The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2016

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.

NYRB away on Saturday, Union bits, more

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Motivation high for both Union and NYRB ahead of Saturday's big game. Penn Fusion's Sydney Sandi with US at U-17 Women's World Cup. More news.

Footy on the Telly: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

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

Preview: Union at New York Red Bulls

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New York Red Bulls have struggled to hold leads this year, but they have done a great job grabbing the first goal. Can Philly hold on early and knock their rivals out late?

Fans’ View: Nothing bold (and blue) can stay

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Seth Finck wonders why so much of why so much of the Union's gold turns blue.

Playoff race just got tighter, notes from Curtin’s presser, praise for Barnetta, more

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Montreal and DC pull within a win of passing Union. Curtin calls Barnetta best player to ever wear a Union jersey and more notes from his weekly presser. More news.

Bethlehem Steel part ways with four players

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Bethlehem has released Jamie Luchini, Gabe Gissie, Nick Bibbs, and Fred.

Transcript and video: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Jim Curtin spoke about New York Red Bulls, Tranquillo Barnetta, and Maurice Edu in Wednesday's press conference.

Updated SEBA Projections through September 25

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Chris Sherman has the latest SEBA projections for the Union.

Army-Navy Cup In Pictures: Army 1-0 Navy

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Friday night as the Army Knights defeated the Navy Midshipmen 1-0 in a hard fault match at Talen Energy Stadium.

The next wave of potential Union Academy breakthroughs

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Auston Trusty and Derrick Jones blazed the trail. Now PSP's Tim Jones takes a look at the wave of Philadelphia Union youth prospects bubbling up through the academy to Bethlehem Steel.

Curtin praises Barnetta, Kratz secures P1 Visa, Blake called up by Jamaica, more

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Union news. League news. More.

Fabian Herbers and blooding young players in MLS

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The Union consistently gave Fabian Herbers a chance this year. Now, he's paying off.

Player of the Week: Alejandro Bedoya

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Goals are good. Alejandro Bedoya's goal was the best goal.

Barnetta leaving at season’s end, other Union news, more

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Tranquillo Barnetta will not re-sign with the Union, will join his hometown club in Switzerland after end of season. More news.

Barnetta to leave Union after 2016, return to first club in Switzerland

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Barnetta will return to his Switzerland to play for his hometown club after the Union's 2016 season.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Toronto FC 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union showed they can compete with the best of the east, then held on for an important road point

“A good point”: Union draw at TFC after sick Bedoya goal, BSFC drops final game, more news

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Reaction to Union draw in Toronto. Bethlehem finishes inaugural season with 12-game winless streak. Good weekend for Union Academy. League results. More.

Match report: Bethlehem 0-2 Orlando City B

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Bethlehem closed their season Sunday with another loss and failing to qualify for the USL playoffs.

Postgame quotes: Toronto 1-1 Union

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Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Alejandro Bedoya, and Brian Carroll.

Match report: Toronto FC 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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Alejandro Bedoya's glorious chipped goal was canceled out by Justin Morrow's second half strike as the Union and Toronto split points in an exciting contest at BMO Field Saturday afternoon.

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.

Playoff push continues in Toronto and other Union news, more

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Union continue playoff push on Saturday away to Toronto. More news.

Footy on the Telly: Sept. 23-29

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

Preview: Union at Toronto FC

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Toronto has added tactical flexibility to an arsenal that includes two of MLS' best strikers. How can Philly compete this weekend?

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Curtin says Edu could make the gameday roster on Saturday. More press conference notes and other Union news. More.

It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia: Road trippin’, potty training, and Tribbett’s big opportunity

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Kevin and Dave review the loss in Portland, Tribbett's chance for redemption this weekend in Toronto, "24 under 24" vs "34 over 34," and more.

Jim Curtin’s midweek presser: Tribbett, Edu, Ilsinho, Kratz updates; can Jozy be stopped?

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Jim Curtin gave updates on Ken Tribbett, Joshua Yaro, Maurice Edu, Ilsinho, and new signing Kevin Kratz ahead of this weekend's showdown with first place Toronto FC.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Breaking Down Philadelphia Union’s Strengths And Weaknesses

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Greg Orlandini and Adam Cann discuss tactical issues and how the Union can make adjustments to get back on track before the playoffs.

Bethlehem’s problems and solutions may lie on the practice field

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It's rare for Bethlehem Steel's entire starting lineup to practice together before a game. It happened last week, and the results were impressive. PSP's Tim Jones wonders whether this will be a lesson learned and implemented for next season.

Fans’ View: Open letter to Tranquillo Barnetta

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Scott Ellis wants Quillo to stay. Here is his plea to the Union midfielder.

Union bits and bobs, Richter traded, more news

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News and such.

Bethlehem transfer Ryan Richter to New York Cosmos

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The Southampton, Pa. native returns to the NASL.

