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Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union sign Jake McGuire as third goalkeeper

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Former University of Tulsa keeper was drafted by the Houston Dynamo in January

The Philadelphia Union signed a third goalkeeper on Friday, inking a deal with former University of Tulsa standout Jake McGuire.

McGuire was drafted in the second round, 30th overall, by the Houston Dynamo in January's MLS SuperDraft but was released by the club to trial with the Union earlier this month.

Chris Nanco signing with Bethlehem Steel completes draft class

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Former Syracuse star inks a USL deal, becoming the fifth 2017 SuperDraft pick to sign with the organization

While the Philadelphia Union didn't have a first round pick in January's SuperDraft, Earnie Stewart and company still managed to put together a decent draft class while also acquiring one of the top college prospects via a trade with New York Red Bulls.

Player to Watch: Derrick Jones

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Mental quick study Derrick Jones may become the first product of the Union Academy and wholly-owned affiliate Bethlehem Steel FC to start for the Union as a complementary player to Haris Medunjanin and Alejandro Bedoya.

Fans’ View: Philadelphia Union kick off their 8th season

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After an emotional 2016, Philadelphia Union embark on their eighth season. Second year Sporting Director Earnie Stewart has made a number of moves this offseason leaving fans anticipating a playoff run.

The Medunjanin manifesto

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It was just one game, but Union fans can now dream about what Haris Medunjanin will mean to the team. PSP's Peter Andrews spotlights what the Bosnian showed in Saturday's preseason match.

Union sign Adam Najem

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Following a trade for his rights, the Union announced the signing of attacking midfielder Adam Najem.

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.

Union sign Fabrice “Fafa” Picault

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Picault is a Union trialist no more.

Union complete off-season with whirlwind of signings

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The Union hit for a hat trick of signings this week. PSP's Dan Walsh takes a closer look at each signing, changes that Incomplete grade for the off-season, and considers if these moves could pave the way for Roland Alberg's departure.

Union sign Medunjanin, St. Pauli says Picault to join the Union, more news

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More roster moves for the Union and other Union bits. League news. More.

Union sign Bosnian midfielder Haris Medunjanin

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The left-footed 31-year-old central midfielder has experience in both attacking and defensive midfield roles.

Union sign Oguchi Onyewu

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Union announce signing of two-time US World Cup veteran center back.

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.

Transcript: Earnie Stewart, Jim Curtin speak to media as preseason opens

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Transcript of comments to the press from Jim Curtin and Earnie Stewart following the opening of the Union's preseason training.

Notes from the start of Union’s preseason, league news, more

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Union open preseason training with trialists and Oguchi Onyewu. Stewart doesn't expect "a real long trajectory" in signing a No. 6 and experienced center back. League news. More.

Union draft Epps and Jones, Trusty called up, league news, more

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Union draft a midfielder and defender. Trusty called up by US U-20s. League news. More.

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.

SuperDraft options not at the Combine

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A look at players who might be worth taking for the Philadelphia Union with their third and fourth round picks

By the time the Philadelphia Union pick for the first time at Friday's MLS SuperDraft, the pool of players will have already shrunk by 32 players.

That's not great news in a draft restricted to mostly 21 to 23-year-old college seniors.

Season schedule released today, Union bits, USWNT host Germany at Talen in March, more

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The 2017 Union schedule will be released today. Union bits. USWNT host Germany at Talen Energy Stadium on March 1. Latest MLS signings. More news.

Stewart says Union looking for “controlling midfielder,” Simpson notes, league news, more

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Earnie Stewart says Union still searching for new signings. Insight on Jay SImpson. Union second most popular MLS team among Combine participants. More news.

The Union go bottom-feeding, but did they find a gem?

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Jay Simpson scored 22 goals in 29 games last season in England until a managerial change wrecked that. As Philadelphia Union go bottom-feeding for overlooked bargains, did they just find a gem in Simpson? PSP's Dan Walsh takes a look.

