Jim Curtin

Philadelphia Union

Don’t buy Stewart’s claims that the Union improved

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Earnie Stewart thinks the Philadelphia Union improved this past season. He's wrong.

On Wednesday, the Union top brass of Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin gave their annual end-of-the-year press conference, where the vision for the 2018 season was laid out. Among other things, Stewart dished on players than would not return to the club, players that may return to the club, head coach Jim Curtin as well as the vaunted number ten position.

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.

Jim Curtin will return as head coach in 2018

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Philadelphia Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart "very pleased" with Curtin's progress

Jim Curtin will be returning for a fifth season as head coach of the Philadelphia Union in 2018, Sporting Director Earnie Stewart announced on Wednesday.

"I think he's a big part of this foundation that we've laid down," Stewart said.

Jim Curtin to return as Union head coach in 2018

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Union sporting director Earnie Stewart confirms the local product will be back to lead the club on the field next season.

Readers poll: Grading Stewart, Curtin, Sugarman, Burke

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Weigh in with your opinion on the performances of the key decision-makers for Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC.

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.

Readers poll/PSP panel: Should Jim Curtin return as Union head coach?

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Our readers poll asks you whether you think Curtin should return as head coach and why, and PSP's writers share their views.

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.

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.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/13/17

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Quick Hits from Jim Curtin's Press Scrum
A few thoughts from Coach Curtin.

Bedoya: Tuesday night in Trinidad & Tobago ‘freaking sucked'
Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya got emotional Thursday talking about the U.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 2-0 Sounders

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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.

Match report: Atlanta United FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union faced MLS' hottest team in Atlanta, and got torched. The darling expansion side outclassed Philadelphia en route to a 3-0 home win.

Player Ratings: Philadelphia Union 3 – 1 Chicago Fire

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The Union gave a standout performance in contrast with their recent run. Christian Sandler breaks down who the biggest contributors were.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 3-1 Fire

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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.

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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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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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.

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Season review: Alejandro Bedoya’s year

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Photo by Earl Gardner Did the Philadelphia Union get the most out of Alejandro Bedoya this year? Did he provide what you'd expect a U.S. National team member to? Did he live up to expectations? I'd venture to guess that a lot of Union supporters would answer "no" to the [...]

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?

John McCarthy

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.

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Player to watch: Keegan Rosenberry

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After a disappointing season, what does the offseason and 2018 hold for Keegan Rosenberry?

Jay Simpson hits the big screen

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Literally.

With the Union trailing the Chicago Fire by a goal in the waning moments of the match, Jim Curtin turned to his bench in search of a late equalizer.

Enter Jay Simpson.

Only 64 seconds after coming into the game, the English striker stepped up and just booted the hell out of a ball.

Major Link Soccer: Sebastian Giovinco had a bad feeling about MLS Cup

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CONCACAF World Cup qualifying and U17 World Cup preview

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Even though it's been almost ten months since the Sounders won MLS Cup, it's always nice to talk about the historic win. Apparently, Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco had a feeling Toronto would lose to Seattle.

Seattle is one step closer to hosting a match during the 2026 World Cup.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/5/17

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Curtin's Conference, MLS Expansion Update and more in today's links

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Quick Hits from Jim Curtin's Press Scrum
A few thoughts from Coach Curtin.

Meet the 16-year-old from Cherry Hill who made U.S. soccer history this summer
Cherry Hill native Tomas Romero has shot up the ranks of Union prospects this year.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/25/17

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Union Notes: Long overdue strategy change pays off vs. Fire
It took months of mediocrity and lack of production from the No. 10 spot for Union manager Jim Curtin to finally move away from Ilsinho and Roland Alberg and try something new.