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July 23, 2014 06:01 UTC
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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Philadelphia Union; Match Days 22 and 23

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Two more games down in the 2014 season and Interim Manager Curtin continues a slow, but steady climb back into the playoff picture. A win against Red Bull and a late equalizing pk against Chicago gave the Union 4 more points and a handle full more talking points.

The Good: Bend, but don't break

Dropped points against the Colorado Rapids and questionable red cards had the Union on the edge of collapse.

Carlos Valdés breaks silence with radio interview

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Colombian center back breaks his silence with an interview on Argentine radio, says "either MLS, San Lorenzo, or my agent is lying."

The latest twist in the Carlos Valdés saga came yesterday when the Colombian defender broke his silence on Argentine radio. In an interview with AM 950 Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Valdés reaffirmed that he had not been paid in six months, saying that "either MLS, San Lorenzo, or my agent is lying" about payments.

Philadelphia Fury holds trial day

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The American Soccer League's Philadelphia Fury held a trial day to scout talent for their inaugural season.

The Philadelphia Fury held a tryout on Saturday July 19, to look for the final pieces to complete their roster. The trial was part of an eventful day that featured players that are already signed to the team and players who came from all over the northeast looking for a chance to impress team officials before the start of the team's inaugural season in the American Soccer League.

OFFICIAL: Zach Pfeffer added to MLS Homegrown Roster

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The Union's first Homegrown Player, Pfeffer has been with the Union since the age of 15.

Attacking midfielder Zach Pfeffer has been added to the league's 20-man roster that will take part in MLS's inaugural Homegrown Player Game, sponsored by Chipotle (and the approval of my taste buds). The HGPs will take on Portland Timbers U23s on Monday, August 4th at 10 PM Eastern.

Are the Philadelphia Union a finalist for DeMarcus Beasley?

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Well here's a rumor sure to get the attention of Union fans who support the USMNT.

Transfer season is silly season and silly season can be fun season. For many, it is a chance to speculate and dream away about their favorite players joining their favorite club.

For the Philadelphia Union, a team of many needs especially on their back line and along the left wing (sorry Danny Cruz), it is natural for them to be linked to a versatile player like Beasley who can play both left back and left wing.

Mid-season friendly (aka who is that guy?) - and why you should care.

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Mid-season friendlies are always a good way to see the guys who don't get on the pitch and what they bring to the table.

It's time for the Union's annual mid-season friendly against a mildly interesting European team. This year's role of "cash-grabbing, out-of-form European carpetbaggers" goes to Crystal Palace, who as someone who admittedly doesn't follow the Premier League all that closely, is a team I neither know anything about nor am interested in learning about.

The DoopCast Lost Episode - Vancouver / Hack is Sacked

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2014 Season - Episode 12 covers Union 3 - 3 Whitecaps and the departure of John Hackworth.

We thought that the original recording was lost forever to a corrupt file but after a lot of work it has arisen like a phoenix from the flames. You will have to take a trip in a TARDIS and go back in time to the land that time forgot, also known as 'before the World Cup', and consider the Vancouver game from June 7th and the 'breaking news' that Hackworth had been fired.

Monday Morning Game-Changers hits the spot

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Every week we "Monday Morning Manage" every game with our fellow Union faithful. What could have been done better? What were the missed opportunities? Did that sub really need to happen? We bring all the talking points to you each week right here.

With yet another week of three games in eight days, it is an extra long edition of game changers.

When you're hot you're hot, you really shoot your shot: Chicago Fire 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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A last minute penalty saved the Union from disappointment as Le Toux's shot stole the Union a point in Toyota Park.

Playing their third game in eight days, the Philadelphia Union played like it Saturday night at Toyota Park. But thanks to a controversial late penalty call, the Union managed a 1-1 draw in a crucial road match that all things considered will have them sleeping well at night.

Game thread: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union travel to Bridgeview in an attempt to put out the Fire in a critical Eastern Conference match.

Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL
July 19, 2014
8:30 PM ET
CSN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town
Starting XI
Quincy Amarikwa, Mike Magee Forward Sebastien Le Toux, Conor Casey
Alex, Jeff Larentowicz, Matt Watson, Harrison Shipp Midfield Danny Cruz, Amobi Okugo, Michael Lahoud, Vincent Nogueira
Lovel Palmer, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares Defense Ray Gaddis, Ethan White, Maurice Edu, Sheanon Williams
Sean Johnson Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Kyle Reynish, Patrick Ianni, Greg Cochrane, Marco Franco, Grant Ward, Chris Ritter, Matthew Fondy Bench Andre Blake, Fabinho, Fred, Brian Carroll, Brian Brown, Andrew Wenger, Aaron Wheeler
Stats (Explained Here)

BREAKING NEWS: reports Carlos Valdes will return to the Philadelphia Union "next week"

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An article by confirms the Colombian center back will be headed back to Philadelphia next week to resume playing with the Union. -'s Spanish-language site - is reporting that Carlos Valdes will return to the Philadelphia Union "next week to start his second stint in the American League (MLS).

Opposite View: Three questions with Hot Time In Old Town

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This week we sit down with Sean Spence from Hot Time In Old Town, SBN's Chicago Fire blog and talk about one of the teams with whom we are battling for a spot in the playoffs.

tBG) The Chicago Fire on paper are a solid team, with players like Sean Johnson, Bakary Soumare, and Mike Magee.

The Whole Story: Matchday 21 The Chicago Fire

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After a solid weeknight win against their rivals from New Jersey, the Union now head out to Chicago to take on the Fire. The Union snatched a draw from the jaws of victory the last time they were out there - can they put together another solid 90 minute performance or will we see more points slip through our fingers?

The 2014 Building Bridges 3v3 Adult Soccer Tournament will be on Sunday August 17th

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Youth Soccer is the future of the sport in the US. However, many children in the Philadelphia area can't afford the "pay to play" fees required to become a star. Up steps Camden Youth Soccer Club and Kensington Soccer Club (and others) who give these children in urban areas the chance. Help them raise funds to keep going by participating in this fun 3v3 adult co-ed tournament.

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 3 - Red Bulls 1

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Poetry Corner Kicks can finally celebrate a home win!

Well how do you like them apples? The Big Apple came to Philadelphia and left without a point to show for their travels. It looks like the Philadelphia Union still feel bad when they are up by two goals, so they try to make the other team feel better by letting them back in the game.