Alejandro Bedoya

Philadelphia Union

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.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: 6ABC - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer

Starting XI

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

On leadership and Philadelphia Union

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The American soccer world sometimes mystifies (and falsifies) what leadership is. PSP's Dan Walsh looks at the issue through the lens of Philadelphia Union.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 NYCFC

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The Union fell to NYCFC 2-0 at home to remain winless on the season.

Philadelphia Union 0, New York City FC 2: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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David Villa's goal wasn't the difference, but it was a dagger nonetheless.

The Philadelphia Union yet lose yet again, this time to hated rival New York City FC. The Union had a number of good chances with movement and getting the ball into dangerous areas in the first half, but they were unable to convert in the final third.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union v. New York City FC

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With five matches gone in the 2017 season and no wins, the Philadelphia Union host New York City FC and look to find a way to salvage their season and, perhaps, coach Jim Curtin's job.

It’s time for major changes at Philadelphia Union

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To keep his job, Jim Curtin needs to do something he rarely does: Change. PSP's Dan Walsh suggests how.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Portland Timbers

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The Union fell to a third straight defeat with a 3-1 home loss to the Portland Timbers. Updated, with Three Points.

It’s time to hold Earnie Stewart accountable

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Forget Jim Curtin. It's time to hold Earnie Stewart accountable for signing players who don't fit the 4-2-3-1 system he and the Union want to employ. PSP's Steve Whisler explains.

Bedoya news, MLS moves, and USL TV exposure: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/7/17

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A tradition unlike any other, daily links.

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If Alejandro Bedoya is not a number ten, then why is he playing there?
At his midweek press conference, Jim Curtin admitted that things at the number ten spot aren't exactly ideal.

Major league Soccer's Philadelphia Union teams up with Doggie Style Pets
The Philadelphia Union soccer club is going to the dogs.

Player of the week: C.J. Sapong

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For the Union, it was a game without many positives. One player, however, shone brightly. C.J. Sapong is PSP's player of the week.

Sapong, Simpson and the road

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C.J. Sapong brought the Union to life on Saturday. After a rough opening travel schedule, the Union get an extended home stretch to sort out their offensive problems and figure out what lineup makes them hum. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.

Player ratings: D.C. United 2-1 Union

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The winless streak continues, as the Union turn in a poor performance. For the most part, they played as individuals. Let's evaluate them as such.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United

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The Union aim for their first win in seven months when they travel to RFK Stadium on Saturday. PSP previews the match.

Have the Union answered our questions?

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Jim O'Leary asks if we know more about this team after three games than we did in preseason?

News roundup: Union fan survey, new Steel brass, Panama previews, more

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The positives and negatives of being a Union fan and every angle imaginable ahead of tonight's WCQ match versus Panama.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/28/17

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Curl up with some links before the USA game.

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Bedoya becoming important cog in USMNT offense
In the 6-0 drubbing of Honduras on March 24, midfielder Alejandro Bedoya recorded his fourth assist in his last 14 US Men's National Team appearances.

News roundup: Bedoya off to USMNT camp, International Champions Cup teams announced, and more – WEDNESDAY

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Bedoya off to play with the national team, 8 big European teams heading stateside, HCI signs two, and the rest of the day's news.

News roundup: Bedoya off to USMNT camp, International Champions Cup teams announced, and more

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Bedoya off to play with the national team, 8 big European teams heading stateside, HCI signs two, and the rest of the day's news.

Where the Union stand

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We are three weeks into the MLS season. What fate lays in store for the Philadelphia Union?

Orlando City 2, Philadelphia Union 1: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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The Union dropped their first game of the season on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia Union suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night, falling to Orlando City SC, 2-1.

The away side nearly escaped a first half that saw OCSC control every facet of the game, but Cyle Larin finally managed to translate his team's dominance to the scoreboard.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC-THURSDAY

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We take a look at the upcoming Philadelphia-Orlando match. Here is a few things to watch when the teams take the field in central Florida.

