Jim Curtin

Philadelphia Union

Full transcript: Jim Curtin’s midweek presser

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Jim Curtin talked about a rough first half in Orlando, Fafa Picault's contributions, and Jay Simpson's health in his midweek press conference.

Where the Union stand

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We are three weeks into the MLS season. What fate lays in store for the Philadelphia Union?

In pictures: Philadelphia Union “Meet the Team” day

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday for the Union's "Meet the Team" and media day.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC-THURSDAY

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We take a look at the upcoming Philadelphia-Orlando match. Here is a few things to watch when the teams take the field in central Florida.

Postgame video: Union 2-2 Toronto

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PSP's Mike Servedio and Greg Orlandini break down the match. Interviews with Rosenberry, Blake, Medunjamin, Bedoya and Sapong. Postgame press conference with Curtin. Click on for more.

Jones, Union ready for tough Toronto task

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The first 90 minutes of Derrick Jones' Philadelphia Union career couldn't have gone any better. The 20-year-old defensive midfielder churned out an impressive performance in the club's 0-0 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Week 1.

Week 2 presents a different challenge for the homegrown player as Toronto FC comes to Talen Energy Stadium for the Union home opener on Saturday.

Player of the week: Derrick Jones

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There was a lot placed on the shoulders of a homegrown player making his professional debut. No one could have expected a performance like this. Derrick Jones is PSP's player of the week.

Tactical Analysis: Philadelphia Union boosted by Derrick Jones’s stellar play

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All aboard the Derrick Jones hype train

The Philadelphia Union opened up their 2017 Major League Soccer season with a scoreless draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. After a very busy offseason, Philadelphia revealed a brand new lineup featuring Academy standout Derrick Jones, Bosnia and Herzegovina international Haris Medunjanin, and English striker Jay Simpson.

Player to watch: Alejandro Bedoya

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We look at Alejandro Bedoya, the final player in the season preview's "Players to watch" series. The U.S. international will be asked to do many things. Where will he excel, where will he struggle, and is he the face of the Philadelphia Union?

Stock rising/falling: Union 2-3 DC United

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The Union wrapped up preseason play with dispiriting 3-2 loss to DC United. Which players took advantage of the opportunity? New PSP writer Nick Fishman breaks it down.

Loving Jim: Apologizing for Curtin in 2017

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Jim Curtin has a lot to prove in 2017. How Union fans measure that improvement is up for debate.

Philadelphia Union 2, Montreal Impact 2: Recap and player ratings

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Goals by Ilson Jr. and CJ Sapong weren't enough as Montreal equalized in stoppage time.

A first half rocket by Ilson Jr. and a second half header by CJ Sapong was negated by a goal by Nick DePuy and a goal by Anthony Jackson-Hamel, and the Philadelphia Union and Montreal Impact finished with a 2-2 draw.

Philadelphia Union 1, Tampa Bay Rowdies 0: Recap and player ratings

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A Derrick Jones goal was enough to give the Union a 1-0 win at Al Lang Stadium.

By preseason standards, it was a great game. The players all looked pretty fit, the Union scored a goal, and no one got hurt as the Philadelphia Union downed the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0.

After a rather uneventful first half, Derrick Jones got sprung on a great pass from Chris Pontius and faked out the goalkeeper to give the Union a goal in the 73rd minute.

No Yaro, no problem?

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Josh Yaro's injury opens the way for someone else to claim a starting center back spot for Philadelphia Union next to Richie Marquez. Who will step up? PSP's Peter Andrews looks at the candidates.

Union sign Adam Najem

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Following a trade for his rights, the Union announced the signing of attacking midfielder Adam Najem.

The Union are a veteran team built to win now

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PSP's Dan Walsh looks at how Earnie Stewart quickly turned a young team with a smattering of veterans into a veteran team with a smattering of youth.

Transcript: Jim Curtin’s preseason conference call

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Jim Curtin spoke with the media on Friday about the shape of the Union midfield, Oguchi Onyewu's preferred side of the pitch, and the big impression Fabian Herbers has made so far in preseason.

Union complete off-season with whirlwind of signings

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The Union hit for a hat trick of signings this week. PSP's Dan Walsh takes a closer look at each signing, changes that Incomplete grade for the off-season, and considers if these moves could pave the way for Roland Alberg's departure.

Union sign Medunjanin, St. Pauli says Picault to join the Union, more news

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More roster moves for the Union and other Union bits. League news. More.

Onyewu signed, Union bits, MLSPU statement on travel ban, Expansion Bid Deadline Day, more

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Reaction to Onyewu signing and other Union news as the team heads to Florida. Steel signs Moar, transfers Akinyode. Players Union "deeply concerned" by Trump travel ban. Expansion bid submission deadline today. More news.

Blake and Burke called up, Union bits, league news, Bedoya talks USMNT, more

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Union's Blake, Steel's Burke, called up by Jamaica. Bedoya on what's changed under Arena at USMNT. More.

