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Philadelphia football: Comparing Union players to Eagles players

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As the Union's season crawls to a disappointing conclusion, the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their season this Sunday in Washington D.C. PSP is here to offer the definitive comparison of the two teams. Some choices are simple (I wonder who Doug Pederson is), while Carson Wentz's counterpart may surprise you.

Union transfer news, MLS Week 23 preview, and another bid joins the race for the 2026 World Cup: Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/12/17

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Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact
After one of their best wins of 2017, the Union face the Impact in a match with huge playoff implications.

The Union's transfer window passiveness was probably the right course of action
Which pairing would you rather have; a $394,000 Roland Alberg and a $518,000 Ilsinho, or a $65,000 Anthony Fontana and a $850,000 designated player?

Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/4/17

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Union news, Neymar moves, and much more in today's links.

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With two-thirds of the season gone, Union's Chris Pontius has yet to score
We're 22 games into the Philadelphia Union season and Chris Pontius hasn't found the back of the net.

McCarthy and Blake share a unique friendship
This month has also shown that the Union have one of the best goalkeeping tandems in the league.

News Roundup: Tony Fontana comes to town, Union schedule woes, the East rises, and Gold Cup musing

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The Union added to their Homegrown arsenal by signing Anthony Fontana, the schedule is about to get rough, MLS Eastern Conference rises above the west, and Gold Cup news and views.

Philadelphia Union, MLS, and Gold Cup news all in one place: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/18/17

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Links are super fresh today.

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With a challenging, back-loaded schedule, Union need points right now
A recent data parsing at MLSSoccer.com concludes that the Philadelphia Union have the toughest remaining schedule in 2017.

Union ready to bring elite prospect Anthony Fontana to senior team
The 17-year-old from Newark, Del.

Anthony Fontana signs homegrown deal with Philadelphia Union

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17-year-old Newark, Delaware native becomes third player to travel pipeline from Academy to Steel to first team; will officially join first team on January 1, 2018

Anthony Fontana signed a first team contract with the Philadelphia Union on Monday, two days after making his debut in a friendly against Swansea City.

Stock rising/falling: Union 2-2 Swansea City

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It may have been a glorified training exercise, but that won't stop us from assessing player performances. Peter Andrews on who impressed and who didn't against the Swans.

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.

Steel profile: Anthony Fontana

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Is Newark Delaware's Anthony Fontana, a YSC Academy junior who practiced with the Philadelphia Union start-to-finish this preseason, their next home grown signing?

Player to Watch: Derrick Jones

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Mental quick study Derrick Jones may become the first product of the Union Academy and wholly-owned affiliate Bethlehem Steel FC to start for the Union as a complementary player to Haris Medunjanin and Alejandro Bedoya.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-1 Chicago Fire

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Michael de Leeuw scored the lone goal to drop the Union in a closed door scrimmage in Bradenton, Florida.

Brendan Burke on Bethlehem Steel lessons learned

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Bethlehem went from being a mid-table team getting hot in July to a 12-game season-ending winless streak. Head coach Brendan Burke talked to PSP to reflect on the season, the lessons learned from it, and how that could impact Bethlehem going forward.

The next wave of potential Union Academy breakthroughs

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Auston Trusty and Derrick Jones blazed the trail. Now PSP's Tim Jones takes a look at the wave of Philadelphia Union youth prospects bubbling up through the academy to Bethlehem Steel.

Blake named to Jamaica provisional Copa roster, McCarthy named to USL Team of the Week, more

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Jamaica names Andre Blake to Copa AMerica roster but doesn't say when camp starts. John McCarthy named to USL's Team of the Week. Fan vote for name of Union-DC Rivalry Week matchup. More.

Union bits, Sapong, locals with US YNTs, Detroit expansion, more

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Union bits. Sapong cleared of DUI charge and further national team talk. Detroit steps up as MLS expansion site. More news.

Union bits, Bethlehem bits, Academy bits, Pulisic, more bits

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Lots of news bits.

Big win over the Crew, Academy teams sweep, more news

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Recaps and reaction from the UNion's first-ever win in Columbus. Union Academy teams sweep Continental FC Delco. League results and more news.

Back to Clearwater, Union Academy wins final East Regional GA game, USWNT routs Puerto Rico, more

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Union back in Clearwater today. Union Academy bests Orlando on PKs in Generation adidas Cup lay. USWNT crushes Puerto Rico in 10-0 win. More news.

Alberg gets his P1 and other Union bits, Union Academy in GA Cup play, league news, USWNT tops Mexico, more

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Roland Alberg to rejoin UNion for second phase of Florida training after securing P1 visa. Win and loss for Union Academy in Generation adidas Cup play. Carli Lloyd scores winner over Mexico. More news.

Carroll back for 2016, international spots, striker depth, Marfan signs with Sounders, more news

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Carroll re-signs for 2016. International spots and striker depth. Former Union man Michael Farfan signs with Seattle. More news.

Pfeffer bids farewell, more from the draft, Curtin on Edu and Fabinho, more news

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Pfeffer thanks Union fans. Curtin on Edu and Fabinho. Four Union Academy players called up for US U-18 camp. Locals selected in NWSL draft. More news.

Losses in Toronto, salary info, USMNT tops Cuba, FIFA election date set, more

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Marquez and Wenger injured in Toronto loss. Union salary numbers. Reading United misses playoffs for first time since 2007. US to face Jamaica in GC semis. FIFA election in February. More.

Mbolhi & Blake call-ups, no Disney Classic in 2015, Academy news, playoffs kickoff, more

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National team call-ups for Mbolhi and Blake. How does Hall trade affect MacMath? No preseason Disney Classic in 2015? Union Academy news. Playoffs begin. More.

“Crappy”: Recaps & reaction to Union’s 5-goal loss, HCI & Reading win, OC draws, more news

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Reaction to Union's dismal 5-3 home loss. Harrisburg and Reading with decisive wins, OC come-from-behind draw. League results. More news

Reaction to Union loss in Seattle, City Islanders thumped at home, league results, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union's loss in Seattle. Union Academy results. City Islanders fall 4-0 at home. League standings. More news.

Recaps, reaction from RSL draw, Academy news, league results, more

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Reaction following Saturday's draw with Salt Lake. Union Academy U-17s begin Generation adidas Cup play. MLS results and standings. More news.

Reports & reaction to draw in Chicago and McInerney trade, league results, USWNT coach fired, more

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Reaction to draw in Chicago. More on McInerney trade. City Islanders open season with road draw. Tom Sermanni out as USWNT coach. more news.

Auston Trusty

Match report: Bethlehem 1 – 3 Louisville

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While the Steel lost to Louisville, they were not outclassed by the elite side from Kentucky.

Bethlehem Steel and the USL to MLS pipeline

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Bethlehem Steel FC has already developed an MLS quality player, with two more potentially on the way. But what should fans really make of the Union's USL setup?

News from Union training camp, BSFC schedule released, HCI’s new home, more

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Pontius eager for fresh start. Conceicao has good first day. Fernandes sharpest. BSFC home opener April 3. HCI has new home. More news.

The Rest

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-0 Temple

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Steel blanked Temple on the back of an Adam Najem goal. Fellow Union players Brian Carroll, Giliano Wijnaldum and Marcus Epps also featured.

U-16 team wins final game to finish third in DA playoffs

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The Union Under-16 Academy team beat Georgia United 2-0 on Saturday to take third place in the Development Academy playoffs.

The U-16 team ended their trip to California and their season on a high note with a 2-0 win over Georgia United in the third place game of the U.S. Development Academy Championship on Saturday.