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Errors, not lack of breaks, add to Union's misery

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CHESTER, PA Jim Curtin continues to preach that the Philadelphia Union are a break or two away from ending their now 15-game winless streak.

Well, on Saturday the Union received exactly that on two of their first three goals in the 3-3 draw with the Montreal Impact in which the club blew a three-goal lead and ended its three-game homestand with one point.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-3 Montreal Impact

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Philadelphia Union could not hold onto a three goal lead at home and continue to search for a win after a 3-3 draw with Montreal Impact.

Jackson-Hamel leads three-goal comeback as Impact draw Union

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CHESTER, PA As the ball rolled away from the body of Andre Blake in the 87th minute, the positive feelings created by the Philadelphia Union throughout Saturday's match were instantly taken away and replaced with the normal grief thatthat the club has been used to feeling.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Montreal Impact

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If ever there was a moment to showcase fight left in a season, this is it for Philadelphia.

Match: Philadelphia Union vs Montreal Impact

Time: 1pm EST, 12pm CST, 10am PST, 6pm UTC

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium

Television: TVAS, 6ABC

Streaming: MLS Live (Subscription Only)

Referees: REF: NIMA SAGHAFI AR1: Eric Weisbrod AR2: Jason White 4TH: Mark Geiger

All-time Record: 3-5-5, -7 GD

What Montreal will look like:

Montreal returned to their winning ways after a 2-1 win at home against the newly-christened "best team in MLS no matter what" Atlanta United.

Union news, Real Madrid downs Bayern: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/19/17

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Hump Day links!

Philadelphia Union News

Union's Alberg shows glimpses of potential in return to starting lineup
We've heard the criticism of Roland Alberg: he doesn't run; he doesn't play defense; he's lazy; he came into camp overweight; he doesn't fit the system.

How the Sons of Ben have continued building a relationship with their city of Chester
At the end of February 2008, Don Garber officially announced that Major League Soccer would be expanding to Philadelphia in the 2010 season.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 7

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With Week 7in the books, several teams continue to make their case for moving up the table, while a few others continue to languish near the bottom.

Sporting Kansas City provedthe big winner of the weekend, as a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers sees them catapult into the top two with a showdown against No.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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With week seven of the MLS season in the books, some surprising results headlined the action around the league.

New York City FC took down the struggling Philadelphia Union, 2-0, capped by a stunning 50-yard David Villa chip over Andre Blake.

News roundup: HCI and BSFC play exciting game, MLS All-Stars to play Real Madrid, and more

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HCI beat BSFC on 90th minute goal, Real Madrid to face MLS All-Stars, and the rest of the day's news.

Curtin trying to focus on positives after another tough loss

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It's hard to even believe Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin had the word positive left in his vocabulary after his team lost its fourth consecutive game and its winless run jumped to 14 games.

However, that's the word Curtin used to describe a few of the performances put in by his players in the 2-0 loss to New York City FC.

‘I Was Tired From Running’ – Exhaustion Leads David Villa To Score 50-Yard Super-Looper Goal Against Philadelphia Union (Video)

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New York City beat Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Friday night to clamberback to the top of the MLSEastern Conference table.

Indeed, it looked like Jack Harrison's 52nd-minute opener was shaping up to be the only goal of the match right up until David Villa doubled New York's tally in the final minute of normal time with a proper belter of a strike.

Harrison, Villa punish porous Union in NYCFC win

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All it took was one major defensive mistake and a moment of total brilliance for New York City FC to leave Talen Energy Stadium with a 2-0 victory.

Jack Harrison made Keegan Rosenberry pay for a mistake on the left wing in the 52nd minute to give Patrick Vieira's side its first road points of the season.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 NYCFC

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The Union fell to NYCFC 2-0 at home to remain winless on the season.

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 7, TV and Streaming Listings

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A Friday triple-header and MLS comes to FOX. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Friday sees three MLS games on the schedule, two being on National TV and one being the first Cascadia Cup match of the year as the Sounders head to Vancouver (this is not the gamethread you are looking for).

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Just Greg and Mike

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Greg and Mike once again try to figure out where it's all going wrong for the Union.

Montreal Impact

Postgame video: Union 3-3 Impact

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PSP's Mike Servedio and Greg Orlandini break down the match. Interviews with Alejandro Bedoya, C.J. Sapong and Fafa Picault. Postgame press conference with Jim Curtin.

Philadelphia Union 3, Montreal Impact 3: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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The Union blow a 3-0 lead as they remain winless in 2017

A Roland Alberg brace was still not enough for the Union to grab their first win of the season, as the Union draw with Montreal 3-3. The game got off to a perfect start for the Union as they opened the scoring in the fifth minute off a great move from Roland Alberg off an assist by CJ Sapong.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: 6ABC - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Ilsinho, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Union vs Impact quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's history against Montreal with highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, match stats, and more.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact – THURSDAY

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The two worst teams in the Eastern conference square off this Saturday. Montreal is looking to build on their first victory of 2017. The winless streak is significant for the Union, but so is their four game losing streak. Is this the week Jim Curtin's men change their fortune?

