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News roundup: Union alums, presidential tweets, and a Wembley friendly

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Ahead of the Union's flight to Frisco, here's the last roundup of the week.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City

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Spoiler alert: NOT GOOD!

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City SC

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Once again, the Union could not finish their chances as they fell to Orlando City SC at home 0-2.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City

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The fifth match of the Union's 2018 season has Orlando City in town. Friday night lights will be on, the weather will be nice, and the Union will win 3-0.

Fan’s View: Potential isn’t enough

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Booing a come-from-behind home tie? A bit harsh perhaps, but in the light of current Philly sports results....

In Pictures: Union 1-1 Earthquakes

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Saturday night's chilly match, as the Philadelphia Union were unable to get a win and settled for a 1-1 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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It was a frustrating night as the Union drew with San Jose. It stemmed from a confounding problem reflected in these player ratings: The parts were good, but did not sum to a greater whole.

Union drop points at home to San Jose Earthquakes

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Alejandro Bedoya's second half goal earned the blue and gold a point, but the chances were there to grab all three

The Philadelphia Union offense finally remembered how to score on Saturday night but also squandered chances to return to the win column in a 1-1 draw with San Jose Earthquakes in front of another sparse crowd at Talen Energy Stadium.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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Philadelphia Union had a number of chances to take all three points, but they settled for one at home following a 1-1 tie with San Jose Earthquakes.

The focus is on defense during Curtin’s press conference

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Jim Curtin's weekly press conference included updated injury news and a lot of talk about the Union's teenaged defenders.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-0 Columbus Crew

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Chances were hard to come by as Columbus and Philadelphia both failed to score and the teams split the points.

Columbus match an early litmus test for Union

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Columbus is a good team, but they're a team with weaknesses ripe for a team like Philadelphia Union to exploit. The match will be an early test of how good the Union are, PSP's Dan Walsh writes.

Lots to like in a low-difficulty opener

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Sure, the Revs aren't world-beaters. But the Union's talented youth and positive mentality fuel a justified optimism. PSP's Peter Andrews on what we learned from match 1 of 34.

PSP Postgame Show: Union 2-0 New England Revoltuion

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Interviews with Jim Curtin, Alejandro Bedoya, and the Union's two teenage debutants, along with PSP writers breaking down the Union's 2-0 win over New England. Click to the full post to watch all the videos.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 New England Revolution

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The Union took advantage of nine-man New England, with goals from Anthony Fontana and C.J. Sapong leading Philadelphia to a season-opening win.

In Pictures: Philadelphia Union Meet the Team

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With the season set to get under way, PSP photographer Paul Rudderow shares his snaps Wednesday night's Meet the Team at Dave & Buster's.

PSP roundtable chat on Philadelphia Union

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PSP writers weigh in on the big questions about Philadelphia Union as we head into the MLS regular season this week.

Preseason match report: Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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A Union lineup featuring mostly reserves got repeatedly killed on the counterattack as they fell to USL side Tampa Bay in their final preseason match.

The rundown on the Union’s rumored No. 10: Bořek Dočkal

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Philadelphia seem to have finally found their No. 10: Borek Dockal. While we might not know the name, Nick Fishman spoke with three Czech reporters who've spent time covering the player. They told us all about the possible answer to the Union's biggest question.

An unattractive answer: the truth about Ilsinho

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Nick Fishman continues PSP's offseason series, "The search for a No. 10," with a microscopic look at a divisive player. With no new signing in sight, is Ilsinho the right answer to the Union's biggest question?

Dreaming of greener pastures

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As the Union offseason follows a familiar pattern, fans' patience is wearing thin.

Player Ratings: Happy Holidays from the Philadelphia Union

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How did your favorite player perform in this festive holiday film?

Philadelphia Union announce protected list

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These are the 11 players that LAFC won't be getting from the Union

The Philadelphia Union announced their list of the eleven players they would protect during the 2017 Expansion Draft. Players signed via the Homegrown Player and Generation adidas mechanisms are automatically protected.

