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Philadelphia Union

John Hackworth lays out his postseason plans

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Union manager John Hackworth laid out his offseason plan to PSP, breaking down his team's offseason needs, which players are returning (or not), designated player prospects, recent scouting trips to Europe and South America, and plans to fix the midfield.

Fans’ View: Life, the Unionverse and everything

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One Philadelphia fan's 2012 followed the Union down the tubes. But much like his team, his own prospects are looking up. It wasn't the metaphor he expected out of life.

Season review: Keon Daniel

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Keon Daniel had a strangely quiet 2012 season after he strangely disappeared from the U.S. due to "visa issues" in late 2011. PSP explores his situation in this season review, including asking whether Daniel was abducted by aliens and replaced by a copy. (Yes, really.)

Philly Soccer Show: Michael Lahoud

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Michael Lahoud talks about his charity work with Schools for Salone and what the future holds for the Union. Also, Greg and Eli talk MLS Cup, Beckham, USMNT, Union, and more.

FC Dallas Thinking About Signing Former Philadelphia Union Midfielder Gabriel Gomez

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Major League Soccer has a high turnover rate, but for a few lucky players, a release does not mean the end of a career in the league.

For Gabriel Gomez, a new opportunity may have already popped up in a familiar place. Gomez was one of the three Philadelphia Union casualties in today's Waiver Draft, as the team released him, Porfirio Lopez and Krystian Witkowski prior to 3:30 pm EDT.

Union Pass On Selection In MLS Waiver Draft

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In a move that appears to be addition by subtraction, the Philadelphia Union cut three players and chose to not take any in today's Major League Soccer Waiver Draft.

While there were some notable names and interesting prospects open to any team willing to select them, most clubs that have reported their Waiver Draft actions decided to pass on their turns.

Union waive Gomez, Witkowski & Lopez

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The Union announce they have waived three players ahead of Monday afternoon's Waiver Draft.

Union Release Gabriel Gomez, Porfirio Lopez And Krystian Witkowski

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Three players will not return to the Philadelphia Union in 2013, as the team parted ways with Gabriel Gomez, Porfirio Lopez and Krystian Witkowski. All three will be available in this afternoon's Major League Soccer Waiver Draft, which will happen at 3:30 EDT.

Of the three who will not come back, Gomez was the most notable release.

Pfeffer & Steffen called up, USA comes back to draw, that Zlatan goal, more

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Zach Pfeffer and Zack Steffen called up to US U-18 camp. Reaction to US comeback draw with Russia. Drexel faces Brown today in NCAA tourney. Solo marries. That Zlatan Ibrahimovich goal, More news.

Update on Valdes and Gomez

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A Union spokesperson tells PSP that Carlos Valdes will not be playing for Independiente Sante Fe in the offseason. Also, Gabriel Gomez is not training with another team through any arrangement made through the Union.

Season Review: Gabriel Gomez

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Gabriel Gomez was brought to Philadelphia to bind the midfield together, combining leadership with playmaking abilities. It didn't really work out that way.

Nameplates removed, Valdes & Gomez called up, more news

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As exit interviews and physicals continue at the Union, a report says "a couple" of nameplates in the locker room have already been removed. Valdes & Gomez called up. Donovan emerges from existential malaise to flop LA past Vancouver, more

It’s over. Now what?

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Philadelphia Union's off-season started Sunday. What are the team's priorities moving ahead? PSP explores -- and looks for your feedback.

Gomez going? What Le Toux wants, 5-step plan, 2013 playoffs “not far fetched,” more

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Gabriel Gomez says he doesn't think he'll be with Union in 2013. Le Toux on where he'd like to play. Cruz believes Union can be playoff contenders next season. 5-step plan to turn the Union around. More morning news.

Analysis & player ratings: Union 1-2 Sporting KC

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So much for 9 points from 4 matches. The performances against Houston and Kansas City have reminded all of MLS just how much work awaits the Union this offseason.

I blame Nowak

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Whatever final disappointments may still be in store from a season littered with them, one PSP writer lays the blame at the feet of Peter Nowak.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Dynamo 3-1 Union

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It all went wrong for the Union in Houston, but most alarming for the coaching staff and supporters was the lack of hustle and effort over the 90 minutes.

What to do with Gabriel Gomez?

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He rarely runs, but boy can he finish. So what do the Union do with their second highest paid player, Panamanian international Gabriel Gomez? PSP dives in.

USMNT news, Union playing for the fans, PPL Park No. 3, more news

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USMNT news ahead of this evening's big qualifier. Union playing for the fans. PPL Park ranked third best MLS stadium. More news.

Hoffman on fire in reserve win, Donovan & Shea out of US roster, more

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Hoffman puts in 4 in Union reserves 6-0 win over DC.DN says Hackworth needs big offseason. Unioners in school. Donovan and Shea out of US roster with injuries ahead of WCQs. No live USA v Antigua for Comcast customers. More news.

Preseason ’13: Union back to Florida, in Disney Classic, USMNT roster, more

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Union will play in Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic tournament in 2013 preseason. Union named SBI Team of the Week, Gomez and Hoppenot up for Goal of the Week. Streaks. USMNT WC qualifiers roster. More news.

Analysis & player ratings: Union 1-0 Revolution

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The Union's failure to commit bodies forward against a woeful New England side kept them from blowing the match wide open.

