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Philadelphia Union

Match preview: FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union

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As the Union head to Texas to face FC Dallas, Nick Fishman takes a look at what to expect Saturday evening in Frisco. Is this the week Philly rights the ship?

On Doops, hoops, and parking lots

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Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Union I miss the gold stripe When David Accam arrived in Philadlephia and gave a sneak peek of the new home jersey, his hoodie slightly unzipped as he came off the plane, I thought "oh, no stripe!" It was kind of cool at first. I'm a [...]

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/17/18

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Curtin stresses unity, Rosenberry reaches a milestone, and more in today's links

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Curtin calls for unity, grit as Philadelphia Union's scoring woes worsen
Fifteen minutes into Friday night's game, Philadelphia Union winger David Accam raced down the field, took on several Orlando City defenders, forced Joe Bendik to make a diving save and waved his arms to fire up the Sons of Ben supporters group in Talen Energy Stadium's River End.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City

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Spoiler alert: NOT GOOD!

In Pictures: Union 0- Orlando City 2

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Pretty pictures from an ugly loss.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City SC

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Once again, the Union could not finish their chances as they fell to Orlando City SC at home 0-2.

Curtin breaks the ‘silence’ on Olivier Mbaizo

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The Union finally provided answers on Olivier Mbaizo. The focus also remains on the young back line and a stalled attack

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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It was a frustrating night as the Union drew with San Jose. It stemmed from a confounding problem reflected in these player ratings: The parts were good, but did not sum to a greater whole.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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Philadelphia Union had a number of chances to take all three points, but they settled for one at home following a 1-1 tie with San Jose Earthquakes.

Fafà Picault will finally be able to pair with David Accam after serving suspension

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Speedy winger has been out for three games serving a suspension

Delayed by a three-game suspension, Philadelphia Union wingers Faf Picault and David Accam will have a chance at last to torment a defense together against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

Picault served a three-game suspension — announced on the eve of the first game of the season — for using "offensive language" during a closed door scrimmage with Orlando City SC in preseason.

The focus is on defense during Curtin’s press conference

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Jim Curtin's weekly press conference included updated injury news and a lot of talk about the Union's teenaged defenders.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-0 Columbus Crew

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Chances were hard to come by as Columbus and Philadelphia both failed to score and the teams split the points.

Columbus match an early litmus test for Union

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Columbus is a good team, but they're a team with weaknesses ripe for a team like Philadelphia Union to exploit. The match will be an early test of how good the Union are, PSP's Dan Walsh writes.

Making the most of the Union’s time off

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It's weird to have two bye weeks so early and so close together, but if they're smart the Union could turn it into an advantage.

David Accam giving back portion of his salary to charity

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Accam signed on to charity started by Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata back in November

Philadelphia Union midfielder David Accam is one of more than 30 soccer players around the globe who have signed on to pledge at least one percent of their salary to a charity effort started last year by Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/10/18

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Accam donates salary, MLS signs a deal with Twitter, and more in today's links

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Philadelphia Union veterans proud of Homegrown player progression
Philadelphia Union defender Ray Gaddis is proud of the help he handed Homegrown centerback Auston Trusty during the developmental process, leading to Trusty's first start on Saturday.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 New England Revolution

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The Union took advantage of nine-man New England, with goals from Anthony Fontana and C.J. Sapong leading Philadelphia to a season-opening win.

Tactical preview: Accam for the attack, but is the defense good enough to make you stay?

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PSP's Adam Cann gives you a comprehensive preview of the Union's tactics this season

Philadelphia Union utilize discretionary targeted allocation money on midfielder David Accam

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Accam will not occupy a Designated Player slot for the 2018 season.

Bořek Dočkal was the signing Union fans have been waiting for, but the team quietly announced another transaction, buying down the contract of the team's other big offseason acquistion, David Accam, using discretionary target allocation money.

What the off-season revealed about Philadelphia Union

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PSP's Dan Walsh looks at what this off-season, culminating with Bořek Dočkal's unveiling on Wednesday, told us about Philadelphia Union's ability to financially compete in modern MLS.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

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What to expect when the Revs come to Talen Energy Stadium for the first game of the 2018 season.

MLS Ticker: Union acquire DP midfielder, Fire trade for Tchani, and more

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The Philadelphia Union made one big splash this offseason acquiring forward David Accam from the Chicago Fire back in January. Jim Curtin's side followed that up with the acquisition of Czech Republic international Borek Dockal on Wednesday.

