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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

The left back of the future — and the present

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Matt Real played his first MLS game Saturday. The teenager looked good for most of the match, save for two key moments. For better worse, the future is now for the Union's left back of the future.

Match report: Colorado Rapids 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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2018 starts the same as 2017 on the road. A good first half was undone by an abysmal second as the Union fell 3-0 in Colorado

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.

News roundup: Zlatan, defensive injuries, and an all star game opponent

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Today's news hits on the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Union injuries and possible replacements, and how war can shape a soccer club— plus much more.

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.

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.

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.

Preseason match report: Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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A Union lineup featuring mostly reserves got repeatedly killed on the counterattack as they fell to USL side Tampa Bay in their final preseason match.

News roundup: Union re-sign 3, MLS expands to Nashville, Swansea manager-less, more

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Also: Union preseason date, Blake's European ambition, Rutgers article, RSL acquisition, MLS long-shot video, Female Young Player of Year, ManU loses, soccer books for Xmas

Herbers, Fabinho and Ilsinho will return in 2018

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The Philadelphia Union announced new deals with Fabian Herbers, Fabinho and Ilsinho on Wednesday

Fabian Herbers, Ilsinho and Fabinho will be returning to the Philadelphia Union for the 2018 season, the club announced today.

"As we continue to build our 2018 roster, we are pleased to welcome back Fabinho, Fabian, and Ilsinho," said Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart in a news release.

Why do the Union need to wait for TAM numbers?

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Wanting to know their budget before going shopping sounds smart, but the Union need more than big-money players to succeed.

Assessing the Union departures

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PSP assesses the personnel departures announced by Philadelphia Union this week.

Union end of season presser: Curtin stays, Pontius leaving, more

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Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin spoke to the media Wednesday afternoon, confirming that Curtin will return as head coach and that the club will continue to build on the foundation laid over the past two seasons.

PSP roundtable: The state of the Union

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We asked PSP's writers the big questions about the state of the Union. Here's what they had to say.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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After Philadelphia's thrashing of Orlando, it's hard to ignore it may have been the final game for some in the 'blue and gold.' PSP takes a look at their performances, as well those who are likely to return.

Player ratings: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union

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PSP dives into the player ratings of the Union's final road game of 2017, a 3-2 defeat in Chicago.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Seattle Sounders

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Goals from Marcus Epps and Roland Alberg gave the Union a 2-0 win over Seattle.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

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Seattle Sounders are coming to Talen Energy Stadium. Here's what to look out for in the match against the Western Conference power house.

Match report: Atlanta United FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union faced MLS' hottest team in Atlanta, and got torched. The darling expansion side outclassed Philadelphia en route to a 3-0 home win.

Player of the week: Chris Pontius

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Our "player of the week" is the man who scored his first two goals of the season, helping the Union extinguish the Fire.

Player Ratings: Philadelphia Union 3 – 1 Chicago Fire

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The Union gave a standout performance in contrast with their recent run. Christian Sandler breaks down who the biggest contributors were.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire

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Chris Pontius scored twice and C.J. Sapong added a goal as the Union defeated the Chicago Fire 3-1 in Chester on Saturday night. Pontius finally broke into the goals column with his first two of the season, nodding in a Keegan Rosenberry cross in the 10th minute and knocking home [...]

Player Ratings: New York Red Bulls 0 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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The good, the bad, and the concerningly disinterested.

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.

Player Ratings: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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Poor performances from several players overshadowed a few bright spots on the Union's final trip to Canada this season.

Match report: Toronto FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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Toronto easily handled Philadelphia, winning 3-0 at home with goals from Giovinco, Hasler, and Altidore. PSP has the match report after disappointing result.

Match preview: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Philadelphia Union

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The struggling Union travel to San Jose to take on the Earthquake. PSP tries to convince you to stay up late with our match preview. Hey, it can't be worse than "San Andreas."

Player Ratings: Columbus Crew 1 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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Saturday's game earns some players praise, and several players scorn.

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 vs. New England Revolution

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This weekend against New England, Philadelphia could take a step upward in the standings and set the tone at the halfway point of the season.

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.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-0 D.C. United

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A Fafa Picault strike, an Andre Blake penalty save, and a red card given... then rescinded highlighted Philadelphia Union's first win since May, a 1-0 home victory over D.C. United.

Colorado Rapids

ZoloTalk Podcast: Previewing Colorado, Replacing Fabinho and a Guest Contributor

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On this epidode of ZoloTalk, we discuss the upcoming road test against Colorado, options at LB, and we're joined by our first guest, Jason Huff.

Fabinho out with MCL sprain; Matt Real could be in line for debut in Colorado

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Homegrown left back is expected to return March 28 from international duty

A back four with an 18, 19, 22 and 24-year-old could be lining up in front of Andre Blake in the starting XI against Colorado Rapids on March 31.

Left back Fabinho, who left the Columbus Crew match last Saturday with an injury at halftime, suffered an MCL sprain and is questionable for the Philadelphia Union's first road match of the season.

Monaco

Fabinho grabs Monaco point at Marseille, Bordeaux stun Lyon

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Paris (AFP) – Fabinho struck to secure French champions Monaco an entertaining 2-2 draw at southern rivals Marseille on Sunday, while Malcom was at the centre of a penalty controversy as Bordeaux stunned Lyon.

Both teams at the Stade Velodrome missed the chance to take second place from Lyon, with Paris Saint-Germain now 11 points clear at the Ligue 1 summit.

Fabinho grabs Monaco point at Marseille, Bordeaux stun Lyon

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Paris (AFP) – Fabinho struck to secure French champions Monaco an entertaining 2-2 draw at southern rivals Marseille on Sunday, while Malcom was at the centre of a penalty controversy as Bordeaux stunned Lyon.

Both teams at the Stade Velodrome missed the chance to take second place from Lyon, with Paris Saint-Germain now 11 points clear at the Ligue 1 summit.

Fabinho expecting to leave Monaco next year

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Monaco (AFP) – Brazilian international Fabinho said on Wednesday that he will probably leave French champions Monaco at the end of the season, but that he has no intention of departing in January.

The 24-year-old was linked with a transfer in the close season after a stellar campaign in which he helped the principality club win the Ligue 1 title and reach the Champions League semi-finals.

Fabinho calls Manchester United interest “tempting”

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Manchester United’s hunt to sign Monaco’s Fabinho has been boosted after the player made encouraging comments about a move to the Red Devils.

Jose Mourinho wants to bolster his midfield as United compete in the Champions League next season. 23-year-old Fabinho is in good form and won the league with Monaco last season.

The Rest

2017 Expansion Draft: Who the Union are protecting, and what that says about 2018

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Reading the tea leaves and trying to extrapolate that to what this team will look like next season.