Haris Medunjanin

Philadelphia Union

GAME THREAD: Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union

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The first of the Union's home-and-home series with the Crew is tonight.

Game Info

  • Date: July 22, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Place: Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Television: The Comcast Network
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union trail the series with 10 losses, 7 wins, and only 1 draw.

Player ratings: Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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With both sides playing poorly, the Union lost 2-1 in Montreal. This week's player ratings take a look at what went wrong for the boys in blue.

Match preview: Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union

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A busy two weeks kicks off tomorrow night with two teams missing key players and C.J. Sapong and Laurent Ciman ready to battle.

Friendly match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Swansea City

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Goals from C.J. Sapong and Jay Simpson earned the Union a 2-2 draw in their friendly match against Premier League side Swansea City.

Union’s class of 2017 looks good at the halfway mark

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Earnie Stewart's offseason signings started slowly, but have become essential pieces of the 2017 Union. Peter Andrews analyzes the new crop of players.

Player ratings: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union escaped Kansas City with a point through some John McCarthy heroics and a Roland Alberg penalty. We've got complete player ratings.

Match report: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union survived a middling performance thanks to a Roland Alberg penalty finish and some big saves by John McCarthy.

News roundup: Steady Haris, midseason awards, top league leaps, more

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The new Union captain brings a cool hand to the midfield and why is it so hard for second tier players to make the jump to MLS?

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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As we celebrate our nation's independence, the Philadelphia quelled a Revolution of their own. PSP is here with the player ratings from the Union's 3-0 win over (New) England.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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Sumptuous goals from Ilsinho and Roland Alberg highlighted a solid performance by Philadelphia Union, as they defeated the New England Revolution 3-0.

Curtin’s press conference: Red Bulls, injuries, and influx of youth

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's Friday press conference. He touched on Maurice Edu's health, the loss in the U.S. Open Cup, and the play of his young midfielders.

Stock rising, stock falling: New York Red Bulls 1 (5)-1 (3) Philadelphia Union

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PSP takes a look at who is rising and who is falling after a wild affair in Harrison, N.J.

GAME THREAD: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

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It's U.S. Open Cup time. Come watch with us!

Game Info

  • Date: June 28, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Place: Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)
  • Television: None
  • Stream:
  • All-Time Record: The Union and Red Bulls have played one another three times in the U.

Five thoughts on the Union: Medunjanin’s class and more

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PSP's Dan Walsh shares some thoughts on the Union, starting with Haris Medunjanin's class and running through to the lesson the Union should learn from the Chicago Fire's signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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.

MLS: Ref Rescinds Red Card After Honest Philadelphia Player Defends Opponent’s Challenge (Video)

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In a rather uncommon show of honesty, a red card was rescinded during DC United's MLS clash with Philadelphia Union after opposition players defended the actions of the sent off player.

The heart-warming incident happened in the second-half of the game, when DC United's Luciano Acosta was given a straight red after a tangle withHaris Medunjanin on the sideline.

Haris Medunjanin is the best

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The Philadelphia Union midfielder does us all proud by doing the right thing.

In tonight's match against D.C. United, Philadelphia Union midfielder Haris Medunjanin was pushed down from behind by Luciano Acosta. In one of the weirdest sequences (even for an MLS match), Acosta was shown a straight red card by referee Sorin Stoica - and then was allowed to play on.

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.

Tactical analysis: Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls

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The Union were never on the front foot, but still had two big chances to take points against a New York team that was disjointed in attack.

Postgame video: Union 0-2 Red Bulls

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PSP's Mike Servedio and Peter Andrews break down the match. Union fans sound off on the Union and Red Bulls. Interviews with Haris Medunjanin, Andre Blake and Jack Elliott. Postgame press conference with Jim Curtin.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls

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Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice late as the Red Bulls defeated 10 man Philadelphia Union 2-0.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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Game Info

  • Date: June 18, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: ESPN - Steve Cangialosi and Taylor Twellman, Reporter: Julie Stewart-Binks
  • Stream: WatchESPN
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 5 wins, 11 losses, and 3 draws against
  • Know Thy Enemy: Once A Metro

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Oguchi Onyewu, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union are looking to take another three points from the Red Bulls. After Sapong's hat trick helped secure a 3-0 win in the last meeting, PSP gets you primed for what to expect on Sunday. Nick Fishman with the match preview.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Harrisburg City Islanders

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Derrick Jones, Marcus Epps, and C.J. Sapong were all on target as the Union defeated Harrisburg 3-1 in the U.S. Open Cup.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
  • Television: None
  • Stream:
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are 7-1-1 against the Harrisburg City Islanders, going 3-0-0 against them in the Lamar Hunt U.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
  • Television: None
  • Stream:
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are 7-1-1 against the Harrisburg City Islanders, going 3-0-0 against them in the Lamar Hunt U.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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The Islanders make their yearly pilgrimage to Chester for the U.S. Open Cup.

Match report: NYCFC 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Two late goals from NYCFC erased Fafa Picault's opener as the Union lost their second straight match, 2-1.

Match Preview: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union travel to Yankee Stadium looking to avenge a 2-0 defeat earlier in the season. Can Jim Curtin find scoring depth? Will the back line contain David Villa? PSP gets you ready for Saturday's match against NYCFC.

Player of the week: Derrick Jones

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Derrick Jones made his international debut for the Stars and Stripes. His play saw him earn PSP's player of the week.

The false dilemma: To spend or not to spend

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To spend or not to spend. That was and still is the question. Nick Fishman takes a closer look at the issue.

Match report: Real Salt Lake 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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Joao Plata's goal ended Philadelphia Union's four-game winless streak, as hosts Real Salt Lake earned a 1-0 victory over a poor Union side.

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.

Major League Soccer

Major Links Soccer: Dominic Kinnear is out in San Jose

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Kinnear and John Spencer were fired and Joristan Mordan made the Gold Cup roster.

Seattle

Former Sounders Academy player Kaleb Karlek passed away last week, thoughts are with his family.

Two things, one Bryce National Park is an amazing place and two, how could anyone run 100 miles there?

David Beckham's stadium deal, San Jose Earthquakes new president: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/1/17

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New month, new links.

Philadelphia Union News

Marcus Epps makes MLS debut at Real Salt Lake
Another game, another MLS debut for the Union.

Union notes: International calls, leaning to the right and a mysterious guest at training
The lineup likely does not change this weekend, judging by the scrimmage we saw on Wednesday between the Union second team and Bethlehem Steel.

The Rest

Halfway there: Gili starts, Haris’ defense, direct play, and other notes at the midseason mark

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Giliano Wijnaldum has earned a starting role and why the change in Union fortunes is all about Haris Medunjanin.

Fan’s View: Set Piece Anxiety

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It's well established by now that part of being a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan is the familiar feeling that no matter how well things seem to be going, there's always trouble lurking just ahead. Cynical maybe, but following the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, 76ers, and Union definitely built my immunity to [.

Josh Yaro returns, Jorge Sampaoli named Argentina manager: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/2/17

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Links look good today.

Philadelphia Union News

Yaro returning to the pitch this weekend
Josh Yaro will be returning to the pitch for the first time in 2017.

Union's Medunjanin says national team managers need to 'come and watch the games' before judging
Haris Medunjanin was never concerned about losing his spot in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.