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Union try to squash PK controversy on season-saving night

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CHESTER, PA As the Philadelphia Union left the field to an abundance of cheers, there was a bit of animosity waiting to be addressed in the locker room.

In the first half of the Union's 3-0 win over the Columbus Crew, a small argument occurred near the penalty spot between Roland Alberg and C.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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The same teams, playing the same game, lead to significantly different results.

Union cruise past nine-man Crew

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The Philadelphia Union bounced back nicely from a defeat in Columbuson Saturdayto defeat the visiting Crew, 3-0, on Wednesday at Talen Energy Stadium.

Jim Curtin's side used goals from Ilsinho, C.J. Sapong, and Marcus Epps to snap a three-game winless run as the Crew saw two defenders sent off.

MLS transfer rumors, John Brooks wants to join the Premier League: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/27/17

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Union win! MLS moves!

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Quick recap: Philadelphia Union 3, Columbus Crew 0 - Brotherly Game
Union avenge their loss from five days ago.

Is Blake for sale? Sort of, but...
With Andre Blake shining in the international spotlight, one question hangs heavy over the Union.

Quick recap: Philadelphia Union 3, Columbus Crew 0

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Union avenge their loss from five days ago

A great win for the Philadelphia Union sees them only five points out of a playoff spot. The first 45 minutes of the game was filled with action, including the Union's first goal. The first fifteen minutes of the game was mostly a feeling out process, as neither of the teams were able to get much action in the opposing team's end.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew

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Philadelphia brushed aside nine-man Columbus Crew 3-0 at Talen Energy Stadium, but an on-field confrontation between Roland Alberg and C.J. Sapong took some luster off the victory.

Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew quick reference

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Match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more from the series history between the Union and Crew.

Tactical analysis: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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Neither team was good in the final third, but Columbus stuck to their gameplan and it paid off with a big win over the Union

Player Ratings: Columbus Crew 1 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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Saturday's game earns some players praise, and several players scorn.

Crew survive drab affair with victory over Union

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Any chance you have to bury a playoff rival further down the standings, you have to do it, even it is a slow brutal one.

The Columbus Crew outlasted the Philadelphia Union, 1-0, on Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium in a contest that ranks toward the bottom of the most exciting matches of the season.

Match report: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union's shorthanded, sputtering offense failed to threaten Columbus Crew SC, who rode a lucky goal from Justin Meram to a 1-0 victory at MAPFRE Stadium.

GAME THREAD: Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union

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The first of the Union's home-and-home series with the Crew is tonight.

Game Info

  • Date: July 22, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Place: Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Television: The Comcast Network
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union trail the series with 10 losses, 7 wins, and only 1 draw.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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Can the Union overcome the Crew and the schedule to discover at least one point in Columbus?

Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew quick reference

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Match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more from the series history between the Union and Crew.

Andre Blake

X-rays negative for Andre Blake after Gold Cup final injury

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Andre Blake's early injury robbed him of a chance to shine in Wednesday's Gold Cup final, but the good news is that the Jamaican goalkeeper shouldn't be out of action for too long.

X-rays on Blake's hand were negative as the Philadelphia Union suffered no broken bones during a first half collision with Kellyn Acosta.

Andre Blake subbed out of Gold Cup match with injury

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Blake left in the 22nd minute after being kicked in the hand

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake was subbed out in the 22nd minute of the 2017 Gold Cup Final against the United States with an injury to his right hand.

Blake stopped a shot by the United State's Jozy Altidore and looked to have been kicked in the hand on a follow-up attempt by Kellyn Acosta.

Five thoughts on the Union, the universe and everything

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Andre Blake's international breakthrough, a Union summer transfer window update, Roland Alberg does Roland Alberg things, Najem and Epps, and the man/myth/legend that is Mike Petke. PSP's Dan Walsh hits it all.

Player of the week: Andre Blake

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Is there any question who is PSP's player of the week. Need a hint? It's Andre Blake.

News roundup: United States earn birth in Gold Cup final

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Union sink in Columbus, USA to face Andre Blake and Jamaica in the Gold Cup final, and the rest of the day's news.

Columbus Crew SC

Halftime report: Philadelphia Union 1, Columbus Crew SC 0

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The Union grab a lead on a great goal while drama will make the second half anything but dull.

A much different start by the Philadelphia Union tonight against Columbus Crew SC, as they go into the locker room up 1-0.