Transcript: Earnie Stewart, Jim Curtin speak to media as preseason opens

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Transcript of comments to the press from Jim Curtin and Earnie Stewart following the opening of the Union's preseason training.

Notes from the start of Union’s preseason, league news, more

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Union open preseason training with trialists and Oguchi Onyewu. Stewart doesn't expect "a real long trajectory" in signing a No. 6 and experienced center back. League news. More.

Open International Slots could benefit the Union

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By the time it's all said and done, the Philadelphia Union could have three or four open international slots.

One of the obstacles any MLS club faces is the international player limitations. Every club has eight slots when they start out. Some use them wisely, and in the case of Real Salt Lake trading a slot permanently to the Colorado Rapids for Adolfo Gregario (a player so utterly unremarkable that you probably didn't realize his name was actually Adolfo Gregorio), they use them unwisely.

Oguchi Onyewu training with the Philadelphia Union

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Former USMNT defender with Union on opening day of training camp

Former AC Milan and United States National Team center back Oguchi Onyewu was on the field with the Philadelphia Union for their first day of training camp at the Power Training Complex in Chester.

"He's just keeping his fitness up," head coach Jim Curtin said after training.

Have Union acquired Adam Najem? Preseason begins today, Le Toux to DC, league news, more

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Have Union acquired rights to Akron playmaker Adam Najem from NYRB? Union preseason begins today. Has Le Toux signed with DC? Details for second Philly Unity Cup. More.

Union draft Epps and Jones, Trusty called up, league news, more

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Union draft a midfielder and defender. Trusty called up by US U-20s. League news. More.

2017 schedule, SuperDraft today, league news, more

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Union schedule out. SuperDraft won't be as exciting as last year for Philly. League news. More.

Tactical thinking: Three backs to rule them all?

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Three back systems are en vogue again. Might such a system work for the Union?

Season schedule released today, Union bits, USWNT host Germany at Talen in March, more

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The 2017 Union schedule will be released today. Union bits. USWNT host Germany at Talen Energy Stadium on March 1. Latest MLS signings. More news.

A chat about the 2017 Union: Part 4

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Dan Walsh and Peter Andrews have some thoughts about the 2017 Union. About a week's worth of thoughts, actually. Part four considers what this season holds for Jim Curtin.

A chat about the 2017 Union: Part 2

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Dan Walsh and Peter Andrews have some thoughts about the 2017 Union. About a week's worth of thoughts, actually. Part two looks at Roland Alberg, Ilsinho, and the rest of the attack.

Union links, league news, more

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Could Union players face off in February's USA-Jamaica friendly? More Union notes. League news. More.

press conference

Coach Curtin weekly presser 3/16/17

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Jim Curtin takes time to talk to the media before heading to Orlando ahead of Saturday's game

It's time for the weekly press conference recap! Questions are by committee and in bold, with Coach Curtin's answers coming after in normal typeface. Let's just get into it shall we?

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/2/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union have their best ever squad on paper. Can they live up to their potential? - SBNation.com
The boss, Eugene Rupinski, wrote a season preivew for SB Nation.

Takeaways from Jim Curtin's media call: 3/1/17
Read up on Jim Curtin's thoughts from today.

Alejandro Bedoya

Mix Diskerud out at NYCFC, 2017 MLS Season starts tonight: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/3/17

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Weekend links are almost here.

Philadelphia Union News

Union's Alejandro Bedoya fit and ready for Sunday's season opener
Pretend for a moment that you're a Europe-based soccer player who's moving to MLS in the summer.

Depth makes Union optimistic
Union coach Jim Curtin finds himself in an interesting situation.

Picault signed, Bedoya/Pontius vs Blake in USA-JAM friendly tonight, league news, more

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Union add a speedy winger. Union teammates face off in tonight's USA-Jamaica friendly. League news. For and against Trump travel ban. A thank you.

Union signing and national team call ups, league news, sanctioning vote today, more

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Union sign Dutch left back Giliano Wijnaldum. Bedoya, Pontius, Rosenberry called up by USMNT. Division 2 sanctioning vote expected today. More.

The Rest

Curtin's remarks on Union scrimmage, PRO hires Howard Webb: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/8/17

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Hump Day Links.

Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin on scrimmage against U-17 USMNT: "Today was good preparation as we move forward into preseason"
Here's some words from Jim Curtin on today's scrimmage.

MLS News

PRO hire Howard Webb to manage Video Assistant Referee operations
With MLS introducing the testing of Video Assistant Referees (VARs) this season, the Professional Referee Organization announced on Tuesday the appointment of retired FIFA referee Howard Webb as Manager of VAR Operations.

Matthew Real signs pro contract with Bethlehem Steel FC

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Union Academy defender previously committed to Wake Forest

Philadelphia Union Academy defender Matthew Real has signed a professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC.

The 17-year-old left back from Drexel Hill, Pa. previously committed to attend Wake Forest University this fall and is highly regarded by TopDrawerSoccer.