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Philadelphia Union

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.

Youth and pride: If not now, when?

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Shana Tovah! Steve Whisler rings in the Jewish New Year with all sorts of disbelief about the Union's resistance to play their best young prospects.

The mysterious, lost season of Richie Marquez

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He was the Union's best defender for two years. Then he got benched after a sickness. PSP's Dan Walsh looks at Richie Marquez's lost season.

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.

Mbappe signs for PSG, Urruti and Barros stay in Dallas: Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/1/17

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Philadelphia Union News

An open letter to Philadelphia Union fans
There's little buzz surrounding a team that will soon complete its sixth losing season in eight years of existence.

As hopes of making the playoffs fade away, Jim Curtin shifts the Union's focus
"We recognize where we are," Curtin said.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/31/17

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Should the Union bench Josh Yaro? US soccer news, and a big transfer in England.

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It makes no sense for the Philadelphia Union to bench Josh Yaro
In typical knee-jerk Philadelphia reaction, the popular thought right now is that Josh Yaro should sit his butt on the bench for the remainder of the 2017 season.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 2-2 Atlanta

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans, and the postgame analysis and breakdown with Mike Servedio and Greg Orlandini.

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.

Jim Curtin named fourth best coach under 40, Sterling saves the day for City: Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/22/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory: Ten observations from Union 2, San Jose 2
As we've seen so many times before, the Philadelphia Union found a way to take an excellent performance and turn it into a demoralizing result.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 0-3 Montreal

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans after and before the game, and the postgame analysis and breakdown with Mike Servedio and Kevin Kinkead.

News roundup: MLS transfer window closes without Union deals

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There was a ton of player movement around MLS, but the Union's biggest personnel move is a new tattoo artist. PSP runs down the day's news, including the sad news about former Sons of Ben president Kenny Hanson.

Union inactive during summer transfer window as offseason moves loom

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union have been quiet during the transfer window, and unless you count the addition of their Chief Tattoo Officer, they won't be doing any business before the Wednesday night deadline.

Both head coach Jim Curtin and sporting director Earnie Stewart confirmed that the Union won't be doing much before midnight, and it probably is for the good of the club.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin and the postgame analysis and breakdown with Peter Andrews and Mike Servedio.

Halftime recap: Philadelphia Union 2, FC Dallas 0

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Ilsinho and CJ Sapong with goals as the Union are up at the half.

During a halftime interview with Comcast, Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin called it "one of the best halves we've had" as the Union raced out to a 2-0 lead on FC Dallas.

The Union had a good chance early when Giliano Wijnaldum played a fantastic ball forward to Fafa Picault.

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?

Playoffs? The road ahead for the Union

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The Union's remaining schedule doesn't look good. PSP's Dan Walsh breaks it down game-by-game to lay out what their playoff chances really look like. Also, some chatter about some young Union players who need to get some minutes.

In defense of Roland Alberg

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The Union have a problem. After a very public confrontation on Wednesday night, Roland Alberg is the most disliked player on the team. With fans, media, and teammates all angered, Nick Fishman comes to Alberg's defense.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans after and before the game, and the postgame analysis and breakdown with Peter Andrews and Greg Orlandini.

Philadelphia Union preview, Gold Cup Final preview, transfer news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/26/17

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Big game tonight as the Union look to take the second leg of the Columbus match up, read more in the links.

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Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC
The return leg of the home-and-home may not technically be a must win game, but it still feels like one.

Tactical analysis: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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Neither team was good in the final third, but Columbus stuck to their gameplan and it paid off with a big win over the Union

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.

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.

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.

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.

Curtin chooses to focus on positives after Open Cup elimination

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Finding positives amidst heartbreak and elimination from a competition is no easy task.

However, Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin wanted to focus on nothing but the positives after his team was knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup on penalty kicks by the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.

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.

Postgame video: Union 1-0 D.C. United

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PSP's Peter Andrews and Philly Voice's Kevin Kinkead break down the match. Union fans sound off on their home team and D.C. United. Interviews with goalscorer Fafa Picault, Alejandro Bedoya and Man of the Match Andre Blake. Postgame press conferences with Jim Curtin and Ben Olsen.

Philadelphia vs. D.C. preview, Alhaji Kamara to Al-Taawoun FC: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/24/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United
It's the rubber match of the season for these teams as Rivalry Week finally sees the Union play a rival.

The Philadelphia Union are getting zero production from the number ten position
Reports out of Central America say the 25-year-old Costa Rica international is set to sign with the Union, while head coach Jim Curtin tempered expectations during his midweek press conference.

Deshorn Brown could start against the Philadelphia Union this weekend

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Jim Curtin expects the former Reading United and current D.C. United forward to get the nod on Saturday.

So far, Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin is one-for-one on predictions. We'll have to wait until Saturday to see if he remains perfect.

In his weekly press conference, Curtin said this about D.

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?

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The kids aren’t alright

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The Union plan to build through their academy. But there's no proof the current staff can manage young players once they're ready for first-team minutes. Peter Andrews on the regression of the Union's youngsters this season.

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.

Is Blake for sale? Sort of, but…

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Jim Curtin weighed in on Andre Blake's transfer prospects after the goalkeeper's impressive Gold Cup, as well as one prime prospective replacement.

Major League Soccer

Union news and previews, MLS transfer news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/29/17

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Preview of tonight's game, more MLS transfers and more in today's links.

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Match preview: New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union look to inch ever closer to the red line, facing off against a Revolution team trying to do the same.

Kinnear axed in San Jose, Nemjana Matic to Manchester United?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/26/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Quick Hits from Jim Curtin's post-game press conference from Union's 1-0 win against DC United
Some thoughts from Coach Curtin on the last game.

Toronto 2, Revolution 0 - New England's Offense Sputters Again
Union face New England this weekend, let's see how their last game went.

The Rest

Thoughts on coaching

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Of all the teams to choose to coach for, what makes so many Union players return as coaches?

Highlights from Jim Curtin’s Press Conference

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Jim Curtin talked about Derrick Jones' red card, the back four, Deshorn Brown and more in Wednesday's press conference

Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin talked about a wide range of topics, looking back at the 2-0 loss to New York Red Bulls on Sunday and forward to a league match against D.