Joshua Yaro

Philadelphia Union

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.

Player of the week: Jack Elliott

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What do some of our founding fathers and PSP's player of the week have in common? They're both British!

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.

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 Report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Harrisburg City Islanders

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Derrick Jones, Marcus Epps, and C.J. Sapong were all on target as the Union defeated Harrisburg 3-1 in the U.S. Open Cup.

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.

Player ratings & analysis: NYRB 3-2 Union

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The Union didn't dominate the opening 15 minutes, NY just had the wrong approach. Philly was in control for a bit after going ahead, but Josh Yaro's injury gave the home side a chance to regroup and dominate.

Match report: Portland Timbers 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Fanendo Adi and Diego Valeri were both on target as the Timbers edged the Union 2-1 in Portland.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Montreal Impact

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Matteo Mancosu's late goal canceled out Tranquillo Barnetta's fine effort as Philadelphia and Montreal drew 1-1.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Sporting Kansas City

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Roland Alberg and Tranquillo Barnetta were on target as the Union defeated nine man Kansas City 2-0.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 New York Red Bulls

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Chris Pontius scored twice and the Union came from a goal behind to defeat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 in U.S. Open Cup play.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-3 Vancouver Whitecaps

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Philadelphia Union scored first then gave up three straight goals to Vancouver Whitecaps, who left Chester with a 3-2 road victory. It was the Union's first home loss of 2016.

Sapong, Yaro regaining fitness ahead of Union's home stretch

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The Philadelphia Union will be presented with the perfect remedy to overcome Saturday's loss to New York City FC in the coming weeks.

Jim Curtin's men begin a stretch of four home games in five Major League Soccer matches on Wednesday as the Chicago Fire visit Talen Energy Stadium.

If the 2016 SuperDraft is a race, the Union are winning

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Six months removed from the draft, the Union have made the most out of their draft picks.

It's been nearly six months since the Philadelphia Union staff chose six names in the 2016 SuperDraft and so far the haul they brought in has been a smashing success.

To date, three of the six Union draft picks have logged more first team minutes than any combination of draft picks on every other MLS team.

Coach's advice pays off for Union's Marquez

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CHESTER, Pa Jim Curtin and the rest of the Philadelphia Union coaching staff have been imploring Richie Marquez to stay up longer on set pieces over the last few weeks.

The advice paid off in stoppage time of the Philadelphia Union's 1-0 win over D.C. United on Friday as the 23-year-old finished Sebastien Le Toux's cross into the left side of the net.

Curtin confident in Yaro as Union return to health

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There's no such as easing into Major League Soccer for Philadelphia Union center back Joshua Yaro.

The highly-touted defender out of Georgetown University was thrown into the gauntlet in Week 7 against Seattle with Ken Tribbett out due to an ankle injury.

Postgame quotes: Union 1-2 Sounders

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Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Josh Yaro, and Sebastien Le Toux following Saturday's loss in Seattle.

Union ready for Fire, Bethlehem hosts Cincinnati, US Soccer responds to wage discrimination action, more

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Union on the road to Chicago. Bethlehem's inaugural home opener on Sunday. US Soccer responds to wage discrimination allegations. More news.

Union bits, Bethlehem’s first league game tonight, big night for US, more

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No Union game this weekend but there's plenty more soccer on tap.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Kenney proposes Philly International Cup, No. 22, more

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Curtin press conference highlights. Mayor Kenney has proposed a "Philadelphia International Cup" to "feature teams representing the cultures and countries of Philadelphia's immigrant communities." Philly ranked No. 22 soccer market in US. More.

Big win over the Crew, Academy teams sweep, more news

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Recaps and reaction from the UNion's first-ever win in Columbus. Union Academy teams sweep Continental FC Delco. League results and more news.

Sapong targets 20 goals, Union and league news, USWNT faces T&T tonight, more

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Union face Tampa Bay on Saturday. Sapong targets 20 goals in 2016. USWNT face Trinidad and Tobago in Olympic qualification semis tonight. Lloyd named to FIFPro World XI. More.

Union drop preseason opener, US tops Canada, more news

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UNion rotate use 31 players in 1-0 loss to Jacksonville. Altidore scores in 89th minute as US defeats Canada. More news.

