Haris Medunjanin

Philadelphia Union

GAME THREAD: Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: May 27, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Place: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union have never beaten Real Salt Lake, losing 3 times and drawing 6 times.

Haris Medunjanin called up to the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team

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Medunjanin will be looking to help Bosnia reach the 2018 World Cup with a win over Greece.

The Philadelphia Union's 31-year-old Bosnian midfielder Haris Medunjanin has been called up to the Bosnia and Herzegovina squad for their upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Greece. He joins the likes of Edin Dzeko (AS Roma), Asmir Begovic (Chelsea), and Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) on the 28-man roster.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Haris Medunjanin (yes, again)

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Greg and Mike talk to Haris Medunjanin, about the Union's winning streak, and preview the match against RSL.

Player of the week: Haris Medunjanin

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For the second consecutive time, Haris Medunjanin is our player of the week. His wonderful free kick ensured the Union earned their fourth victory in a row.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 Colorado Rapids

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Four wins! But there is still work to be done for some players to reach their full potential.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 Colorado Rapids

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Haris Medunjanin and C.J. Sapong scored second half goals as the Union came from behind to defeat 10 man Colorado Rapids 2-1.

Post-match analysis: Union 2-0 Houston Dynamo

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The front four were stupendous as the Union earned their third straight win to rise within touching distance of the red line.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Houston Dynamo

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The Union are rolling. With a third consecutive win, PSP takes a look at the players who secured an impressive 2-0 over the Western Conference leaders. Check out the player ratings from Wednesday night's clash with Houston.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Houston Dynamo

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Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, and Chris Pontius led the attack as Philadelphia Union recorded a fourth straight shutout and third consecutive win.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 17th
  • Time: 7:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 PM Central, 4:30 PM Pacific
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Union have won four, lost six, and drawn four against the Houston Dynamo in the regular season, and have also lost twice to Houston in the post-season, back in 2011.

Previewing Houston Dynamo vs. the Philadelphia Union with the Brotherly Game

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We spoke with Eugene Rupinski at the Brotherly Game to discuss the upcoming match between the Dynamo and the Philadelphia Union

Following the Houston Dynamo's 2-1 win against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Dynamo will hope to take their winning ways with them when they travel to City of Brotherly Love when they take on the Philadelphia Union.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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It's a Union home game but the Dynamo brought their own weather for tonight's matchup.

The Union go from futility to juggernaut

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The Union have suddenly gone from futility to juggernaut. What changed? A few things, as PSP's Dan Walsh explains.

News roundup: Union surge, league roundups, Gold Cup calling, more

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The Union's form is baffling everyone, while traditional powers sputter, and who are the dark horse Gold Cup call-ups?

Post-match analysis: DC United 0-4 Philadelphia Union

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The Union rode a dominant performance from Haris Medunjanin to their second consecutive win.

Match report: D.C. United 0-4 Philadelphia Union

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The Union destroyed an abject D.C. United team 4-0 behind Haris Medunjanin's dominance in midfield, winning their second consecutive match.

Player ratings: Union 3-0 Red Bulls

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The Union picked up their first victory since the Battle of Appomattox Court House. It isn't, however, "10's" across the board. This week's player ratings highlights the heroes and acknowledges those with room to improve.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New York Red Bulls

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The Union rode a hat trick from C.J. Sapong to their first win of the season, 3-0 over New York Red Bulls.

Haris Medunjanin is hurting the Union

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Haris Medunjanin has been the Union's best offensive weapon. It's probably time to bench him. Why? A lesson learned in the NBA is illuminating.

Player ratings: Galaxy 0-0 Union

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Despite collecting their second clean sheet of the season, the Union settled for a 0-0 draw in Los Angeles. Some players shone brightly, while others were mere shadows on the pitch.

Post Up: LA Galaxy 0, Philadelphia Union 0

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Soccer is often times a beautiful sport filled with breath-taking passes, scintillating footwork, and incredible feats of concentration and precision. Last night's 0-0 draw between the Philadelphia Union and the LA Galaxy was not one of those times.

The Philadelphia Union's announced starting XI said they would be playing their traditional 4-2-3-1, however functionally the way they lined up was more of a 4-1-4-1 with Haris Medunjanin alone between the lines and Alejandro Bedoya playing up a bit higher than a traditional 4-2-3-1 might typically suggest for a midfielder.

GAME THREAD: LA Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: April 29, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • Place: StubHub Center, Carson, CA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - Mike Watts and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are an abysmal 1-6-2 against LA Galaxy
  • Know Thy Enemy: LAG Confidential

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fabrice-Jean Picault, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

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.

Player of the week: C.J. Sapong

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As the Union's winless streak continued, one player stood out among the rest. C.J. Sapong is PSP's player of the week.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-3 Montreal Impact

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Philadelphia Union could not hold onto a three goal lead at home and continue to search for a win after a 3-3 draw with Montreal Impact.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: 6ABC - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Ilsinho, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 NYCFC

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The Union fell to NYCFC 2-0 at home to remain winless on the season.

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.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Portland Timbers

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The Union fell to a third straight defeat with a 3-1 home loss to the Portland Timbers. Updated, with Three Points.

Halftime Report: Philadelphia Union all square with Portland Timbers

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A solid first half by the Union against the first place Portland Timbers

The Philadelphia Union returned home for the first time since March 11th to take on Portland Timbers. With a returning Richie Marquez and Ilsinho, Philadelphia went into halftime all square with Portland, 1-1.

Philadelphia had the first legitimate shot on net when CJ Sapong backheeled a pass toward goal for Fabinho, whose shot was kicked away from close range by Portland goalkeeper Jake Gleeson.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers

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Game Info

  • Date: April 8, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
  • Television: The Comcast Network (TCN) - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are 1-3-3 all time against the Portland Timbers, however they have never lost at home.

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.

Player ratings: D.C. United 2-1 Union

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The winless streak continues, as the Union turn in a poor performance. For the most part, they played as individuals. Let's evaluate them as such.

Have the Union answered our questions?

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Jim O'Leary asks if we know more about this team after three games than we did in preseason?

Where the Union stand

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We are three weeks into the MLS season. What fate lays in store for the Philadelphia Union?

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Haris Medunjanin

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Union midfielder Haris Medunjanin joins Greg and Mike in this edition.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC-THURSDAY

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We take a look at the upcoming Philadelphia-Orlando match. Here is a few things to watch when the teams take the field in central Florida.

Major League Soccer

Manchester United into Europa semifinals, Zlatan to LAFC?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/21/17

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The weekend is almost here, the links will help you get there.

Philadelphia Union News

Medunjanin adjusting well to MLS, creating early success
Despite a less than stellar start for the Union, one of the team's bright spots this season has been Haris Medunjanin, who, with just seven career MLS games under his belt, already looks like a solid veteran.

Post-match analysis: Union 0-2 NYC FC

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Philadelphia Union made changes in midfield, but still looked reactive and impotent in their second straight home loss.

The Rest

Fixing the Union: Midfield Edition

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In this portion of Fixing the Union, we look at what is going wrong with the midfield.

Inspired by a mailbag question, this series looks at ways the Union could theoretically become a winning side again.

Let's not mince any words: The Union's midfield is one giant unadulterated mess, with multiple players who make too much money to be benched for poor play.