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Philadelphia Union

Union win, MLS expansion news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/25/17

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Union get back to their winning ways and other news in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match recap: Philadelphia Union 1, D.C. United 0
The Union were able to hang on thanks to some Andre Blake heroics.

MLS News

Jack Harrison leads NYCFC to first victory at Red Bull Arena
Jack Harrison and Ben Sweat scored to help New York City FC beat the rival New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Saturday in Harrison, New Jersey.

Yankee Stadium’s soccer pitch is an embarrassment to MLS

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Slips, falls, pinball soccer -- NYC FC's pitch is a joke. This is not the view of an opposition fan. This comes straight from someone who grew up going to Yankee fans and should be an NYC FC fan. Read on.

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.

Union lose again

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NYCFC handed the Union yet another loss on Friday night.

At first, David Villa's Goal of the Year candidate appeared a fitting end to another feckless performance from the Philadelphia Union. The World Cup champion's 54-yard chip soared over Andre Blake, who went flying into his net shortly after the ball did.

Philadelphia Union 0, New York City FC 2: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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David Villa's goal wasn't the difference, but it was a dagger nonetheless.

The Philadelphia Union yet lose yet again, this time to hated rival New York City FC. The Union had a number of good chances with movement and getting the ball into dangerous areas in the first half, but they were unable to convert in the final third.

Turning point in Jordan Morris’ season came later than you probably think

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Even though he scored his first goal much earlier, Morris pointed to his two-assist performance against Orlando City as his key moment

Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris was named Rookie of the Year for the 2016 MLS season, something that the player himself said "was one of my goals coming into the year.

Andre Blake, Keegan Rosenberry, and Chris Pontius shortlisted for MLS awards

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Three Philadelphia Union players could bring home four league awards.

Major League Soccer released the shortlist for awards earlier today, and three Philadelphia Union players were among the final three candidates for some big awards.

Trey Madara / Brotherly Game Keegan Rosenberry is up for two MLS awards.

Why Keegan Rosenberry should win Rookie of the Year

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The Philadelphia Union right back was the best rookie in MLS this year. So why is Jordan Morris the favorite to win?

Less than a year ago I sat at the SuperDraft in the media pit watching the madness unfold. The Chicago Fire had just picked Jack Harrison, only to trade him to New York City FC for the fourth pick in the draft.

Conceicao acquired, final pre-SuperDraft news, more

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Union acquire Brazilian center back on loan. Latest news ahead of today's SuperDraft. More news

News from the Combine and other Union bits, Lloyd named USWNT co-captain, more news

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News of players linked to the Union ahead of Thursday's SuperDraft and more Union bits. Carli Lloyd named co-captain of USWNT. More news.

Union schedule, Restrepo report, no USOC for BSFC, WCU USOC date, more news

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Reaction to the 2016 schedule. Another report says Walter Restrepo signing with the Union. No US Open Cup for Bethlehem. West Chester United's third round USOC date announced. more.

Union bits and other news

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The slow news week continues.

Major League Soccer

Midweek MLS: Big wins for Columbus and Houston

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Week 14 of the 2017 MLS season started on Wednesday with Columbus shutting out Seattle 3-0 at MAPFRE Stadium. Federico Higuain scored in the 10th with Justin Meram doubling the lead in the 21st. Meram assisted on Ola Kamara's goal in the 59th. Zach Steffen kept the clean sheet with three saves.

NYCFC and New England drew 2-2 at Yankee Stadium.

Jordan Morris wins MLS Rookie of the Year award

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Rosenberry comes in second despite record-setting, All-Star season.

Jordan Morris of the Seattle Sounders has won the 2016 Major League Soccer Rookie of the Year award, beating out Jack Harrison of New York City FC and Keegan Rosenberry of the Philadelphia Union.

Morris had a good season, netting 12 goals and 4 assists in 2856 appearance with Seattle.

The Best of MLS Week 21: Giovinco, NYCFC and more

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One of the league's biggest stars shined in a big way over the weekend, while the Eastern Conference leaders bounced back in a big way against a top-level foe.

Here's a closer look at The Best of MLS: Week 21:

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

When Sebastian Giovinco is on his game, he's virtually unstoppable, and even when he doesn't have it, he's still pretty difficult to deal with.

The Best of MLS Week 17: Mauro Diaz, NYCFC and more

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The 17th week of the MLS season had plenty of drama, and action, from the latest installment of the New York derby, to Tim Howard's return to the league and Robbie Keane's return to the scoring list.

It was a heck of a week for rookies, with several playing key roles in important results, and it was a big week for FC Dallas, which climbed back to the top of the MLS standings with a resounding victory.

