C. J. Sapong

Philadelphia Union

Two Union problems, or why real soccer is not a video game

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Right now, the Union seem defined by their attackers' lack of movement off the ball and the youth of their back line.

Player ratings: FC Dallas 2-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union had their worst display of the season so far. How low can the player ratings go?

Match preview: FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union

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As the Union head to Texas to face FC Dallas, Nick Fishman takes a look at what to expect Saturday evening in Frisco. Is this the week Philly rights the ship?

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City

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Spoiler alert: NOT GOOD!

In Pictures: Union 0- Orlando City 2

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Pretty pictures from an ugly loss.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News roundup: Sapong signs contract, Open Cup dates, Vancouver/Chicago out from World Cup

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Plus notes from Curtin's press conference, Bethlehem Steel sign Union youth player, does MLS promote flashier clubs, and more.

Players of the Week: Auston Trusty and Anthony Fontana

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Philadelphia Union's academy is ready to pay off finally after a dream first outing for the Union rookies.

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.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

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What to expect when the Revs come to Talen Energy Stadium for the first game of the 2018 season.

News Roundup: preseason results, Sané to Orlando, and LinkedIn

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Plus a Union Academy hire, cold weather, and chaos in Portugal

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 1-2 D.C. United

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The Union fell 2-1 to D.C. United in the opener of the Suncoast Invitational, but the individual battles for positions were just as important as the result.

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?

David Accam is a very strong start to the offseason

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David Accam instantly becomes one of the most talented players in Union history. What does his acquisition mean for the team on the field, the rest of the offseason, and the club's future plans.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/8/18

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New week, new links.

Philadelphia Union News

Report: USMNT assistant Pat Noonan ‘on the verge' of joining the Union coaching staff Noonan was an assistant under Bruce Arena with LA Galaxy and with the USMNT.

C.J. Sapong headed to U.S. national team January camp; Union set to hire two assistant coaches
After a successful performance for the U.

Goodbye to you, 2017

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As some of our readers might say, it's been a long season, but maybe this year (2018) will be better than the last. PSP's Dan Walsh hopes so, and he takes stock of the year that was and the year that will be.

PSP Men’s Player of the Year: C.J. Sapong

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C.J. Sapong had a career year. What better way to celebrate it than to name him our Men's Player of the Year.

Player Ratings: Happy Holidays from the Philadelphia Union

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

The continuing conundrum of C.J. Sapong

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C.J. Sapong had a career year and moved into first place for the Union's all-time season goals record. Yet somehow his position next year doesn't feel secure.

The pleasant surprises

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Amidst a lost season, the Union had three pleasant surprises you can memorably tuck away for safe keeping.

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.

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.

News roundup: Union break records (good & bad), MLS playoff field set, more

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The Union's record-setting day, final numbers on the Union's season, MLS playoff field set, tons of news from Atlanta-Toronto, more news.

PSP Union postgame show

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Jim Curtin addresses questions about job security, Brian Carroll on his final MLS game, C.J. Sapong on breaking the Union scoring record, a postgame wrap-up from PSP's Ryan Rose and Nick Fishman, and more.

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

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.

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.

Player of the week: Chris Pontius

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Our "player of the week" is the man who scored his first two goals of the season, helping the Union extinguish the Fire.

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.

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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?

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids

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Borek Dockal looks to take his game up a notch as the Union travel to Colorado for their first road match of the season.

News Roundup: Union men on national team duty, the Crew Seek investors in Ohio, and a rough weekend for women’s soccer

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Also pre-season starts, the Fire plan a trip to Bavaria, and silly season gets down to business.

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 [...]

The Rest

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.