Andrew Wenger

Juliao Suspended for Season Finale

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Sporting Kansas City's defensive issues just got worse ahead of Sunday's game against the New York Red Bulls. Today the MLS Disciplinary Committee announced that starting right back, Igor Juliao was suspended for one game and fined for his actions in KC's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia.

In the 55th minute, Juliao cleared a ball up field just in front of Philadelphia forward, Andrew Wenger.

HOT TOPIC QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Did Philadelphia win the McInerney/Wenger trade?

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Philadelphia's early season was defined by the trade for Andrew Wenger. Few thought they could survive without the leading scorer from a year prior. With Wenger exceeding expectations recently, is it safe to say the Union have won?

Out of the blue Andrew Wenger is a valuable asset to this Union team.

Philadelphia Union

Match Day 33 - Final Road Trip

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KC is heading down the final stretch of the season and head into their final road game of the season a little short. The team is short on players as the injury bug has hit again. They travel to Philadelphia for the final road trip of the regular season looking to improve their chances of avoiding the wild card game.

Is Jim Curtin the head coach for the Philadelphia Union?

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The Philadelphia Union haven't made Jim Curtin head coach just yet, but rumors have that as just a matter of time. Read More

THE MATCHUP: Rocky times

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MANUFACTURED DERBY NAME: "The Ivan Drago Testimonial Match"
FACTS* AND STATS** PHILADELPHIA UNION - "High": Percentage chance that Maurice Edu will hurt TFC. - 4: The Rocky sequel that is our greatest guilty pleasure.

Philadelphia Union Announce "Major" Announcement For Tomorrow At Noon; It's Speculation Time!

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The Philadelphia Union tweeted they plan on making a major announcement tomorrow at noon.

JUST IN: Major announcement to come tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon. Watch via

— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) July 29, 2014

Following a couple weeks of links, PPL Park sightings, and overseas reports of the impending signing of Algerian goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi signing with Philadelphia, the Union today announced they will make a major announcement tomorrow (Wednesday, July 30).

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 3 - Red Bulls 1

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Poetry Corner Kicks can finally celebrate a home win!

Well how do you like them apples? The Big Apple came to Philadelphia and left without a point to show for their travels. It looks like the Philadelphia Union still feel bad when they are up by two goals, so they try to make the other team feel better by letting them back in the game.

Question Of The Day - What Is Your Favorite Moment In The Philadelphia Union-New York Red Bulls Rivalry?

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Whether you call it the Turnpike Derby, I-95 Derby, or (especially if you're a Red Bull fan) "it's not a rivalry" there have been some really special memories when these two teams have met on the pitch. What's your favorite?

This thread is simple. What is your favorite memory of the Philadelphia Union - New York Red Bulls rivalry?

The Designated Player Situation In Philadelphia

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Can the Union afford to bring in another Designated Player? Does Carlos Valdes return from stops in Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil? Does Maurice Edu remain in Philadelphia or is he bound to return to the English Premier League? Silly season may just be be sober season for the Philadelphia Union.

That most wonderful time of year is almost upon us.

HOT TOPIC QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Will Philadelphia Become Wenger’s World?

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The news that overshadowed the Union’s 2-2 draw with Chicago was the trade for Andrew Wenger. How will he perform in the city of Brotherly Love?

It was a move that shocked me as much as it shocked the rest of the Philadelphia Union fan base. Met with very extreme mixed reactions ranging from a nightmare scenario to wild acclaim, Jack McInerney was traded to the Montreal Impact for forward/defender/midfielder/keeper (I believe he can play anywhere on the field, why not goalkeeper?

Preview: Union vs. Revolution. The Home Opener.

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Week 2 sees the Union start their home schedule hosting I-95 rival New England Revolution. Can Philadelphia build on the promise shown in Portland and catch a vulnerable Revs side?

The first home tilt of 2014 features the Philadelphia Union, coming off of a heart-breaking last-minute-goal to share the points, versus conference foe New England Revolution, who were pummeled at Houston four goals to nil.

Sources: Berry traded to Philadelphia

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The 2012 MLS Rookie of the Year is on the move. Sources tell Fire Confidential that Austin Berry has been traded to the Philadelphia Union in exchange for allocation money. The trade announcement will be made pending league approval. The move presumably adds budget space which would enable the Fire to increase Mike Magee's salary over the next two years of his contract.

