Earnie Stewart

Philadelphia Union

Tactics matter more when you make bad investments

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Yes, tactics matter. Particularly when you invest in players the way the Union have. PSP's Dan Walsh examines the Union's transfer strategy in light of new MLS salary data, as well as Jim Curtin's approach to tactics.

Poll: Housecleaning at Philadelphia Union

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Who needs to go at Philadelphia Union, who haven't won a game since August? The head coach? The sporting director? The owners? Particular players? Weigh in our readers poll and make your voice heard.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact – THURSDAY

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The two worst teams in the Eastern conference square off this Saturday. Montreal is looking to build on their first victory of 2017. The winless streak is significant for the Union, but so is their four game losing streak. Is this the week Jim Curtin's men change their fortune?

On leadership and Philadelphia Union

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The American soccer world sometimes mystifies (and falsifies) what leadership is. PSP's Dan Walsh looks at the issue through the lens of Philadelphia Union.

It’s time for major changes at Philadelphia Union

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To keep his job, Jim Curtin needs to do something he rarely does: Change. PSP's Dan Walsh suggests how.

It’s time to hold Jim Curtin accountable

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Nothing is working right now in Chester. Peter Andrews explains why Jim Curtin is the man who deserves the lion's share of the blame for the team's poor start.

It’s time to hold Earnie Stewart accountable

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Forget Jim Curtin. It's time to hold Earnie Stewart accountable for signing players who don't fit the 4-2-3-1 system he and the Union want to employ. PSP's Steve Whisler explains.

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.

Sapong, Simpson and the road

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C.J. Sapong brought the Union to life on Saturday. After a rough opening travel schedule, the Union get an extended home stretch to sort out their offensive problems and figure out what lineup makes them hum. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.

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.

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.