Tribbett vs. Yaro: Stats and redemption

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The stats show Ken Tribbet is just as good as Josh Yaro, if not better. He'll get a chance to redeem himself Saturday vs. Toronto. Also, a closer look at the playoff race and observations on the Union's Kevin Krantz signing, courtesy of PSP's Dan Walsh.

Union bits, more news

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Newsy news bits.

Updated SEBA Projections through September 18

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Updated SEBA projections for the Union, Bethlehem Steel, and the City Islanders.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Timbers 2-1 Union

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Philadelphia Union became too narrow and too stretched, but they still had chances to take points in a difficult environment in Portland.

Road swing begins with a miss, Steels playoff hopes over, Academy results, league wrap, more

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Union road swing begins with a loss. Edu plays 60 minutes in Bethlehem draw. Tough time for Union Academy versus Red Bulls. More news.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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James Chambers scored a beauty of a goal, but it wasn't enough as Bethlehem was mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

Postgame video and quotes: Timbers 2-1 Union

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Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Postgame remarks from Chris Pontius and Fabian Herbers. More.

Match report: Portland Timbers 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Fanendo Adi and Diego Valeri were both on target as the Timbers edged the Union 2-1 in Portland.

Preview: Union at Portland Timbers

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Portland is very good at home, and both teams will feel a win will give them much needed breathing space in the playoff race. Can Philly shut down the Timbers' dynamic attacking trio of Valeri, Adi, and Nagbe?

Facing Portland, Kratz signing, Barnetta, more news

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Union begin 3-game road swing in Portland on Saturday. Union add midfield depth. More on Barnetta. More news.

Footy on the Telly, Sept. 16-22

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

Philadelphia Union acquire German midfielder Kevin Kratz

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Philadelphia Union signed utility midfielder Kevin Kratz ahead of the MLS roster freeze deadline.

Union v Timbers quick reference

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

All Three Points podcast: Time for the stretch run

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While the last three games included a couple of disappointing results (and disappointing might be putting it mildly), how have the Union set themselves up to finish the season?

Swiss report says Barnetta asks for time to consider contract extension, notes from Curtin’s presser, more

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Will Barnetta re-sign with the Union or rejoin his first club in Switzerland? Carroll available for game in Portland and other Union news. More.

Transcript and video: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Curtin discusses the challenges of the Union's road stretch, Portland's turf, the status of Carroll, Islsinho, and Edu, and more.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Previewing Portland

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The Oregonian's Timbers beat writer Jamie Goldberg joins Greg and Mike to preview Saturday's big game in Portland.

The player development path and latest notes on Cap’n Mo

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Tim Jones on how the Union's development path differs from NYRB's and observations on Maurice Edu's 90-minute performance with Bethlehem against Charleston Battery.

Fans’ View: Violence at YSC

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A violent incident last week saw police cars and ambulances at YSC Sports in Wayne. What can be done to stop it happening again?

Union bits, Expansion Draft format announced, Dallas wins USOC, more

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New format for upcoming Expansion Draft announced. Dallas tops New England to claim US Open Cup championship. More news.

Updated SEBA Projections through September 11

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Welcome to the Statistical Extrapolation Bayesian Analyzer Projection System, which is, of course, a tortured gathering of wordsused to formthe SEBA Projection System. The system consists of a model projecting the probabilities of game results and then a barrage of simulations which account for the remaining luck.

Six thoughts on Philadelphia Union

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Some observations on Philadelphia Union, in light of their draw with Montreal on Saturday.

Union bits, local USOC qualification results, USOC final tonight, more

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News and such.

Player of the Week: Tranquillo Barnetta

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In a week where few players stood out, Tranquillo Barnetta produced the Union's lone moment of brilliance.

Analysis and player ratings: Union 1-1 Montreal Impact

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Set piece defending canceled out Tranquillo Barnetta's fine goal in a lethargic but intriguing tactical battle.

“We let ourselves down”: Recaps, reaction to Montreal draw, Edu goes full 90 for BSFC, more

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Recaps and reaction to Montreal draw. Edu plays complete game with Bethlehem. Vote Barnetta for Goal of the Week. Academy results. League wrap. More news.

In pictures: Union 1-1 Montreal Impact

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Earl Gardner's look at Philadelphia Union's 1-1 draw with Montreal Impact.

Match report: Charleston Battery 2-1 Bethlehem Steel

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Maurice Edu went the full 90 for Bethlehem, but it wasn't enough as Bethlehem's winless streak extended to 10 on Saturday.

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 1-1 Impact

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Mike and Greg's postgame wrap. Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Comments from Keegan Rosenberry, Tranquillo Barnetta, Yoshua Yaro and Alejandro Bedoya.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Montreal Impact

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Matteo Mancosu's late goal canceled out Tranquillo Barnetta's fine effort as Philadelphia and Montreal drew 1-1.

