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GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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Once again, the Union find themselves playing the Houston Dynamo following a mid-week U.S. Open Cup game.

UNION GAME #29
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
September 20, 2014
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Dynamo Theory
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward Omar Cummings, Giles Barnes

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux

Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira

Midfield Andrew Driver, Luis Garrido, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis
Ray Gaddis, Carlos Valdes, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams Defense Kofi Sarkodie, David Horst, A.

Opposite View: Three questions with Dynamo Theory

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This week we talk with Derek Stowers of Dynamo Theory, SB Nation's Houston Dynamo blog, about the crucial match against the last team to beat the Philadelphia Union in MLS play.

tBG) Houston is on the verge of missing the playoffs for only the second time in club history. What would missing the playoffs mean for the Dynamo as an organization and as a fan base?

Matchday 29: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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The US Open Cup loss hangover cannot last long as the Union return to MLS action and their push for the playoffs continue against the Houston Dynamo

No Rest for the Weary?

The Philadelphia Union were extremely unlucky to lose out on the US Open Cup to the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday night at PPL Park, especially in a 120 minute affair.

HOT TOPIC QUESTION OF THE WEEK: MLS Next and New Logo?

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In typical overblown MLS fashion, the league decided to have a ridiculous press conference to announce their new logo and MLS Next. What should we make of it?

MLS is not afraid to have a press conference and, as a matter of fact, they love press conferences. So they had one yesterday to show everyone their new, shiny logo.

Union Academy Update: Blowouts at Home, Trouble on the Road

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Development Academy season began this weekend, and both the Under 18s and Under 16s enjoyed a visit from Baltimore Bays Chelsea. Meanwhile the U13/14s traveled to the place where one can find a woman with grace, elegance, taste, and culture: Queens!

Across the country this weekend 77 Under-18 and Under-16 teams and 88 Under-14 clubs of varying levels took to the field (or turf, sadly) for the first matches of the season.

The new MLS logo is... umm... different?

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MLS unveiled their new logo today just before FIFA '15 was released, much to the displeasure of almost everyone.

I really picked the wrong line of work. Instead of studying how systems work and how to create databases, I should have been a graphical designer. I feel like if I knew how to use photoshop well and understood symbolism, I could make some pretty slick designs which could serve as corporate logos and artwork (or at least logos for some punk rock bands).

Union Academy in College: Week 3

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Doyle Tuvesson's first college goal is a game-winner for Lehigh; Darius Madison makes 2014 debut off the bench and Connor Maloney scores another in the third week of the college season.

Covers games through 9/16/2014

The 2014 class of incoming freshmen from the Union Academy has seen very little of the field so far this season - Patrick Berneski at Notre Dame, Tyler Skwara at Boston College, Ryan Talbot at South Florida and Joe Harding at Fairfield are still awaiting their debuts - but Doyle Tuvesson has already made a mark both on the field and in the box score for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks.

The Furyous Five

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Philadelphia Fury Graham King Charters answers five questions about the team. This Is the Furyous Five.


Philadelphia Fury Graham King Charters answers five questions about the team. This Is the Furious Five.


1) The Fury pretty much dominated the game against the AC Crusaders on Saturday.

The Chase; A Post-Match Day 28 Look At The Union's Playoff Picture

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The Union remained tied for 5th place, but based on tie breakers are on the outside looking in still. With just 6 more games in the season, how positive an outlook can Union fans have?

Magic number: 55

Columbus currently holds the 5th spot with a possibility of 55 total points.

Fury shuts out AC 3-0

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The Philadelphia Fury defeated the AC Crusaders3-0 on Saturday in the second leg of the teams Soccer Factory Derby last Saturday. In a complete opposite of the teams high scoring season opener, this game saw the Fury dominate from the opening whistle.

The FieldTurf field at Washington Township High School was wet and soggy due to the heavy rain during the day but the ball was still playable and fast.

You cannot get any closer than that to a trophy: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Seattle Sounders, a.e.t.

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It took extra time, but the Union eventually fell in a hard-fought match

A couple months ago, the United States found themselves deadlocked with Belgium with time expiring in the second half. With a chance to win the game, Chris Wondolowski was given a perfect opportunity to score a goal that would surely send the United States to the World Cup quarter-finals.

Philadelphia Union fall in U.S. Open Cup Final

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There's always the MLS Playoff race

Well that did not go as fans had hoped.

The Union's magical run to the U.S. Open Cup Final ended on Tuesday with a 3-1 loss in extra time to the Seattle Sounders. The Philadelphia Union kept it close but despite their best efforts and many second half near misses, none of it was not enough to defeat an extremely talented Seattle Sounders side this evening.

GAME THREAD: U.S. Open Cup Final: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sonders

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The game we've all been waiting for is finally here.

U.S. OPEN CUP FINAL
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
September 16, 2014
7:30 PM ET

Local: TCN - Marc Zumoff and Peter Pappas

National: GolTV - Jose Cerna and Felipe Mekhitarian

Know Thy Enemy: Sounder at Heart
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward Clint Dempsey, Chad Barrett

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux

Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira

Midfield Lamar Neagle, Andy Rose, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans
Ray Gaddis, Carlos Valdes, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams Defense Leonardo Gonzalez, Zach Scott, Chad Marshall, DeAndre Yedlin
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Stefan Frei
Rais M'Bolhi, Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz, Fred, Michael Lahoud, Amobi Okugo, Pedro Ribeiro Bench Marcus Hahnemann, Jalil Anibaba, Michael Azira, Marco Pappa, Gonzalo Pineda, Kenny Cooper, Obafemi Martins
Game Officials
Referee: Armando Villareal
Assistant: Peter Manikowski
Assistant: Corey Parker
Fourth: Matthew Nelson

To the winner goes the title of 2014 Lamar Hunt U.

Just The Facts: The U.S. Open Cup Final

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Factoids to know for tonight's Open Cup clash between the Union and the Sounders.

With the latest installment of the country's oldest soccer competition looming, we take a look at some interesting stats and factoids from U.S. Open Cups past.

  • The Seattle Sounders have not played a road game during the 2014 U.

Cup Final Day - One of the greatest days of the year Part II - You win some, you lose some

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On September the 16th, it will be the first final in the history of the Philadelphia Union. Hopefully it will be the first of many. To get you in the mood, this is the second of a series of articles discussing some Cup Final Day experiences.

I return with the second of my cup-final day experience articles.