Nick Sakiewicz

Philadelphia Union

It’s time to hold Earnie Stewart accountable

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Forget Jim Curtin. It's time to hold Earnie Stewart accountable for signing players who don't fit the 4-2-3-1 system he and the Union want to employ. PSP's Steve Whisler explains.

#FeelTheEarn

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A vote of confidence for Earnie Stewart, Sporting Director of the first place Philadelphia Union.

The Philadelphia Union are in first place in the Eastern Conference. Wherever you are reading this, why don't you take a moment and let that sink in.

I'll wait. It's worth it.

Feels pretty good doesn't it?

A new era of optimism can begin for Union fans

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Have the Philadelphia Union finally rid themselves of the specter of failure? I think so.

I am optimistic and excited. A part of me is scared to be this optimistic. Could it be true that the Union faithful actually have a decent team that will be competitive this season? I have to admit that while I was excited to see the departure of Nick Sakiewicz, that Earnie Stewart (who is a really nice guy, by the way) was still an unknown quantity to me.

Union schedule, Restrepo report, no USOC for BSFC, WCU USOC date, more news

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Reaction to the 2016 schedule. Another report says Walter Restrepo signing with the Union. No US Open Cup for Bethlehem. West Chester United's third round USOC date announced. more.

Some Soccer News for Jan 7, 2016

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Its Day 7 of 2016.


Whoa. Good move for Sporting Kansas City acquiring long time Houston Dynamo captain Brad Davis. From the Kansas City Star.
-While Davis is definitely showing wear on his tires he can still be a key cog in a 15-18 player rotation needed by a championship contender.

Court documents show Union fired Nowak after league directive

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Court documents show Philadelphia Union fired former coach Peter Nowak only after the league directed it and the MLS Players Union threatened to strike. PSP's Dan Walsh collates the key scattered details into one comprehensible story.

PSP’s best of 2015

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It was a rough year for Philadelphia soccer fans. But there were some bright lights too. PSP runs down the best that was in the year that was.

Stewart introduction today, Catic waived, more TAM and HG funds

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Stewart introduced to media and fans today. Dzenan Catic appears on Waiver Draft list. League announces $37 million in new funds for player signings. More news.

Report says Union had record high gross revenues in 2015, more news

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Report said Union had record high gross revenues in 2015 with double digit growth in sponsorship revenue. More news.

Cosmos want to keep Fernandes, no Bethlehem Steel in US Open Cup, more news

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Cosmos want to keep Leo Fernandes when loan expires. MLS-owned USL teams not allowed in future US Open Cup tournaments. Curtin's challenges in 2015. More news.

What happened to the incompetent Union?

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As one PSP contributor put it, "What the hell is going on, and what happened to the incompetent team we've been covering for the last 6 years?" PSP's Dan Walsh takes stock of last week, when Philadelphia Union drastically changed its paradigm.

Off-Podium: Union minority owner Richie Graham

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After the pres conference unveiling Brendan Burke as the head coach of Bethlehem Steel, Union minority owner Richie Graham spoke to reporters.

Union 2.0 begins in Earnest

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Philadelphia Union 2.0 has begun. PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: The end of the Sakiewicz era

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Greg and Eli are joined by Kevin Kinkead to discuss the end of the Sakiewicz era. After that, the guys talk about the Union's US Open Cup final loss.

Downed in Toronto, notes from Sugarman presser, league results, USMNT news, more

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Union out of playoff contention after loss in Toronto. Notes from Sugarman's press conference. League results. US U-23s win Olympic qualifier. US 23-player roster for Mexico game released. More.

Sugarman: Curtin likely to return, Sakiewicz ownership stake limited

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Union principal owner answered a range of questions during a 40-minute chat with reporters Friday. Here are the highlights.

Assessing Nick Sakiewicz and what comes next

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PSP's Dan Walsh assesses the firing of Philadelphia Union chief executive Nick Sakiewicz and looks at what initial steps the Union must take to right their course.

Sakiewicz confirms he’s out, Trusty named to US U-17 WC team, US tops Canada in Olympic qualifier, more

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The Sakiewicz era comes to a close. Union Academy defender Auston Trusty named to US U-17 World Cup team. US wins first Olympic qualifier. More news.

Details on Union’s USL team, SoB board election nominees being accepted, more news

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Details on the Union's new USL team and more morning news.

Forbes says Philadelphia Union value increased by $55M

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Forbes is back to valuing MLS franchises and their take on the Union adds to the confusion around the Union's financial situation.

After a two year hiatus, Forbes MLS Soccer valuations are back and they tell some interesting stories. These figures always must be taken with a grain of salt, but they also tease a transparency rarely glimpsed in the world of Major League Soccer.

Union announces USL team

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It's official: the Union will own and operate a USL team that will begin play in 2016 and will call Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley home.

