Brotherly Game

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September 1, 2016 12:01 UTC
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A tale of two sides: Philadelphia Union offense and defense both making history

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It was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness - it just depends on which side of the ball you're on.

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times... but at least it is a summer of hope. This Philadelphia Union team currently is historically good on offense and equally bad on defense.

Recap:Bethlehem Steel FC draw Harrisburg

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Bethlehem get a point away after conceding late in a game marred by technical issues

Bethlehem wrapped up a four game road trip with a draw in a tense game that saw both sides come out of FNB Field with a point. Craig Foster burned Anderson Conceicao on a long run, and the City Islanders striker slotted calmly past Matt Jones' hands to give the home side the lead after 43 minutes.

Temple outdrew all of last season in opening weekend at new venue

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Temple men's soccer opened their new facility on North Broad Street by drawing more fans in two games than they did all of last season in Ambler

Temple men's soccer is off to a bright start both in the win column and in average attendance to their new venue close to campus.

A total of 1,925 turned out to their first two home games at the Temple Sports Complex on Broad and Master streets over the weekend.

The Chase: The Week 25 Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

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The Eastern Conference is turning towards the home stretch of the regular season, and the playoff picture is finally coming into view. This starts our weekly look at the entire Eastern playoff picture.

It is time to start thinking playoffs. At this point the Union are in the unfamiliar position of being on the "in" instead of chasing the pack.

Report: Sporting Kansas City ‘aggressively disputed’ Rosenberry homegrown claim

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The Union might have SKC to blame for having to protect the rookie sensation in the Expansion Draft

Sporting Kansas City wasn't the only team, but was the "most aggressive about having MLS deny the Union's claim" for Keegan Rosenberry as a homegrown player, according to a report in Goal USA.

Preview: Bethlehem Steel FC at City Islanders FC

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Bethlehem play for mostly pride against Harrisburg on Tuesday night

Match: Bethlehem Steel FC @ Harrisburg City Islanders

Date: Tuesday, August 30th

Time: 7:00pm EST

Venue: FNB Field Harrisburg, PA

Referees: TBA


Steel FC All-Time Record: 0-2-0

Bethlehem will look to bounce back and finally beat a Harrisburg team that has gotten the better of them earlier this year.

Rosenberry, Alberg won MLS this week

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Four official superlatives thus far are the rewards of a great week for the Philadelphia Union's Keegan Rosenberry and Roland Alberg.

This past week saw some great performances from Philadelphia Union players, so it should be no surprise that those players were named in MLS superlatives.

MLS Team of the Week - Keegan Rosenberry - Keegan had a great week, first scoring a goal and garnering WhoScored.

Temple shuts down St. Joe’s for second straight win

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Temple made it two wins to start the season in the first Philly Soccer Six derby match in their new stadium

Joonas Jokinen's second goal of the season in the 67th minute broke a stalemate and held up as the game-winner for Temple in their first Philly Soccer Six derby match in their new facility near campus.

College Soccer Week 1 Awards

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The first week of the college soccer season is a short one, but it was full of outstanding performances from players with ties to the Philadelphia region

This year during the college soccer season, we'll be handing out weekly awards to players with ties to the Union Academy and the greater Philadelphia region and also take a look at the players making an impact on a national level.

Game Changers: Sporting behavior

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The Philadelphia Union's win over Sporting Kansas City was the result of some very good individual plays.

1.) If it ain't broke, don't fix it - Jim Curtin elected to go with the same lineup that the Union had used just three days prior in their win against Columbus Crew SC out in Ohio.

Recap: Bethlehem Steel FC empty handed against Louisville City FC

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Despite playing well, Steel FC can't overcome an early Louisville City goal.

Bethlehem Steel FC fall to winless in the last six despite playing well after an early strike from Guy Abend opened (and subsequently closed) the scoring. This game went the way the last few for Bethlehem have gone.

Alejandro Bedoya called up to USMNT

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The 29-year-old midfielder is in line to earn his 54th and 55th caps for the US Men's National Team.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya has been named to Jurgen Klinsmann's 26-man roster as World Cup Qualifying resumes. The United States will travel to St. Vincent and the Grenadines on September 2nd, then host Trinidad and Tobago four days later to round out the group stage of CONCACAF qualifying.

Player rating survey: Sporting Kansas City at Philadelphia Union August 27th, 2016

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Rate the players in their 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City.

Second half substitute Roland Alberg broke a 0-0 stalemate with a wonderful strike from outside the box and the Union finished off Sporting Kansas City with relative ease. The effort was made easier by two red cards drawn against Sporting.

Keep on Roland: Union comfortably defeat SKC

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The Union put two by Sporting Kansas City to win their third of their last four games.

After a fairly even first 45 minutes, the Philadelphia Union dominated Sporting Kansas City in the second half, leaving the match with a two-goal, and two-man, advantage. Sharpshooter Roland Alberg came off the bench to hit his ninth goal of the season, then later set up Tranquillo Barnetta to put the game beyond doubt.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City

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The Philadelphia Union hope to follow-up Wednesday's win at Talen Energy Stadium by picking up another three points

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA)
Date: August 27, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Television: The Comcast Network (Philadelphia), KMCI-38 (Kansas City), MLS LIVE
Online Streaming: MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick
Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Sporting Kansas City
The Blue Testament preview: Kickoff: Sporting Kansas City at Philadelphia Union Match Primer
Starting XI
Numbers of Note
50 - Number of appearances CJ Sapong has made for the Philadelphia Union going into the match against Sporting Kansas City (he had 110 appearances with SKC).