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Andre Blake

News roundup: Blake saves, MLS rivalries, local derbies, USMNT previews, more

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A slow Union news day leave us time for reflection, meditation, and lots of hoopla about the USMNT's upcoming WCQ clashes versus Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

New security measures at Talen, vote Blake, Ayuk named to USL Team of the Week, more

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Search wands and bag restrictions at Talen Energy Stadium beginning on Saturday. Blake up for Save of the Week (again). Ayuk earns Team of the Week honors. More news.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/20/16

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Happy Hump Day everyone. We've hit the middle of the week, which means we're that much closer to the weekend and the next Union game. Here are your daily links.

Philadelphia Union News

VOTE Andre Blake for MLS Save of the Week
Despite allowing two goals this past weekend Andre Blake was voted MVP of the week by the Brotherly Game staff.

Philadelphia Union

USL team provides Philadelphia Union flexibility on international player slots

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The Eric Ayuk loan means the Union have an available international slot to work with thanks to USL loans

Eric Ayuk's loan to the Swedish first division, which was finalized earlier this week, was mostly about getting the 20-year-old midfielder playing time and experience in a top-flight league.

Union loan Eric Ayuk to Swedish side

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Ayuk will play for Jönköpings Södra IF. His loan will last the full season.

News roundup: USMNT uniform drop, Ayuk’s future, Union scrimmage, more

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Eric Ayuk falling down the depth chart, new red USMNT jersey introduced, Vancouver and NYC announce big signings, more news.

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.

2016 player review: Nogueira/Fernandes/Ayuk/Restrepo

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These players didn't get much playing time in 2016, but they still played.

2016 Summary: For these four midfielders, there were varying levels of expectations. Vincent Nogueira was expected to be the cornerstone of the Philadelphia Union, Leo Fernandes was to be depth at central attacking mid, Eric Ayuk was to be depth on the left, and Walter Restrepo would be the utilityman.

Philadelphia Union release roster updates

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The 2017 roster picture just got considerably clearer.

The murky world of Major League Soccer contracts was made a little clearer this afternoon, when the Philadelphia Union announced in a press release that they had exercised the options on nine players, with two players still in negotiations and two more set to leave the club.

To rest or not to rest players and other Union news, more

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The Union close out the regular season at home against NYRB but will they rest regular starters? More news.

Union sign Jones as Homegrown, locals at US Youth Soccer championships, more

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Jones first homegrown to to take "Path to the Pros" through Union Academy, Bethlehem, to the Union. Other Union news and more.

Union host NYRB tonight in USOC, Curtin says team will be “aggressive” in summer transfer window, more

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US Open Cup play tonight. Curtin on summer transfer window plans. Alberg up for Player of the Month. New USWNT Olympic kit. More.

Union face Hburg in USOC play tonight, US readying for Ecuador, more news

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US Open Cup time! US readying for Ecuador in Copa America quarterfinals. Copa games at the Linc conclude with Chile win over Panama. More news.

Orlando tonight, USA faces Ecuador, more news

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Union begin two-game road trip tonight against Orlando. USMNT's Copa America preparations continue tonight against Ecuador. More news.

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.

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.

Power rankings, Rosenberry buzz, Okugo signs with Portland, more news

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Union news and more.

Eric Ayuk called up to Cameroon U20s

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Eric Ayuk has been named to Cameroon's U20 side ahead of U20 AFCON qualifiers.

The Philadelphia Union's Eric Ayuk has been called up to Cameroon's U20 side ahead of their 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations qualifier versus Zimbabwe. Ayuk, who is currently on loan with Bethlehem Steel FC of the USL, is the only player on the 31-man squad who is based in the United States.

Player of the Week: Sebastien Le Toux

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A milestone goal against Seattle for the fan favorite.

Power rankings drop for Union, Team Cameron, more news

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News? Yes.

Union bits, Bethlehem’s first league game tonight, big night for US, more

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No Union game this weekend but there's plenty more soccer on tap.

Match recap: Bethlehem Steel FC 3, Georgetown 0

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The final preseason game was a pretty good indicator as to how Bethlehem Steel FC means to go on

Bethlehem Steel FC closed out the preseason with a high quality 3-0 win over the Georgetown Hoyas. Early on the game was a bit of a feeling out process with admittedly sloppy play and a few offsides and missed chances.

Big win over the Crew, Academy teams sweep, more news

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Recaps and reaction from the UNion's first-ever win in Columbus. Union Academy teams sweep Continental FC Delco. League results and more news.

Union win final preseason game, new US Soccer crest unveiled, more news

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Union win final preseason game. League news. US Soccer unveils new crest. Infantino says reforms are his first priority. More news.

Recap: Armada 1-0 Union

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An 80th minute goal for the hosts handed Philadelphia Union a 0-1 loss in their 2016 preseason opener. 31 players saw the field for the Union, though few stood out on a windy and rainy night.

A few thoughts on the Union, MLS, soccer

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PSP's Dan Walsh with a few thoughts on Philadelphia Union, MLS and soccer, as a local guy gets a crack in Union training camp.

