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Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire

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Tweaking the midfield shape pays off as the Union stifle Chicago and ride Chris Pontius' first goals of the season to victory.

Halftime Recap: Philadelphia Union 1, Chicago Fire 0

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The Union lead through 45 thanks to Chris Pontius's tally.

Thanks to Chris Pontius's first goal of the season, the Philadelphia Union are ahead of the Chicago Fire at the break.

Pontius found the net just ten minutes into the match, contorting himself to flick a cross past Fire goalkeeper Matt Lampson.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 3-1 Fire

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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.

Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire quick reference

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Get up to speed on the Union-Fire series history. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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As the season winds down, the Union face a battered but talented Chicago Fire. Learn all you need to know with Nick Fishman's match preview.

Fire v Union match preview

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What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union

Performing to expectations. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated conference bottom dwellers DC United 3-0 at Toyota Park. A frustrating opening twenty minutes quickly turned into a dominating performance by the home side.

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Player Ratings: Philadelphia Union 3 – 1 Chicago Fire

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The Union gave a standout performance in contrast with their recent run. Christian Sandler breaks down who the biggest contributors were.

Chris Pontius "feels good" to break drought as Union look to finish strong

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CHESTER, PA Chris Pontius' 2017 season has been full of ups and downs.

The Philadelphia Union winger earned a summer call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team and won the Gold Cup with them, but he's struggled to find the back of the net at the club level.

Finally, on Saturday, Pontius broke through in the scoring column with a pair of strikes in the Union's 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire

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Chris Pontius scored twice and C.J. Sapong added a goal as the Union defeated the Chicago Fire 3-1 in Chester on Saturday night. Pontius finally broke into the goals column with his first two of the season, nodding in a Keegan Rosenberry cross in the 10th minute and knocking home [...]

Pontius breaks goal drought as Union topple Fire

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CHESTER, PA An extensive goal drought was broken and history was made on Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium.

Chris Pontius scored his first two goals since October 1, 2016 and C.J. Sapong netted his 50th-career tally while tying the Union single-season scoring record in the Philadelphia Union's 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire.

Footy On The Telly September 22-29

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This week, we can watch the WAFU Nations Cup action; UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues; a plethora of league and college action; and a double dose of the Union's ever-so crowd-pleasing Process.

Union brass says there has yet to be a concrete offer for Andre Blake

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CHESTER, PA Andre Blake has been looked at as the most valuable piece on the Philadelphia Union roster for quite some time.

Not only is Blake valuable on the field for the Union, earning the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award, he has also been in the discussion of what a transfer fee may yield to help the club develop further.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through September 17

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Philadelphia survives mathematically with a statistically lucky draw. Bethlehem inches closer to the USL playoffs. Final USOC forecast for tonights match.

Union's point on the road down to heroics of Andre Blake

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The Philadelphia Union walked out of Red Bull Arena on Sunday with unfavorable statistics. They had six shots to the New York Red Bulls' 16. They recorded two of those shots on target, while their opposition had eight. The Union had two corners total, while the Red Bulls tallied 11.

Red Bulls fail to crack the Union in scoreless draw

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The New York Red Bulls rested a number of first choice players for Sunday's match against the Philadelphia Union ahead of the U.S. Open Cup final this week and failed to pick up the result at home.

With the Red Bulls best playmaker and goalscorer on the bench for much of the match, the Union earned a hard-fought road result 0-0 at Red Bull Arena.

Match recap: New York Red Bulls 0, Philadelphia Union 0

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The Union get a point on the road thanks to the stellar play of Andre Blake.

ESPN's Sunday MLS match had the distinct disadvantage of following up the Atlanta United - Orlando City defense-optional match in front of over 70,000 fans and going up against the NFL. Those who remained to watch were treated to a great display of goalkeeping from two of Major League Soccer's best.

Should C.J. Sapong earn a USMNT callup?

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We lay out the case why MLS' leading American goalscorer should - and should not - expect a phone call from Bruce Arena.

C.J. Sapong, the man who leads the line for the Philadelphia Union, has posted a career season. The United States Men's National Team has struggled in 2017 - especially up top, and especially when it has needed a physical attacking presence alongside or in lieu of Jozy Altidore.

Fans’ View: Let the kids play

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If we can't buy a team we have to build one. With the amount of young talent on the roster, it's time the Union start getting them the experience they need to reach their potential.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through September 10

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Philadelphia's odds at playoffs remains above zero but barely

Match report: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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Goals by C.J. Sapong and Ethan Finlay canceled each other out as —with a little help from VAR — Philadelphia Union earned a 1-1 draw at Minnesota United.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/9/17

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Union preview, MLS helping Costa Rica, and La Liga going abroad.

