After a busy week for Philadelphia Union in terms of personnel moves, PSP's Dan Walsh weighs in on the recent comings and goings.
Austin Berry talked with the PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch about his situation with Philadelphia Union and desire to find a new club.
The Union trimmed their roster today, releasing five including Aaron Wheeler
ThePhiladelphia Union have cut five players from their preseason roster, including two year veteranAaron Wheeler, 2015 draft pick Aaron Simmons, and trialists Aodhan Quinn, Petros Kanakoudis and Navid Nasseri. Philadelphia Union technical directorChris Albright said, "We want to thank Aaron (Wheeler) for his time with the club and we wish him the best as he continues his career.
Notes from Vitoria's introduction to the media. Berry joins Cosmos for trial. Report says City Islanders considering relocating. MLS and national team news. More.
Transcript of Steven Vitoria's comments to reporters during Wednesday's teleconference with additional comments from Jim Curtin and Chris Albright
The Union confirmed on Friday that Carlos Valdes has been loaned to Uruguayan club Nacional.
Union head to Clearwater. Are Union after French striker Andy Delort? Mbolhi and Algeria knocked out of Africa Cup. Player notes and other Union bits. More.
Albright confirms negotiations with unnamed South American club that wants Carlos Valdes. Training camp notes. On Albright and Curtin's Philly roots. MLS and national teams news. More.
Union announce return of club and league veteran trio for 2015.
Edu deal announced. Diskerud joins NYCFC. Reports of Altidore-Defoe swap. Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo dismissed. More.
Maurice Edu now belongs to Philadelphia Union.
Jim Curtin and Chris Albright discuss a number of topics ahead of Thursday's draft. Report names Union's opponents at preseason IMG Tournament. Is Mix-NYCFC deal signed? Turf it is at Women's World Cup. More.
Jim Curtin and Chris Albright discussed the possibility of moving up in the SuperDraft, the future of Maurice Edu, and reports that the Union are interested in Sacha Klejstan with the media on Monday. Here's a transcript.
Roundup of Expansion Draft-related news. MLS Cup Final has big increase in viewership. MLS open to participating in Copa MX. More news.
A roundup of Monday's trade and protected lists news from the Union and around the league. US Soccer announces new development initiative. More.
Transcript of Union technical director Chris Albright's teleconference with reporters on Monday's roster moves.
Jim Curtin says team has "a clear agenda" of offseason targets. Union passes on Dispersal Draft. Expansion Draft rules released. More.
The Union need to make some staff hires. Hiring one or two new coaches and a general manager will pay for itself in wins. PSP explains in the latest piece on the team's offseason issues.
Transcript of Jim Curtin's candid comments to reporters after Friday's press conference announcing him as head coach.
Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz not bothered by fan criticism "because those fans that are saying that are completely wrong." USWNT romps past Haiti to World Cup qualifiers semi. More.
Kevin Kinkead reviews a laundry list of issues facing the Union in the offseason.
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By RYAN TOLMICH
Ray Gaddis has earned a big reward for three seasonsof strong performances.
The Philadelphia Union announced Wednesday that the club had inked the 24-year-old defender to a new multi-year contract that will keep Gaddis with the team through 2016.
Union top Harrisburg in annual friendly. Sakiewicz considering changes to structure of Union technical staff. Shipley School first in US to ban headers for middle school players. More.
Le Toux named to Team of the Week, Wenger with honorable mentions and up for Goal of the Week. More Union bits, more news.
MacMath not surprised by M'Bolhi signing. Abbott says pro/rel never going to happen in MLS. US loses to Germany in WOmen's U-20 World Cup opener. More.
Union will host US Open Cup final if they defeat Dallas in semi. Valdes returns. MacMath on M'Bolhi signing. US begins play in Women's U-20 World Cup tonight. More.
John Hackworth feels very good about latest draft picks, expects good positional competition. Is a Valdes deal finally near? League news. A message from Manchester police. More.
Lots of local connections and other names of interest on Re-Entry Draft list. Jimmy Nielsen announces his retirement. Looks like USOC games will take place during the World Cup break. More news.
Casey says being healthy all season was awesome. Locals in NSCAA all-region women's teams. League and World Cup draw news. More.
PSP looks at the 2013 efforts of the Philadelphia Union players who didn't get major minutes this season but spent most of the year with the Union: Aaron Wheeler, Chris Albright, Mike Lahoud, Leo Gonzales, Roger Torres, Oka Nikolov, and Gilberto Souza.
Editors Note: When I was a young man, that Albright kid from Juaniata (pronounced: june-e-at-ah) was spoken of in hushed and reverent tones.by those "in the know". He wasn't some rich kid from the suburbs claiming Philadelphia as home. He lived in the shadow of the Market Frankford Line, "the El" as we called it.
The off-season has begun for Philadelphia Union. PSP's Dan Walsh looks at the major issues facing the Union this off-season, assesses the team's needs, and evaluates which players will likely stay or depart.
Parke says it's all or nothing for the Union. Okugo says team plays to the fullest with back against the wall. Carroll on not being able to play because of suspension. Previews. More.
Comments in his recent interview probably ensure he won't be playing in Philadelphia - or Major League Soccer - anytime soon.
Major League Soccer is a small community.
Players, coaches, owners all know one another. Some have spent time together working for an organization, others strike up friendships during their careers.
Who exactly is the Union's new interim head coach. We did a little research to find out
Jim Curtin is a 34 year old Oreland, PA native who played youth soccer in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, even catching a few matches with Chris Albright. Curtin played at Villanova with distinction, was drafted by the Chicago Fire in 2001 and the big (6'4") defender plied his trade in MLS for the next 10 years, lifting the US Open Cup in 2003 and 2006.
PSP's Chris Luczkowiak gets you up to date on where local players landed during the offseason and how they did over the MLS season's opening weekend.
Zac and Mac on where the Union fell short. Local college and youth players coming up big. Playoff news. More news.
Union Technical Director Chris Albright joins Greg and Eli to talk about Monday's moves. Then, Kevin Kinkead stops by to talk Okugo, Sapong, and Expansion Draft.
Union bits. Why Pedro Ribeiro has been playing centerback with Harrisburg. More news.