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Interview with General Manager: The Fury Look Towards Home Open for their First Win

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Q&A with the Philadelphia Fury's General Manager on the eve of their home opener.


As the Philadelphia Fury go into their home opener this Saturday against Icon FC, the team hopes to get past their Derby Day defeat to the AC Crusaders from last Saturday. I spoke to General Manager of both the Fury and the Crusaders Graham Charters about what's in store for both teams.

Union Academy in College: Four make Top 100 list

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Zack Steffen leads a group of four Union Academy alums on the TopDrawerSoccer top 100 Division 1 soccer players heading into the opening weekend of the college season.

At No. 16, Maryland goalkeeper Zack Steffen is the highest rated player with Union Academy experience on the TopDrawerSoccer.

HOT TOPIC QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Playoffs!?

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In an up and down season, can the Union do the unthinkable?


The Union have really turned a rather drowning season into something worth paying attention to. Whether it is the genius of Jim Curtin or the freedom to play as they please, the Philadelphia Union are in a position to not only return to the playoffs, but to also snag a piece of hardware on their way to the party.

Philadelphia Union to face Harrisburg City Islanders in friendly

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The Union head to the state capital to face off against the Islanders in a US Open Cup rematch.

The Philadelphia Union head to Harrisburg on Thursday the 28th to face their USL PRO affiliate City Islanders in a friendly, Harrisburg announced Tuesday. While the Union are obligated to play HCI once a year, the sudden announcement left a lot of people wondering "Why now?

Paid Their Dues: Mwanga to Go on Loan with Cosmos

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The move will allow Mwanga to see the field more, as the Congolese forward has only received 214 minutes of first team playing time this season.

The Colorado Rapids have confirmed that Danny Mwanga will soon join the New York Cosmos on loan. Since joining the Rapids in 2013, he's only played 770 minutes, and he's failed to score a goal in that time.

By The Numbers: Who should play on the left: Cruz, Wenger or someone else?

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Danny Cruz and Andrew Wenger have held down the left side of the attack under Jim Curtin. Who has been performing better, and what will happen when Maidana returns?

Ever since Jim Curtin took over the reins nine MLS matches ago, Danny Cruz and Andrew Wenger have been the interchangeable pieces on the left hand side of the Philadelphia Union's attacking midfield trio in the 4-2-3-1 formation.

Not Even Vincent Nogueira Is Perfect

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While it is true that Nogueira is one of the best pick-ups the Union made in the off season and can compete with any midfielder in the league, he does have one critical flaw....

If you've only watched one Union game this season, you've still probably figured out that Vincent Nogueira is the Union's most important player.

Monday Morning Game Changers dominates on the wing

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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.

This is Nick Youngstein, filling in for Barry (a.

Philadelphia Fury lose 6-5 in thrilling American Soccer League debut

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Philadelphia Fury fall to AC Crusaders in exciting season opening Derby

The Philadelphia Fury and Atlantic City Crusaders opened their inaugural seasons the biggest they could. The Philadelphia Fury and AC Crusaders played high scoring game that ended with a walk off brace to give AC a 6-5 win in the very first American Soccer League game.

No Ice Buckets Needed To Raise Money For Camden And Kensington Youth Soccer Clubs

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16 teams, 73 players all went to Camden on a Sunday afternoon to raise money for Kensington and Camden Youth Soccer Clubs. This is the story of how four of them have earned a spot in national finals in Florida.

In 2013 there were 13 teams registered. This season that number increased to 16 despite a late change in date and location that ended up coinciding with other tournaments.

The Chase: A Post-Match Day 25 Look At The Union and The Playoffs

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The season is winding down and the playoff chase is in full gear. Once again the Union are right in the pack of teams chasing the final spots for the 2014 playoffs. This week begins the weekly look at the chance the U has at continuing the season past the regular season.

It's that magical time of year that trails only the actual playoffs in excitement; the weekly nail biting look at the playoff picture.

High Magnitude: Philadelphia Union 4-2 San Jose Earthquakes

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It is late and made later by the fact I was at the game tonight, so in lieu of a more traditional recap here are quick bullet points on the Union's 4-2 win Sunday evening against the San Jose Earthquakes.

  • Whatever got into Andrew Wenger this evening, he should do make sure it is in him more often.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes

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The Union seek to have San Jose quaking with fear tonight at PPL Park

UNION GAME #25
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
Sunday, August 24, 2014
8:00 PM ET
CSN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Center Line Soccer
Starting XI
Freedom Forward insert
Liberty Bell Midfield earthquake
Betsy Ross Defense joke
Ben Franklin Goalkeeper here
Contintental Congress Bench lol
Game Officials
Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant: Brian Dunn
Assistant: Richard Gamache
Fourth: Robert Sibiga

Four points out of 5th place in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia Union will be very hopeful for a win tonight at PPL Park against Western Conference bottom feeders San Jose Earthquakes.

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.