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David Accam

Union introduce David Accam, announce contract through 2020

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Philadelphia introduced their biggest offseason signing to date, with the biggest news being that Accam is under Union control through 2020.

SBI Question of the Day: Which team will benefit most from the weekend's big trades?

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The MLS Draft is a day for young players to start their MLS careers, but some of the biggest moves of the weekend came as teams made trades for veteran stars.

It started midway through the first rounds of the MLS Draft when the Philadelphia Union brought in a much-needed difference maker in David Accam.

David Accam is a very strong start to the offseason

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David Accam instantly becomes one of the most talented players in Union history. What does his acquisition mean for the team on the field, the rest of the offseason, and the club's future plans.

Q&A: Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart talks Accam, homegrowns

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Local media caught up with Stewart after the David Accam trade and asked him about the plans for the Union going forward

Local reporters caught up with Philadelphia Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart at the draft and asked him a few questions about the trade with the Chicago Fire for David Accam, the lack of draft picks in the first two rounds and what the signing of two homegrown players to contracts means for the future of the club and the Academy.

Union find one of their 'difference-makers' in David Accam

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PHILADELPHIA- The long search for difference-makers in attack for the Philadelphia Union found an answer on Friday.

The Union, who were inactive for most of the offseason, traded a total of $1.2 million in allocation money to the Chicago Fire for winger David Accam.

"As we had said a while back, we're trying to find some difference-makers for our team to help us over those humps in certain games that we had," sporting director Earnie Stewart said.

2018 MLS SuperDraft Recap - Round 2

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While the David Accam trade stole the show, the second round progressed nonetheless.

A little less dramatic than the first round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, the second round nonetheless saw teams stock up on players. Lancaster, Pa. native Drew Skundrich was selected by the LA Galaxy, and the only local player taken in the second round.

Fire trade Accam to Philadelphia Union

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Nelson Rodriguez continues to wheel and deal on SuperDraft days. The Fire not only added two players in the first round but they have also traded David Accam to the Philadelphia Union for $300,000 in General Allocation Money and $900,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. It is the largest sum exchanged by two MLS sides in one transaction.

David Accam acquired by Philadelphia Union from Chicago Fire

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Philadelphia Union used over a million dollars of allocation money to bring in Chicago Fire winger David Accam on Friday.

D.C. United

MLS Draft Round 3: Recap

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The Union finally have picks!

Not much to say besides here are your third round picks from everyone! Format: Team Name (Acquired by if applicable)- Player (Position, School)

  1. Los Angeles FC- Jordan Jones (Forward, Oregon State)
  2. LA Galaxy- Nate Schultz (Defender, Akron)
  3. Chicago Fire (From DC United)- Elliott Collier (Forward, Loyola College)
  4. Colorado Rapids- Thomas Olsen (Goalkeeper, Univ of San Diego)
  5. Real Salt Lake (From Minnesota United)- PASSED
  6. NYCFC (From Orlando)- Alex Bumpus (Defender, Univ of Kentucky)
  7. Montreal Impact- Ken Krolicki (Midfielder, Michigan State)
  8. Philadelphia Union- Mike Catalano (Midfielder, Univ of Wisconsin)
  9. Philadelphia Union (From NE Revolution)- Aidan Apodaca (Forward, California Baptist)
  10. Real Salt Lake- PASS
  11. FC Dallas- Amer Sasivarevic (Midfielder, Grand Canyon University)
  12. San Jose Earthquakes- Kevin Partida (Midfielder, University of Las Vegas)
  13. Houston Dynamo (From Sporting KC)- Pablo Aguilar (Midfielder, Univ of Virginia)
  14. Montreal Impact (From Minnesota)-PASSED
  15. Portland Timbers(From Chicago)- Caleb Duvernay (Defender, NC State)
  16. Vancouver Whitecaps (From NY Red Bull)- Cory Brown (Defender, Xavier)
  17. Portland Timbers (From Real Salt Lake)- Tim Mueller (Forward, Oregon State)
  18. Portland Timbers- Stuart Holthusen (Forward, Akron)
  19. NYCFC-PASSED
  20. Houston Dynamo- Sheldon Sullivan (Defender, Univ of Virginia)
  21. Columbus Crew SC- Luis Argudo (Midfielder, Wake Forest)
  22. Seattle Sounders- Chris Bared (Defender, Villanova)
  23. Toronto FC- Andre Morrison (Defender, Hartford)

USWNT injuries, Allie Long to Seattle Reign, and more: Freedom Kicks for 1/12/2018

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We have a lot to talk about

I don't have a good way to start today's post, so let's just get to the links!

Brian and Sauerbrunn ruled out of January USWNT camp | Stars and Stripes FC
Morgan Brian probably just needs to rest up and heal her various injuries in general, so bedding in at Olympique Lyon (she just signed there recently) rather than jetting out to California for a camp is probably a good idea.

