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Philadelphia Union

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.

Union decline contract options on Ilsinho, Herbers, Onyewu, Wijnaldum, Edu

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The Union cleared a bunch of roster space with Wednesday's moves, which Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin will discuss in a press conference this afternoon.

A creativity problem — the Union’s No. 10s

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PSP's Adam Cann breaks down the DEEP numbers that reveal what went wrong at the Union's No. 10 position this year.

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.

It’s over. What now? (2017 edition)

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It's now eight years for the Union without a playoff win. PSP's Dan Walsh takes stock and looks at the way ahead for the club.

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.

PSP Union postgame show

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Jim Curtin addresses questions about job security, Brian Carroll on his final MLS game, C.J. Sapong on breaking the Union scoring record, a postgame wrap-up from PSP's Ryan Rose and Nick Fishman, and more.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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Brian Carroll played his first minutes of the season and last of his career, and three Union players notched braces as Philly trounced a sad Orlando City side 6-1

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.

Union snubs two European offers for Roland Alberg

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MSG Network's Kristian Dyer reports Alberg still has interest from Europe

If you happened to be watching the New York Red Bulls match the other night against D.C. United, MSG Network's Kristian Dyer dropped some interesting news about the Philadelphia Union's Roland Alberg and Ilsinho. Here's the full video:

Two Euro sides trailing #RBNY Kemar.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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As the season winds down, the Union face a battered but talented Chicago Fire. Learn all you need to know with Nick Fishman's match preview.

Tactical analysis: New Jersey Red Bulls 0-0 Philadelphia Union

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Photo: Paul Rudderow Over the past two seasons (at least), Philadelphia Union and New Jersey Red Bulls have shared an odd dynamic. The Bulls have always been the more talented and organized team, yet even when they find their rhythm, Jesse Marsch's men look frustrated. As if they assume beating [...]

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

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The good, the bad, and the concerningly disinterested.

Tactical analysis: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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A wild and ugly game produced some intriguing tactical moves by the managers, but the scoreline reflects Philly's chronic inability to create good chances out of good positions.

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 report: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact

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Blerim Dzemaili scored twice and Ignacio Piatti added a PK as the Impact defeated the Union 3-0.

On miracles and passion

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Another up and down season has this writer watching the game but not loving it. All it took was a moment of Brazilian brilliance to begin to unlock the love.

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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Philadelphia Union's number 10 dominated and, finally, the opponent's playmaker was the struggling as a talented Dallas side was dispatched with ease in Chester Saturday night.

Sapong, Ilsinho, VAR lead Union to big win

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An impressive team performance helped the Union stay afloat in the playoff race.

The Philadelphia Union took down FC Dallas on Saturday night, securing a win that they hope will jumpstart a run into the playoffs. CJ Sapong and Ilsinho lead the attack with two goals and two assists, respectively, while the defensive unit kept their sheet clean until second-half stoppage time, with a little help from VAR.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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The Union downed FC Dallas 3-1 behind two goals from C.J. Sapong and one from Ilsinho.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

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In desperate need of three points, the Union will face off against one of MLS' best: FC Dallas. PSP gets you ready for what's to come this Saturday.

Player of the week: C.J. Sapong

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After finally hitting double digits in goals, C.J. Sapong is PSP's player of the week. But who would you choose?

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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The same teams, playing the same game, lead to significantly different results.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew

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Philadelphia brushed aside nine-man Columbus Crew 3-0 at Talen Energy Stadium, but an on-field confrontation between Roland Alberg and C.J. Sapong took some luster off the victory.

Player Ratings: Columbus Crew 1 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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

Match report: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union's shorthanded, sputtering offense failed to threaten Columbus Crew SC, who rode a lucky goal from Justin Meram to a 1-0 victory at MAPFRE Stadium.

Tactical notes: Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Philadelphia Union gave up two soft goals and failed to create their own in a 2-1 defeat to Montreal.

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.

Stock rising/falling: Union 2-2 Swansea City

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It may have been a glorified training exercise, but that won't stop us from assessing player performances. Peter Andrews on who impressed and who didn't against the Swans.

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.

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.

Tactical analysis: Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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Philadelphia Union were the better team on Sunday, and they are looking more and more organized on both sides of the ball.

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.

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Some Union players still have much to fight for

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Hopes are low for the team finding success with what's left of the season, but there are still several players with things left to prove by the end of the year.

Player of the week: Ilsinho

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After a brilliant performance, Ilsinho is PSP''s player of the week. Maybe his friends from Brazil should visit more often.

The Rest

Time to demand more on the road

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Why can't the Union replicate their home form on the road? Peter Andrews discusses the need for the Union to be bold on the road, along with his thoughts about Ilsinho, Ray Gaddis, and VAR.