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Philadelphia Union

Player of the week: Adam Najem

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With the Union looking for answers, one may reside in Bethlehem. Adam Najem shined against NYRBII last weekend. Is our player of the week Philadelphia's next attempt to solve the no. 10 riddle?

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union are looking to take another three points from the Red Bulls. After Sapong's hat trick helped secure a 3-0 win in the last meeting, PSP gets you primed for what to expect on Sunday. Nick Fishman with the match preview.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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The Islanders make their yearly pilgrimage to Chester for the U.S. Open Cup.

Alejandro Bedoya's 60th cap, USA vs. Mexico: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/10/17

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Major Union moments from US Open Cup
The Union will kickoff their quest for the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup next week when the team takes on Harrisburg City Islanders

Bedoya makes 60th USMNT appearance in 2-0 win against Trinidad and Tobago
Alejandro Bedoya subbed into the US Men's National Team's Hexagonal match against Trinidad and Tobago in the 73rd minute, playing the final 17 minutes and helping preserve the team's 2-0 win.

Yankee Stadium’s soccer pitch is an embarrassment to MLS

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Slips, falls, pinball soccer -- NYC FC's pitch is a joke. This is not the view of an opposition fan. This comes straight from someone who grew up going to Yankee fans and should be an NYC FC fan. Read on.

Match report: NYCFC 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Two late goals from NYCFC erased Fafa Picault's opener as the Union lost their second straight match, 2-1.

2017 MLS Season: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union story stream

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The Philadelphia Union head to the Bronx after losing their first game in seven tries. They'll be without captain Alejandro Bedoya and young midfielder Derrick Jones, both of whom are out on international duty with the United States. They'll face off against a New York City FC team that has to play its third match in seven days, and will likely do so without Khiry Shelton and Andrea Pirlo.

Match Preview: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union travel to Yankee Stadium looking to avenge a 2-0 defeat earlier in the season. Can Jim Curtin find scoring depth? Will the back line contain David Villa? PSP gets you ready for Saturday's match against NYCFC.

Player of the week: Derrick Jones

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Derrick Jones made his international debut for the Stars and Stripes. His play saw him earn PSP's player of the week.

With Bedoya, Medunjanin, and Jones out, Philadelphia Union’s midfield depth will need to step up

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There will be two new starting midfielders for the Union this week. But who?

The Union have, as Jim Curtin like to say, some tough choices to make when it comes to squad selection. On Saturday they Union are heading up to Yankee Stadium to face off against New York City FC, however they'll be missing three midfielders do international duty.

Alejandro Bedoya called up for United States National Team

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The Philadelphia Union's captain will be with the US as they look to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

The Philadelphia Union's Alejandro Bedoya has been called up to the United States National Team ahead of their three upcoming matches. The United States will face off against Venezuela in a friendly match at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 3rd, then go into the hexagonal qualification for the World Cup.

Match report: Real Salt Lake 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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Joao Plata's goal ended Philadelphia Union's four-game winless streak, as hosts Real Salt Lake earned a 1-0 victory over a poor Union side.

GAME THREAD: Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: May 27, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Place: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union have never beaten Real Salt Lake, losing 3 times and drawing 6 times.

Player of the week: Haris Medunjanin

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For the second consecutive time, Haris Medunjanin is our player of the week. His wonderful free kick ensured the Union earned their fourth victory in a row.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 Colorado Rapids

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Four wins! But there is still work to be done for some players to reach their full potential.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 Colorado Rapids

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Haris Medunjanin and C.J. Sapong scored second half goals as the Union came from behind to defeat 10 man Colorado Rapids 2-1.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Houston Dynamo

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The Union are rolling. With a third consecutive win, PSP takes a look at the players who secured an impressive 2-0 over the Western Conference leaders. Check out the player ratings from Wednesday night's clash with Houston.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Houston Dynamo

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Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, and Chris Pontius led the attack as Philadelphia Union recorded a fourth straight shutout and third consecutive win.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 17th
  • Time: 7:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 PM Central, 4:30 PM Pacific
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Union have won four, lost six, and drawn four against the Houston Dynamo in the regular season, and have also lost twice to Houston in the post-season, back in 2011.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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It's a Union home game but the Dynamo brought their own weather for tonight's matchup.

Fans’ View: The Union season ticketholders’ town hall meeting

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Philadelphia Union held a town hall meeting Thursday for season ticketholders. Union fan Staci Klemmer was there and shares this perspective.

