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Union hoist IMG Suncoast Pro Classic Trophy

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The Match

After a four-match stretch where the Union went up against the Costa Rican U-23 national team, some semi-pro nobodies, and two professional soccer teams, they have been crowned the champions of preseason soccer in Bradenton, Florida.

The Union took on the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night, after marching through the group stage with relative ease.

How to watch: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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Sure, it's preseason. But there's a chance to defeat the Red Bulls and hoist the club's first trophy tonight.

The Philadelphia Union's preseason ends tonight. Win or lose, the time in sunny Florida is just about up. All that's left to do for the club is the beat the Red Bulls and bring home a trophy.

Fury release schedule for 2015 Spring Season

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The Philadelphia Fury released the schedule for the upcoming Spring Season. The team will return to Tom Brown Field at Washington Township.

Philadelphia Fury Spring Schedule 2015 (Home team listed first)

April 4th

Western Mass Pioneers Vs Philadelphia Fury 7:30pm

April 11th

Icon Vs Philadelphia Fury 7:00pm

April 18th

Philadelphia Fury Vs Evergreen Diplomats 7:00pm

April 26th

AC Crusaders Vs Philadelphia Fury 6:00pm

May 2nd

Philadelphia Fury Vs Rhode Island 7:00pm

May 9th

Philadelphia Fury Vs Icon 7:00pm

May 16th

Mass United Vs Philadelphia Fury 7:00pm

May 23rd

Evergreen Diplomats Vs Philadelphia Fury 6:00pm

May 30th or 31st

Philadelphia Fury Vs Ironbound Soul (Alternate Site TBD)

June 6th

Philadelphia Fury Vs AC Crusaders 7:00pm

The playoffs to follow during the weekends of Jun.

MLS Fantasy: Philadelphia Union rundown

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Join the Brotherly Game's fantasy league! The code is 356-1349.

The MLS season is about a week away, but MLS Fantasy has been up and running for a while now. We're gonna tell you which Union players you need to have on your team, and which you should avoid at all costs.


Rais M'Bolhi ($5.

Union Need Continuity to Succeed in MLS

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The rotating door of coaches and players has harmed the Union over the past six seasons and they need to find consistency to truly succeed

For the past six seasons the Union have sat somewhere between a pretty good soccer team and an absolute hot mess. Exciting and memorable moments have been intertwined with mismanagement and a perceived lack of direction.

Jerren Nixon representing Trinidad & Tobago in U-17 World Cup qualification

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Philadelphia Union Academy U-16 forward Jerren "J.J." Nixon is traveling to Honduras with the Trinidad & Tobago team for the CONCACAF U-17 World Cup qualification.

The United States Under-17 team roster for CONCACAF World Cup qualification in Honduras didn't include any Philadelphia Union Academy players, but the Trinidad & Tobago roster does include U-16 team forward Jerren "J.


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A video posted by mauriceedu (@mauriceedu) on Feb 24, 2015 at 2:35pm PST

Maurice Edu took over Major League Soccer's Snapchat earlier today, and he did not disappoint.

The Union and MLS Cup; Is it a possibility?

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Measuring the Union's chances to reach MLS Cup based on MLS "expert's" theory.

General Managers and front office personnel are paid the big bucks to figure out the winning formula that is going to bring silverware home. There are many schools of thought on how to build a winning team (don't ask Sam Hinkie though), but MLSsoccer.

Andre Blake out four to six weeks

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The Philadelphia Union's goalkeeper situation just got crystal clear

Andre Blake underwent a successful menisectomy and will miss four to six weeks, according to the club. A menisectomy is a surgery usually used to repair a partially torn meniscus (the cartilage between the thigh and shin), according to this National Institute of Health web page.

Bearfight Brigade announce charity project to help Domestic Violence Center of Chester County

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The first goods drive scheduled to happen on April 11 at PPL Park to benefit Domestic Violence Center of Chester County.

The Bearfight Brigade announced a charity event at the Philadelphia Union-New York City FC match on April 11 at PPL Park to benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County.

Opposite View: Three questions about the Union's new goalkeeper John McCarthy

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Brotherly Game caught up with Brendan Doherty who followed the Rochester Rhinos and Union goalkeeper John McCarthy's rookie season.

The Philadelphia Union bolstered their already strong goalkeeping unit when they signed John McCarthy to backup Rais M'Bolhi and Andre Blake. McCarthy, a 2013 LaSalle graduate, had as good a rookie year for the Rochester Rhinos in USL PRO as a player can have, winning Goalkeeper of the Year and Rookie of the Year Award with a 0.

It's OK to be excited for the start of the season, Union fans

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It's been a wild ride of ups and downs in the short life of the Philadelphia Union. However, I've realized that I'm excited and optimistic about the start of the season. While this scares me a bit, there is a reason to my madness.

Anyone who knows me (and if you don't, stop me when you see me at PPL.

Andrew Wenger's Potential Is Limitless......At Center Back?!?!?

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A closer look at the former number one overall draft pick's potential and positional journey.

"What is (Andrew) Wenger's ceiling at center back? Real Madrid"

These aren't my words, but those of a "friend" of's Armchair Analyst, Matthew Doyle. who writes about the Union winger and his positioning.

Match Recap: Philadelphia Union vs London United

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Union rout London United 6-0

The Philadelphia Union simply dominated London United in Saturday's friendly at the IMG Academy. In the first half the teams played evenly, as the Union had many of their bench players and reserve squad playing the first 60 minutes. The first ten minutes were rather quiet until a Richie Marquez header off a Zach Pfeffer corner broke the deadlock to give the Union a 1-0 lead.

How to watch: Philadelphia Union vs. London United

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The Union take on London United in the second match of the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic in Bradenton, Florida.

The Philadelphia Union's preseason continues with the second match in the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic this evening at 7:30 PM. After beating the Costa Rica U-23's 3-0 in the first match of the tournament, the Union were originally supposed to play TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but Mazembe couldn't make the trip to the United States and were replaced by "London United" - a team made up of out-of-contract MLS Players.