Chris Pontius

Philadelphia Union

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.

Monday Morning Game Changers: Giving the Blues the blues

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The Philadelphia Union did all of the right things - and had a bit of luck - in their win over New York City FC.

1.) Over before it started? New York City FC's starting eleven was missing some of its marquee players. David Villa started, as did Kwadwo Poku, however Mix Diskerud was on the bench - which is more than could be said for either Frank Lampard or Andrea Pirlo.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 8

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Week 8 in MLS had it all. Controversial calls, impressive goals, blowout wins and disappointing performances. Here's a look at all nine match stories and follow-up features from over the weekend on SBI:

Yet another controversial call has Orlando City SC frustrated, as the Lions fell to the New York Red Bulls, 3-2, on Sunday.

Back on Top: Union defeat NYCFC 2-0

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With the win over NYCFC, the Union are first in the Eastern Conference once again.

The Philadelphia Union had little trouble in defeating their neighbors to the north on Saturday, as they coasted to a 2-0 victory. The win sees the Union rise to the top of the Eastern Conference.

The Union took the lead 26 minutes into the game, when Chris Pontius finished off a cross from Tranquillo Barnetta.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 New York City FC

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C.J. Sapong and Chris Pontius were both on target as Philadelphia Union went back to the top of the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 win over New York City FC.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. New York City FC

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Following a loss last week at Seattle, the Philadelphia Union hope to come home and get a win critical win against New York City FC.

UNION GAME #7
VS
Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
Saturday, April 23, 2016
4:00 PM
6ABC - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Online Streaming: MLS LIVE
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: Hudson River Blue
Starting XI
CJ Sapong Forward Stiven Mendoza, David Villa, Khiry Shelton
Sebastien Le Toux, Tranquillo Barnetta, Chris Pontius, Brian Carroll, Vincent Nogueira Midfield Kwadwo Poku, Federico Bravo, Mikey Lopez
Keegan Rosenberry, Josh Yaro, Richie Marquez, Fabinho Defense Ronald Matarrita, Jason Hernandez, Frederic Brilliant, Andoni Iraola
Andre Blake Goalkeeper Josh Saunders
Matt Jones, Ray Gaddis, Anderson Conceicao, Ilsinho, Warren Creavalle, Leo Fernandes, Fabian Herbers Bench Eirik Johansen, RJ Allen, Diego Martinez, Mix Diskerud, Thomas McNamara, Tony Taylor, Patrick Mullins
Numbers of Note
4 - Teams in MLS, including the Philadelphia Union, yet to end a match in a draw this year
106 - Shots attempted by New York City, 3rd most in MLS
45 - Shots on target from New York City, 3rd most in MLS
Game Officials
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivera
Assistant: Brian Dunn
Assistant: Jose Da Silva
Fourth: Mathieu Bourdeau

Have we seen the last of the cross happy Union?

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The Union aren't sending crosses into the box as often this year. Is that a secret to their success?

This past offseason the Philadelphia Union departed with a trio of offensive-minded players and replaced them with a trio of midfielders that would better hold possession in the midfield. They traded their creative wizard and assist leader Cristian Maidana and let forwards Fernando Aristeguieta and Conor Casey walk.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, midweek results, Olympic draw, new rules, more

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News, and lots of it.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 Orlando City SC

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Tranquillo Barnetta's phenomenal 90th minute free kick decided the match as Philadelphia Union took over first place with a 2-1 win over Orlando City SC.

Postgame quotes: Fire 1-0 Union

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Postgame quotes from Jim Curtin, Warren Creavalle, and Chris Pontius following the loss in Chicago.

Match Report: Chicago Fire 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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Kennedy Igboananike scored the game's only goal as the Fire knocked off the 10-man Union, 1-0.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Matchday 3

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You know you're off to a good start when the ugly is the hardest part of the format

Welcome back to the 2016 version of the good the bad and the ugly for the Philadelphia Union. This isn't how we thought this was going to turn out but we won't complain about finally getting results. Let's dive in shall we?

Player rating results: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union March 20, 2016

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The fan votes for the Philadelphia Union's 3-0 drubbing of the New England Revolution are in!

CJ Sapong stole the hearts of the Union faithful this week as fans voted him this week's top player. His brace was the highlight of an impressive overall performance against the New England Revolution.

Postgame video and transcript: Union 3-0 Revolution

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Video of MIke and Greg's postgame wrap. Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, CJ Sapong, Andre Blake, Chris Pontius, Roland Alberg, and more.

Union not satisfied with performance in win over Revs

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union's performance in their 3-0 win over the New England Revolution wasn't good enough in the eyes of the players or manager Jim Curtin.

For a team looking to erase every single nightmare in recent memory from their minds, the outlook is perfect.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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Philadelphia Union opened their 2016 home season with an emphatic 3-0 win over a 10-man New England side despite missing two penalty kicks. CJ Sapong had a brace and Sebastien Le Toux finished off the scoring.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

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Can the Philadelphia Union build on last week's confidence by winning their home opener against New England Revolution?

UNION GAME #3
VS
Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
Sunday, March 20, 2016
2:30 PM
6ABC - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Online Streaming: MLS LIVE
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: The Bent Musket
Starting XI
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Snow talk, more Union news, new Bethlehem and USNT kits, more

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Snow forecast for Sunday's Union home opener. New Bethlehem home and away kits unveiled. More 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

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.

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.

Fantasy Focus: Weekend Boateng Trip

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A big double game week beckons

The league was led this week by Otten's Army, with a score of 92 points. Sebastian Giovinco (TOR, $12.2) was the captain and led the team with 28 points, scoring two goals. Four players scored 9 points -- Cyle Larin (ORL, $9.2), Lamar Neagle, (DCU, $7.7), Chris Pontius, (PHI, $7.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Match day 2

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Well, this is a nice surprise. Union beat C-bus, Andre 3000 is a stud, and wait, Andrew Wenger is good now?

Week two has come and gone and dare I say it, it was a pretty alright week in Unionland.

The Good: Ponti is us.

When former D.C. United staple Chris Pontius arrived on our doorstep we were all pretty indecisive.