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The Philadelphia Union Hope To Be Earthquake-Proof vs San Jose

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A Home game against a team 8 points away from the playoffs, should be a win right? Lets see how the game should play out.

The San Jose Story.

At full time last Friday, the Union players were coming off a hectic schedule that had the team playing 300+ minutes of soccer in the space of seven days.

Bearfight FC: One Year Later

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On August 15, 2013 Bearfight FC - a supporter run US Amateur Soccer Association club - was unveiled to the public. A year later, the club has seen its share of triumphs - and tragedies.

The Beginning of It All

I was told to show up to Stoney's Pub on that hot August day, and while I thought I knew what to expect, there's always that element of surprise when these things go down.

HOT TOPIC QUESTION OF THE WEEK: How does it feel now that the Union are in a Cup Final?

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Consider yourself pinched. The Union are hosting a U.S. Open Cup Final. It's going to be awesome. The staff gets a little introspective and discusses what it means now that the Union are one game away from their first trophy.

Hunkleberryfinn, the usual author of this post, has been swamped with a series of wonderful life events, but he did have time to say hello and raise this question to the staff.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Philadelphia Union; Match Day 24

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A roller coaster of a week ends on a low after high flying heights. There is much to be celebrated, but it was a crash landing Friday night.

The Good: Individual Performances

Andre Blake was the stand out performer against Houston. His MLS debut might have been a loss, but there is still great promise for the future of his career.

The Philadelphia Fury fall in final preseason friendly

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The Philadelphia Fury fall to the Ironbound Soul 4-1 in final friendly before season opener.



On Saturday the Philadelphia Fury had their final friendly before they begin their season in the American Soccer League at Total Turf in Pitman, New Jersey. The Fury played against the Newark Ironbound Soul of the ASL.

Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the United States and Canada - Rankings

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The second in a two-part series that ranks the top 100 clubs in the United States and Canada. Rankings are current as of August 18, 2014,

So the inaugural Top 100 Ranking is out, and the Seattle Sounders are top of the table. All of the ratings back to 2011 can be viewed on the chart below.

Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the United States and Canada - Methodology

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The first in a two-part series that ranks the top 100 clubs in the United States and Canada. This lays out the methodology used to formulate the rankings.

This post walks through the process we adapted to create the Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the United States and Canada and the Elo rating that drives the ranking.

Union Academy in College Returns to Campus

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College freshman with experience suiting up for the Philadelphia Union move into their dorms as they join upperclassmen Academy alumni prepping for the 2014 college soccer season.

A deadly Harry Shipp set piece kept Zach Steffen and Alex Shinsky from tasting College Cup victory at PPL Park in December, but both return to the University of Maryland Terrapins this fall looking for a repeat trip to college soccer's season-ending tournament.

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 0 - Dynamo 2

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Poetry Corner Kicks ain't even mad, bro.

Ray, I'm not even mad at you man. The look on Gaddis' face after his own goal in the 90th minutes said it all – the Philadelphia Union were gassed. Many of the players, including Gaddis, were playing in their third game in seven days and it showed.

Should Ray Gaddis be on the left or the right?

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Both managers have been slinging Ray Gaddis from one side of the field to the next. Here are five observations on how the team and individuals have fared when Gaddis is on the right or the left.

Somewhere on the Union's list of needs is an upgrade at left back. There was a call for such a move in the off season, but Fabinho was given the job to start the season.

Jim Curtin and his use of the Union "Puzzle Pieces"

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After reading an article on the Philadelphia Union website by Doug Ammon, I started to think about his opinion and i decided to voice my own.

Go back a week and a half, and everyone is excited about Carlos Valdes coming back. Jim Curtin has the players playing well to his "system" and everything is fantastic right?

The DoopCast's cup runneth over with wins against Montreal and Dallas

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The Lads break down the good and bad, but mostly the great after a fantastic week in Unionville.

There was no BA Barachus, Hannibal or Murdoch but Jack Mac pulled a few faces as the 'eh' team rolled in from Canada and played an eh kind of game, leaving Jim Curtin as the only man deserving an A on his report card with the U picking up yet another three points.

Monday Morning Game Changers Suggests Refilling The Gas-Tank

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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.

Let me say something before we even begin. There were three Union games over the space of seven days.

Meltdown: Houston Dynamo 2-0 Philadelphia Union

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A solid first half gave way to a sloppy second half, and the Union walked away 2-0 losers Friday night in Houston.

Facing their third game in seven games and their second game in 72 hours in Texas during an extreme weather week, the Union literally and figuratively melted. A second half goal from Will Bruin was the death knell for the Union as they lost 2-0 on the road Friday night.

GAME THREAD: Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union end their week in Texas with a crucial league match against the Houston Dynamo.

UNION GAME #24
VS
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
August 15, 2014
9:00 PM ET
NBCSN - JP Dellacamera and Eddie Robinson
Know Thy Enemy: Dynamo Theory
Starting XI
Will Bruin, Giles Barnes Forward Pedro Ribeiro
Brad Davis, Ricardo Clark, Luis Garrido, Oscar Garcia Midfield

Danny Cruz, Vincent Nogueira, Sebastien Le Toux

Amobi Okugo, Brian Carroll

DeMarcus Beasley, Jermaine Taylor, David Horst, Kofi Sarkodie Defense Fabinho, Carlos Valdes, Maurice Edu, Ray Gaddis
Tally Hall Goalkeeper Andre Blake
Tyler Deric, Eric Brunner, Andrew Driver, Corey Ashe, Brian Ownby, Servando Carrasco, Omar Cummings Bench Zac MacMath, Sheanon Williams, Michael Lahoud, Conor Casey, Andrew Wenger, Fred, Ethan White
Stats (Explained Here)
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