Disaster almost struck in the third minute when a bad pass forced John McCarthy to come out out of the 18 yard box to do a sliding tackle to clear the ball before the onrushing Kekuta Manneh gets there.

Philadelphia Union preview, Gold Cup Final preview, transfer news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/26/17

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Big game tonight as the Union look to take the second leg of the Columbus match up, read more in the links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC
The return leg of the home-and-home may not technically be a must win game, but it still feels like one.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC

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A second date with Columbus, this time in Chester, is a must-win game for the Union.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC

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The return leg of the home-and-home may not technically be a must win game, but it still feels like one.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC

Date: Wednesday, July 25th

Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern, 6:30 p.m. Central, 4:30 p.

Halftime report: Columbus Crew SC 0, Philadelphia Union 0

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It wasn't the most eventful first half, but the Union were able to go to the locker room tied at 0-0.

Forget about attractive, attacking soccer. The Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew SC's first half was a grinding 0-0 affair that neither team should be proud of but both could be somewhat happy with.

Match preview: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union head to Ohio to face the Crew in the first of back-to-back meetings between the clubs.

Game: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

Date: Saturday, July 22nd

Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern, 6:30 p.m. Central, 4:30 p.m. Pacific, 11:30 p.

Promotion and Relegation

News roundup: Union scoring drought, pro/rel media bid, Dwyer on the move, more

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The Union forgot how to score, MLS turns down $4 bazillion dollars, Dom Dwyer looks destined for a return to Florida, Gold Cup news, and more.

A work of fiction: Gulati’s DONGARBER proclamation

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In an alternate universe, one where the Union season isn't beginning to look exactly like almost every other one before it, USSF President Sunil Gulati makes a proclamation that changes everything about American soccer.

Montreal Impact

Tactical notes: Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Philadelphia Union gave up two soft goals and failed to create their own in a 2-1 defeat to Montreal.

Player ratings: Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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With both sides playing poorly, the Union lost 2-1 in Montreal. This week's player ratings take a look at what went wrong for the boys in blue.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 19

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Wednesday represented the much-awaited return of MLS after the short Gold Cup break, but a few teams found themselves returning to a nightmare on the field.

After a rain delay, the Montreal Impact got a winner from Blerim Dzemaili in a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.

Low Impact: Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union traveled up to Montreal and left with nothing more than an uninspiring loss.

Coming off the conclusion of the 2017 Gold Cup break, the Philadelphia Union hoped to re-enter MLS play with a solid road victory at Stade Saputo against Montreal Impact. Unfortunately for them though, and despite the fact that the Union had a Saturday tune-up against English Premier League side Swansea City, they dropped all three points Wednesday night by a score of 2-1.

Match report: Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union fall on the road in Quebec due to careless defending and a lethargic final touch.

Impact leapfrog Union with key Eastern Conference win

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After Montreal's first ever rain delay in MLS history, the clouds cleared and soccer finally got underway under the floodlights in Montreal.

The Montreal Impact grabbed a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union, with the decisive goals from Michael Salazar and high-impact DP Blerim Dzemaili.

The Rest

Continental FC U9 team win international tournament in Portugal

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All 12 players will be joining the Philadelphia Union Pre-Academy this fall

A group of young players set to join the Philadelphia Union Pre-Academy this fall recently beat up on teams from France, Portugal and Singapore en route to lifting a trophy at the IberCup in Portugal.

The U9 team from Continental FC earned a berth to the prestigious tournament in qualifiers down in Texas in the spring.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans after and before the game, and the postgame analysis and breakdown with Peter Andrews and Greg Orlandini.

Updated MLS, USL, NWSL, and Gold Cup SEBA projections through July 23

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Philadelphia's chances at the playoffs take a steep dive. The USMNT has a very winnable Gold Cup final, even against Andre Blake.

Revolution 4, Galaxy 3: Goal galore as Revs end losing streak

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Revs get their first win since June 3.

The New England Revolution outscored the LA Galaxy 4-3 to collect their first win since June 3. The result halted the Revs' losing streak at four and put them even in the standings with the Philadelphia Union.

Kei Kamara almost nabbed a goal in the 11th minute when he tried to chip goalkeeper Brian Rowe from distance.

News roundup: Jamaica advances to Gold Cup semis

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Reading's season ends in defeat, USWNT and U-17 USBNT announce rosters, and the rest of the day's news.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette

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New podcast previewing the Union's match in Montreal as well as the USMNT's Gold Cup match in Philadelphia.