Derrick Jones

Philadelphia Union

Youth and pride: If not now, when?

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Shana Tovah! Steve Whisler rings in the Jewish New Year with all sorts of disbelief about the Union's resistance to play their best young prospects.

Philadelphia football: Comparing Union players to Eagles players

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As the Union's season crawls to a disappointing conclusion, the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their season this Sunday in Washington D.C. PSP is here to offer the definitive comparison of the two teams. Some choices are simple (I wonder who Doug Pederson is), while Carson Wentz's counterpart may surprise you.

Curtin’s press conference: homegrowns and swan songs

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. The coach touched on two Union players' selection in the MLS Homegrown game, the friendly with Swansea City, and the club's overall first half of the season.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City

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The Union travel to Kansas City on Thursday to face what could be the league's best team in one of the league's toughest venues. PSP's Dan Walsh previews the match.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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As we celebrate our nation's independence, the Philadelphia quelled a Revolution of their own. PSP is here with the player ratings from the Union's 3-0 win over (New) England.

Curtin’s press conference: Red Bulls, injuries, and influx of youth

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's Friday press conference. He touched on Maurice Edu's health, the loss in the U.S. Open Cup, and the play of his young midfielders.

Stock rising, stock falling: New York Red Bulls 1 (5)-1 (3) Philadelphia Union

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PSP takes a look at who is rising and who is falling after a wild affair in Harrison, N.J.

Player of the week: Andre Blake

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Andre Blake came up huge as his departure to the Gold Cup creeps closer. The Jamaican is our player of the week.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1-0 D.C. United

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Just like the fireworks after the match, some players sparkled while others fizzled. Catch up with PSP's player ratings after the Union's victory over D.C. United.

Tactical analysis: Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls

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The Union were never on the front foot, but still had two big chances to take points against a New York team that was disjointed in attack.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 16

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A David Villa brace pushed New York City FC to a 2-1, rain-soaked victory over the Seattle Sounders. (READ)

All three Atlanta United DPs scored en route to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew. (READ)

The Chicago Fire found their road form to defeat the New England Revolution, 2-1.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls

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Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice late as the Red Bulls defeated 10 man Philadelphia Union 2-0.

Stock rising, stock falling: Union 3-1 Harrisburg

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The Union breezed past Harrisburg on Wednesday night. Which players helped their standing with the team, and which players failed to seize the opportunity?

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Harrisburg City Islanders

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Derrick Jones, Marcus Epps, and C.J. Sapong were all on target as the Union defeated Harrisburg 3-1 in the U.S. Open Cup.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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The Islanders make their yearly pilgrimage to Chester for the U.S. Open Cup.

Player of the week: Derrick Jones

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Derrick Jones made his international debut for the Stars and Stripes. His play saw him earn PSP's player of the week.

The false dilemma: To spend or not to spend

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To spend or not to spend. That was and still is the question. Nick Fishman takes a closer look at the issue.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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It's a Union home game but the Dynamo brought their own weather for tonight's matchup.

Should we feel better now that the Union have won?

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The Union have won for the first time since last August, but is there reason to believe that things will be getting any better?

Pine time leads to prime time for Sapong, Rosenberry, others

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Has Jim Curtin's player management begun paying dividends for the Union?

Player ratings: Union 3-0 Red Bulls

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The Union picked up their first victory since the Battle of Appomattox Court House. It isn't, however, "10's" across the board. This week's player ratings highlights the heroes and acknowledges those with room to improve.

Players to watch: players we watched, part II

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In 2017, the PSP staff identified several players that would have a key role in the team's success. Now, after a start so slow even an [anecdote about slowness, maybe a turtle?], we check back in on those players' contributions toward the team's success.

Report: Union midfielder Jones cleared to represent U.S. U-20s

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Tab Ramos has the option to call in one more midfield weapon for the Under-20 World Cup.

Sports Illustrated reported on Wednesday that Philadelphia Union midfielder Derrick Jones has been cleared to feature for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team.

Player ratings: Galaxy 0-0 Union

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Despite collecting their second clean sheet of the season, the Union settled for a 0-0 draw in Los Angeles. Some players shone brightly, while others were mere shadows on the pitch.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Portland Timbers

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The Union fell to a third straight defeat with a 3-1 home loss to the Portland Timbers. Updated, with Three Points.

Player of the week: C.J. Sapong

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For the Union, it was a game without many positives. One player, however, shone brightly. C.J. Sapong is PSP's player of the week.

Player ratings: D.C. United 2-1 Union

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The winless streak continues, as the Union turn in a poor performance. For the most part, they played as individuals. Let's evaluate them as such.

Have the Union answered our questions?

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Jim O'Leary asks if we know more about this team after three games than we did in preseason?

Player of the week: Zack Steffen

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This week, PSP's player of the week is a Downingtown native Zack Steffen of the Columbus Crew.

Where the Union stand

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We are three weeks into the MLS season. What fate lays in store for the Philadelphia Union?

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC-THURSDAY

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We take a look at the upcoming Philadelphia-Orlando match. Here is a few things to watch when the teams take the field in central Florida.

Post-match analysis: Union 2-2 Toronto FC

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Bad weather gave the Union the opportunity to grab three points against the Eastern Conference champions, but Mark Geiger wasn't having it. Post-match analysis of a promising performance in Philly's home opener.

Player of the week: Christian Pulisic

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With a Champions League goal, Hershey's second most famous export is PSP's player of the week.

Player ratings: Union 2-2 Toronto

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PSP's weekly player report card. Please sign and return.

Bethlehem Steel FC

The kids aren’t alright

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The Union plan to build through their academy. But there's no proof the current staff can manage young players once they're ready for first-team minutes. Peter Andrews on the regression of the Union's youngsters this season.

Bethlehem Steel and the USL to MLS pipeline

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Bethlehem Steel FC has already developed an MLS quality player, with two more potentially on the way. But what should fans really make of the Union's USL setup?

Bethlehem Steel FC Change Preseason Dates

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Thursday should be a fun one at YSC

Bethlehem Steel FC have announced a few changes in their preseason schedule due to potential weather coming in this week. Instead of a Wednesday game away against Harrisburg at Millersville University, HCI has agreed to come down to YSC Sports in Wayne to play at 11 AM on Thursday the 16th instead.

The Rest

Is Blake for sale? Sort of, but…

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Jim Curtin weighed in on Andre Blake's transfer prospects after the goalkeeper's impressive Gold Cup, as well as one prime prospective replacement.

De La Torre's late equalizer helps U.S. U-20s tie Ecuador

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team looked to be on the way to an opening-match loss at the Under-20 World Cup, but Luca De La Torre had other ideas.

The Fulham midfielder raced onto a failed headed clearance and volleyed home an equalizer in the final minute of second-half stoppage time to help the U.

Derrick Jones named to US Men’s U-20 World Cup squad

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Union midfielder Derrick Jones was called up for Men's U-20 World Cup.