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Jamaica

Jamaica hold Mexico to goalless draw

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champions Mexico couldn’t make their dominance pay dividends on Thursday as they were held to a frustrating scoreless draw by Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In a rematch of the 2015 final won by Mexico, El Tri dominated possession but couldn’t get the ball into the net of Jamaican keeper Andre Blake.

2017 Gold Cup match recap: Mexico 0, Jamaica 0

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Don't cry because it happened, smile because it's over.

In a match as dry as the Colorado mountain air, Jamaica and Mexico played to a 0-0 stalemate at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

Both teams looked rather composed on the ball early on, however neither team had a good look at goal until well into the match.

Philadelphia Union

Curtin’s press conference: homegrowns and swan songs

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. The coach touched on two Union players' selection in the MLS Homegrown game, the friendly with Swansea City, and the club's overall first half of the season.

Player of the week: John McCarthy

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After stealing a point in Kansas City, there's no doubt about who is PSP's player of the week.

Match recap: Philadelphia Union 1, Sporting Kansas City 1

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The Union come back in the second half to grab a point in KC

Not a bad way for the Philadelphia Union to head into the Gold Cup break. The first half went as poorly for the Union as it could have. Just looking at the number of corner kicks in the first half will tell you all you need know, as Sporting Kansas City had a nine to zero lead.

John McCarthy isn’t human

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A fantastic save was just the beginning

While we're used to singing the praises of the Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake, John McCarthy has been making is case for a Marvel (or DC - we don't discriminate here) superhero comic - slash - movie franchise about him.

First was this incredible one handed save in the 28th minute off of a great shot by Daniel Salloi.

Chris Pontius gets Gold Cup call-up, worst week in LA Galaxy history?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/6/17

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The Union travel to Kansas City for tonight's game - read all about it and more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union
In the last match before the Gold Cup break, the Union head to Kansas City to take on an old nemesis.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City

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The Union travel to Kansas City on Thursday to face what could be the league's best team in one of the league's toughest venues. PSP's Dan Walsh previews the match.

Player of the week: Jack Elliott

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What do some of our founding fathers and PSP's player of the week have in common? They're both British!

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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As we celebrate our nation's independence, the Philadelphia quelled a Revolution of their own. PSP is here with the player ratings from the Union's 3-0 win over (New) England.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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Sumptuous goals from Ilsinho and Roland Alberg highlighted a solid performance by Philadelphia Union, as they defeated the New England Revolution 3-0.

Curtin’s press conference: Red Bulls, injuries, and influx of youth

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's Friday press conference. He touched on Maurice Edu's health, the loss in the U.S. Open Cup, and the play of his young midfielders.

The anatomy of an amazing save

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PSP breaks down Andre Blake's spectacular, game-defining save against D.C. United, looking at what led to it and how he did it.

Dilly Duka's twitter meltdown, NBC's paid subscription EPL service: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/28/17

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Union can take another step towards the US Open Cup tonight, read all about it in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

U.S. Open Cup match preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union face a familiar foe in the Open Cup Round of 16.

Union notes: Bruised ribs, 'beautiful' baseball fields .

Tactical analysis: Union 1-0 DC United

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The Union got a big win over DC United at home, but controlling a match in the late moments remains a big issue.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1-0 D.C. United

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Just like the fireworks after the match, some players sparkled while others fizzled. Catch up with PSP's player ratings after the Union's victory over D.C. United.

Alejandro Bedoya, Andre Blake called to respective national teams

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The Union players will represent the United States and Jamaica respectively in the 2017 Gold Cup

Alejandro Bedoya and Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union both received call-ups today to the final 23-man Gold Cup rosters for USA and Jamaica, respectively.

Bedoya is one of 16 MLS players to make Bruce Arena's Gold Cup roster and will be the most experienced player on the roster with 60 international appearances.

"Incredible" Blake hands Union needed momentum boost

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On very few occasions does a standout performance from Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake get overshadowed, but that was the case on Saturday night after the situation regarding Luciano Acosta's rescinded red card.

If the ejection wasn't taken back by referee Sorin Stoica, Blake's showing in between the pipes would've have been the only thing people would be talking about from the 1-0 Union victory over D.

