Chris Pontius

Philadelphia Union

Union questions: Who will score the goals?

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Who will score the goals for a Union side seeking an offensive identity?

Philadelphia Union 1, Tampa Bay Rowdies 0: Recap and player ratings

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A Derrick Jones goal was enough to give the Union a 1-0 win at Al Lang Stadium.

By preseason standards, it was a great game. The players all looked pretty fit, the Union scored a goal, and no one got hurt as the Philadelphia Union downed the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0.

After a rather uneventful first half, Derrick Jones got sprung on a great pass from Chris Pontius and faked out the goalkeeper to give the Union a goal in the 73rd minute.

The Union are a veteran team built to win now

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PSP's Dan Walsh looks at how Earnie Stewart quickly turned a young team with a smattering of veterans into a veteran team with a smattering of youth.

More Union preseason dates, Bedoya and Pontius in USA-Serbia draw, Bradley on Trump travel ban, more

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Union bits. How did Bedoya and Pontius do in the USMNT's scoreless draw with Serbia? Bradley "sad and embarrassed" by Trump travel ban. More news.

Blake and Burke called up, Union bits, league news, Bedoya talks USMNT, more

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Union's Blake, Steel's Burke, called up by Jamaica. Bedoya on what's changed under Arena at USMNT. More.

Have Union acquired Adam Najem? Preseason begins today, Le Toux to DC, league news, more

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Have Union acquired rights to Akron playmaker Adam Najem from NYRB? Union preseason begins today. Has Le Toux signed with DC? Details for second Philly Unity Cup. More.

Union bits, league news, more

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Got news if you want some.

2017 schedule, SuperDraft today, league news, more

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Union schedule out. SuperDraft won't be as exciting as last year for Philly. League news. More.

USL and NASL both D2 for now, Union bits, more news

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USL and NASL to share Division 2 status in 2017. Union bits. League news. More.

Bedoya, Pontius, and Rosenberry get USMNT callups

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Union trio called in USMNT January camp.

Union links, league news, more

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Could Union players face off in February's USA-Jamaica friendly? More Union notes. League news. More.

News and notes for a new year

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Newsy news links and such like.

Union bits, league news, Bradley fired, more news

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Union bits and bobs. Latest MLS signings. Bob Bradley out at Swansea. More news.

Linc to host 2017 Gold Cup knockout game, Union bits, more

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News? Yes.

Arena says Pontius and Rosenberry to get January call up, more news

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Bruce Arena says Pontius and Rosenberry will be invited to USMNT's January camp. Seven Reading alums invited to MLS combine. League news. More.

Jones and Trusty get US U-20 call up, MLS Cup final on Saturday, league news, more

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US U-20 call ups for Derrick Jones and Auston Trusty and other Union bits. MLS Cup final on Saturday. Garber quotes. NASL update. Blatter feels disrespected. More.

Fans vote Blake Union’s Player of the Year, Academy teams undefeated over the weekend, more

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Blake wins fan vote for Player of the Year. Academy teams undefeated in last games before USSDA winter break. LLoyd says USWNT should be paid more than USMNT. More news.

Blake named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, more news

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Blake wins MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. More Union bits. Area teams eliminated from NCAA tournament. Stadium plan for St. Louis MLS expansion bid. US Soccer considering Klinsmann replacements since late in 2015. More news.

Union Player of the Year voting, Alan Gordon replaces Jordan Morris on USMNT: Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/9/16

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Post-Election Hump Day links.

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Player of the Year presented by Independence Blue Cross
Union have opened up voting on their Player of the Year, let them know what you think.

Chris Pontius, more than a comeback
He set new career highs in games played, games started, minutes played, assists, shots on goal, and tied a career high for goals in a season; but don't call Chris Pontius' 2016 campaign a comeback – it's a little more than that.

Andre Blake, Keegan Rosenberry, and Chris Pontius shortlisted for MLS awards

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Three Philadelphia Union players could bring home four league awards.

Major League Soccer released the shortlist for awards earlier today, and three Philadelphia Union players were among the final three candidates for some big awards.

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Match report: Toronto FC 3-1 Philadelphia Union

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Sebastian Giovinco, Jonathan Osorio, and Jozy Altidore were all on target as Toronto FC dispatched the Union in the first round of the MLS Playoffs.

