The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2016

7 added to Bethlehem Steel roster

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Bethlehem roster now at 13 players.

PSP talks to Jim Curtin: The Five Things

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Adam Cann's series based on his interview with Jim Curtin concludes with a review of the five markers that, if realized, will boost the Union's chances of reaching the playoffs.

Media Day, Adu mea culpa, USA v Iceland, more news

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Union bits. Adu says he took time with Union "for granted." USMNT hosts Iceland on Sunday. More news.

Media Day video

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Media Day video from PSP videographer Daniel Gajdamowicz with Earnie Stewart, Jim Curtin, Maurice Edu, CJ Sapong, Andre Blake, Ray Gaddis, Keegan Rosenberry, Fabian Herbers, and Joshua Yaro

Footy on the Telly, Jan. 29-Feb. 4

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PSP talks to Jim Curtin: Strength in the center

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The Union will be a different team with Cristian Maidana in 2016. Will Tranquillo Barnetta help add spine to a team that was far too easy to break down last year?

New Union CBO, more preseason games, open practice, more news

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Union announce new chief business officer. Preseason match schedule now at six games. Video and more from open practice. More news.

In pictures: Open Practice, 1-27-16

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner's look at Wednesday's open practice at YSC Sports.

Union name Tim McDermott new Chief Business Officer

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Philly native McDermott comes to the Union with NBA, NFL, and NHL experience.

Suncoast Invitational dates added to Union preseason schedule

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Suncoast Invitational games against DC, Tampa Bay, NYRB, and Toronto announced. Preseason schedule now stands at six games.

PSP talks to Jim Curtin: Wingers and width

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Philly's starting wingers were held scoreless until May 30 last season. The Union will look to change how they use wingers and width as they seek to do a better job disrupting defenses in 2016.

Fans’ View: The ongoing changes in age registration in youth soccer

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Staci Klemmer discusses how her club is addressing the changes to age registration in youth soccer, and her concerns about some of the changes.

News from Union training camp, BSFC schedule released, HCI’s new home, more

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Pontius eager for fresh start. Conceicao has good first day. Fernandes sharpest. BSFC home opener April 3. HCI has new home. More news.

PSP talks to Jim Curtin: ‘Defense first’ is more than just a mantra

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The Union allowed 55 goals last season. To bring that number down the club drafted for defense, and Jim Curtin is looking to implement a top-to-bottom press that takes advantage of the team's athletic back line in 2016.

Third Lanark/All-Scots in Philly, 1921

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In 1921, the first-ever US tour by a professional international side included games in Bethlehem and Philadelphia.

Inaugural Bethlehem Steel schedule announced

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Bethlehem faces Harrisburg City Islanders, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, New York Red Bulls II, and FC Montreal three times, other Eastern Conference opponents twice.

“A good first day”: Notes from opening of Union’s preseason, BSFC schedule to be released today, more

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Union preseason underway. Inaugural Bethlehem Steel schedule due out today. Crew signs Casey. Zac Colorado's No. 1. More news.

Q&A: Tranquillo Barnetta

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Kevin Kinkead and Matthew De George talked to Tranquillo Barnetta at the opening of the Union's preseason training camp.

PSP talks tactics with Jim Curtin: A cohesive plan starting from the back

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PSP spoke with Jim Curtin about the Union's tactics. This piece is the first of a series that will build on Curtin's comments to examine how the Union can find more consistency and success in 2016.

SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame nominations now being accepted

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Nominations for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame are now being accepted.

Union preseason training opens today, signing news, more

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Union preseason camp opens today. Union re-sign Fabinho and Creavalle. Looks like Drogba is back for 2016. Carli Lloyd named CONCACAF Female Player of the Year, scores hat trick in USWNT win. More.

Union re-sign Creavalle

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The fullback/defensive midfielder is back for 2016.

Union re-sign Fabinho

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Union make official the re-signing of left back Fabinho.

Union players report today, preseason dates, USWNT kicks off 2016 campaign on Saturday, more news

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Union players begin reporting for start of preseason today. Key preseason dates. World champion USWNT faces Ireland on Saturday. More news.

Footy on the Telly, Jan. 22-28

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Snow is coming. Watch soccer.

Union announce key preseason dates

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Players report on Jan. 22. Florida portion of preseason begins Feb. 2.

Carroll back for 2016, international spots, striker depth, Marfan signs with Sounders, more news

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Carroll re-signs for 2016. International spots and striker depth. Former Union man Michael Farfan signs with Seattle. More news.

Highlights from Jim Curtin’s appearance on the KYW Philly Soccer Show

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Jim Curtin on where Maurice Edu will lineup in 2016, recent signings, the look for more depth among the forwards, the team's draft strategy and picks, and more.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Jim Curtin

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Jim Curtin joins Greg and Eli to discuss the Union's moves in the SuperDraft. Then Kevin Kinkead stops by for a discussion about the Union roster as it currently stands.

Carroll re-signs with the Union

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Brian Carroll returns to the Union for 2016.

Five thoughts on the Union’s recent player personnel moves

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PSP's Dan Walsh weighs in on the Union's draft and Zach Pfeffer trade, lays out the skinny behind Anderson Conceicao's background and generally floats some words about all the Union's recent moves.

Union complete draft with defender and winger, preseason dates, more news

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Union select defender and winger in final rounds of 2016 draft. Where the roster is now. More Union preseason dates. Lots more news.

Union select Mitchell Lurie and Cole Missimo in final rounds of 2016 SuperDraft

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Union draft left back/center back and midfielder to conclude 2016 SuperDraft.

