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Union fall in final preseason match to Tampa Bay Rowdies

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Haris Medunjanin scored, but Union couldn't overcome an early two-goal deficit.

Suncoast Invitational hosts Tampa Bay Rowdies took advantage of shaky defense by Josh Yaro in the middle, scoring two first half goals on their way to a 2-1 victory over the Boys in Blue in the team's final preseason game Saturday night.

With new contract in hand, Andre Blake set to become face of Union

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Andre Blake has been a pillar of consistency among chaos and uncertainty at the Philadelphia Union.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper, who has single-handedly kept the Union in certain contests during his tenure, was rewarded with a multi-year contract that was made official on Wednesday.

"We've been in talks for a while and I'm happy we were able to come to an agreement," Blake told reporters on Wednesday.

News roundup: Dre to stay, Union hire coaches, MLS activity

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Also: Schweinsteiger back with the Fire, Andrew Jacobson retires, which soccer leagues you should be watching

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/18/18

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The Union make honest-to-god moves, the USL gets a promotion, and some European transfer moves

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union secure Andre Blake with new deal
Arguably the best keeper in MLS will stay with the Philadelphia Union.

Philadelphia Union Add To Coaching Staff With Hires Of Pat Noonan And Tim Hanley
Noonan, 37, most recently coached as an assistant for the United States National Team, while, Hanley, 57, joins the Union from the San Jose Earthquakes, where he served two stints as goalkeeping coach.

Philadelphia Union secure Andre Blake with new deal

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Arguably the best keeper in MLS will stay with the Philadelphia Union

This afternoon the club made it official. Jamaican International, former first round draft pick out of UConn and causer of headaches for other teams Andre Blake has officially signed a multi-year deal.

From the press release, we know it's been agreed upon with the use of Targeted Allocation Money, but terms of the deal for the 27-year-old were not disclosed.

MLS Ticker: Andy Polo completes Timbers loan, Andre Blake finalizes new deal, and more

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Diego Valeri and Fernando Adi will have new company in the attack next season at Providence Park.

On Wednesday, after several weeks of speculation, the Portland Timbers announced the loan signing of Peruvian winger Andy Polo from Liga MX side Monarcas Morelia.

"We are excited to add a young and talented attacking player in Andy Polo," Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Timbers said in a club statement.

Report: Andre Blake signs lucrative new deal with Union

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Andre Blake has proven himself as one of the top goalkeepers in MLS over the past few years, and he will now reportedly get paid as such.

Goal.com reported on Monday that the Union have signed Blake to a new guaranteed contractthat will make the 27-year-old Jamaican one of the highest-paid goalkeepers in MLS.

News roundup: Dre stays, LD en Leon, soccer coaches in Philly, more

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Reports say Andre Blake is foregoing Europe to save the Philadelphia Union's keisters for a few more years.

Report: Andre Blake signs new multi-year contract

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Philadelphia Union star to become one of the highest paid goalkeepers in the league

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has signed a new deal that could keep him in Chester for 2018 and beyond, according to a report in Goal.

The report states that Blake's multi-year contract will make him one of the highest paid in Major League Soccer.

News roundup: Union re-sign 3, MLS expands to Nashville, Swansea manager-less, more

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Also: Union preseason date, Blake's European ambition, Rutgers article, RSL acquisition, MLS long-shot video, Female Young Player of Year, ManU loses, soccer books for Xmas

Player Ratings: Happy Holidays from the Philadelphia Union

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

Newcomer of the Year: Jack Elliott

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He deserved to win Rookie of the Year, but we didn't have a say in that matter.

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).

PSP roundtable: The state of the Union

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We asked PSP's writers the big questions about the state of the Union. Here's what they had to say.

In pictures: Union 6-1 Orlando

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Sunday afternoon's season finale, as the Philadelphia Union easily handled the Orlando City SC 6-1.

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.

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.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 2-0 Sounders

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans.

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.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

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Game Info

  • Date: October 1, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: ESPN - Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman, Reporter: Julie Stewart-Binks
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 3 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws against Seattle Sounders
  • Know Thy Enemy: Sounder at Heart

Starting XI

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

Match report: Atlanta United FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union faced MLS' hottest team in Atlanta, and got torched. The darling expansion side outclassed Philadelphia en route to a 3-0 home win.

GAME THREAD: Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: September 27, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union played Atlanta United to a 2-2 draw in their first and only meeting.

Player Ratings: Philadelphia Union 3 – 1 Chicago Fire

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The Union gave a standout performance in contrast with their recent run. Christian Sandler breaks down who the biggest contributors were.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire

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Chris Pontius scored twice and C.J. Sapong added a goal as the Union defeated the Chicago Fire 3-1 in Chester on Saturday night. Pontius finally broke into the goals column with his first two of the season, nodding in a Keegan Rosenberry cross in the 10th minute and knocking home [...]

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Andre Blake is not the answer

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Andre Blake deserves the money, but it shouldn't be coming from the Union, writes Christian Sandler.

Season review: Andre Blake

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The Union's No. 1 has been nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year again, so clearly his season went well. But it's less clear what lies ahead for the Jamaican international.

LAFC

News Roundup: Happy Holidays from the Union, Kaká retires, Morgan wins CONCACAF award, and Premier League records

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Also; Sorber to LAFC, questions remain for Miami, Pulisic being a boss, and petty revenge in Italy.

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.

News roundup: Maher on the move, Jersey girl to SKC, and Jürgen’s new job

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Also- Jermaine Jones in your ears, Pogba playing Uno, and American Outlaw optimism.

#SaveTheCrew

News roundup: Jay Sugarman wants to spend, Lewandowski to MLS?, and German Thanksgiving

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Also: CONCACAF Player of the Year voting, public perception of the playoffs, and rising Premier League Wages

News Roundup: Union offseason needs, continuing Columbus drama Columbus, an important discussion about net quality

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The headlines you missed if you weren't paying attention this weekend.

Major League Soccer

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/21/17

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Blake tops player index, conference finals preview, and no new USMNT coach until 2018?

Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake earns top Audi Player Index Goalkeeper spot
With an Audi Player Index score of 485, Andre Blake was the top-rated keeper in the 2017 MLS season.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/1/17

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New month, new links

Philadelphia Union News

Jack Elliott, Andre Blake named finalists for MLS End of Year Awards
Elliott was named as a finalists for Rookie of the Year, while Blake is named a finalist for Goalkeeper of the Year.

MLS News

Atlanta United reportedly agrees to sign Argentine defender Franco Escobar
A 3 year contract is said to be on the table.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/3/17

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The Andre Blake show and more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake named to MLS Team of the Week
Andre Blake's accolades continues to add up, as he was named to the MLS Team of the Week for the second time in three weeks.

Vote Andre Blake for Save of the Week
Another chance for Andre to win Save of the Week, go vote!

The Rest

Union sign Andre Blake to extension

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Star goalkeeper Andre Blake signed a multi-year extension with the Union, the club announced today.

Player to watch: Andre Blake

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It's going to be an interesting offseason for Union goalkeeper Andre Blake as he enters the last year of his contract.

Oka Nikolov signs for LA Galaxy

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Nikolov coached Andre Blake to the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award

Per a press release, former Philadephia Union goalkeeper turned goalkeeping coach Oka Nikolov has signed with the LA Galaxy. Nikolov started his career with the Union in 2013 after over two decades with Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany's Bundesliga and 2.