Dockal joins the Union as a Designated Player on-loan from Chinese side Henan Jianye.

Six Union players to watch in 2018

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The performances of these players could make or break the Union's season. PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out.

What to realistically expect from the Union in 2018

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Every new season brings new hope. For Union fans, it also brings a lot of cynicism this year. PSP's Dan Walsh gives the straight talk on what you can realistically expect for the Union this year.

Union dominate reserve-heavy Montreal Impact 5-0

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CJ Sapong had a brace and three others scored in convincing Suncoast Invitational win

CJ Sapong had a brace, David Accam scored his first goal in Doop Hoops and the Philadelphia Union demolished a reserve-heavy Montreal Impact side on Wednesday night in Clearwater.

Playing against a Montreal Impact side that made nine changes from their starting lineup in a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday, the Union looked bright from the opening whistle, controlling possession, pressuring the ball and launching repeated attacks down the left flank through Fabinho.

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?

Springtime in January

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Spring offers hope for what's to come. At an open practice in January, Spring came a little early.

Philadelphia Union opening practice to the public on Saturday

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Saturday morning's 10 a.m. training session will be open to the public

If you want to catch an early glimpse of the Philadelphia Union before they head down to Clearwater you can do that on Saturday.

The Union are opening their practice to the public at Power Training Complex in Chester starting at 10 a.

News roundup: More on Accam, Bethlehem Steel grad to Atlanta, Pro/Reg in USL?

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Also: new Union jersey today, MLS' Miami team to be announced Monday, Leeds United's badge upsets Internet, and more.

David Accam finding comfort with Union following trade

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CHESTER, PA When Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya first caught wind of David Accam at Helsingborgs, he knew how incredible the Ghanaian winger's talent was.

"When I first played with him I was in Sweden and he had just come to the club and he came up from a lower tier team and he was still very raw.

Union introduce David Accam, announce contract through 2020

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Philadelphia introduced their biggest offseason signing to date, with the biggest news being that Accam is under Union control through 2020.

SBI Question of the Day: Which team will benefit most from the weekend's big trades?

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The MLS Draft is a day for young players to start their MLS careers, but some of the biggest moves of the weekend came as teams made trades for veteran stars.

It started midway through the first rounds of the MLS Draft when the Philadelphia Union brought in a much-needed difference maker in David Accam.

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.

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Player Ratings: Colorado Rapids 3 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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There isn't a whole lot to like about performances in the Union's most recent loss to Colorado, but is there a lot to hate either?

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids

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Borek Dockal looks to take his game up a notch as the Union travel to Colorado for their first road match of the season.

Rate the Union: MLS Super Bowl rematch edition

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The Union start the season with three points. What did you think of the individual performances?

Saturday night was a night of many firsts: the first game in Talen Energy Stadium for David Accam, MLS debuts for Anthony Fontana, Auston Trusty and Cory Burke and the first time the Union opened a season at home with three points.

The Rest

A look at the Top 10 familiar MLS faces in new places for 2018

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It was a busy winter for MLS transactions and plenty of big MLS names were on the move.

Players fans have been plenty used to seeing in one uniform will be plying their trade in another city with another club this season. From members of the U.S. Men's National Team to former MVP candidates, it was a busy offseason of trades and sales throughout MLS.

Fire and Union play to 0-0 draw

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The Fire and Philadelphia Union played to a 0-0 draw in what looked like a typical, midweek, early preseason contest. Neither team was able to create many clear chances and there was some disjointed play as both sides put together mixes of starters and trialists on the field. The Union had the better chances in the first half with a 9th minute shot from David Accam that was stopped by Richard Sanchez and a 27th minute Accam pass to CJ Sapong that was also stopped relatively easily by Sanchez.

News Roundup: Philadelphia wins, Edu in LA, and Johannsson gets some minutes

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Also: New England loses, guess-the-trialist, and

Fire v University of South Florida preseason match preview

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What Are They All About? USF

Welcome back! After a mostly quiet offseason we are happy to be returning with our first match preview of 2018. Having completed the first phase of preseason at the Toyota Park dome, the Chicago Fire find themselves in sunny Tampa on the USF campus for a tune-up against the college side at 4:00 CT on Saturday.