Preview: Union vs Montreal Impact

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Montreal walloped the Union last time they met, but the Impact were on the receiving end of a wallop Wednesday night. How will they respond knowing that a road win will pull them into a tie with the Union in the Eastern Conference?

Montreal on Saturday and other Union bits, more news

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Big game for the Union on Saturday. More news.

Bethlehem Steel and Samir Badr part ways

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Badr's departure leaves Bethlehem with one rostered goalkeeper.

Footy on the Telly, Sept. 9-15

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

Union vs Impact quick reference

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

It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia: Kevin’s wedding, Bedoya’s beef, and Buffalo Wild Wings

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Kevin and Dave are joined by Matthew De George to discuss recent Union results against Kansas City and Chicago as well as Maurice Edu's return to play, and more.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union bits, more news

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Curtin says it is too early for Edu to return to first team play. Union ranked 14th most valuable team in MLS. More news.

Transcript and video: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Curtin discusses Maurice Edu's status, the return of Alejandro Bedoya, Andre Blake, and Josh Yaro to the team, the Montreal attack, and more.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Maurice Edu

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Maurice Edu joins Greg and Mike to talk about recovering from the stress fracture that has

Making adjustments to a very good offense

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The Union's offense has scored a lot of goals, but that doesn't mean there is room for improvement. Given how Chicago kept Philly quiet last weekend, what areas can the team work on over the last few games?

Union bits, US tops T&T, Ellis on Solo, more news

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Got news if you want some.

Fans’ View: The joys of high school soccer

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Staci Klemmer on what it's like when your children tryout for their high school soccer team.

World Cup Qualifying recap: USMNT 4–0 Trinidad and Tobago

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Led by Hershey, PA's, own Christian Pulisic, the US ran out 4–0 winners over Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night, in the process winning Group C and punching their ticket for the Hex.

The maddening Roland Alberg and the midfield domino effect

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When everyone's available, the Union can beat anyone. But when they're not, the midfield is a mess. PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Chicago Fire 3-0 Union

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Though the Union don't have any fatal flaws, they fall apart when all of their defensive flaws are exposed at once.

The captain’s return

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Maurice Edu has gotten his first match minutes since September of 2015, playing a little over a half an hour for Bethlehem Steel on Sunday. How did he look?

Updated SEBA Projections through September 4

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Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projections for the Union, BEthlehem Steel, and City Islanders.

World Cup Qualifying preview: USMNT v Trinidad and Tobago

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The US plays its final game before the Hexagonal round of World Cup 2018 qualifying play on Tuesday night. A win will see them top the group.

Davies deal details, power rankings, US hosts T&T, Geiger, more

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Twellman talks Davies deal. US looks to advance, finish top of their group when they host Trinidad and Tobago in tonight's World Cup qualifier. Honduras asked FIFA to replace Mark Geiger for tonight's qualifier against Mexico. More.

Chicago loss, Edu gets minutes with BSFC, Union Academy open season, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union loss in Chicago. Edu plays first minutes since Sept. of 2015. Union Academy season begins. League results. Pulisic! More.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 0-2 NYRB2

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Maurice Edu started for Bethlehem Steel, but the Union's USL affiliate still lost to extend their winless streak to nine.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 0-2 NYRB II

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Maurice Edu played 31 minutes as Bethlehem's winless streak grew to nine games.

Postgame quotes: Fire 3-0 Union

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Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Keegan Rosenberry, and Fabian Herbers.

Match report: Chicago Fire 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union failed to turn up to Toyota Park, losing 3-0 to basement dwellers Chicago Fire.

Match report: USMNT 6-0 St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Bobby Wood owned the first half then substitutes Sacha Kljestan and Christian Pulisic dominated the second frame as the USMNT crushed St. Vincent & the Grenadines in Kingstown, St. Vincent Friday afternoon.

Union-Fire previews and other Union news, USA at SVG, more

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Union look to solidify their campaign to reach the playoffs. UNion Academy season begins on Saturday. US looks to advance to final round of World Cup qualifiers. More news.

Union vs Fire quick reference

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

Footy on the Telly, Sept. 2-8

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and satellite radio: Union, USA, Bethlehem Steel, City Islanders, and more.

Preview: Union at Chicago Fire

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A win on the weekend would give the Union some breathing room and make the next four matches much easier to handle.

World Cup Qualifying preview: St Vincent and the Grenadines v USMNT

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On Friday, the USMNT plays St Vincent and the Grenadines, to be followed by Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, with qualification for the Hexagonal round of qualifying for World Cup 2018 on the line.

Highlights from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Curtin confirms McCarthy will start against Chicago, Brian Carroll and Ilsinho "on trend now to be available" for the game. Other Union news and more.