Recap: Armada 1-0 Union

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An 80th minute goal for the hosts handed Philadelphia Union a 0-1 loss in their 2016 preseason opener. 31 players saw the field for the Union, though few stood out on a windy and rainy night.

Alberg signed and more Union news, BSFC to face HCI in preseason, USMNT hosts Canada, more news

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Details on the Roland Alberg signing. Bethlehem to host Harrisburg in preseason on March 15. USMNT hosts Canada tonight. More news.

Media Day, Adu mea culpa, USA v Iceland, more news

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Union bits. Adu says he took time with Union "for granted." USMNT hosts Iceland on Sunday. More news.

Media Day video

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Media Day video from PSP videographer Daniel Gajdamowicz with Earnie Stewart, Jim Curtin, Maurice Edu, CJ Sapong, Andre Blake, Ray Gaddis, Keegan Rosenberry, Fabian Herbers, and Joshua Yaro

Carroll back for 2016, international spots, striker depth, Marfan signs with Sounders, more news

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Carroll re-signs for 2016. International spots and striker depth. Former Union man Michael Farfan signs with Seattle. More news.

Highlights from Jim Curtin’s appearance on the KYW Philly Soccer Show

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Jim Curtin on where Maurice Edu will lineup in 2016, recent signings, the look for more depth among the forwards, the team's draft strategy and picks, and more.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Jim Curtin

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Jim Curtin joins Greg and Eli to discuss the Union's moves in the SuperDraft. Then Kevin Kinkead stops by for a discussion about the Union roster as it currently stands.

Pfeffer bids farewell, more from the draft, Curtin on Edu and Fabinho, more news

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Pfeffer thanks Union fans. Curtin on Edu and Fabinho. Four Union Academy players called up for US U-18 camp. Locals selected in NWSL draft. More news.

Notes from the SuperDraft, Fabinho deal confirmed, Pires’ regrets, more news

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Thoughts from Curtin and Stewart on the draft. Fabinho deal confirmed. Robert Pires says he regrets not joining the Union in 2010. More.

Union walk away pleased with talented haul from 2016 MLS Draft

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BALTIMORE Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart failed to get a good amount of sleep on Wednesday night because he knew what moves were ahead for his club in Thursday's MLS Draft.

When the Union were done wheeling and dealing, they brought in an impressive haul that included second-overall pick Joshua Yaro, third-overall selection Keegan Rosenberry and sixth-overall choice Fabian Herbers.

Ken Tribbett

Five Union preseason battles to watch

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As Phase Two of preseason heats up, PSP's Peter Andrews breaks down five key positional battles on what might be the deepest Philadelphia Union team ever.

Poetry Corner Kicks - If Christina Rosetti was a soccer fan.

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Poetry Corner Kicks looks at this game with an air of remembrance.

The tie between the Philadelphia Union and the San Jose Earthquakes had a bit of history in the air, but not the good kind. In previous years, the Union would score a goal, go up a man, look inept, give up the tying (or losing) goal, and drop points at home.

Union take on Chicago, notes from Curtin’s presser, USWNT tops CR, more news

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Union face Chicago today. Notes from Curtin's teleconference. Alex Morgan scores fastest-ever goal in US Soccer history as USWNT top Costa Rica in Olympic qualifier. More.

Jim Curtin

Readying for NYCFC, HCI home opener tonight, BSFC hosts Charleston on Sunday, more

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The Union hosts NYCFC (arrive early!). Bethlehem hosts Charleston. Harrisburg hosts Louisville. Pulisic! More news.

News from Union training camp, BSFC schedule released, HCI’s new home, more

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Pontius eager for fresh start. Conceicao has good first day. Fernandes sharpest. BSFC home opener April 3. HCI has new home. More news.

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PSP talks to Georgetown men’s soccer coach Brian Wiese

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Georgetown men's soccer coach Brian Wiese talks to PSP about Union draft picks Joshua Yaro and Keegan Rosenberry. He says they are versatile, intelligent, and so respected by teammates that they finished above Hermann Trophy finalist Brandon Allen in team MVP voting.