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Philadelphia vs. D.C. preview, Alhaji Kamara to Al-Taawoun FC: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/24/17

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Philadelphia Union News

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.

Tigres deny Gignac transfer to LA Galaxy, Liverpool sign Salah: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/23/17

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Philadelphia Union News

It's still early, but upcoming game against D.C. United a must-win for Union
Saturday was supposed to be a matchup between 10th place Philadelphia and 11th place D.C., the two teams at the bottom of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.

MLS Week 12: Dallas loses, Philadelphia wins

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After a run of Wednesday games, week 12 of the 2017 MLS season resumed on Friday. New York and Toronto drew 1-1 at Red Bull Arena. Bradley Wright-Phillips put New York up in the 38th minute with Benoit Cheyrou equalizing in the 70th.

"Obviously, it's positive we didn't lose the game," Toronto forward Jozy Altidore said.

Philadelphia vs. D.C., Chelsea wins the Premier League: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/13/17

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Union face D.C. United today, get ready for the game with some links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match Preview: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union
One win and fortunes can change, and the last match at RFK will hopefully end with another 3 points.

Notes and quotes from the Philadelphia Union's closed-door town hall meeting
The Philadelphia Union held a closed-door town hall meeting for season ticket holders on Thursday night.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/27/16

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FIFA 17 releases today! Way to steal the links' thunder.

Philadelphia Union News

I'm Alejandro Bedoya, and I approve this Alejandro Bedoya goal
Alejandro Bedoya scored an awesome goal, and he wants you to know about it. He also wants you to vote for him for MLS Goal of the Week.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/13/16

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Philadelphia Union News

Vote Tranquillo Barnetta for AT&T Goal of the Week | Week 27
Tranquillo Barnetta's goal from this past weekend is up for Goal of the Week.

By The Numbers: September 12th
Here are some Union stats of the week.

Philadelphia comes back against Chicago, RSL beats New York

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Philadelphia and Real Salt Lake won at home to open week 16 while Steven Gerrard would've preferred more time in LA's draw with Colorado.

Philadelphia wins again, shutout for Seattle

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Philadelphia stays in control in the East with a win over Columbus and Seattle gets three points on the road against DC United.

Drogba scores fourth goal of MLS season in Montreal draw

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Montreal (AFP) Former Chelsea standout Didier Drogba scored on a half-volley in the third minute and Eastern Conference leader Montreal played to a 1-1 Major League Soccer draw with visiting Philadelphia.

It was the fourth deadlock in a row for the Impact, with Ivory Coast star Drogba's fourth goal of the season being matched by the Union's CJ Sapong in the 21st minute.

Drogba scores fourth goal of MLS season in Montreal draw

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Montreal (AFP) Former Chelsea standout Didier Drogba scored on a half-volley in the third minute and Eastern Conference leader Montreal played to a 1-1 Major League Soccer draw with visiting Philadelphia.

It was the fourth deadlock in a row for the Impact, with Ivory Coast star Drogba's fourth goal of the season being matched by the Union's CJ Sapong in the 21st minute.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/7/16

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Happy Saturday everyone. Unfortunately no Union game this weekend, so hopefully these links will be enough to fill the void.

Philadelphia Union News

Pontius Enjoying First Season With Union
CBS Philadelphia has a profile on Chris Pontius and gets into his hot start to the season.

MLS attendances for gameweek 8 of the 2016 season

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The reported attendances for gameweek of the 2016 MLS season are in, with an average of 19,400+ this past weekend.

The attendance numbers were generally strong this week. It's good to see Colorado's strong number, which is hopefully due to the team's surprising start. The same can be said for Philadelphia.

MLS attendances for gameweek 8 of the 2016 season

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The reported attendances for gameweek of the 2016 MLS season are in, with an average of 19,400+ this past weekend.

The attendance numbers were generally strong this week. It's good to see Colorado's strong number, which is hopefully due to the team's surprising start. The same can be said for Philadelphia.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/14/2016

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Here are yous links for Thursday April 14, 2016.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union's Carroll poised to quietly join MLS's elite "350 Club"

Big milestone for Brian Carroll's next game, as he will join an exclusive list of just five other players to have played in 350 career MLS games.

Philadelphia Union

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia community/site player ratings

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Going into the darkness with these scores

Following a disappointing performance the week before, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen lambasted his team's performance and expected better of them heading into the weekend with the Philadelphia Union. The result? Not great, Bob.

