be added to US U-20 World Cup roster is Gedion Zelalem isn't approved by FIFA. More news.

Footy on the Telly, May 8-May 14

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Preview: Union at Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Union are in danger of floating away, but the mediocre Eastern Conference is granting them time. To get a result on Saturday in Vancouver they should have one primary goal: Prevent Pedro Morales from getting the ball in space to stifle the Whitecaps' counterattack.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Pfeffer not included on US U-20 roster, more news

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What could possibly happen next, right? More news.

Fans’ View: The joys of tryouts

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Staci Klemmer on the stresses -- both for kids and parents -- of the spring tryout season for youth soccer.

Transcript: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Jim Curtin discussed the return of Rais Mbolhi, revealed that Andre Blake re-injured his knee and John McCarthy suffered a concussion, said Michael Lahoud is out for over a month, and tipped Richie Marquez as a likely - but not certain - starter in Vancouver.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Maurice Edu

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Maurice Edu joins Greg to talk about how the team can stay focused as it works to turn around the poor start to the season. Then Kevin joins Greg to talk about Mbolhi's return and possible transfer targets.

The solution to southeast PA’s bad grass fields?

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Guest columnist Joel Lorah looks at the predominance of bad grass fields in southeastern Pennsylvania and wonders whether a solution to that problem -- artificial turf -- creates more problems than it solves.

What the next Union general manager must do

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Philadelphia Union look like a broken club. What must a new general manager do to fix them? And what kind of person should the Union hire? PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out.

Mbolhi is…back? More Union news

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Mbolhi returns, practices with the Union. More news.

Player of the Week: Richie Marquez

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An unexpected debut was the background for one of the few bright spots from the Union's loss to Toronto.

Union bits and more

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Union searching for left back. Power rankings (tissues not included). More news.

In Pictures: Union 0-1 Toronto FC

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PSP photographer Daniel Gajdamowicz's look at Saturday's loss to Toronto FC.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 0-1 Toronto FC

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Only one team could muster the necessary moment of quality on Saturday to walk away with three points. It wasn't the Union.

“Another disappointing loss”: Recaps and reaction to another loss, league news, more

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Reaction to Union loss. Harrisburg wins. League results. 2015 roster rules announced. More news.

Postgame video: Union 0-1 Toronto

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Postgame wrap with Mike Servedio and Kevin Kinkead. Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Postgame interviews with Richie Marquez, Zach Pfeffer, and John McCarthy.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union – Toronto FC

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A well-taken Sebastian Giovinco free kick goal was the only tally as Toronto sent Philadelphia to their third straight defeat Saturday afternoon at PPL Park.

Sapong arrested for reckless driving and DUI, ineligible to play until SABH assessment

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Union's CJ Sapong arrested early Friday morning for reckless driving and DUI, ineligible to participate "In any competition" until completion of assessment by MLS' Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program doctors.

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.

Time for Blue and Gold to see Red, Konopka could start for TFC, more news

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Previews of Saturday's home game against Toronto. Chris Konopka could start against his former team. ESPN wonders how much time Jim Curtin has left. League and national teams news. More.

Footy on the Telly, May 1-7

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