Union sign forward, Steel looking forward to D2, league news, Lloyd voted world’s best, more

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Union sign English forward Jay Simpson. More Union bits. Searls and Burke on USL becoming D2. League news. Carli Lloyd named FIFA's Women's Player of the Year. FIFA approves World Cup expansion to 48 teams. More.

A chat about the 2017 Union, part 5

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Peter Andrews and Dan Walsh wrap their week-long chat about Philadelphia Union by discussing whether the Union should try to sell Andre Blake and whether the pressure is on team chairman Jay Sugarman to start spending more money on players.

Union re-sign Charlie Davies

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Union re-sign the forward to a one-year deal.

PSP’s Best of 2016

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A remarkable rookie, a human highlight reel for a goalkeeper, and an amateur team that kept on winning. Here it is: The best of Philadelphia soccer in 2016.

Curtin’s vision and more Union news, league moves, more

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Curtin wants the Union to be known for producing USMNT players, says team is looking for a striker and center back. More news.

Union bits, Steel sign defender, league news, more

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Union pass on Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft. Barnetta named Union's all-time best. Bethlehem sign Roberts. League news. More.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/12/16

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Links for the start of the week.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union officially send Kratz to Atlanta United
Alas Kevin, we hardly knew ye.

Philadelphia Union tastes success in first year in the Earnie Stewart era
Earnie Stewart's one year anniversary with the Union just passed, let's see how his first year went.

Philadelphia Union officially send Kratz to Atlanta United

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Alas Kevin, we hardly knew ye.

The Philadelphia Union has officially sent Kevin Kratz to Atlanta United Atlanta's natural Fourth Round MLS SuperDraft pick in 2020. With Major League Soccer's half-day trade window open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern today, the Union was able to officially go through with the trade which had been announced last month by Earnie Stewart in his end of the year press conference.

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.

Union bits, USA-Mexico and the election, more

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Alberg reflects on adjusting to MLS, looks ahead to 2017, and other Union news. New dimension to USA-Mexico game following Tuesday's presidential election. More.

Readers poll: Grading Earnie Stewart’s performance

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Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart made a definite impact on the club. Was it a good one? If so, how good? Grade him in this poll, and explain why in our Comments section.

Who to protect in the Expansion Draft (revisited)

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There's a little over a month to go until the Philadelphia Union (and the rest of MLS) are opened to the Expansion Draft.

With the recent roster moves the Philadelphia Union have made, we felt it was time to revisit who the Union should protect in the upcoming Expansion Draft. Last time we asked, we went with the premise that Andre Blake would be left protected and that Tranquillo Barnetta would be back.

What do the Union need this off-season?

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PSP's Dan Walsh runs down Philadelphia Union's likely off-season needs.

Notes from the end-of-the-season presser, more news

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Roster moves, votes of confidence, and the benefits of formation consistency were some of the highlights from Wednesday's press conference. More news.

Transcript and video: Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin press conference

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Transcript of the wide ranging press conference with the Union sporting director and head coach.

Union find relative success, but questions remain heading into 2017

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It's hard to find any positives in the Philadelphia Union's performance to close out the 2016 regular season.

The Union fell, 3-1, to Toronto FC in the Eastern Conference knockout round on Wednesday night to end the year on an eight-game winless streak.

Clint Dempsey

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.

Protected lists out today, Seattle MLS champs, state of the league, more

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A week of transfer mechanisms begins today. Seattle win MLS Cup on PKs. Flurry of player moves. State of the league address highlights. More.

The Rest

Hey Earnie, please sign Marvell Wynne

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Given the Union's defensive struggles down the stretch, a veteran presence should be welcomed.

After a catastrophic collapse from first place in the Eastern Conference all the way to sixth and barely squeezing into the playoffs, the Union conceded goals at an alarming rate. As a matter of fact, they conceded 55 goals in 2016 with MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Andre Blake behind them.