News roundup: Curtin a Hall of Famer, MLS trades, Carli Lloyd makes cut — THURSDAY

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Also: Union's Clearwater dates, more MLS transfers and rumors than you can shake a corner flag at, Grant Wahl article, and Ronaldo's endorsements.

Major League Soccer

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/20/18

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Union finally splash the cash, MLS draft recap and more in today's links.

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$1.2 million deal for David Accam to the Union is official
Speedy 27-year-old winger is the Philadelphia Union's newest designated player.

Report: 20-year-old defender from Cameroon linked to Philadelphia Union
Olivier Mbaizo was a teammate of Eric Ayuk on the Cameroon U20 team.

Report: Fire send David Accam to Union for Allocation Money

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Several sources indicate that the Chicago Fire are selling David Accam for a healthy dosage of allocation money.

Accam is being shipped off to the Philadelphia Union for more than $1 million in both general and targeted allocation money. The Ghanaian has scored 33 goals over the past three seasons with the Fire, including a season high 14 last year.

News roundup: Union sign two YSC Academy grads, 2018 MLS Superdraft, goodbye Ronaldinho

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Union announce two homegrown deals for YSC Academy graduates, 2018 MLS Superdraft is today, Steel FC newest midfielder Omar Holness expresses excitement ahead of 2018 season, plus a couple links honoring the great Ronaldinho.

Philadelphia Union add two to coaching staff

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The Union made official the additions of assistant coaches Pat Noonan and Tim Hanley on Wednesday

Assistant coaches Pat Noonan and Tim Hanley are officially part of the Philadelphia Union technical staff, the club announced on Wednesday.

Noonan was recently an assistant for the United States Men's National Team while Hanley joins from the San Jose Earthquakes.

With new contract in hand, Andre Blake set to become face of Union

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Andre Blake has been a pillar of consistency among chaos and uncertainty at the Philadelphia Union.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper, who has single-handedly kept the Union in certain contests during his tenure, was rewarded with a multi-year contract that was made official on Wednesday.

"We've been in talks for a while and I'm happy we were able to come to an agreement," Blake told reporters on Wednesday.

News roundup: Dre to stay, Union hire coaches, MLS activity

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Also: Schweinsteiger back with the Fire, Andrew Jacobson retires, which soccer leagues you should be watching

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/18/18

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The Union make honest-to-god moves, the USL gets a promotion, and some European transfer moves

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Philadelphia Union secure Andre Blake with new deal
Arguably the best keeper in MLS will stay with the Philadelphia Union.

Philadelphia Union Add To Coaching Staff With Hires Of Pat Noonan And Tim Hanley
Noonan, 37, most recently coached as an assistant for the United States National Team, while, Hanley, 57, joins the Union from the San Jose Earthquakes, where he served two stints as goalkeeping coach.

Philadelphia Union secure Andre Blake with new deal

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Arguably the best keeper in MLS will stay with the Philadelphia Union

This afternoon the club made it official. Jamaican International, former first round draft pick out of UConn and causer of headaches for other teams Andre Blake has officially signed a multi-year deal.

From the press release, we know it's been agreed upon with the use of Targeted Allocation Money, but terms of the deal for the 27-year-old were not disclosed.

MLS Ticker: Andy Polo completes Timbers loan, Andre Blake finalizes new deal, and more

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Diego Valeri and Fernando Adi will have new company in the attack next season at Providence Park.

On Wednesday, after several weeks of speculation, the Portland Timbers announced the loan signing of Peruvian winger Andy Polo from Liga MX side Monarcas Morelia.

"We are excited to add a young and talented attacking player in Andy Polo," Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Timbers said in a club statement.

Report: Andre Blake signs lucrative new deal with Union

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Andre Blake has proven himself as one of the top goalkeepers in MLS over the past few years, and he will now reportedly get paid as such.

Goal.com reported on Monday that the Union have signed Blake to a new guaranteed contractthat will make the 27-year-old Jamaican one of the highest-paid goalkeepers in MLS.

Report: Andre Blake signs new multi-year contract

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Philadelphia Union star to become one of the highest paid goalkeepers in the league

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has signed a new deal that could keep him in Chester for 2018 and beyond, according to a report in Goal.

The report states that Blake's multi-year contract will make him one of the highest paid in Major League Soccer.

Dreaming of greener pastures

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As the Union offseason follows a familiar pattern, fans' patience is wearing thin.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/8/18

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New week, new links.

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Report: USMNT assistant Pat Noonan ‘on the verge' of joining the Union coaching staff Noonan was an assistant under Bruce Arena with LA Galaxy and with the USMNT.

C.J. Sapong headed to U.S. national team January camp; Union set to hire two assistant coaches
After a successful performance for the U.