Union win, MLS expansion news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/25/17

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Union get back to their winning ways and other news in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match recap: Philadelphia Union 1, D.C. United 0
The Union were able to hang on thanks to some Andre Blake heroics.

MLS News

Jack Harrison leads NYCFC to first victory at Red Bull Arena
Jack Harrison and Ben Sweat scored to help New York City FC beat the rival New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Saturday in Harrison, New Jersey.

Postgame video: Union 1-0 D.C. United

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PSP's Peter Andrews and Philly Voice's Kevin Kinkead break down the match. Union fans sound off on their home team and D.C. United. Interviews with goalscorer Fafa Picault, Alejandro Bedoya and Man of the Match Andre Blake. Postgame press conferences with Jim Curtin and Ben Olsen.

D.C. United can’t solve Andre Blake and the Philadelphia Union

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United lost their fourth consecutive game on the road

Talen Energy Stadium has not been kind to D.C. United over the past couple of years, even when the Black-and-Red were making the playoffs in three consecutive trips. And this year's version of United, who've struggled mightily throughout the season offensively, fared no better on Saturday night, losing 1-0 to the Philadelphia Union, their fourth consecutive game in Chester without a goal.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-0 D.C. United

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A Fafa Picault strike, an Andre Blake penalty save, and a red card given... then rescinded highlighted Philadelphia Union's first win since May, a 1-0 home victory over D.C. United.

Andre Blake nominated for an ESPY

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The Philadelphia Union goalkeeper is up for MLS Player of the Year

Philadelphia Union and Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake is up for an ESPY for MLS Player of the Year. Voting started on June 21 and the award will be handed out on July 12 during the ESPYS. Blake is up against Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, FC Dallas center back Matt Hedges, New York City FC forward David Villa, and New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips for the award.

Postgame video: Union 0-2 Red Bulls

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PSP's Mike Servedio and Peter Andrews break down the match. Union fans sound off on the Union and Red Bulls. Interviews with Haris Medunjanin, Andre Blake and Jack Elliott. Postgame press conference with Jim Curtin.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls

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Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice late as the Red Bulls defeated 10 man Philadelphia Union 2-0.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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Game Info

  • Date: June 18, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: ESPN - Steve Cangialosi and Taylor Twellman, Reporter: Julie Stewart-Binks
  • Stream: WatchESPN
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 5 wins, 11 losses, and 3 draws against
  • Know Thy Enemy: Once A Metro

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Oguchi Onyewu, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

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.

How good is Andre Blake?

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Andre Blake is the reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and one of the best shot-stoppers in the league. He is also such a conundrum in possession that he is holding the Union back from reaching their full potential.

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.

Player of the week: Andre Blake

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With seven saves, five against David Villa, Andre Blake was the Union's best player. We take a closer look at PSP's player of the week.

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.

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.

In Pictures: Union 2-1 Rapids

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Saturday nights match, as the Philadelphia Union came from behind to defeat the Colorado Rapids 2-1.

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.

Major League Soccer

Tigres deny Gignac transfer to LA Galaxy, Liverpool sign Salah: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/23/17

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Some good links for today.

Philadelphia Union News

It's still early, but upcoming game against D.C. United a must-win for Union
Saturday was supposed to be a matchup between 10th place Philadelphia and 11th place D.C., the two teams at the bottom of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.

News roundup: Union dead ball doom, Blake call-up, Pugh scores, Pulisic-dependent, more

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What does it say that the USMNT is already hooked on Pulisic? More reflections on MLS Week 14 and the USMNT squad ahead of the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.

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

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Enjoy today's links.

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.

The Rest

Fantasy Focus: And I know a change gon’ Accam

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That's one way to fill a box score.

This round was led by Acosta Benny Fits, who scored 134 points. The team was led by captain Miguel Almiron (ATL, $9.8), who notched two assists on the way to 30 points. Supporting him were Kevin Molino (MIN, $10.2), who had two assists and 15 points, and Michael Parkhurst (ATL, $5.

News roundup: Blake saves, MLS rivalries, local derbies, USMNT previews, more

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A slow Union news day leave us time for reflection, meditation, and lots of hoopla about the USMNT's upcoming WCQ clashes versus Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.