“This is the show now”: Union-TFC playoff previews, more news

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Knockout game in Toronto tonight. Barnetta and Bedoya up for Goal of the Year. USL gains two NASL teams. More news.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, BSFC open tryout, more news

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Curtin on finding a spark, injuries and resting players. Other Union news. Bethlehem Steel announces open tryout. Mini pitch opens in North Philly. More news.

Union news and notes, more

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Newsie news bits.

Thanks, Chicago! More news.

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Union disappoint in loss to Orlando even if all but assured of playoff spot. Union Academy results. League wrap. More news.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City SC

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The Union turned in one of their worst home performances of the season, losing 2-0 to Orlando with a chance to clinch a playoff spot on the line.

Player ratings & analysis: NYRB 3-2 Union

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The Union didn't dominate the opening 15 minutes, NY just had the wrong approach. Philly was in control for a bit after going ahead, but Josh Yaro's injury gave the home side a chance to regroup and dominate.

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Picault signed, Bedoya/Pontius vs Blake in USA-JAM friendly tonight, league news, more

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Union add a speedy winger. Union teammates face off in tonight's USA-Jamaica friendly. League news. For and against Trump travel ban. A thank you.

Rosenberry cut from United States roster ahead of Serbia friendly

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Philadelphia's Keegan Rosenberry one of five players trimmed from Bruce Arena's roster

Keegan Rosenberry won't get a chance to earn his first cap with the United States National Team this weekend after all.

The second-year defender and first-time camp invitee was one of five players released back to their clubs ahead of Sunday's friendly against Serbia in San Diego.

Arena named USMNT manager, Montreal and Seattle win Conference final first leg games, more

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Arena named USMNT head coach. Montreal and Seattle win conference final first legs but Toronto and Colorado score vital road goals. More news.

Keegan Rosenberry

What Medunjanin will bring and other Union bits, league news, more

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Insight into new signing Haris Medunjanin and other Union news. SoB election results. Steel open preseason training. League news. more.

Union signing and national team call ups, league news, sanctioning vote today, more

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Union sign Dutch left back Giliano Wijnaldum. Bedoya, Pontius, Rosenberry called up by USMNT. Division 2 sanctioning vote expected today. More.

Union bits, roster moves from across the league, more news

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Some news you may have missed while spending time with family and friends on Thanksgiving.

Pontius named MLS Comeback Player of the Year, Blake named PST’s Goalkeeper of the Year, more

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More end-of-season awards for the Union. Villanova, Delaware, and Rider begin NCAA championship tournament play tonight. More Klinsmann talk.

Union bits, more news

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Pontius on having a healthy season. Fan vote open for Union Player of the Year.

Rosenberry, Blake, and Pontius up for year-end awards, more news

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Tri of Union players up for total of four end-of-season awards. Academy's Rayshaun McGann called up by US U-17s along with former Academy GK C.J. Joaquim Dos Santos. More news.

Serbia

Chris Pontius makes USMNT debut against Serbia

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Pontius subbed in for Union teammate Alejandro Bedoya in a scoreless draw with Serbia in San Diego

Chris Pontius was inches away from glory in his international debut Sunday against Serbia in an international friendly that ended in a scoreless draw at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium.

Pontius, who checked into the game in the 65th minute for teammate Alejandro Bedoya, pounced on a loose ball in the box in the 90th minute and fired a left-footed shot that beat the keeper but just missed the inside of the far post.

Arena names 23-man squad for Serbia, Jamaica friendlies

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Bruce Arena has confirmed the 23-man squad that will compete for selection in his first game back as U.S. Men's National Team manager.

The former LA Galaxy boss kept many of the regular starters like Michael Bradley, Alejando Bedoya, Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris in the squad, but he also opened the door for some MLS-based players to make an impact on the pitch after an impressive two-week training stint in California.

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Pontius wins Comeback Player of the Year, Opara re-signs with SKC: Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/17/16

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Philadelphia Union News

Chris Pontius wins MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award
No one else really deserved it to be honest.

Andre Blake wins Goal's Goalkeeper of the Year award
Goal.com named Andre Blake as their MLS Goalkeep of the Year.