PSP’s best of 2015

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It was a rough year for Philadelphia soccer fans. But there were some bright lights too. PSP runs down the best that was in the year that was.

Making sense of the Union’s Great Roster Purge of 2015

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It was a crazy day for the Philadelphia Union yesterday, with the Union making two very big trades and freeing up a ton of cap space by declining some expensive options. Where does the club stand now?

Yesterday morning, the Philadelphia Union's roster looked like this:

  • Goalkeepers: Andre Blake, John McCarthy, Zac MacMath
  • Defenders: Warren Creavalle, Maurice Edu, Ethan White, Richie Marquez, Steven Vitoria, Ray Gaddis, Fabinho, Austin Berry
  • Midfielders: Vincent Nogueira, Brian Carroll, Cristian Maidana, Michael Lahoud, Eric Ayuk, Jimmy McLaughlin, Zach Pfeffer, Fred, Tranquillo Barnetta, Danny Cruz
  • Forwards: Conor Casey, Sebastien Le Toux, Andrew Wenger, CJ Sapong, Fernando Aristeguieta, Antoine Hoppenot

Now, it's down to this:

  • Goalkeepers: Andre Blake, John McCarthy
  • Defenders: Maurice Edu, Ethan White, Richie Marquez, Steven Vitoria, Ray Gaddis, Fabinho
  • Midfielders: Vincent Nogueira, Michael Lahoud, Eric Ayuk, Jimmy McLaughlin, Zach Pfeffer, Tranquillo Barnetta, Chris Pontius
  • Forwards: Sebastien Le Toux, CJ Sapong, Fernando Aristeguieta

At first glance, the Union are in desperate need of help on the wings.

Season Review: Eric Ayuk

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Everyone's favorite Cameroonian teenager found plying his trade in Thailand gets his season review.

It was a beautiful afternoon in March down at PPL Park, the cathedral of soccer in the Philadelphia tri-state area. Despite the weather, the product on the field wasn't up to par. The Philadelphia Union were losing 2-0, to eventual Western Conference first seed FC Dallas, and also down a man thanks to a Zack Pfeffer elbow to the face to Mauro Diaz.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-0 Orlando City SC

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Sebastien Le Toux earned and scored a penalty to give the Union a win in their final game of 2015.

Match report: Toronto FC 3-1 Philadelphia Union

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Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore led Toronto FC to a 3-1 victory over a listless Union side.

Steven Gerrard

The tale of KC and Rosenberry, other Union bits, more news

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Report says Sporting Kansas City led efforts to block Union's homegrown claim on Keegan Rosenberry. Other Union news. More.

MLS schedule to be announced on Thursday, Union Academy call-ups for US U-20 camp, more

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2016 MLS schedule to be released on Thursday. Yosef Samuel, Abu Winter, and Sebastian Elney called up for US U-20 MNT camp. More.

Linc to host Copa Centenario games, Maidana nominated, Conference finals begin, more

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Philly announced as one of ten Copa America Centenario host cities. Maidana nominated for Latino Player of the Year. MLS conference finals begin on Sunday. More news.

Bolu Akinyode

Recap: Bethlehem Steel FC Draw Orlando City B 2-2

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Steel FC draw Orlando to stay undefeated in four straight despite being down a man for over an hour.

Bethlehem played a strong first half, getting out to a 2-0 lead in 14 minutes Saturday night in Orlando. Offensively this is one of the better games they played. Eric Ayuk showed why he's so valuable to Steel FC by terrorizing defenders all night.

Reflections From Bethlehem Steel's 5-0 Victory Against Syracuse University

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Bethlehem played a great first half and clamped down on Syracuse to see out a 5-0 win

Bethlehem Steel played their first true preseason game against a formidable Syracuse University team early yesterday at the Union Training Center in Chester. True to form the USL team put on a great game winning 5-0 that included some great starts from captain and long term Sacramento Republic defender Ryan Richter, a deadly combination of pace and speed from the front three of Gisse-Diallo-Ayuk and Bolu Akinyode showed us real promise going forward.

The Rest

Eric Ayuk closing in on loan deal to Sweden

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Report says he's also being eyed by clubs in Switzerland and England

A loan deal that would send midfielder Eric Ayuk to Sweden is close to being finalized, according to a report by Kristian Dyer in Metro.

Dyer cites an anonymous source in the article.

Swedish first division club Jönköpings Södra IF has been linked to the 20-year-old from Cameroon in recent weeks, following his standout performance with his national youth team in the U20 African Cup of Nations.

Eric Ayuk called up to Cameroon U20s

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The Cameroonian winger will head to Zambia to play in the Africa U20 Cup of Nations

Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC winger Eric Ayuk got an early birthday present, getting another call up to the Cameroon U20s side. The Cameroon U20s will face off against the Sudan U20s on Thursday, March 2 in the opening round of the 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Zambia.

Union bits, more news

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Cosmos head coach says Leo Fernandes likely to return to Union for 2016. More news.

Summing up reports on Pontius deal and other Union roster moves, Garber on increasing TAM, more news

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Breaking down Union roster moves after reports at CBS Philly, Goal.com, and Washington Post. Garber says increase in Targeted Allocation Money could come before next season. More news.