Protected: Alejandro Bedoya, Andre Blake, Jack Elliott, Marcus Epps, Fabinho, Fabian Herbers, Ilsinho, Haris Medunjanin, Fafa Picault, Keegan Rosenberry, CJ Sapong, Anthony Fontana (Homegrown Player), Derrick Jones (Homegrown Player), Adam Najem (Homegrown Player), Auston Trusty (Homegrown Player), and Josh Yaro (Generation adidas).

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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After Philadelphia's thrashing of Orlando, it's hard to ignore it may have been the final game for some in the 'blue and gold.' PSP takes a look at their performances, as well those who are likely to return.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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Brian Carroll played his first minutes of the season and last of his career, and three Union players notched braces as Philly trounced a sad Orlando City side 6-1

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union have two wins, two losses, and two draws all-time against Orlando City.

Player ratings: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union

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PSP dives into the player ratings of the Union's final road game of 2017, a 3-2 defeat in Chicago.

Union’s Firey Start Extinguished In Second Half: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union

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To put it mildly, the Philadelphia Union have not had much success on the road in 2017. And despite the Union taking a first half lead into the locker room, the Union conceded twice in the 2nd half to walk away from Toyota Park 3-2 losers and victims of a Nemanja Nikolic hat trick.

The Chicago Fire got things started in the 3rd minute with a brilliant counterattacking goal.

Match report: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union

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Despite an improved performance, the Union's road woes continued in their final away match of the season as they lost the lead to a potent Chicago Fire led by Nemanja Nikolic.

GAME THREAD: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: October 15, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Place: Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL
  • Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 7 wins, 7 losses, and 5 draws against Chicago Fire
  • Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town

Starting XI

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

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/13/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Quick Hits from Jim Curtin's Press Scrum
A few thoughts from Coach Curtin.

Bedoya: Tuesday night in Trinidad & Tobago ‘freaking sucked'
Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya got emotional Thursday talking about the U.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Seattle Sounders

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Goals from Marcus Epps and Roland Alberg gave the Union a 2-0 win over Seattle.

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Player Ratings: Colorado Rapids 3 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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There isn't a whole lot to like about performances in the Union's most recent loss to Colorado, but is there a lot to hate either?

After Fontana’s dream debut, how can Curtin hit snooze?

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Anthony Fontana was the story of the season opener, but how will Jim Curtin find him time? That and more from the coach's weekly press conference.

2017 Expansion Draft: Who the Union are protecting, and what that says about 2018

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Reading the tea leaves and trying to extrapolate that to what this team will look like next season.

Season review: Alejandro Bedoya’s year

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Photo by Earl Gardner Did the Philadelphia Union get the most out of Alejandro Bedoya this year? Did he provide what you'd expect a U.S. National team member to? Did he live up to expectations? I'd venture to guess that a lot of Union supporters would answer "no" to the [...]

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Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/10/18

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Philadelphia Union News

Alejandro Bedoya ranked in FFT's top 50 USMNT players
Alejandro Bedoya was ranked in FourFourTwo's top 50 USMNT players of 2017.

MLS News

Perry Kitchen completes free transfer to LA Galaxy
LA send $300,000 to D.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/2/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Union beat Sounders, postpone mathematical elimination
Sunday's win keeps the Union's microscopically thin playoff hopes alive until next weekend.

Alejandro Bedoya, Benny Feilhaber on U.S. roster for Panama, Trinidad World Cup qualifiers
They are among 26 players summoned by head coach Bruce Arena for the do-or-die games.

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The Union’s short leash

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Maybe the Union's start to the season isn't actually that bad. But with results stagnant over three-plus seasons, they long ago lost the benefit of the doubt, writes PSP's Peter Andrews.

Alejandro Bedoya: "We let our country, teammates and fans down"

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CHESTER, PA—The reality of the U.S. Men's National Team failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup is still settling in across the many facets of American soccer.

A distraught Alejandro Bedoya is still making sense of it all and, for him, one of the parts that hurts the most comes on a personal level.