Five Philadelphia Union away trips worth making this season

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A look at the away games we're most looking forward this season

With the release yesterday of the full 2018 schedule for Major League Soccer, fans across the league were officially able to start making travel plans to catch a game or two on the road.

The Union will play 16 teams away from Talen Energy Stadium this season, including two visits to MAPFRE Stadium to play the Columbus Crew SC.

News roundup: 2018 MLS Schedule revealed, National TV schedule, USWNT star Tobin Heath injured

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Philadelphia Union 2018 MLS schedule released. National TV game times also revealed. Atlanta United FC on verge of another massive signing. Tobin Heath undergoes minor ankle surgery.

Full 2018 Schedule Releasing Today

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Get your planners and calendar devices ready: Major League Soccer is unveiling the full 2018 slate today

We already know the Philadelphia Union will be opening their 2018 campaign at home against New England Revolution, but this afternoon we'll find out when and where the other 33 games of the season will be played.

San Jose Earthquakes

Veteran goalkeeper coach with Union staff at MLS Combine

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Union are in the process of "finalizing an agreement" with Tim Hanley

Veteran goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley is with the Philadelphia Union technical staff for the MLS Combine in Orlando and appears to be on his way to filling the vacancy on the technical staff.

A Union spokesman said Sunday that the club is "in the process of finalizing an agreement with Tim.

News Roundup: Union pre-season dates, Perry Kitchen back in MLS, Pulisic’s sob story

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Also: Medunjanin call-up, NJ Copa player press, Asbury Park crypto currency, UPSL adding team, LA Galaxy signings, Giles Barnes off to Mexico, Dwyer pulls hammy, JP Dellacamera is a master moderator, Liverpool controversy.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/30/17

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The Union are actually trying to sign a player (maybe), USMNT youth camp (definitely), and more in today's links

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Report: Union make offer for Polish defender
He's got international experience and a $2.4m release clause.

Earnie Stewart

Derrick Jones back from training stint with AFC Bournemouth

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Jones trained with U23s and first team while in England

Philadelphia Union midfielder Derrick Jones recently spent time in England training with Premier League club AFC Bournemouth.

The training stint was not announced ahead of time, but the Union posted a video of Jones and Sporting Director Earnie Stewart talking about the experience online on Monday.

The hot stove season starts, the Union are quiet

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The Union have been quiet throughout the early MLS off-season. It's not the first time. PSP's Dan Walsh takes a look back.

The Rest

Report: 20-year-old defender from Cameroon linked to Philadelphia Union

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Olivier Mbaizo was a teammate of Eric Ayuk on the Cameroon U20 team

A day after signing a pair of 18-year-old defenders to homegrown contracts, a report has surfaced linking the Philadelphia Union to another young defender from Cameroon.

The website 45is2.com reports that 20-year-old central defender Olivier Mbaizo is on his way to the U.

Philadelphia Union sign Matt Real to homegrown deal

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The Academy grad and Bethlehem Steel full back gets his MLS contract

The Philadelphia Union have announced that former academy and Bethlehem Steel product Matt Real has been signed to a homegrown deal. Real becomes the seventh homegrown player in Union history.

The Drexel Hill, Pa. native spent last year with the Union's USL affiliate, Bethlehem Steel and really grew into the starting left back role on the team.

News roundup: Dre stays, LD en Leon, soccer coaches in Philly, more

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Reports say Andre Blake is foregoing Europe to save the Philadelphia Union's keisters for a few more years.

Report: Union eyeing top three pick in SuperDraft

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The Union are reportedly willing to spend money to land one of the top picks in Friday's draft

It was always a strong possibility that the Philadelphia Union - having no pick until 54th overall - would look to deal themselves into one of the first two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday.

Medunjanin gets invite for Bosnia & Herzegovina’s two U.S. matches

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Union midfielder will face CJ Sapong and the USMNT on January 28

The Philadelphia Union's 32-year-old Bosnian midfielder Haris Medunjanin received a call-up to the Bosnia and Herzegovina squad ahead of two international friendlies in the U.S. later this month.

Medunjanin currently has 56 appearances for his national team dating back to his debut in 2009.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/12/18

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Philadelphia Union News

Report: Mark McKenzie to sign homegrown deal
Bear, Delaware native spent the fall at Wake Forest.

MLS News

Report: LAFC close to signing Steven Beitashour
The MLS Cup-winning fullback would be LAFC's second free agent signing.

Here’s the full 2018 Revolution schedule

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A balanced schedule awaits Brad Friedel and the Revolution.

On March 3, Brad Friedel will begin his reign as the Revolution Head Coach with a trip to Chester, Pa., when his team his team will take on the Philadelphia Union. One week later, Friedel will make his Foxboro debut against the Colorado Rapids.