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Monday Morning Game Changers Spits In The Wind

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Every week we "Monday morning manage" the previous Philadelphia Union games, talking about the major points in the game that changed momentum, led to goals and won or lost the points for the Union. This week, it was a let down against the New England Revolution that will have repercussions for the foreseeable future.

Union Academy teams open season today

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The Union Academy begins its third season in Development Academy play with games against Players Development Academy at YSC today.

While it feels like last season and the U-16 team's incredible run to third place in the Development Academy Championships only just ended, the Philadelphia Union Academy will be kicking off another season today with games against Players Development Academy at YSC.

Failure To Launch: Union 0-1 Revolution

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The Philadelphia Union squander an opportunity to get themselves back into playoff contention, losing 1-0 to the New England Revolution at PPL Park.

On a night where the Eastern Conference playoff race seemed more open than ever before, the Philadelphia Union failed to assert themselves as real competitors for the sixth and final spot in the postseason.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

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The Union hope to make it back-to-back wins in Andre Blake's first home start this season.

UNION GAME #27
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
Saturday, August 29, 2015
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Online Streaming: MLS Live
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: The Bent Musket
Starting XI
C.

Defender Raymond Lee waived

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The rookie out of St. Louis University made only one appearance for the Union this season.

Rookie Raymond Lee was supposed to provide defensive depth for the Union this season at left back, but his place in the squad proved to be short-lived with the announcement Friday of his departure.

The 71st pick in the MLS SuperDraft of St.

Union Academy in College: Season kicks off tonight

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The Division I college soccer season kicks off tonight with games involving dozens of Union Academy alumni, some who will suit up in their first official games.

The Philadelphia Union Academy third season in the Development Academy kicks off this weekend with the U-14, U-16 and U-18 teams hosting Players Development Academy at YSC this Sunday.

Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution: Match Preview

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The second installment in this 3-game season series sees both teams playing well recently. While the Revs are 6 points ahead of Montreal for 5th place, Union face long odds of getting into the Eastern Conference playoffs. With just 8 matches remaining, Philly needs the win quite badly.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs.

Academy forward Jerren Nixon verbally commits to Virginia

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The Union Academy target man will join teammate Raheem Taylor-Parkes in Charlottesville in 2016.

Union Academy forward Jerren "J.J." Nixon has verbally committed to play college soccer at the University of Virginia, joining teammate Raheem Taylor-Parkes in the 2016 recruiting class for the defending national champions.

Goff: Darius Madison kicked off UVa roster

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Union Academy alumnus likely won't play his senior year.

Philadelphia native Darius Madison has been booted from the University of Virginia's men's soccer team. According to Steven Goff of the Washington Post, a violation of team rules will preclude the senior from playing in his final season with the Hoos.

FIFA '16 demo release date announced

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EA Sports has announced the release date for the demo of this year's highly anticipated iteration of the FIFA video game

EA Sports announced that their demo for FIFA 16 will be released to the public from September 8-10th and will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Edu, Kinkead go head to head over "sources"

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Maurice Edu and CBS 3's Kevin Kinkead got into a dispute over information about Rais M'Bolhi's tenure with the Union

In case you missed it, there was an interesting exchange on Twitter between Union captain Maurice Edu and Kevin Kinkead of CBS 3.

It was no secret that there were issues with M'Bolhi during his tenure with the Union.

Where should the Rais M’Bolhi money be spent?

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With Rais M'Bolhi - and his gargantuan salary and wasted international slot - firmly in the past, the Union have several options available to them.

Rais M'Bolhi is gone, replaced with $350,000 of salary cap space and an international slot. Even though the international transfer window has closed for the year, the Union still can acquire players by signing free agents (see: Tranquillo Barnetta) or making deals domestically until September 15.

iStar, Jay Sugarman and the Missing Million-Dollar Player

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The Union are one of seven franchises that have yet to pay a player a million dollars. There is plenty of speculation as to why that's the case, including an ownership group that isn't able or willing to take the risk.

The Union have never been a team to invest big money on players. Since they've been in the league, their average rank in player compensation is 11th out of an average of 18 teams.

Here are some dumb things we can name the Union's USL team

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A few weeks from now, the Union will allow fans to vote on the name of the team's new USL franchise. If you don't like one of the four pre-selected names up for election, you can write in an alternative. With that in mind, here are some dumb things we can name the team:

  • Philadelphia Union - Simple and clean, this name would seamlessly integrate the club and community into the already strong Philadelphia Union brand.

The Union have gotten rid of Raïs M'Bolhi

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The Miracle on Stadium Drive

After a long shift of work over the night, I arrived home, logged into my computer and was greeted with a Christmas in August miracle.

As Kevin Kinkead has reported, Raïs M'Bolhi is no longer a Philadelphia Union player.

I can confirm that Rais Mbolhi is no longer a Union player.