Haris Medunjanin

Philadelphia Union

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.

Player ratings: Union 2-2 Toronto

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PSP's weekly player report card. Please sign and return.

Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC Game Thread

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Game Info

  • Date: March 11, 2017
  • Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Series is tied 6-6-5
  • Know Thy Enemy: Waking The Red

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Toronto FC: Clint Irwin; Nick Hagglund, Drew Moor, Eriq Zavaleta; Justin Morrow, Victor Vazquez, Michael Bradley, Armando Cooper, Tsubasa Endoh; Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore

Bench

  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis, Warren Creavalle, Roland Alberg, Fafa Picault, C.

Player of the week: Derrick Jones

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There was a lot placed on the shoulders of a homegrown player making his professional debut. No one could have expected a performance like this. Derrick Jones is PSP's player of the week.

Tactical Analysis: Philadelphia Union boosted by Derrick Jones’s stellar play

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All aboard the Derrick Jones hype train

The Philadelphia Union opened up their 2017 Major League Soccer season with a scoreless draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. After a very busy offseason, Philadelphia revealed a brand new lineup featuring Academy standout Derrick Jones, Bosnia and Herzegovina international Haris Medunjanin, and English striker Jay Simpson.

Vancouver Whitecaps 0, Philadelphia Union 0: Recap and player ratings

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The Union come away with a point from the Pacific Northwest

The Philadelphia Union opened up the 2017 season with a 0-0 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Fans got a good look at many of the Union's offseason additions with Jay Simpson, Oguchi Onyewu, Haris Medunjanin, and Derrick Jones making the starting XI, with Fafa Picault being substituted into the game in the 71st minute for Chris Pontius.

Game Thread: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Place: BC Place, Vancouver, BC
  • Television: The Comcast Network
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union are 2-3-2 (W-L-D) against the Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Know Thy Enemy: Eighty Six Forever

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Derrick Jones, Haris Medunjanin; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Vancouver Whitecaps: David Ousted; Jordan Harvey, Christian Dean, Tim Parker, Sheanon Williams; Alphonso Davies, Andrew Jacobson, Matias Laba, Cristian Techera; Erik Hurtado, Kekuta Manneh

Bench

  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Ken Tribbett, Ray Gaddis, Warren Creavalle, Roland Alberg, Fafa Picault, C.

Player to watch: Alejandro Bedoya

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We look at Alejandro Bedoya, the final player in the season preview's "Players to watch" series. The U.S. international will be asked to do many things. Where will he excel, where will he struggle, and is he the face of the Philadelphia Union?

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.

Question to answer: Are the Union a playoff team?

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Can the Union meet or even exceed the benchmark they set last season? PSP's Jim O'Leary takes stock.

Player to watch: Haris Medunjanin

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Our Philadelphia Union season preview kicks off with the first of a weeklong series, Players to Watch, as PSP's Dan Walsh looks at the deep-lying playmaker expected to key the Union's attack this season.

Game thread: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Game Info
  • Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM Eastern, 4:00 PM Pacific, 12:00 AM UTC
  • Venue: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex (Clearwater, Fla.)
  • Television: None
  • Streaming: Philadelphia Union's YouTube Page
  • All-time record: Montreal leads 5-3-5 (W-L-D)
  • Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer, a Montreal Impact community
Starting XI
  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Oguchi Onyewu, Richie Marquez, Fabinho; Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; Ilsinho, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Montreal Impact: Maxime Crepeau; Daniel Lovitz, Victor Cabrera, Laurent Ciman, Hassoun Camara; Patrice Bernier, Marco Donadel, Hernan Bernadello; Ignacio Piatti, Nick Dupuy, Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla
Injuries Philadelphia Union
  • Josh Yaro will miss the next 3-4 months to undergo shoulder surgery.

News roundup: Impact game preview, Medunjanin speaks, Champions League fireworks, more

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Union-Impact game preview and watch information, Medunjanin conference call, Antoine Hoppenot scores, USMNT U-20s win, crazy Champions League day, and more!

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.

Stock rising/falling: Union 1-0 Rowdies

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Haris Medunjanin, Adam Najem and Ray Gaddis really stood out, but who hurt themselves in the Union's Saturday friendly? New PSP writer Jim O'Leary breaks it down.

News update: Union beat Rowdies, VAR issues red, Harkes fired, more

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Union 1-0 Rowdies, HCI Preseason schedule, Video Assistant Referee helps issue red, USMNT U-20s lose, Harkes fired, and more.

Game thread: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union are back in action, kicking off the 2017 season against the Tampa Bay Rowdies

Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Place: Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Stream: Tampa Bay Rowdies YouTube (RowdiesOfficial)

Know Thy Enemy: In lieu of an SB Nation blog, visit /r/TampaBayRowdies for Rowdies info/links/and the like.

News update: Union preseason roster, BSFC preseason schedule, and more

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Full Union preseason roster with jersey numbers, Bethlehem announces three preseason games, Ayuk called up to Cameroon U-20s, Nanco offered Bethlehem contract, and more.

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.

Transcript: Jim Curtin’s preseason conference call

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Jim Curtin spoke with the media on Friday about the shape of the Union midfield, Oguchi Onyewu's preferred side of the pitch, and the big impression Fabian Herbers has made so far in preseason.

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.

Chris Pontius

Picault signed, Bedoya/Pontius vs Blake in USA-JAM friendly tonight, league news, more

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Union add a speedy winger. Union teammates face off in tonight's USA-Jamaica friendly. League news. For and against Trump travel ban. A thank you.

What Medunjanin will bring and other Union bits, league news, more

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Insight into new signing Haris Medunjanin and other Union news. SoB election results. Steel open preseason training. League news. more.

The Rest

Question to answer: Will the midfield click?

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In the final post in our Questions to Answer series, Peter Andrews examines the potential combinations in the center of midfield.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/2/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union have their best ever squad on paper. Can they live up to their potential? - SBNation.com
The boss, Eugene Rupinski, wrote a season preivew for SB Nation.

Takeaways from Jim Curtin's media call: 3/1/17
Read up on Jim Curtin's thoughts from today.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-3 Orlando City

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C.J. Sapong equalized for the Union and Ilson, Jr. produced a brilliant goal as the Union played to a 3-3 draw in a 135-minute scrimmage that was not available for viewing by the public.

USA 4-3 Bosnia-Herzegovnia

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Tim Howard, 7 -- The stand-in captain was stranded on all three goals and made a fine save on Edin Visca in the 67th minute from close range. More impressively, he had Haris Medunjanin's 35-yard curler covered in the 73rd minute. Brad Evans, 5.5 -- His runs into the attack were thought-provoking and kept Bosnia honest, but Evans conceded five of the host's 11 corner kicks.