Rounds 3 and 4 of SuperDraft today, Union bits, more news

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Third and fourth rounds of SUperdraft today at 2 pm. Player moves from around the league. Blatter still getting paid. More news.

Pfeffer bids farewell, more from the draft, Curtin on Edu and Fabinho, more news

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Pfeffer thanks Union fans. Curtin on Edu and Fabinho. Four Union Academy players called up for US U-18 camp. Locals selected in NWSL draft. More news.

Union trade Zach Pfeffer to Colorado Rapids

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The Union's first-ever homegrown signing is gone.

US Open Cup, 1916: Bethlehem Steel tops Hibernian in third round

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After a series of replays over second round opponents, Bethlehem Steel and Philadelphia Hibernian met in the third round of the US Open Cup on January 15, 1916.

Notes from the SuperDraft, Fabinho deal confirmed, Pires’ regrets, more news

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Thoughts from Curtin and Stewart on the draft. Fabinho deal confirmed. Robert Pires says he regrets not joining the Union in 2010. More.

Footy on the Telly, Jan. 15-21

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Philadelphia Union draft LB Taylor Washington with 2nd round SuperDraft pick

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The Union selected George Mason LB Taylor Washington with the 23rd pick of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Philadelphia Union draft Yaro (CB) 2nd, Rosenberry (RB) 3rd in SuperDraft

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The Union traded for the #2 pick and selected Georgetown's Josh Yaro and Keegan Rosenberry with the 2nd and 3rd overall picks in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Philadelphia Union select Fabian Herbers 6th overall in 2016 SuperDraft

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Philadelphia Union selected Fabian Herbers with the 6th overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

PhillyDraftPage: 2016 MLS SuperDraft as it happens

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The 2016 MLS SuperDraft begins at 1pm EST in Baltimore. PSP will track the draft live on this page.

Leaping a low bar: Will Philly draft for need this time?

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With a deep defensive draft class, the Union must draft for need. Will Earnie Stewart learn from the mistakes the club has made in the past?

Conceicao acquired, final pre-SuperDraft news, more

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Union acquire Brazilian center back on loan. Latest news ahead of today's SuperDraft. More news

Union acquire Brazilian center back Anderson Conceição on loan

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The left-footed center back joins the Union for the 2016 season.

Orientation time: A letter to future Union draftees

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PSP's Dan Walsh got hold of top secret Union orientation documents for new draft picks. He shares his copy here.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: SuperDraft preview, Restrepo-Lahoud, Nowak

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Sean Doyle joins Greg and Eli to preview the SuperDraft. Then Mike Servedio joins in to talk about the Restrepo deal. After that, Steve Holroyd joins the guys to talk about the Nowak lawsuit.

Restrepo in-Lahoud loaned out, pre-draft news, Nowak, more

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Restrepo deal announced, Lahoud loaned to Cosmos. Roster and draft news. Nowak named head coach of Lechia Gdansk after judge upholds arbitrator's decision against him in Union case. More news.

Official: Union acquire Walter Restrepo, loan Michael Lahoud

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Union receive Restrepo from New York Cosmos in exchange for loan of Michael Lahoud and transfer fee.

Lahoud for Restrepo, notes from Curtin and Stewart teleconference, Lloyd the best, more

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SI's Brian Strauss reports Lahoud on loan to Cosmos as part of Restrepo deal. Curtin and Stewart on Union's draft plans. Carli Lloyd named FIFA Women's World Player of the Year. More.

Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin talk prospects before Thursday’s SuperDraft

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Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin spoke to the media about plans for this week's SuperDraft, what they are looking for at the MLS combine, and how they value the SuperDraft now and going forward.

News from the Combine and other Union bits, Lloyd named USWNT co-captain, more news

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News of players linked to the Union ahead of Thursday's SuperDraft and more Union bits. Carli Lloyd named co-captain of USWNT. More news.

Bethlehem acquires goalkeeper Samir Badr

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BSFC adds to its core.

Union schedule, Restrepo report, no USOC for BSFC, WCU USOC date, more news

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Reaction to the 2016 schedule. Another report says Walter Restrepo signing with the Union. No US Open Cup for Bethlehem. West Chester United's third round USOC date announced. more.

Footy on the Telly, Jan. 8-14

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Union’s 2016 schedule released

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The 2016 Union season schedule is here!

Union schedule to be announced today, Restrepo, locals in NWSL draft, more news

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2016 schedule to be announced today. Walter Restrepo to the Union? Sak's new job. Locals in NWSL college draft. More news.

A look behind a different curtain: Arbitration 101

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PSP contributor and labor lawyer Steve Holroyd lays out the arbitration process as revealed in the release of the latest documents in Peter Nowak's lawsuit against the Union, and what to expect next.

Court documents show Union fired Nowak after league directive

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Court documents show Philadelphia Union fired former coach Peter Nowak only after the league directed it and the MLS Players Union threatened to strike. PSP's Dan Walsh collates the key scattered details into one comprehensible story.

The latest documents from the Nowak lawsuit, in full

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The District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania released a trove of documents related to Peter Nowak's lawsuit against Philadelphia Union. Here they are for download, in full.

More Nowak details emerge, league news, more

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More details from Nowak lawsuit are emerging. More news.

Union bits, more news

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Is it March yet?

MLS schedule to be announced on Thursday, Union Academy call-ups for US U-20 camp, more

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2016 MLS schedule to be released on Thursday. Yosef Samuel, Abu Winter, and Sebastian Elney called up for US U-20 MNT camp. More.