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Valdes Contract mutually terminated

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The seemingly never-ending Carlos Valdes saga is officially at an end.

The Carlos Valdes saga is officially over as MLS and the Philadelphia Union have agreed to mutually terminate the defender's contract. The specific details surrounding the termination have not been released and will likely never be officially released due to league policy.

Report: Carlos Valdés returning to Independiente Santa Fe

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Once the linchpin of a great Union defense, Valdés now returns to his old club in Colombia.

It looks like the Carlos Valdés saga is coming to an end. WinSports is reporting that Valdés will return to his Colombian club Independiente Santa Fe today, and that the club will reacquire the 60% stake that was held by the Philadelphia Union and MLS (Independiente held 40% throughout).

From Dream To Chimera: D.C. United 3-2 Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union raced off to a quick start, but a combination of fatigue, bad defense and exquisite play from D.C. United doomed them in the end.

It started oh so right for the Philadelphia Union, up 2-0 not five minutes into the match but it went oh so wrong for the Union in the remaining 85 as the Union capitulated in RFK Stadium leading to a 3-2 defeat to D.

Seventh Heaven: Mexico dominate to win 7th Gold Cup

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Mexico dominates Jamaica in front of just under 70,000 in Philadelphia to win the country's seventh Gold Cup.

Fueled by their most comprehensive performance in the tournament, Mexico defeated Jamaica 3-1 to lift the 2015 Gold Cup. A record-breaking crowd of 68,930, the largest to ever assemble at a soccer game in Philadelphia, was on hand to watch Andres Guardado and El Tri defeat an upstart Jamaica side.

GAME THREAD: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

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After a stunning mid-week U.S. Open Cup upset, the Philadelphia Union resume MLS play at D.C. United.

UNION GAME #22
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RFK Stadium, Washington, D.

Panama push past United States in penalties

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Though neither side was particularly pleased about it, the United States and Panama played in the Gold Cup Third-Place Game on Saturday.

In a game as uneventful as it was long, Panama scored bronze after defeating the U.S. in penalties, 3-2.

The match got off to a rather unpleasant start, showcasing some disjointed play and poor refereeing.

Story Stream: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United news, updates, and highlights

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For the fourth time this season, the Philadelphia Union will face off against their old foes D.C. United. From previews to reviews and analysis, this is everything you need to know all in one place.

The Philadelphia Union match (5pm EST, ESPN2) at D.C. United may be the undercard to the Gold Cup Final pitting Jamaica against Mexico (7:30pm EST, Fox) but it's no dull affair as this series has been the best matchup in MLS this season.

Opposite View: Four questions with Alicia Tolar of Dynamo Theory about Allocation Money

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We sat down with Alicia Tolar of Dynamo Theory, SB Nation's Houston Dynamo blog, to talk about the Philadelphia Union's newest player Allocation Money.

tBG) What is Allocation Money's best position?

DT) The best thing about Allocation Money or AM, as I like to call him, he can slot in anywhere on the field.

Reports: Tranquillo Barnetta to the Union back on

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The Philadelphia Union are in competition with clubs in the Premier League and La Liga for Swiss winger's services, but will they be able to sign him?

With the departure of Sheanon Williams, one has to believe that the Union are going to be making some moves in the summer transfer window. One of those moves could very well be the acquisition of ex-Schalke 04 winger Tranquillo Barnetta - who has been previously linked to the Union.

Opposite View: Three questions with Ben Bromley with Black and Red United

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This week we sat down with Ben Bromley of Black and Red United, SB Nation's D.C. United blog, about this weekend's rivalry match in the world's largest raccoon's nest.

tBG) The Luis Silva for Alvaro Saborio trade caught a lot of us by surprise. How do DC fans feel about it?

B&RU) We are currently cautious about it, but most of us have faith in the intra-league talent identification abilities of Ben Olsen and Dave Kasper.

Round 4: Union travel to D.C. United

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The best series in MLS this season is undoubtedly the Union against D.C. United. This heated rivalry goes to round four on Sunday.

The Philadelphia Union match (5pm EST, ESPN2) at D.C. United may be the undercard to the Gold Cup Final pitting Jamaica against Mexico (7:30pm EST, Fox) but it's no dull affair as this series has been the best matchup in MLS this season.

In Memoriam: Sheanon Williams

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The longest tenured Philadelphia Union player has been shipped out and there's not a shortage of people who will miss the marauding fullback.

Emerging in late 2010 in an acquisition from the Harrisburg City Islanders, Sheanon Williams has been the Union's first choice right back since, and nothing much has changed until this year.

Sheanon Williams traded to Houston

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BOOM! Sheanon Williams has been traded to the Houston Dynamo for allocation money according to several reports

Defender Sheanon Williams has been traded to the Houston Dynamo along with an international slot in exchange for allocation money according to several reports today. The deal frees up some much needed cap space for the Union, while providing Houston with a quality attacking full back.

Searching for the Union's identity

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The Philadelphia Union have had a tactical identity crisis for many years, and its about time to figure it out.

The Union have an identity crisis.

When the Philadelphia Union began its first season in 2010 there was no historic culture or style. The organization was brand new and still had to figure out what their signature type of play would be.

A Union fanatic's dilemma

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An editor at Brotherly Game struggles with the dilemma of supporting her favorite team run by a front office that doesn't hold up their end of the bargain.

I have been a Union season ticket holder for five years (the first year, my husband and I sat in different areas of the stadium with single game tickets).