Bedoya welcomes "clean slate" ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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On paper, the U.S. Men's National Team is in a hole after two disappointing losses to start the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. However, with a new coach, Bruce Arena, in charge, one of the team's veteransis welcoming a clean slate entering next Friday's clash with Honduras at Avaya Stadium.

Alejandro Bedoya Called Up to USMNT

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The Philadelphia Union's captain will represent the US against Honduras and Panama in the upcoming hex matches.

Philadelphia Union captain, midfielder, and designated player Alejandro Bedoya has been named to the United States National Team ahead of their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. These games will be played in San Jose, California against Honduras on March 24th, and in Panama City, Panama against Los Canaleros on the 28th.

Player ratings: Union 2-2 Toronto

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PSP's weekly player report card. Please sign and return.

Postgame video: Union 2-2 Toronto

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PSP's Mike Servedio and Greg Orlandini break down the match. Interviews with Rosenberry, Blake, Medunjamin, Bedoya and Sapong. Postgame press conference with Curtin. Click on for more.

Bedoya, Altidore exchange words following Union's draw with TFC

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With World Cup qualifiers on the horizon, two U.S. Men's National Team regulars had a heated exchange on Saturday evening.

Following the Philadelphia Union's 2-2 draw with Toronto FC, Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya stated his displeasure with a penalty kick awarded to Jozy Altidore and TFC.

Philadelphia Union 2 , Toronto FC 2: Recap and player ratings

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The Union gain their second point of the season after an exciting match with Toronto.

The Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC split the points tonight, as they were both able to score two goals a piece. The Union opened the scoring in the 11th minute of this one, as new striker Jay Simpson opened his Union scoring account with a low header after a cross into the box from Fabian Herbers was nodded on by Chris Pontius.

Halftime report: Philadelphia Union 1, Toronto FC 1

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Mark Geiger didn't disappoint.

A great half by the Philadelphia Union was marred by a call that went Toronto FC's way at the half, and the sides went in to the locker room at 1-1.

The Union had a good chance early when Alejandro Bedoya hit a great cross from the right over to Chris Pontius, whose header went just wide of the goal.

Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC Game Thread

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Game Info

  • Date: March 11, 2017
  • Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Series is tied 6-6-5
  • Know Thy Enemy: Waking The Red

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Toronto FC: Clint Irwin; Nick Hagglund, Drew Moor, Eriq Zavaleta; Justin Morrow, Victor Vazquez, Michael Bradley, Armando Cooper, Tsubasa Endoh; Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore

Bench

  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis, Warren Creavalle, Roland Alberg, Fafa Picault, C.

Philadelphia Union home opener, Mix Diskerud on loan in Sweden: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/11/17

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It's the home opener for the Union, get ready for the game with some links.

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Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC
Redemption is spelled U-N-I-O-N. At the very least, that's what the Union will hope as they square off with the team that eliminated them in 2016.

Player of the week: Derrick Jones

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There was a lot placed on the shoulders of a homegrown player making his professional debut. No one could have expected a performance like this. Derrick Jones is PSP's player of the week.

Player ratings: Whitecaps 0-0 Union

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Who impressed? Who didn't? PSP hands out player ratings for the Union's opener.

The Rest

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.

Fixing the Union: Midfield Edition

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In this portion of Fixing the Union, we look at what is going wrong with the midfield.

Inspired by a mailbag question, this series looks at ways the Union could theoretically become a winning side again.

Let's not mince any words: The Union's midfield is one giant unadulterated mess, with multiple players who make too much money to be benched for poor play.

Alejandro Bedoya, for club and country

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After Alejandro Bedoya's 75-minute appearance for the United States in their demolition of Honduras on Friday night, Peter Andrews discusses the differences in his game when with the national team and with the Union. Plus, Pulisic!

Pulisic scores again, Bedoya gets call-up, Eric Ayuk’s whereabouts, more news

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Photo: Paul Rudderow Philadelphia Union The Union posts photos of indoor practice after the whole Delaware Valley is shrouded in snow. Alejandro Bedoya has been called up to the U.S. national team for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. More below. The Brotherly Game's Matt Ralph does some detective work on Eric [.