Chris Pontius

Philadelphia Union

Union out of USOC, Curtin ESPN’s midseason coach of the year, Steel-City Islanders today, more

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Union fall on PKs to Revs in US Open Cup quarterfinal. Curtin picks up ESPN award. Albright on summer acquisitions. Bethlehem hosts City ISlanders. More.

Union-NE USOC quarterfinal tonight, Pappas fired after guilty plea, Reading and OC advance in PDL playoffs, more

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Union look to reach USOC semis for fourth time in five years. Pappas fired after guilty plea for fraud. Reading and Ocean City advance to PDL Eastern Conference semis. More news.

Union notes, Keegan card, Trusty gets US U-20 callup, Reading and OC in PDL playoff games tonight, more

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News and such. Lots of it.

Postgame video and transcript: Union 2-2 NYRB

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Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Comments from CJ Sapong, Fabian Herbers, Keegan Rosenberry, and Chris Pontius. More.

Match report: Union 2-2 New York Red Bulls

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Two second half goals in two minutes from CJ Sapong and Chris Pontius earned Philadelphia Union a 2-2 draw against New York Red Bulls in front of a buzzing crowd in Chester, PA.

PSP talks to Union winger Chris Pontius

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Chris Pontius talks to PSP about his roles on the pitch and in the Union locker room this season.

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 3-0 DC

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Video and transcript of Jim curtin's postgame press conference. Remarks from Andre Blake, Chris Pontius, CJ Sapong, and Keegan Rosenberry. More.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Steel falls short, Reading thumps, Union U-18s in USSDA quarterfinals today, more

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Highlights from Curtin's weekly press conference. Bethlehem ends road series with loss in Toronto. Reading thumps Evergreen FC 7-1. Union U-18s face PDA in USSDA playoffs quarterfinal. More.

US Open Cup postgame: Union 2-1 NYRB

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Mike and Kevin's postgame wrap. Transcript and video of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference and remarks from Chris Pontius, Andre Blake, and Warren Creavalle. More.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 New York Red Bulls

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Chris Pontius scored twice and the Union came from a goal behind to defeat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 in U.S. Open Cup play.

Alberg! Union top Fire, Academy teams getting results at USSDA playoffs, US to face Colombia, more

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Alberg leads Union to victory over Fire. Academy teams earn win, draw in USSDA playoffs. Reading falls to LVU. US _Colombis in Copa America Third Place Game. More.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 4-3 Chicago

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Mike and Matthew's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Postgame comments from Roland Alberg, Tranquillo Barnetta, Keegan Rosenberry, and Chris Pontius. More.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 4-3 Chicago Fire

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Roland Alberg scored the Union's second ever hat trick as Philadelphia defeated Chicago 4-3.

Union bits, US crushes Costa Rica, more news

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Union bits and bobs. US roars back from defeat to Colombia with 4-0 thrashing of Costa Rica. Gulati says no talks over US becoming permanent host to Copa America. More news.

Union bits, must win for the US, more news

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Union news. US in must-win game against Costa Rica tonight. Copa America to be staged in US henceforth? More news.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Chris Pontius

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While Ola Kamara keepsscoring for Columbus Crew SC, Chris Pontius continues to impress in his first season with the Philadelphia Union.

The 29-year-old netted his fifth goal of the season, helping the Union defeat the Crew 3-2 at Talon Energy Stadium.

Pontius, Rosenberry, Nogueira, and Barnetta honored, US disappoints in Copa opener, more

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Accolades rolling in for Union. Can US bounce back from Copa opener loss? Judge rules USWNT cannot strike. More.

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 3-2 Crew

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Mike and Greg's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Remarks from Fabian Herbers, Matt Jones, Chris Pontius, Keegan Rosenberry, and more.

Union in Colorado, All-Star Ballot time, West Chester at National Amateur Championship, US hosts Bolivia

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Union news ahead of Saturday's game against the Rapids. West Chester going for National Amateur title. US hosts Bolivia on Saturday. More news.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 1-0 DC United

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Mike and Greg's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Remarks from Riche Marquez, Keegan Rosenberry, Andre Blake, and Chris Pontius.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-0 D.C. United

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Richie Marquez opened his MLS account in extra time to lead Philadelphia Union to a 1-0 win and the top of the Eastern Conference.

Separation from mediocrity, USOC, salary numbers, more

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Previews of tonight's home game against DC. Union host in USOC fourth round. Latest MLS players' salary numbers released. US faces Puerto Rico on Sunday. More.