MLS Ticker: Lampard doutbtful vs. Fire, Jack Harrison update and more

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With the new MLS season just around the corner, one notable injury will be felt this weekend, while a few teams are acquiring final pieces for their rosters.

New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard is expected to missthe team's season opener on Sunday against the Chicago Fire due to a calf strain.

MLS Ticker: Harrison, Sporting KC, Orlando City and more

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Injury news could put a damper on one of Major League Soccer's brightest draft picks, while several front office moves were completed on Monday.

New York City FC first-round draft pick Jack Harrison will be sidelined for the team's preseason training due to the same pelvic injury that kept him out of the MLS Combine.

MLS Ticker: Hamid, Pulido, Galaxy and more

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After being forced to leave U.S. Men's National Team camp with an apparent nagging knee injury, D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid could miss significant time leading up to the 2016 MLS regular season:

Hamid could reportedly be out for several months after undergoing surgery to repair his injured meniscus on Wednesday.

NYCFC acquires Jack Harrison in 2016 MLS Draft dominated by trades

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With the first two rounds of the 2016 MLS Draft in the books, there was a common theme in Baltimore on Thursday: trades aplenty.

After being selected first overall in this year's draft by the Chicago Fire, Wake Forest midfielder Jack Harrison wound up with the club that wanted him all along, New York City FC.

MLS-New York City FC

Harrison continues to prove his worth to NYCFC

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NEW YORK — When a pelvic injury delayed the start of Jack Harrison's professional career, some wondered how much New York City FC may get out of the No. 1 overall pick at this year's MLS SuperDraft.

The teenager from Stoke-on-Trent, England, however, proved he was worth all the effort by the NYCFC front office once he got healthy.

Harrison praises Lampard's leadership on and off the pitch

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NEW YORK— The roaring cheers Frank Lampard drew on Saturday would almost make some forget about the boos for him back in May, but Jack Harrison isn't one of them.

The New York City FC rookie has been vocal in defense of Lampard all season, as the two had worked side by side during their respective rehab process earlier in the year prior to making their season debuts together as substitutes on May 21 at Yankee Stadium.

Harrison shows poise and maturity beyond his years with NYCFC

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NEW YORK —It took the brilliance ofa 19-year-old rookie for New York City FC to best the New York Red Bulls for the first time in club history, but what Jack Harrison was able to do on Sunday was a surprise to anybody buthis own team.

"'Rookie' doesn't mean anything for me," NYCFC head coach Patrick Vieira said.

Jack Harrison relieved after 'whirlwind' process finally unites him with NYCFC

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BALTIMORE – For nearly 45 minutes, Jack Harrison's status remained up in the air. Selected by the Chicago Fire with the first overall pick, Harrison satin limbo as pieces started to come together behind the scenes.

As drafteescontinued to walk past him on their way to take team photos, Harrison waited and waited as his path continued to be decided by coaches and executives stationed on the draft room floor.

Keegan Rosenberry

Restrepo in-Lahoud loaned out, pre-draft news, Nowak, more

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Restrepo deal announced, Lahoud loaned to Cosmos. Roster and draft news. Nowak named head coach of Lechia Gdansk after judge upholds arbitrator's decision against him in Union case. More news.

MLS schedule to be announced on Thursday, Union Academy call-ups for US U-20 camp, more

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2016 MLS schedule to be released on Thursday. Yosef Samuel, Abu Winter, and Sebastian Elney called up for US U-20 MNT camp. More.

The Rest

Instant Replay thinks that wasn’t a penalty

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On closer look Villa went down without contact.

Seattle Sounders fans may feel hard done once again by PRO. This time it came after Robert Sibiga called Oniel Fisher's tackle on David Villa a penalty in the 51' minute of their 2-1 defeat at the hands of New York City FC this past weekend.

The replays showed that Fisher got all ball and at worst, NYCFC should have received a corner kick.

Academy newcomer Jacob Shaffelburg makes debut in Bethlehem Steel FC friendly

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Berkshire School standout makes debut for Steel against Harrisburg City Islanders

A highly-ranked youth prospect from Canada has joined the Philadelphia Union Academy, making his debut for Bethlehem Steel in a friendly against Harrisburg City Islanders at YSC Sports on Thursday.

Jacob Shaffelburg checked into the game in the 70th minute for fellow countryman Chris Nanco.

SBI Spotlight: Harrison pushes towards unfamiliar draft following denial of NYCFC claim

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Growing up in England, Jack Harrison had little knowledge of Drafts, Homegrown deals or Generation adidas offers. Yet, over the past few weeks, the former Wake Forest star has become quite acquainted with the various roster mechanisms that will now determine his future home.

Prior to his time with the Demon Deacons, Harrison emerged as the 2015 Gatorade National Boy's Soccer Player of the Year while with Berkshire School inSheffield, Mass.