So what did you think?

Swansea City announces 2017 US summer tour

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Swansea City manager Paul Clement will bring his team to the United States this summer for three friendlies and a training camp.

The Swans will head to the United States on July 13 where they’ll be based in Philadelphia. The first opponent will be a friendly against Philadelphia Union on July 15.

Swansea City announces 2017 US summer tour

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Swansea City manager Paul Clement will bring his team to the United States this summer for three friendlies and a training camp.

The Swans will head to the United States on July 13 where they’ll be based in Philadelphia. The first opponent will be a friendly against Philadelphia Union on July 15.

Victory over Philadelphia caps off a successful preseason for D.C. United

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United looked their best in 3-2 win over Philadelphia Union

After doing so well during the second half of 2016, D.C. United decided to stand pat for the most part this offseason. Sebastien Le Toux and Jose Ortiz were the two biggest signings, but both appear to be likely substitutes rather than starters.

Where does Alejandro Bedoya fit into the 2017 Philadelphia Union?

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Bedoya's versatility presents an interesting conundrum for the Union.

The Philadelphia Union finally got their man at the end of the summer transfer window, bringing in Alejandro Bedoya from FC Nantes. Bedoya immediately slotted into the eight position for the Union vacated by Vincent Nogueira months earlier, and while Bedoya did better than Tranquillo Barnetta and Warren Creavalle, he also was no Vincent Nogueira.

Match recap: Mexico vs. Jamaica

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Chicharito Hernandez and Oribe Peralta power Mexico past Jamaica despite fantastic saves from the Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake.

In front of a packed house at The Rose Bowl, Chicharito Hernandez propelled Mexico to a 2-0 win over Andre Blake and Jamaica.

Jamaica lined up exactly as I had predicted, with the Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake in goal behind Portland Timbers' Jermaine Taylor, Leicester City's Wes Morgan, Crystal Palace's Adrian Mariappa, and New England Revolution's Je-Vaughn Watson on the back line.

Andreas Ivanschitz pleased with new position and Sounders' improved attack

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The Austrian midfielder had both assists against Philadelphia after lining up on the right wing for the first time this season

For the player that was supposed to be the Seattle Sounders' creative hub since signing last summer, Andreas Ivanschitz endured a pretty tough start to the season.

Seattle downs Philadelphia 2-1 as Morris gets first goal

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Chad Marshall scored in his second straight match to lead the scoring charts for Seattle.

In what was by far the most "feel good" match of the season, Seattle Sounders beat Philadelphia Union 2-1 for Seattle's second win of the season.

The first half was a little dicey at times, as Jordan Morris and Oalex Anderson had a few solid chances but didn't manage to put them away.

Nelson Valdez available against Philadelphia, Friberg a possibility

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He's not guaranteed to start, but it's highly likely that Nelson Valdez will be in the 18

Despite having been injured and unavailable for last weekend's trip to Houston, Seattle Sounders forward Nelson Haedo Valdez was back in training on Friday and according to Sigi Schmid, is available for Saturday's home match against Philadelphia Union.

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Local college soccer standouts honored at Philly Soccer Six banquet

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Top players, coaches and teams were recognized Thursday evening

Philadelphia's six Division 1 men's soccer programs celebrated the 2016 season and honored the top players and coaches at the annual Philadelphia Soccer Six banquet on Thursday night.

Temple star Jorge Gomez Sanchez received the Chris Jones Player of the Year award while his teammate Joonas Jokinen was honored with the John McAdams Academic Player of the Year award.

Penn to play Pitt for the first time this March

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Penn will host cross-state rivals at Rhodes Field on March 25

After renewing their rivalry with Temple last fall, Pitt will be traveling to Philadelphia again this spring to take on another in-state program for the first time in a friendly on March 25.

Penn will host the Saturday afternoon match at Rhodes Field in West Philly at 2 p.

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Klinsmann vows to attack in do-or-die Paraguay Copa clash

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Philadelphia (AFP) United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann promised his team would not sit back when they take on Paraguay here Saturday, needing only a draw to reach the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals.

Klinsmann's men face last year's Copa America semi-finalists at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field requiring a point to ensure their place in the last eight after a 4-0 rout of Costa Rica on Tuesday.