Daily news roundup

News roundup: McCarthy healthy again, Lloyd and Morgan set to face off, and (a lot) more

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McCarthy healthy, Medunjanin productive, Bedoya under pressure, Schweinsteiger exceeding expectations, and the rest of the day's news.

News roundup: Union U-17s continue receiving praise, controversy in Champions League, more

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Union U-17s get recognized for Generation adidas Cup performance, Real Madrid and Bayern suffer the fate of poor refereeing, and the rest of the day's news.

News roundup: Jones the problem?, Puppies the problem?, AC Milan sold, and more

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... and the rest of the day's news.

Jim Curtin

On leadership and Philadelphia Union

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The American soccer world sometimes mystifies (and falsifies) what leadership is. PSP's Dan Walsh looks at the issue through the lens of Philadelphia Union.

Brotherly Bag #3: Heat under Curtin’s seat

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Calls for Curtin's job ring out after another winless week.

After yet another loss, this time to the Portland Timbers at home, Philadelphia Union fans have had a whole week to stew. And rightfully so! This team has been pretty terrible this season. No one in the organization—from the players, to Jim Curtin, to Earnie Stewart—has been spared from criticism recently, and you'll see that again in the questions down below.

New York City FC

Players of the week: Union U17s

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The Union lost in Chester. The Steel lost in Harrisburg. In Frisco, a group of teenagers brought joy to the field, finishing fourth in the Generation Adidas Cup. The Philadelphia Union U17s are PSP's players of the week.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0 – 2 New York City FC

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Jim Curtin isn't the only one to blame for the team's current performance.

Villa ices game with spectacular chip shot

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Washington (AFP) – Former Barcelona striker David Villa helped lead New York City FC to a 2-0 victory Friday with a jaw-dropping chip from 53 yards out against the lowly Philadelphia Union.

The 35-year-old Spaniard delivered the clincher with his highlight chip in the 90th minute in front of a crowd of 16,000 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Villa ices game with spectacular chip shot

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Washington (AFP) – Former Barcelona striker David Villa helped lead New York City FC to a 2-0 victory Friday with a jaw-dropping chip from 53 yards out against the lowly Philadelphia Union.

The 35-year-old Spaniard delivered the clincher with his highlight chip in the 90th minute in front of a crowd of 16,000 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Union 0, New York City FC 2: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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David Villa's goal wasn't the difference, but it was a dagger nonetheless.

The Philadelphia Union yet lose yet again, this time to hated rival New York City FC. The Union had a number of good chances with movement and getting the ball into dangerous areas in the first half, but they were unable to convert in the final third.

2017 MLS Season: Philadelphia Union vs. New York City FC story stream

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Will this be the week the Union win for the first time in nine months? Here is everything you need to know about the match, from previews and press conference to reviews and reactions.

NYCFC

Postgame video: Union 0-2 NYCFC

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PSP's Mike Servedio and Kevin Kinkead break down the match. Interviews with Jack Elliott, C.J. Sapong, Adam Najem and Alejandro Bedoya.. Postgame press conference with Jim Curtin.

Union lose again

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NYCFC handed the Union yet another loss on Friday night.

At first, David Villa's Goal of the Year candidate appeared a fitting end to another feckless performance from the Philadelphia Union. The World Cup champion's 54-yard chip soared over Andre Blake, who went flying into his net shortly after the ball did.

Union v NYCFC quick reference

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Highlights from our recaps and analysis/player ratings, video highlights, match stats and more.

The Rest

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Dave Zeitlin

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Union beat writer Dave Zeitlin joins Mike and Greg to commiserate on the Union season so far.

D.C. United vs. Red Bulls Community/Site Player Ratings

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A dour game? Bring on dour ratings.

D.C. United hoped to snap run of bad luck in New Jersey against a New York Red Bulls side that found themselves in need of an identity or form or whatever, similar to what D.C. did two weeks prior. And like two weeks prior when D.C. beat the Philadelphia Union, the Black-and-Red found themselves on the bad end of a 2-0 result.

Mark McKenzie named to United States U18 roster for Slovakia Cup

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Philadelphia Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC defender one of 23 players on U.S. roster

Philadelphia Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC defender Mark McKenzie will be traveling to Slovakia later this month with the United States U18 team for the Slovakia Cup.

The Bear, Delaware native who is committed to play at Wake Forest University this fall, has made two starts this season for Bethlehem Steel FC and has a goal in nine appearances this season for the Union U18 team.

News roundup: Money talks, Najem debut, no thanks Terry, pro Pugh, more

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The Union can't afford to be bad, Najem makes a dream come true, and wunderkind Mallory Pugh is turning pro.

Getting it right

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Because sometimes we get it wrong.

Yesterday I published an article entitled "Poor decisions, not puppies, are to blame for Union's struggles" that tried to dispel the myth that the gameday enhancements that have been made by the Philadelphia Union to get people to attend matches were not the cause of the club's current record in the standings.

Philadelphia Union U16s fall to Tigres in GA Cup semifinal

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Tigres got a goal in each half and kept the Union offense in check in the Premier Division semifinal on Thursday

Miguel Rodríguez had a goal in each half and the Philadelphia Union offense couldn't take advantage of a red card in a 2-0 loss to Tigres UANL in the Premier Division semifinal of the Generation adidas Cup at Toyota Stadium on Thursday.