Jim Curtin

Philadelphia 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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Get ready for tonight's game with some links.

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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?

Postgame video: Union 0-2 Red Bulls

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PSP's Mike Servedio and Peter Andrews break down the match. Union fans sound off on the Union and Red Bulls. Interviews with Haris Medunjanin, Andre Blake and Jack Elliott. Postgame press conference with Jim Curtin.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union are looking to take another three points from the Red Bulls. After Sapong's hat trick helped secure a 3-0 win in the last meeting, PSP gets you primed for what to expect on Sunday. Nick Fishman with the match preview.

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.

With Bedoya, Medunjanin, and Jones out, Philadelphia Union’s midfield depth will need to step up

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There will be two new starting midfielders for the Union this week. But who?

The Union have, as Jim Curtin like to say, some tough choices to make when it comes to squad selection. On Saturday they Union are heading up to Yankee Stadium to face off against New York City FC, however they'll be missing three midfielders do international duty.

The false dilemma: To spend or not to spend

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To spend or not to spend. That was and still is the question. Nick Fishman takes a closer look at the issue.

In Pictures: Union 2-1 Rapids

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Saturday nights match, as the Philadelphia Union came from behind to defeat the Colorado Rapids 2-1.

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.

Major League Soccer roundup, Real Madrid wins La Liga title: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/22/17

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Monday's always better after a win and some links.

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Quick Hits from Jim Curtin's Union vs. Colorado Post-Game Press Conference
Some thoughts from Coach Curtin.

What We Learned: Plata predictable in 1-0 RSL loss
Union face Real Salt Lake in their next match, here's how they did in their last match.

PSP talks tactics with Union head coach Jim Curtin

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Jim Curtin has guided Philadelphia Union through some difficult times, but now he is tasked with helping the club build a new foundation for success. A slow start has led many to question whether he's up for the job. PSP spoke to Curtin to find out more about how the adjustments he has made to help the team get back on track.

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.

The Union go from futility to juggernaut

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The Union have suddenly gone from futility to juggernaut. What changed? A few things, as PSP's Dan Walsh explains.

Fans’ View: The Union season ticketholders’ town hall meeting

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Philadelphia Union held a town hall meeting Thursday for season ticketholders. Union fan Staci Klemmer was there and shares this perspective.

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?

Pine time leads to prime time for Sapong, Rosenberry, others

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Has Jim Curtin's player management begun paying dividends for the Union?

Player ratings: Union 3-0 Red Bulls

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The Union picked up their first victory since the Battle of Appomattox Court House. It isn't, however, "10's" across the board. This week's player ratings highlights the heroes and acknowledges those with room to improve.

For one night, the Union make it fun again

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The winless streak is over. Enjoy this moment while it lasts.

It was a long time coming.

The past eight months have been horrible for Philadelphia Union fans. A winless streak that was approaching the ignominy of MLS all-time winless streaks does a lot to a fan. It stops being fun to watch the team find new and creative ways to not win, be it a David Villa golazo that we will literally never stop seeing or giving up three unanswered goals to Montreal.

Player ratings: Galaxy 0-0 Union

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Despite collecting their second clean sheet of the season, the Union settled for a 0-0 draw in Los Angeles. Some players shone brightly, while others were mere shadows on the pitch.

What if coaching isn’t the problem?

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A coaching change would be one of the easiest changes to make, but would it work?

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.

Summary of Jim Curtin’s midweek press conference

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On Tuesday, Jim Curtin spoke to the media about working through a bad run, Josh Yaro's fitness, and putting together 90 minutes ahead of Philadelphia Union's trip to play LA Galaxy.

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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.

Union press conference, MLS recap, Wenger finally defeats Mourinho: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/8/17

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Jim Curtin's Post-Game Press Conference from Union vs. New York Red Bulls
Here's Jim Curtin's press conference from this weekend's game.

D.C. United drop more points at home in 1-0 loss to Montreal Impact
The Union face DC United on Saturday here's how their last game went.

Union press conference, David Villa contract extension: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/4/17

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Richie Marquez goal vs. Portland named TruMark Financial Goal of the Month for April
Richie Marquez headed home a corner from Haris Medunjanin in the Union's match against Portland, which fans voted as April's Goal of the Month.

Alejandro Bedoya

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.

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

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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.

Today’s Union Lineup

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Should Jim Curtin use tonight's USOC match against Harrisburg judiciously to experiment?