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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.

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.

Tactical analysis: Union 1-0 DC United

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The Union got a big win over DC United at home, but controlling a match in the late moments remains a big issue.

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.

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.

Player of the week: Adam Najem

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With the Union looking for answers, one may reside in Bethlehem. Adam Najem shined against NYRBII last weekend. Is our player of the week Philadelphia's next attempt to solve the no. 10 riddle?

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.

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 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.

Match preview: Real Salt Lake v. Philadelphia Union

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Can the Union make it five straight in Sandy, Utah? A road test versus a Western Conference cellar-dweller presents three more points for the taking.

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.

MLS recaps, U.S. Open Cup play continues: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/19/17

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Philadelphia Union believe Ilsinho might be "The real No. 10"
For the second straight game, with Bedoya settled into his more comfortable No. 8 spot and Alberg dealing with a quad injury, Ilsinho pulled the strings in the attacking midfield and delivered a dazzling performance.

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.

Halftime Recap: Union up two against Houston

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Goals from Picault and Ilsinho have the Union ahead of the Dynamo through 45.

After the first 45 minutes, the Philadelphia Union are leading the Houston Dynamo, 2-0. Fafa Picault and Ilsinho were the first-half goalscorers, striking in the 17th and 38th minutes, respectively.

Despite of the short turnaround time, Union coach Jim Curtin opted to keep the same lineup that demolished D.

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.

Studs up: An open letter to an open response to an open letter

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PSP's most notorious reader gets another turn at the mic, sounding off on Jay Sugarman and Earnie Stewart and all those music quotes PSP readers keep sharing.

Should we feel better now that the Union have won?

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The Union have won for the first time since last August, but is there reason to believe that things will be getting any better?

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Red Bull New York

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What and who to look for when the Union face Red Bull this Saturday

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.

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.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact – THURSDAY

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The two worst teams in the Eastern conference square off this Saturday. Montreal is looking to build on their first victory of 2017. The winless streak is significant for the Union, but so is their four game losing streak. Is this the week Jim Curtin's men change their fortune?

Roland Alberg

Who is Elías Aguilar?

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Elias Aguilar was training with the team in Chester yesterday, but what if it was more than just "training"?

Finding a 10: What took so long?

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Ilsinho has been the best fit at the 10 this season. But why did it take so long to get him there? And will it take that long the next time a change needs to be made?

Jim Curtin is pressing all the right buttons

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Four wins in a row, and Jim Curtin is off the hot seat. Peter Andrews reviews the manager's string of good decisions and what we've learned these last six weeks.