Brandon Vincent

Philadelphia Union

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.

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.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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Game Info

  • Date: September 23, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 6 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, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Warren Creavalle, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, C.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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As the season winds down, the Union face a battered but talented Chicago Fire. Learn all you need to know with Nick Fishman's match preview.

Fire v Union match preview

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What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union

Performing to expectations. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated conference bottom dwellers DC United 3-0 at Toyota Park. A frustrating opening twenty minutes quickly turned into a dominating performance by the home side.

Why Keegan Rosenberry should win Rookie of the Year

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The Philadelphia Union right back was the best rookie in MLS this year. So why is Jordan Morris the favorite to win?

Less than a year ago I sat at the SuperDraft in the media pit watching the madness unfold. The Chicago Fire had just picked Jack Harrison, only to trade him to New York City FC for the fourth pick in the draft.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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This escalated quickly.

UNION GAME #16
VS
Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
7:00 PM ET
TCN - Marc Zumoff and Peter Pappas
Online Streaming: MLS Live
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town
Starting XI
Fabian Herbers Forward Kennedy Igboananike, David Accam

Chris Pontius, Roland Alberg, Ilsinho

Brian Carroll, Tranquillo Barnetta

Midfield Michael Stephens, Razvan Cocis, Khaly Thiam
Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Ken Tribbett, Keegan Rosenberry Defense Brandon Vincent, Johan Kappelhof, Jonathan Campbell, Eric Gehrig, Michael Harrington
Andre Blake Goalkeeper Sean Johnson
John McCarthy, Ray Gaddis, Josh Yaro, Warren Creavalle, Leo Fernandes, Walter Restrepo, Sebastien Le Toux Bench Matt Lampson, Joao Meira, Rodrigo Ramos, Nick LaBrocca, John Goossens, Drew Conner, Alex Morrell
Numbers of Note
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If the 2016 SuperDraft is a race, the Union are winning

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Six months removed from the draft, the Union have made the most out of their draft picks.

It's been nearly six months since the Philadelphia Union staff chose six names in the 2016 SuperDraft and so far the haul they brought in has been a smashing success.

To date, three of the six Union draft picks have logged more first team minutes than any combination of draft picks on every other MLS team.

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.

Orientation time: A letter to future Union draftees

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PSP's Dan Walsh got hold of top secret Union orientation documents for new draft picks. He shares his copy here.

Lahoud for Restrepo, notes from Curtin and Stewart teleconference, Lloyd the best, more

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SI's Brian Strauss reports Lahoud on loan to Cosmos as part of Restrepo deal. Curtin and Stewart on Union's draft plans. Carli Lloyd named FIFA Women's World Player of the Year. More.

News from the Combine and other Union bits, Lloyd named USWNT co-captain, more news

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News of players linked to the Union ahead of Thursday's SuperDraft and more Union bits. Carli Lloyd named co-captain of USWNT. More news.

Union schedule, Restrepo report, no USOC for BSFC, WCU USOC date, more news

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Reaction to the 2016 schedule. Another report says Walter Restrepo signing with the Union. No US Open Cup for Bethlehem. West Chester United's third round USOC date announced. more.

Union bits, more news

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Is it March yet?

Union bits and other news

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The slow news week continues.

Chicago Fire

Fire v Sporting Kansas City match preview

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What Are They All About? Sporting KC

Learning from mistakes. This past weekend the Chicago Fire traveled to New York to take on NYCFC in a second versus third Eastern Conference clash. Despite being up a man for nearly eighty minutes of the match, the Fire lost 2-1 at Yankee Stadium.

Nine-Man Orlando Keep Fire in Check

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The Chicago Fire had a superb opportunity to grab three very valuable away points on Sunday night, but failed to find a way to break down a closely packed Orlando City defense and had to settle for a share of the spoils after a 0:0 draw. The home side went down to ten men when Rafael Ramos was sent off in the 26th minute after a clash with Brandon Vincent.

Nikolic scores twice in Chicago Fire shutout Colorado

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Chicago (AFP) – MLS scoring leader Nemanja Nikolic scored twice as the Chicago Fire routed the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Wednesday at Toyota Stadium.

Midfielder David Accam also scored for the Fire who improved to 5-3-3 and have outscored their two opponents 7-1 in the last four days.

Fire Get the Job Done in Home Opener vs RSL

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The Chicago Fire won't win awards for stylish soccer after their first two matches of the 2017 campaign, but there are plenty of indications that they are on the right path. Their 2:0 win on Saturday over Real Salt Lake at Toyota Park was built on pragmatism, hard work, and taking advantage of opportunity.