Philadelphia Union Not Impressed With TFC’s Moves

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Nothing like a bit of Major League Soccer aggro to get the day going! With the opening of the 2014 MLS season less than a month away, Eastern Conference rivals the Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC are already exchanging handbags.

It appears that Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz is not amused with TFC's spending spree that has seen them sign the likes of Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley and Julio Cesar.

Union land French midfielder Nogueira

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The midfield overhaul in Philadelphia continues.

The Union announced on Thursday that they have signed veteran French midfielder Vincent Nogueira, who joins the club from Ligue 1 side FC Sochaux. Nogueira is expected to join Philadelphia for the next phase of its preseason in Florida.

Union trade Jeff Parke to D.C. United for Ethan White and the top spot in the allocation order

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In what has been a quiet offseason, the Union shocked the rest of Major League Soccer this morning by trading one of their reliable veterans and made a move to set up the acquisition of USMNT Maurice Edu.

Philadelphia sends Jeff Parke to DC United for Ethan White and the No.

Major League Soccer

Highest Paid Player In MLS Has Yet To Play A Game In League

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The MLS Players Union have released the latest salary figures and former Real Madrid and AC Milan star Kaka heads the list, despite never having played for his club.

The 32-year-old Brazilian, who signed for Orlando City in June and was immediately loaned to Sao Paulo, is on a total salary of $7,167,500, making him not only the highest paid in the league, but the highest-paid player in MLS history.

Professional Tailgating: Cup Final Day

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For the first time, I attended a competitive Philadelphia Union match but it may have been the biggest in their history. The Union played the Sounders in the final of the US Open Cup. Here are some of sights.

Sshhh – New England Revolution Lose Again

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It's a good job that the World Cup is diverting the attention of the soccer fans in New England as otherwise the alarm bells would be going off after the New England Revolutionsuffered their third straight MLS defeat on Saturday in front of 16,483 fans at Gillette.

The defeat leaves New England with a 7-6-2 record, and their 23 points is good for third place in the east.

USOC Preview: The Union look to halt the Cosmos in the fifth round

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The Union take on the NY Cosmos in possibly the most interesting match up of the fifth round of the US Open Cup. The Union in the midst of a reboot and the Cosmos flying high and enjoying taking MLS scalps as proof of the high ambition.

The Philadelphia Union face the New York Cosmos in the fifth round of the US Open Cup on June 24th at PPL Park.

US Open Cup: How bad does the Union want it?

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Can the Philadelphia Union change turn their season around and bring home the cup?

The Philadelphia Union face the New York Cosmos in the fifth round of the US Open Cup on June 24th at PPL Park.

The Cosmos play in the North American Soccer League (NASL), which is currently the second tier (D2) of US Soccer between MLS (D1) and USL PRO (D3).

Opposite View: Sporting Kansas City

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Get to know how Sporting Kansas City matches up in preparation for Wednesday's game against the Union with Sporting KC fan (and Union fan as well), Phillip Bupp.

Sporting Kansas City and the Philadelphia Union are on two opposite ends of the MLS spectrum. While Sporting is tied for the lead in the East with games in hand on most teams, Philadelphia is next to last and has played as many or more games than every other team in MLS.

MLS Draft Day Experience

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I know I am a fan of something special. I am on the ground floor. Once soccer becomes much more popular than it already is in the United States (and it will in time), I will be able to tell my grand children that I was there cheering for our boys in blue before it was the "in" thing to do.

Over the past 5 years I have fallen more in love with Major League Soccer and the Philadelphia Union in particular, than I have for any other Philadelphia sports team.

Going to the MLS Super Draft

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A recap of my experience driving to and attending the MLS Super Draft

I left my home in Federalsburg, Maryland around 7:30 am on Thursday morning and began to make my way towards Philadelphia for the MLS Super Draft.

In the e-mail I received, it said I was able to pick up media credentials between 10 am and noon.

North American Soccer League

An Interview With Graham Charters, Assistant General Manager Of The Philadelphia Fury Of The New American Soccer League

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The American Soccer League starts up this August, and Philadelphia has a team with a familiar sounding name that hearkens back to the days of the old North American Soccer League.

By Rich Ransom

This August a new professional soccer league gets its start when the American Soccer League kicks off featuring a team in the Philadelphia area.

Match Day 9: The Hectic Schedule Commences

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After a quiet April, Sporting really get busy now in the month of May before the World Cup in June. Tomorrow's game in Montreal is the start of a six game stretch in 21 days. Basically the team will play two games a week for the rest of the month. They'll have to do most of that stretch without Matt Besler and Graham Zusi who will both leave after Wednesday's game against Philadelphia to join the US national team.