Klinsmann vows to attack in do-or-die Paraguay Copa clash

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Philadelphia (AFP) United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann promised his team would not sit back when they take on Paraguay here Saturday, needing only a draw to reach the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals.

Klinsmann's men face last year's Copa America semi-finalists at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field requiring a point to ensure their place in the last eight after a 4-0 rout of Costa Rica on Tuesday.

Manchester United to hold AGM in Philadelphia

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London (AFP) English football giants Manchester United will stage their 2016 annual general meeting in Philadelphia on June 23, the club announced Friday.

The Premier League side are owned by the US-based Glazer family.

United face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday as they bid to end a season that has seen them fail to qualify for the Champions League with a trophy.

Manchester United to hold AGM in Philadelphia

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London (AFP) English football giants Manchester United will stage their 2016 annual general meeting in Philadelphia on June 23, the club announced Friday.

The Premier League side are owned by the US-based Glazer family.

United face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday as they bid to end a season that has seen them fail to qualify for the Champions League with a trophy.

The Rest

Rosenberry cut from United States roster ahead of Serbia friendly

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Philadelphia's Keegan Rosenberry one of five players trimmed from Bruce Arena's roster

Keegan Rosenberry won't get a chance to earn his first cap with the United States National Team this weekend after all.

The second-year defender and first-time camp invitee was one of five players released back to their clubs ahead of Sunday's friendly against Serbia in San Diego.

The Ball’s Gotta Move: Chapter Four

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Josh Trott's fictional Philly soccer story continues.

Delaware and Rider punch tickets to NCAA tournament

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Conference tournament wins on Sunday ensured the greater Philadelphia region a rooting interest in the Big Dance

Delaware erased an early 1-0 deficit and came back to beat William & Mary and avoid a third straight defeat in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament final in Hempstead, New York on Sunday.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/7/16

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Philadelphia Union News

Getting to know Kevin Kratz
Three weeks ago, the Union signed Kevin Kratz to their roster and we haven't heard much from the German midfielder since then. But after training on Wednesday afternoon, Kratz was introduced to the Philadelphia press and shared a little about himself.

Game Changers: Impacted

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There were a lot of moments that changed the momentum of the Philadelphia Union's draw with the Montreal Impact.

1.) Slow start - The Union didn't get out to the best start, gifting the Montreal Impact two good chances in the opening minutes. First, a great ball in to Matteo Mancuso narrowly missed going into the net:

The Philadelphia back line is not in sync on this at all.

Copa América match recap: Chile vs. Panama

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Philadelphia's final Copa América Centenario match doesn't disappoint.

Chile thumped Panama, 4-2, on Tuesday night to secure their place in the knockout rounds of Copa América Centenario. Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez notched braces for La Roja, while Miguel Camargo and Abdiel Arroyo scored for Panama.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/11/16

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The USMNT takes the pitch in Philadelphia today, before that enjoy the links.

Philadelphia Union News

TruMark Financial Top 10 Plays of the Season (So Far)
Here are the top ten plays for the Union so far this season, you can probably guess number one.

Earnie Stewart hopes Christian Pulisic isn't 'another Freddy Adu'
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Battle At The Top

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Spin To Win!
The top team in the East, Philadelphia, comes to Commerce City to face the top team in the West. There's something nobody expected to write when the season started. Philly is on short rest after playing in Orlando Wednesday while Colorado is missing Jones and Gashi for international play.

Street Soccer USA Philadelphia Cup to kick off this weekend

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Soccer for a good cause at the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Street Soccer USA Philadelphia Cup is coming to the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum this weekend. Along with local dignitaries, Street Soccer USA founder Lawrence Cann will be joined by former US Women's National Team member Heather Mitts for the opening ceremonies.

Winning or Losing, which is easier?

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Is it harder to be a fan of a perennially losing team, or a perennially winning team?

I am not from Philadelphia. I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and now live in Brooklyn, NY. My blood runs Black and Blue and Gold for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Union. Having grown up in Pittsburgh, I have been a fan of many winning teams over the years, with the exception of the Pirates who only lately have gotten their act together.

Philly Soccer Six teams to play at Penn Park on Saturday

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The annual Philly Soccer Six event will include 45-minute derby matches involving the six NCAA Division I programs in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia's six division one men's soccer programs will square off on Saturday at Penn Park at the University of Pennsylvania in a six-game exhibition tournament.