Match Previews

Philadelphia Union

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.

Match preview: Union vs Toronto FC

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The defending Eastern Conference champions come to Chester looking for their first win of the season as the Union try to show they can compete with the team that exposed them last season.

Playoff preview: Toronto FC v Philadelphia Union

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The Union head to Toronto with their season on the line in a one-game knockout playoff game. Can they stop Sebastian Giovinco and pull off the upset?

Preview: Union vs New York Red Bulls

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The Union are in the playoffs barring an epic collapse on Sunday. PSP reviews a few key concepts that New Jersey uses to win as the rivals face off yet again.

Preview: Union vs Orlando City SC

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A win on Sunday would be huge for the Union. To do it, they need to shore up the set piece defense and control the match from start to finish. Easy, right?

Preview: Union at New York Red Bulls

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New York Red Bulls have struggled to hold leads this year, but they have done a great job grabbing the first goal. Can Philly hold on early and knock their rivals out late?

Preview: Union at Toronto FC

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Toronto has added tactical flexibility to an arsenal that includes two of MLS' best strikers. How can Philly compete this weekend?

Preview: Union at Portland Timbers

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Portland is very good at home, and both teams will feel a win will give them much needed breathing space in the playoff race. Can Philly shut down the Timbers' dynamic attacking trio of Valeri, Adi, and Nagbe?

Preview: Union at Chicago Fire

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A win on the weekend would give the Union some breathing room and make the next four matches much easier to handle.

Preview: Union vs Sporting Kansas City

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A win would go a long ways toward establishing some sense of playoff safety for Philly.

Preview: Union vs Toronto FC

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Toronto FC brings its expensive stars and stellar, tactically-intriguing defense to Chester this weekend.

Preview: Union at New England Revolution

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The Revolution welcome the Union hoping that a midweek US Open Cup semifinal win over Chicago will get them back on track for the playoffs.

Preview: Union at DC United

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These two teams have changed a lot since last they met. Will the Union walk over DC again?

Preview: Union vs Real Salt Lake

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Two teams that have struggled through July look to turn it around as they head into the back half of the season.

Preview: Union at Montreal Impact

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Philly should be able to create more, and better, chances than the home side.

Preview: Union vs New York Red Bulls

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Adrenaline will be a factor in this rivalry game. The manager that can get his squad to prepare for the match as if it was any other game will give his players the early advantage.

Preview: Union vs DC United

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If DC uses a 4-1-4-1 like Houston did last week, the Union will need to come up with new ways to attack it.

Preview: Union at Houston Dynamo

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Andrew Wenger and Chaco Maidana highlight a Houston side that looks far more organized since Owen Coyle hit the bricks.

Preview: Union vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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Vancouver can counter effectively but struggle with decision-making in the final third. The Union need to control the tempo of the match from the outset.

Preview: Union vs Chicago Fire

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The Fire should have earned a point against a good Colorado side, but their absentee offense is holding them back. Can the Union rebound after a dull showing against New York City?

Preview: Union vs Columbus Crew

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Philly's aim should be simple: Win the ball in midfield and attack with fluidity.

Preview: Union at Colorado Rapids

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Two conference leaders meet in Denver, but one will be missing key players and the other may rest some stars. What kind of match will we see?

Preview: Union at Orlando City SC

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Late victories have both teams looking to build on recent momentum, but Orlando is a tough place to play and Philly needs to rest players ahead of tough tests against Colorado and Columbus.

Preview: Union vs DC United

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DC United is winless on the road, Philly is averaging two goals per match at home. The Union should win on Friday if they can control Luciano Acosta and create space behind DC's two-man midfield

Preview: Union at Montreal Impact

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Montreal scores through Piatti but dominates by involving Harry Shipp. Philly has to play through the midfield quickly to catch their holding midfielders out of position.

Preview: Union vs LA Galaxy

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The Galaxy have been scoring at will lately, but they have yet to spend much time with Gerrard, Keane, and Dos Santos together. Will it all come together against Philly's aggressive defense?

