C. J. Sapong

Philadelphia Union

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.

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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
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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.

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 [...]

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 3-1 Fire

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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.

Player Ratings: New York Red Bulls 0 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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The good, the bad, and the concerningly disinterested.

Should C.J. Sapong earn a USMNT callup?

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We lay out the case why MLS' leading American goalscorer should - and should not - expect a phone call from Bruce Arena.

C.J. Sapong, the man who leads the line for the Philadelphia Union, has posted a career season. The United States Men's National Team has struggled in 2017 - especially up top, and especially when it has needed a physical attacking presence alongside or in lieu of Jozy Altidore.

Match report: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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Goals by C.J. Sapong and Ethan Finlay canceled each other out as —with a little help from VAR — Philadelphia Union earned a 1-1 draw at Minnesota United.

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.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Atlanta United

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Tyrone Mears scored in stoppage time to earn Atlanta United a 2-2 draw in Philadelphia.

Player Ratings: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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Poor performances from several players overshadowed a few bright spots on the Union's final trip to Canada this season.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact

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Blerim Dzemaili scored twice and Ignacio Piatti added a PK as the Impact defeated the Union 3-0.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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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 and the postgame analysis and breakdown with Peter Andrews and Mike Servedio.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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The Union downed FC Dallas 3-1 behind two goals from C.J. Sapong and one from Ilsinho.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

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In desperate need of three points, the Union will face off against one of MLS' best: FC Dallas. PSP gets you ready for what's to come this Saturday.

Player of the week: C.J. Sapong

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After finally hitting double digits in goals, C.J. Sapong is PSP's player of the week. But who would you choose?

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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The same teams, playing the same game, lead to significantly different results.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew

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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 after and before the game, and the postgame analysis and breakdown with Peter Andrews and Greg Orlandini.

Player ratings: Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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With both sides playing poorly, the Union lost 2-1 in Montreal. This week's player ratings take a look at what went wrong for the boys in blue.

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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.

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

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.

Is Blake for sale? Sort of, but…

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Jim Curtin weighed in on Andre Blake's transfer prospects after the goalkeeper's impressive Gold Cup, as well as one prime prospective replacement.