Bethlehem announcement today, profits and more Union bits, SoB Movie now on DVD, more news

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Union announcement in Bethlehem today. Did the Union turn a profit in 2014? Sons of Ben movie released on DVD. More news.

“Unacceptable”: Recaps and reaction to Chicago draw, Bethlehem, league results, more news

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Recaps as Union blow lead against Chicago. Union to make announcement in Bethlehem on Wednesday. League results. FIFA news.

Chicago again, SoBs featured in FIFA magazine, more news

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Union look to extinguish FIre again. Sons of Ben featured in The FIFA Weekly magazine. More news.

Barnetta! Nogs out at least 3-4 weeks, McCarthy named USOC Player of the Round, more

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Union land Tranquillo Barnetta. Nogueira out at least 3-4 weeks. John McCarthy named US Open Cup Player of the Round. All-Stars win. More news.

No more Valdes, Sak says Union-Eagles will bid to host WC qualifier, more news

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So endeth the Valdes saga. Sakiewicz says Union and Eagles will bid to host a US World Cup qualifier. Drogba signs with Montreal. More news.

Union face NYRB today in USOC quarters, Pfeffer selected, Nowak lawsuit dismissed, more

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Roster questions for the Union ahead of today's US Open Cup game. Pfeffer named to Homgrown Player team. Nowak lawsuit thrownout. FIFA news. More.

Bournemouth, Sak says Union USL team in Bethlehem possible, Mbolhi update, more

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Union lose to Bournemouth. Sakiewicz on why the Union will launch a USL team, says Bethlehem a possible home. HCI announcement today in Lancaster. Altidore dropped. More.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Mini pitches, area schools in NCAA tourney, US-Costa Rica tonight, more

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Union Foundation targets building 50 mini pitches in and around Philly. Villanova, RIder, and Delaware in NCAA tourney. Klinsmann says US can win in Costa Rica tonight. More news.

Union schedule to be announced today, Restrepo, locals in NWSL draft, more news

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2016 schedule to be announced today. Walter Restrepo to the Union? Sak's new job. Locals in NWSL college draft. More news.

Jim Curtin

Blake to start remaining games, US wins Olympic qualifying group, Donovan on Klinsmann, more

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Jim Curtin comments on a number of topics in CBS Philly report. US U-23s thump Panama in Olympic qualifier. Donovan says Klinsmann should get the axe if US loses to Mexico in Confederations Cup playoff game.

Mbolhi is finally gone

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Finally, he's gone. Now the roster repair work can really begin. PSP explains.

10 things we learned from MLS Gameweek 19

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Here are the ten things we learned from week nineteen of the 2015 MLS season.

1. Hats Off To Jim Curtin

Jim Curtin, without a doubt, has the hardest managerial job in Major League Soccer. Ask any Union fan, or anyone who covers the team, and they'll tell you that the aggressively inept ownership of Nick Sakiewicz has made it impossible for Philadelphia to succeed.

10 things we learned from MLS Gameweek 19

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Here are the ten things we learned from week nineteen of the 2015 MLS season.

1. Hats Off To Jim Curtin

Jim Curtin, without a doubt, has the hardest managerial job in Major League Soccer. Ask any Union fan, or anyone who covers the team, and they'll tell you that the aggressively inept ownership of Nick Sakiewicz has made it impossible for Philadelphia to succeed.

The Rest

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-10-16

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With the combine underway we're heavy on draft news, but check that out as well as the other latest news below.

Why are MLS players moving to Liga MX? | FOX Sports:
Financial considerations and structural issues create enticing opportunities for Mexican clubs to pounce. Fox Sorts attempts to answer the question that many soccer fans are asking about why the mass exodus to Liga MX is happening.

Peter Nowak throwing shade in wrongful termination lawsuit

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Through the released court documents of the wrongful termination lawsuit we have learned some nuggets of juicy information about former members of the club, namely John Hackworth and Nick Sakiewicz.

It was obvious from the assertion that Peter Nowak told Shep Messing that the Union "don't know what they're doing" and that Nick Sakiewicz "doesn't have a [expletive] clue" that there were issues between the club and Mr.

Gifts from the Brotherly Magi

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The Brotherly Game staff embraces the spirit of giving with these imaginary gifts to the Union.

O. Henry's classic Christmas tale The Gift of the Magi reminds us of the true spirit of giving when there is little to offer. Likewise, the protagonists in this Brotherly tale have little of material value.

Patience is a virtue when it comes to being a Union fan

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Now is not the time to worry.

Cristiana Maidana is gone. The man who was tied for second in MLS this past season with 15 assists and an all-time team high. He was arguably one of the few positives in a very long, horrid 2015 Union season. Poof, like a puff of smoke he is gone. What do the Union get in return, you may ask?

Why you should own a copy of Sons of Ben: The Movie

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Sons of Ben: The Movie goes on sale today on DVD. While it's a film about how a small group of committed supporters brought a MLS franchise to Philly, it's also a story about belief and commitment to a community.