Match report: D.C. United 0-4 Philadelphia Union

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The Union destroyed an abject D.C. United team 4-0 behind Haris Medunjanin's dominance in midfield, winning their second consecutive match.

Pine time leads to prime time for Sapong, Rosenberry, others

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Has Jim Curtin's player management begun paying dividends for the Union?

Player ratings: Union 3-0 Red Bulls

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The Union picked up their first victory since the Battle of Appomattox Court House. It isn't, however, "10's" across the board. This week's player ratings highlights the heroes and acknowledges those with room to improve.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New York Red Bulls

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The Union rode a hat trick from C.J. Sapong to their first win of the season, 3-0 over New York Red Bulls.

Players to watch: players we watched, part II

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In 2017, the PSP staff identified several players that would have a key role in the team's success. Now, after a start so slow even an [anecdote about slowness, maybe a turtle?], we check back in on those players' contributions toward the team's success.

Major Link Soccer: Philadelphia Union to host a town hall

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Union hope to connect with fans, UEFA is going ABBA, and Schelotto is tied to LAFC.

MLS

MLS, thanks largely to the Sounders, have been tied to harvesting Boca Juniors for players, but now LAFC is tied to taking something else - a manager. Guillermo Barros Schelotto appears to be in the running to take the helm for the expansion club.

Player of the week: Hugh Roberts

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Bethlehem's match with Cincinnati came down to a dramatic conclusion, as Hugh Roberts headed home the winner in the 87'. Combined with a stellar defensive performance, it was enough for Roberts to earn PSP's player of the week.

Player ratings: Galaxy 0-0 Union

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Despite collecting their second clean sheet of the season, the Union settled for a 0-0 draw in Los Angeles. Some players shone brightly, while others were mere shadows on the pitch.

Post Up: LA Galaxy 0, Philadelphia Union 0

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Soccer is often times a beautiful sport filled with breath-taking passes, scintillating footwork, and incredible feats of concentration and precision. Last night's 0-0 draw between the Philadelphia Union and the LA Galaxy was not one of those times.

The Philadelphia Union's announced starting XI said they would be playing their traditional 4-2-3-1, however functionally the way they lined up was more of a 4-1-4-1 with Haris Medunjanin alone between the lines and Alejandro Bedoya playing up a bit higher than a traditional 4-2-3-1 might typically suggest for a midfielder.

GAME THREAD: LA Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: April 29, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • Place: StubHub Center, Carson, CA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - Mike Watts and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are an abysmal 1-6-2 against LA Galaxy
  • Know Thy Enemy: LAG Confidential

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fabrice-Jean Picault, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Tactics matter more when you make bad investments

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Yes, tactics matter. Particularly when you invest in players the way the Union have. PSP's Dan Walsh examines the Union's transfer strategy in light of new MLS salary data, as well as Jim Curtin's approach to tactics.

Player of the week: C.J. Sapong

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As the Union's winless streak continued, one player stood out among the rest. C.J. Sapong is PSP's player of the week.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-3 Montreal Impact

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Philadelphia Union could not hold onto a three goal lead at home and continue to search for a win after a 3-3 draw with Montreal Impact.

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Finding a 10: What took so long?

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Ilsinho has been the best fit at the 10 this season. But why did it take so long to get him there? And will it take that long the next time a change needs to be made?

Jim Curtin is pressing all the right buttons

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Four wins in a row, and Jim Curtin is off the hot seat. Peter Andrews reviews the manager's string of good decisions and what we've learned these last six weeks.

Major League Soccer

MLS All-Star Game voting begins, USMNT rumors: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/31/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Eight Philadelphia Union players named to All-Star ballot
Andre Blake, Alejandro Bedoya and six others could be playing against Cristiano Ronaldo later this summer.

RSL 1, Union 0: Player grades and analysis of a team stuck in 'first gear'
Union head coach Jim Curtin summed it up perfectly when he told reporters that his team couldn't "get out of first gear" in the 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake.

2026 United States projected lineup, Manchester United draws Manchester City: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/28/17

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Go Behind the Scenes with Alejandro Bedoya at the ESPN Studios
Alejandro Bedoya visited the ESPN studios today and sat down with Bernardo Osuna in the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room.

How the Union gambled its way into the Eastern Conference cellar
Winter's three areas of need still look like question marks, leaving Philadelphia at the bottom of MLS' Eastern Conference.

The Rest

Fans’ View: My new opening day

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Fans' View writer Scott Ellis returns to PSP and Talen Energy Stadium this year after a little hiatus