Fire Notebook: Vincent, Polster react to U.S. U-23 call, Accam rests and more

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Before Saturday's match, two of the Chicago Fire's young starters wereannounced as part of the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team's 23-man roster for itsupcoming Olympic qualifying playoff.

Second-year midfielder Matt Polster androokie defender Brandon Vincent will leave on Sunday to join the U.

New-look defense developing for Fire with season's first shutout

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. –For as much as the Chicago Fire struggled to get traction going forward in a scoreless home draw against the Columbus Crew on Saturday, head coach Veljko Paunović was pleased with what he saw from his defense.

Near the end of his post-match press conference, talking about his team's growth through three games, his voice intensified.

Michael de Leeuw

Fire Hang On For Massive Road Win

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There are times in a soccer match when scoring a goal can destroy the motivation for an opponent to mount a comeback. The New England Revolution were that team on Saturday shortly after Luis Solignac put the visiting Fire 2:0 up in the 61st minute. It was the kind of authoritative strike that resulted in the Revs looking like they were ready to pack it in.

Fire and Crew Share the Points in Opening Game Tug-of-War

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Both the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew come into 2017 looking to turn a page and forget about their respective dismal 2016 campaigns. They squared off on Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium in the season opener on a chilly afternoon and battled to a 1:1 draw. Based on the soccer on display it's unlikely that either side learned much about whether 2017 will bring more joy than 2016 did, but both teams have a lot of work ahead if they want to be competitive.

Revolution 1, Fire 2: Playoff hopes dim as the Revs lose to the Fire

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The Revs lose to the Chicago Fire, who are last in the East.

The New England Revolution's quest to earn a playoff spot became much more difficult on Sunday, as the team lost 2-1 to the Chicago Fire.

Chicago grabbed the game's opening goal after just nine minutes. Brandon Vincent was the catalyst, as he combined with David Accam before hitting a cross from the left flank.

Fire Eradicates Revs Playoff Hopes

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The New England Revolution needed a win and some help on Sunday to keep a realistic hope of a playoff spot alive. The Revolution got the help they needed from other results, but couldn't take care of business themselves, falling 2-1 to the last place Chicago Fire at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

Three questions with Hot Time In Old Town

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We spoke with Jeff Englehardt of Hot Time In Old Town, SB Nation's Chicago Fire blog, about the upcoming match between the Fire and the Union.

Locria Nyla, Brotherly Game reader) Do you think Nelson Rodriguez and Veljko Paunovic are doing a good job of rebuilding?

United States Men's National Team

Brandon Vincent hoping to fulfill Olympic dream after surprise USMNT call-up

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. Brandon Vincent was getting on a plane to the MLS Combine with Stanford teammate Eric Verso on Wednesday when the roster for the U.S. Men's National Team's annual winter camp came out. Unsurprisingly, neither Vincent or Verso were on the squad, but they still joked about missing their chance to play in this summer's Olympics.

Vincent, Bingham among quartet called into USMNT

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Due to player injuries, U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has had to make a few changes to his January camp roster.

On Friday, U.S. Soccer announced that Stanford fullback Brandon Vincent, as well as San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham, D.

Union schedule to be announced today, Restrepo, locals in NWSL draft, more news

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2016 schedule to be announced today. Walter Restrepo to the Union? Sak's new job. Locals in NWSL college draft. More news.

The Rest

Fire 2 Timbers 2 - recap and ratings

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Without Dax McCarty and Bastian Schweinsteiger, the Fire didn't enjoy the possession and midfield control that they've exerted over the last two months but they still managed to come away with a hard-earned point in a difficult place to play. The Portland Timbers were able to get more looks on goal and found more space in the middle of the pitch without the Fire's first choice central pairing available, and yet Chicago was still able to head into the final twenty minutes of the match with a lead.

Restrepo in-Lahoud loaned out, pre-draft news, Nowak, more

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Restrepo deal announced, Lahoud loaned to Cosmos. Roster and draft news. Nowak named head coach of Lechia Gdansk after judge upholds arbitrator's decision against him in Union case. More news.

SBI Spotlight: Vincent eager to showcase abilities in MLS Combine

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The 2016 MLS Combine is finally here, and while you would expect some players to be nervous, former Stanford captain Brandon Vincent is anything but.

The left back is fresh off leading his team to an NCAA College Cup championship. Expectations are high for both what he'll do on the field and how high he'll go in the upcoming draft,but even if he's nervous, he doesn'tshow it.