Analysis & player ratings: Fire 1-3 Union

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Three goals from three sweet strikes and it could have been more as the Union offense began to click against Chicago.

Union upset Fire at Toyota Park

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The Chicago Fire went into Wednesday night's match against the Philadelphia Union expected to rebound from last week's loss to Sporting Kansas City.

The Philadelphia Union had other plans.

Jack McInerney recorded a goal and assist as the Union pounced on a flat Fire squad on their way to a 3-1 victory at Toyota Park.

Fired Up: Philadelphia Union 3, Chicago Fire 1

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Playing a team that had not lost to an Eastern Conference foe at home since 2010, the Philadelphia Union scored early and cruised to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Fire.

In a display Union fans are not used to, the Union did not control the possession game, a rarity for the Union under new manager John Hackworth.

McInerney Leads as Union Shock Fire in Chicago

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The Chicago Fire's hopes of topping the Eastern Conference suffered a major setback with a 3-1 home loss to the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday evening.

The Union got off to a flying start with Jack McInerney's seventh-minute goal after Danny Cruz found him running unmarked straight down the middle of the Fire defense.

Sak says hunt on for “big time forwards,” No Adu v Fire, more news

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Sakiewicz says hunt is on for "big time forwards." No Adu in Chicago. Chicago previews. Union player playlist.

Getting ready for Chicago, national team call-ups, more news

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Hackworth says team's spirits are good. Valdes, Gomez and Daniel get national team call-ups. Union academy goalkeeper Zack Steffen called us to US U-20s. More news.

Roasting Raymon, Adu & Okugo named to TOW, more news

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Raymon Gaddis praised for Sunday's performance. Freddy Adu and Amobi Okugo named to Team of the Week. MLS total attendance passes 5 million mark. Platini wants 2022 WC in winter. More news.

Player ratings: Union 0-1 DC United

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There were few standouts as the Union were again held scoreless, this time by DC United.

“Dogfight”: News, quotes & previews ahead of DC game, more

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Hackworth expects a tough, physical game against DC, says to expect more support for McInerney. Mwanga scores brace. Sundhage says farewell. More news.

Tracy lottery, Pfeffer doing well with US U18s, Dempsey Face, more

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Marcus Tracy lottery today at 10am. Zach Pfeffer and Zack Steffen doing well with US U-18s in Netherlands. More on USA win including Dempsey face. More morning news.

Revs vs. Union in a Nutshell

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The Union midfield did well to silence Fernando Cardenas and the Revolution's midfielders. (Photo: Walter Silva)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. A game to forget for the both the New England Revolution and the Philadelphia Union. A dour 0-0 draw where neither team really showed a desire to score a goal or put the opponent on the back foot.

Analysis & player ratings: Union 1-2 Crew

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Hackworth is now the Union's full time manager, but his team is in disarray. Can the Union boss put together a side than can compete for the rest of 2012?

Michael Farfan

2013 Philadelphia Union Preview: Lots Of Change, Again

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Last year's record: 10 - 18 - 6 (eight out of 10 in the Eastern Conference, 16 out of 19 in Major League Soccer)

Key additions: Conor Casey, Sebastien Le Toux, Pat Anding

Key losses: Gabriel Gomez, Peter Nowak, Carlos Valdes

Projected starting lineup: (4-3-3 / 4-3-2-1) Zac MacMath / (r-l) Sheanon Williams, Jeff Parke, Bakary Soumare, Gabriel Farfan / Brian Carroll (CDM), Amobi Okugo, Michael Farfan / Le Toux, Jack McInerney / Casey - Bench: Chris Konopka (goalkeeper), Antoine Hoppenot, Roger Torres, Michael Lahoud, Raymon Gaddis, Chris Albright, Danny Cruz

The Eastern Conference's final playoff spot, no.

Waiver drafted waived, Beckham to leave MLS, more

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After waiving Gabriel Gomez, Porfirio Lopez, and Krystian Witkowski, the Union pass on picking up a player in Monday's Waiver Draft. David Beckham announces MLS Cup final his last game with LA, seeking new challenges. More.

“We won’t lose”: USA v Jamaica previews, Marfan’s playmaking, more news

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Klinsmann says the US will not lose tonight against Jamaica. Reports and previews ahead of tonight's USMNT WC qualifier against Jamaica. On Marfan the playmaker. The top-selling Union player jersey. More news.

Major League Soccer

Full List Of Players For Today’s Waiver Draft

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We are just moments away from the first (of many) draft of the offseason. While the Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy are getting ready for the MLS Cup, the rest of the league is releasing players left and right today. There is a waiver draft this afternoon and the list of players is fairly long.

Should any big pickups happen, I'll try to update you on them here.

Union and Whitecaps win on Wednesday

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Chicago couldn't come up with enough in front of 16,375 at Toyota Park to take advantage of their 31st game, losing 3-1 to Philadelphia. With any points, the Fire would've taken 2nd-place in the East as they pulled level on games played with the contenders. Instead, they remain in 3rd trailing New York on goal difference.

The Rest

USA reaction, Valdes starts for Colombia, Daniel nets hat trick for T&T, more news

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Reaction to USA's wheezing win over Antigua. Valdes and Gomez start in qualifiers, Daniel scores hat trick in Caribbean Cup play. Union reserves fall to DC. Krystian Witkowski sees first minutes since concussion related injury. More news.