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Match preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union head to the Twin Cities to take on the other expansion club named United.

Bedoya, Yaro suspended for match against Minnesota United FC
The Union will be without Alejandro Bedoya and Josh Yaro when the team takes on Minnesota United FC Saturday night.

Match preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union head to the Twin Cities to take on the other expansion club named United.

Game: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union

Date: Saturday, September 9th

Time: 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 12:00 a.

Fafa Picault

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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Game Info

  • Date: September 23, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 6 wins, 7 losses, and 5 draws against Chicago Fire
  • Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Warren Creavalle, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, C.

Tactical analysis: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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A wild and ugly game produced some intriguing tactical moves by the managers, but the scoreline reflects Philly's chronic inability to create good chances out of good positions.

Jim Curtin

Youth and pride: If not now, when?

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Shana Tovah! Steve Whisler rings in the Jewish New Year with all sorts of disbelief about the Union's resistance to play their best young prospects.

The mysterious, lost season of Richie Marquez

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He was the Union's best defender for two years. Then he got benched after a sickness. PSP's Dan Walsh looks at Richie Marquez's lost season.

New York Red Bulls

Tactical analysis: New Jersey Red Bulls 0-0 Philadelphia Union

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Photo: Paul Rudderow Over the past two seasons (at least), Philadelphia Union and New Jersey Red Bulls have shared an odd dynamic. The Bulls have always been the more talented and organized team, yet even when they find their rhythm, Jesse Marsch's men look frustrated. As if they assume beating [...]

Player of the week: Andre Blake

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Andre Blake stellar performance in North Jersey brings back our "player of the week" piece after a slight hiatus.

Player Ratings: New York Red Bulls 0 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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The good, the bad, and the concerningly disinterested.

News roundup: New York Red Bulls vs. Andre Blake

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Attendance records, national team updates, and the rest of the day's news.

Match report: New York Red Bulls 0-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union and Red Bulls played to a scoreless draw in sunny Harrison, NJ on Sunday. The hosts battered the Union defense all afternoon but were left without a goal thanks to an unflinching performance from Andre Blake.

GAME THREAD: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, September 17th
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. Eastern, 12:00 p.m. Central, 10:00 a.m. Pacific, 5:00 p.m. UTC
  • Venue: Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)
  • Referees: REF: JOSE CARLOS RIVERO, AR1: Logan Brown, AR2: Peter Manikowski, 4TH: Marcos DeOliveira, VAR: Mark Geiger
  • Television: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
  • Streaming: WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes+
  • All-time record: In MLS Play, the Philadelphia Union have won 6, lost 12, and drawn three against the New York Red Bulls.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/16/17

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Union News, MLS Week 28 preview and more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Earnie Stewart focused on Philadelphia Union's long-term success as playoff hopes fade
Earnie Stewart promised big changes at Philadelphia Union, but he was smart enough not to box himself inside too specific a timeline.

Match Preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

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Philadelphia heads to New Jersey for the last time this season. Will the kids get a chance to show what they can do against a rival side?

Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls quick reference

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Get up to date on the Union's history against New York Red Bulls. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

U.S. Women's National Team

News roundup: NASL files lawsuit against U.S. Soccer

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U.S. Open Cup Final tonight, USWNT beats New Zealand, and the rest of the day's news.

Footy On The Telly September 15 – 22

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This week, we can watch the US OPEN CUP on Wednesday. Other watchables include WAFU Nations Cup action; Copas Sudamericana and Libertadores; England's League Cup; 2 USWNT Friendlies; a surfeit of league and college action; and The Union's ever Sisyphean Process on ESPN.

Union Academy

News roundup: VAR saves Union again

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Union Academy loses another prospect to Atlanta, Atlanta opens new stadium, and the rest of the day's news.

Rayshaun McGann second Union prospect to join Atlanta United’s academy

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McGann could make his Atlanta United U19 debut this weekend

Defender Rayshaun McGann is the second Philadelphia Union prospect to join Atlanta United's youth academy ahead of the MLS expansion team's second season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Philadelphia Union Academy officials confirmed on Friday that McGann was no longer in the organization but did not provide any details of his departure.

The Rest

VAR helps Union seal tie with Minnesota United

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The Philadelphia Union benefited from VAR, but it wasn't enough to help them seize a much-needed road win.

Ethan Finlay's goal canceled out CJ Sapong's opener, earning Minnesota United a 1-1 draw with the visiting Union on Saturday night. The draw leaves the Union four points below the red line with four teams to leapfrog in the final six matches.