The Rest

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 2: Colonial football

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Our series continues with a look at football in colonial and post revolutionary Philadelphia.

The Furyous Five - Match 9

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Once again we catch up with the general manager of the Philadelphia Fury, Graham King Charters, in the latest installment of The Furyous Five.

1- Philadelphia fell to Rhode Islandon Saturday 3-2. How has the team handled the lost?

GKC- Naturally we are all disappointed.

Preview: Union play for pride on the road against the Crew in season finale

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Let's finally put this miserable season to bed.

The Union travel to Columbus for a game less meaningful than a Harrisburg City Islanders friendly.

The Union play the Crew onSunday because the schedule says so (and for absolutely no other reason).

Enjoy your last 90 minutes of goalkeeper intrigue, Philadelphia!

Is it the right call to move on?

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It seems as though, despite massive improvement over the course of a few seasons, that Zac MacMath has been dumped for a shiny new goalkeeper. Was it the right call?

There is no doubt that Zac MacMath has had growing pains during his development in Philadelphia. Criticism of him has been fair in years prior, but as the goalkeeper improves so does the intensity of his critics.

The Furyious Five

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Every week we ask the Philadelphia's Fury GM 5 pressing questions. We call them The Furyous Five.
Coming off a heartbreaking defeat against Western Mass, how do they move on?

TBG) The Fury had a heartbreaking loss to Western Mass when the visitors scored two quick goals in the last five minutes.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Philadelphia Union; Match Day 31

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Not the result the Union were looking for as the playoff dreams slowly continue to fade into the darkness of an early postseason. Is there any good to be found in the heartbreaking draw?

The Good: Amobi Okugo

The questions have started to be asked. Does Jim Curtin not rate Amobi?

What We Want to Happen 10/2

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Time to bring back these posts so that in the final month of the season there's an idea of where Sporting stands and what would be the best thing to help KC on getting into the playoffs and getting the highest seed possible.

Chicago at Philadelphia
What we want to happen - Chicago Win A Philadelphia win would put them on 41 points and tied for the 5th and final playoff spot in the East.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Philadelphia Union; Match Day 22

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Another trip to Kansas City and another trip home with a hard earned point. It might not have been a full 3 points, but trips to the Cauldron have not been the worst road trips for the Union. That is not to say that there wasn't a bad and ugly in play Friday night.

The Good: Strides on and off the field

In the week leading up to the Kansas City game, Rais Mbohli was announced as a new signing.

Earthquakes 5 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

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After a win in New England and what probably should have been a victory against Philadelphia, the Fire provided what might have been considered a ray of hope. A strong defensive performance in those two games seems to have given the false indication that things were turning towards the positive as the season progressed into the second half.

Local Spotlight: FC of Philadelphia

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tBG's JC Escobar interviews Steve Wilman, head of coaching at FC of Philadelphia.

[Note by JCEscobar, 05/09/14 7:46 AM EDT ]

The Brotherly Game is always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to cover the beautiful game in the region, so with this new series we'll be introducing you to the inner workings of some of our local youth soccer programs.


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The Union have finally played the beautiful game we all know and love, yet it still wasn’t enough for the full three points. Who was to blame for Philadelphia dropping points in Portland?

What a game that was! Wow, the Union finally looked like an actual soccer team for the first time in a long time.

The Whole Story: Match Day 1 Portland Timbers

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The 2014 MLS Season kicked off for the Union in Portland, again. Check out the Whole Story from match preview to post match anaylsis

Portland Timbers vs Philadelphia Union
Providence Park - Portland, Oregon
March 8th, 10:30pm Eastern - Comcast SportsNet
In the first trip to the stadium formerly known as JELD-WEN Field since 2012, the Union will be looking for their first ever win in Portland.

Paunovic Returning to Philadelphia

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Former Union attacker and current Serbian U-19 coach will be visiting Philadelphia for the 2014 MLS Super Draft according to his Facebook status.

It appears that former Philadelphia Union attacker Veljko Paunovic will be returning to Philadelphia for the 2014 MLS Super Draft. According to Veljko's Facebook status, he's coming back:

The attacker and former Atletic Madrid player was affectionately called the "Serb of Ben" and OSB or "Old Serby Bastard" by the fans.