Preview: Philadelphia Union vs San Jose Earthquakes

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San Jose has yet to win on the road because of a leaky defense. But if the Union aren't careful, Chris Wondolowski will pick them apart.

Preview: Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC

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The Union look to go to 3-0 at home when the oddity that is NYCFC comes to the Talen on Saturday.

Preview: Philadelphia Union at Seattle Sounders

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Seattle is not the offensive powerhouse of the recent past. But veteran coach Sigi Schmidt is trying to figure out how to to turn his mix of veterans and youth into a winner.

English Premier League

Chelsea - Liverpool Preview: Match Details, Team News and Predicted Line-ups

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Chelsea host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge this weekend in the feature match of the weekend's Premier League action.
Antonio Conte's men suffered a minor hiccup away to Swansea last Sunday, returning from Wales with a single point.

A pair of strikes from the imperious Diego Costa rescued a draw for the Blues, but they and Gary Cahill in particular could be forgiven for feeling hard done by in the lead-up to the Swans' second.

Swansea - Chelsea Preview: Match Details, Team News and Predicted Line-ups

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Chelsea travel to Swansea this weekend to contest their first Sunday fixture of the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.
The Blues have made an impressive start to life under Antonio Conte and boast three wins from as many games, though there is still room for improvement.

Swansea, in comparison, are still looking to shift into second gear despite snatching a 1-0 win over Burnley on the opening day of the campaign.

Chelsea - Leicester: Preview, Line ups and Score Prediction

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Chelsea welcome Premier League champions Leicester to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as they close the curtain on the 2015-16 campaign.

The Blues will likely finish in ninth position but could slip to tenth if they lose and Stoke manage to overcome West Ham in Staffordshire.

While the match itself will feel almost subordinate given the circumstances, the return of Claudio Ranieri and another farewell to Guus Hiddink should ensure our detestable season wraps up on a reasonably joyous note.

Sunderland - Chelsea: Preview, Line-ups & Score Prediction

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Chelsea face their second-furthest away trip of the season versus Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this Saturday.

As unlikely as it may seem, there's still a chance the Blues could qualify for Europe. Chelsea will play continental football next season if Manchester United and Liverpool clinch the FA Cup and Europa League title respectively, and Southampton lose their two remaining league fixtures.

Bournemouth - Chelsea: Preview, Lineups & Score Prediction

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Chelsea visit Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday with a three-point lead over their 13th-placed hosts ahead of the weekend's action.

The Blues, 10th, are enduring the insipid end to the campaign many expected after they bowed out of the Champions League and FA Cup in March.

A 3-0 annihilation at the hands of Manchester City last Saturday illustrated the predicament Guus Hiddink will likely face until the final whistle sounds on the last day of the season on 15 May.

Swansea - Chelsea: Preview, Team News & Lineups Prediction

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Chelsea will come up against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon as the Premier League season approaches the business end of the campaign.

The Blues are set to take a depleted squad across to Wales with numerous first-choice personnel including Diego Costa, John Terry and Eden Hazard ruled out through injury and suspension respectively.

EURO 2016

Euro 2016 Preview: England vs Wales

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A little slice of the Premier League comes to Euro 2016 when England face Wales in a Home Nations clash at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens on...

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Preview: Belgium vs Italy

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One of the tastiest games of the first round of games of the Euro 2016 group stage takes place in Lyon this evening. Belgium's golden...

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The Rest

Preview: Philadelphia Union at Vancouver Whitecaps

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PSP's Adam Cann talked with reporter Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Sun to get a sense of just what to expect from the Whitecaps, and he produced this somewhat unorthodox match preview.

Trophy Hunting

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The 103rd U.S. Open Cup will be decided Tuesday night in Frisco, Texas in a re-match of the 2007 U.S. Open Cup final. Although both teams are looking for their second U.S. Open Cup championships, the match means so much for very different reasons.