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union staff and reader predictions

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Et tu, Party Boy?

On the back of one rivalry win, D.C. United look to grab another one on another Friday—this time against the Philadelphia Union on the road. Will DCU get three more sweet points, or is it not to be?

Well, we're not sure.

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It's our first time up to Philly and our first time facing off against Chris Pontius since he moved to the Union in the off-season.

West Chester and Reading out of USOC, Crystal Palace friendly, notes from Curtin’s presser, more

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West Chester United and Reading knocked out of US Open Cup. Union to host Crystal Palace again. Noes from Curtin's press conference and more Union news.

Philadelphia Union game just a 'friendly rivalry' to Ben Olsen

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Friday's match is the first time D.C. United will face off against Chris Pontius, the most recent mover between United and the Philadelphia Union

Over the past couple of weeks, ahead of Major League Soccer's Heineken Rivalry Week, there has been plenty of push back from fans of both D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union, as the league seems hell-bent on creating a rivalry between the two teams.

The Union are a good team. Can they improve?

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A year ago, you would have given up Philadelphia Union for dead if they gave up a third minute goal on the road. Not anymore. This is a good team. Can they get even better?

Postgame video and quotes: Union 2-2 Galaxy

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Mike and Kevin's postgame wrap. Transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Comments from Keegan Rosenberry, Chris Pontius, Vincent Nogueira,and CJ Sapong. More.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Los Angeles Galaxy

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Keegan Rosenberry scored his first MLS goal as the Union came from behind to rescue a point, drawing LA Galaxy 2-2.

Union bits, doubleheader, National Soccer Hall of Fame groundbreaking today, more

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News and such.

Blake named to Jamaica provisional Copa roster, McCarthy named to USL Team of the Week, more

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Jamaica names Andre Blake to Copa AMerica roster but doesn't say when camp starts. John McCarthy named to USL's Team of the Week. Fan vote for name of Union-DC Rivalry Week matchup. More.

Power rankings and more Union bits, Leicester Premier League champs, more

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Got news if you want some.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 1-1 Earthquakes

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Mike and Matthew's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Comments from Chris Pontius, Josh Yaro, and Richie Marquez.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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Philadelphia Union went up a man but gave up a late goal as they split the points with San Jose Earthquakes Saturday in Chester, PA.

Earthquakes score late to steal point from Union

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A late goal from Simon Dawkins tarnishes the Union's perfect home record.

The ten-man San Jose Earthquakes rallied to steal a point from the Philadelphia Union, who had been perfect at home up to that point. Simon Dawkins's late goal equalled out Chris Pontius's first-half strike.

The Union got their goal off a 30th-minute corner kick.

Michel Platini

Copa Philly, Union bits, Union Academy learns playoff foes, more news

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Copa America play at the Linc begins tonight with Uruguay-Venezuela. Union bits and bobs. Union Academy U-15/16s and U-17/18s learn their US Soccer Development Academy playoffs group stage foes. More.

Union bits, BSFC and Hburg draw, Academy teams victorious, league results, Platini ban upheld, more

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No Union game over the weekend but there's plenty of news.

Tranquillo Barnetta

Monday Morning Game Changers: Aftershocks

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What were the moments in the game that had a ripple effect on the rest of the match?

Pontius' goal was really a team effort. While Chris Pontius will be on the scoresheet, it was Josh Yaro, Warren Creavalle, and Ray Gaddis whose hard work started the entire thing. San Jose was driving down the Union's right flank, and Josh Yaro did well to challenge a pass to Simon Dawkins.

Player rating results: NYCFC at Philadelphia Union April 23rd, 2016

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The results of this week's fan vote are in, and we have our first repeat winner who is not named Andre Blake.

The fans chose CJ Sapong as this week's MVP for his work on the second Union goal and overall work up top against NYCFC. In a very tight race, however, Chris Pontius took the overall rating when compiling the four scores out there on the superweb.

The Rest

Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/7/16

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Happy Saturday everyone. Unfortunately no Union game this weekend, so hopefully these links will be enough to fill the void.

Philadelphia Union News

Pontius Enjoying First Season With Union
CBS Philadelphia has a profile on Chris Pontius and gets into his hot start to the season.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/3/16

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Back from vacation, the Daily Links have returned.

Philadelphia Union News

LA Galaxy draw Sporting Kansas City 1-1
As we usually do after the weekend comes to a close, we look ahead to the Union's next opponent, who will be the Los Angeles Galaxy. Remember, the Union will be off this weekend as their next game will be next Wednesday, May 11th.