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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Matchday 8

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No, you are not dreaming. This is actually happening.

First in the East. Not tied for first, not second based off goal differential, thanks to Sebastian Giovinco, the Philadelphia Union are first in the Eastern conference.

The Good: CJ the Running Man

Given that my hot take was that he would finally hit double digit goals in MLS play this year, I am ecstatic that CJ Sapong has four goals in seven games.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/28/2016

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More links than Augusta National.

Philadelphia Union news

Philadelphia Union's C.J. Sapong: DUI 'changed my life' - ESPN FC
ESPN's Jeff Carlisle interviewed CJ Sapong on how last year's DUI incident helped change his life.

ExtraTime Radio: Is C.J. Sapong latest Philly star from Planet Lovetron?

Winning or Losing, which is easier?

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Is it harder to be a fan of a perennially losing team, or a perennially winning team?

I am not from Philadelphia. I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and now live in Brooklyn, NY. My blood runs Black and Blue and Gold for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Union. Having grown up in Pittsburgh, I have been a fan of many winning teams over the years, with the exception of the Pirates who only lately have gotten their act together.

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 2 - NYCFC 0

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Poetry Corner Kicks: losing stats, winning games

The Philadelphia Union are officially fun to watch. Even in this game when the stats were almost all against Philadelphia, it still never felt like New York City FC would get back into the game. The Union's finishing gave the fans plenty to celebrate.

Copa America Centenario releases broadcast schedule

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All matches will be televised across four channels and streamed on Fox's website and mobile apps

Fox released their broadcast schedule for this summer's Copa America Centenario, which is being hosted in venues across the United States.

Four matches will appear on Fox's flagship network, with the only marquee team being Lionel Messi and Argentina vs.

Player rating results: NYCFC at Philadelphia Union April 23rd, 2016

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The results of this week's fan vote are in, and we have our first repeat winner who is not named Andre Blake.

The fans chose CJ Sapong as this week's MVP for his work on the second Union goal and overall work up top against NYCFC. In a very tight race, however, Chris Pontius took the overall rating when compiling the four scores out there on the superweb.

Tranquillo Barnetta named to MLS Team of the Week

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The Swiss midfielder was instrumental in the Philadelphia Union's victory over New York City FC.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta has been named to Major League Soccer's Team of the Week for Week 8. The Swiss midfielder had an assist and was instrumental in Philadelphia's 2-0 win over rivals New York City FC on Saturday, propelling the blue and gold into first place in the Eastern Conference.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/27/2016

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More links than an aluminum fence.

Alex is on vacation, so I pulled together some links I thought you might like. If I missed something good, send it to me on twitter.

Philadelphia Union news

Talen Energy Stadium GM speaks on security incident - Brotherly Game
Despite ugliness with New York City FC supporters, the Union aren't moving away support.

Anthony Fontana and Matthew Real in camp with United States U18 team

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The Philadelphia Union Academy teammates were among the 23 players called in for the camp by head coach Omid Namazi.

Philadelphia Union Academy duo Anthony Fontana and Matthew Real are in California with the U.S. U18 team for a week-long training camp in Chula Vista, California.

Real, a left back, has made 14 appearances and 11 starts this season for the U18 team and has spent time training and playing in preseason friendlies with Bethlehem Steel FC.

Talen Energy Stadium GM speaks on security incident

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Despite ugliness with New York City FC supporters, the Union aren't moving away support.

I was able to ask Mike Scanlon, the General Manager of Talen Energy Stadium, some questions via email regarding the incident between several New York City FC and Philadelphia Union fans where bottles were thrown and people escorted from the stadium.

Union Academy teams go unbeaten in weekend games

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The Union Academy and Pre-Academy teams had a banner weekend, posting a 4-0-1 record.

The U18s continued their assault on the Atlantic Division of the U.S. Development Academy with their sixth straight win and clean sheet in Maryland on Saturday.

Josue Monge scored in the 40th minute and Alexander Soto doubled the lead with 15 minutes remaining to secure all three points at Bethesday-Olney.

#FeelTheEarn

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A vote of confidence for Earnie Stewart, Sporting Director of the first place Philadelphia Union.

The Philadelphia Union are in first place in the Eastern Conference. Wherever you are reading this, why don't you take a moment and let that sink in.

I'll wait. It's worth it.

Feels pretty good doesn't it?

Philadelphia Union Week 7 MVP

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A crowded field of candidates yields another repeat winner.

There was no shortage of candidates to choose from for this week's Philadelphia Union MVP. The Brotherly Game staff has some pretty good opinions (as always) on who the MVP should be:

Nick Youngstein: CJ Sapong.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/26/16

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It's Tuesday, let's just get to the links.

Philadelphia Union News

Stat Check: Union third in goals allowed, Blake Top 5's and Sapong keep pace
The Union break down some of the stats and milestones that occurred on Saturday.

Despite campaign for US recall, CJ Sapong staying focused on Union
The CJ for USA campaigning is getting louder and louder after each great performance.

Match Recap: Harrisburg City Islanders 2, Orlando City B 1

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Harrisburg earned their first home victory and their second of the season over Orlando City B

Harrisburg City Islanders FC earned their second win of the season and their first home victory over Orlando City B on a warm spring evening in Harrisburg, PA.

Harrisburg made three changes to Friday's lineup.