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Player ratings: Philadelphia Union at Real Salt Lake

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The Union's six match unbeaten streak came to an end. Though the Boys in Blue had their chances, Real Salt Lake were the better side and earned their victory.

Real Salt Lake 1, Philadelphia Union 0: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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A tough loss by the Philadelphia Union sees their unbeaten streak end in Sandy, Utah.

The Philadelphia Union's unbeaten run ends at six, as the club goes down 1-0 to Real Salt Lake.

A first half goal by Joao Plata in the 37th minute gave the hosts all of the offense they would need. The Union had several good chances, but couldn't seem to find the final ball in to score.

GAME THREAD: Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: May 27, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Place: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union have never beaten Real Salt Lake, losing 3 times and drawing 6 times.

2017 MLS Season: Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union story stream

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The Philadelphia Union are on a tear, having won four in a row and going unbeaten in six. They come up against a Real Salt Lake team that has only won one of their last six, however the Union have to cross two time zones and go up almost a mile in altitude. Here is everything you need to know about the match, from previews to reviews and reactions.

Union vs Real Salt Lake quick reference

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The Union are 0-2-4 against Real Salt Lake all time. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Match preview: Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union

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A Memorial Day weekend trip to Salt Lake City is always the best way to spend a holiday

Match: Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union

Time: 8:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM Central, 5:00 PM Pacific

Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, Ut.)

Television: Comcast Sports Net, KMYU

Streaming: MLS Live (Subscription Only)

Referees: REF: FOTIS BAZAKOS AR1: Peter Balciunas AR2: Apolinar Mariscal 4TH: Daniel Radford

All-time Record: 0-3-6, -5 GD

What RSL will look like:

Its been rough seas for Real Salt Lake this season.

Match preview: Real Salt Lake v. Philadelphia Union

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Can the Union make it five straight in Sandy, Utah? A road test versus a Western Conference cellar-dweller presents three more points for the taking.

Daily news roundup

News roundup: Union come up empty in Salt Lake

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Union players on national team duty, Bethlehem downs Harrisburg, U-20s advance, and the rest of the day's news.

News roundup: Derrick Jones and the U-20 USMNT pitch a shutout

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The Union get ready to play in Salt Lake, Bethlehem loses 1-0, and the rest of the day's news.

News roundup: Four wins and counting

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U-20 USMNT draws Ecuador in World Cup opener, Bethlehem falls to Cincinnati, the end of the European season, and the rest of the day's news.

Houston Dynamo

Previewing Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas with Big D Soccer

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We spoke with Drew Epperley at Big D Soccer to discuss the Texas Derby between the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas

The Houston Dynamo hope to take the first win of the Texas Derby against FC Dallas and get their first positive result on the road. Last week the Dynamo lost out in a double game week when they traveled to face the Philadelphia Union and when they made their way south to play Atlanta United FC.

Houston Dynamo vs Atlanta United: How to watch, lineups and more

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Houston are looking for their first road win today.

Who

Houston Dynamo vs Atlanta United

What

Houston are on still on the road as part of a three game road stretch. Wednesday, the lost to the Philadelphia Union 2-0. Now in their third game in eight days the Dynamo are looking to turn around their poor road form.

Major League Soccer

Plata's first goal of season pushes RSL past Union

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Joao Plata's form was cooled at the surface for his first nine appearances of 2017,but the dormant forward erupted in the first half on Saturday night to power Real Salt Lake to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union.

The diminutive Ecuadorian beat Andre Blake in the 36th minute to hand the Claret and Cobalt their fourth win of the season and end the Union's unbeaten run at six matches.

Match report: Real Salt Lake 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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Joao Plata's goal ended Philadelphia Union's four-game winless streak, as hosts Real Salt Lake earned a 1-0 victory over a poor Union side.

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 2: Crowd Size

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Chris Sherman continues to investigate potential causes for home field advantage in MLS using statistical analysis. This second article demonstrates home field advantage and studies the effect of the size of the home crowd on the home team's advantage.

Chicharito too expensive for MLS, U20 World Cup recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/26/17

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If you're ready for the links give me a hell yeah!

Philadelphia Union News

We don't pay enough attention to detail when defining the Union's success, or lack thereof
It started with a question about the Philadelphia Union clawing back to the .500 mark, ripping off four straight wins to move up to 7th place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-4-4 record.

Union Notes: Consistency remains key, Yaro close to returning

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If isn't broke, then why try fixing it?

That saying rings true almost every time Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin puts together his starting XI during a decent run of form.

In past years, it's been a flaw of Curtin's because eventually the run of form would end, usually faster than hoped, and the Union would be back to square one.

Why I'm a fan of the Philadelphia Union

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SB Nation's new campaign "Come fan with us" is an invitation for fans to connect with the team sites. Our managing editor Eugene Rupinski tells his story of becoming a Philadelphia Union fan.

Welcome to the refreshed Brotherly Game! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we're sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams.

MLS Ticker: John Terry discusses MLS, Atlanta United send trio on loan, and more

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Following the end to his Premier League career last Sunday, Chelsea defender John Terry discussed Major League Soccer in Sirius XM's 'The Football Show'.

The 36-year-old's 19 year career willcome to an end this weekend as Chelsea face Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley. The Blues lifted the 2016-17 Premier League title under new boss Antonio Conte, clinching the title in a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion back on May 12.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 21

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Philadelphia moves up to 7th in SEBA's power rankings. NYCFC takes the top spot overall. USOC second round is complete with the fourth round draw decided.

News roundup: Making noise, Jones at WCQs, Ocean City comeback, and a big de-Pugh

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Oh, no, people are talking about the Union. Plus league news, Derrick Jones' impressive WCQ shift, Mallory Pugh becomes a pro, and Ocean City goes ham.

The Best of MLS Week 12: Almiron, dos Santos, Union and more

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Week 12 was the busiest stretch of the Major League Soccer season to date. A quintet of Wednesday games started the week before a normal slate of weekend contests took the spotlight.

There was plenty of quality displayed across the 16 matches, including some spectacular finishes from the league's best forwards, but one from a high-profile designated player stood out the most.

Major League Soccer roundup, Real Madrid wins La Liga title: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/22/17

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Monday's always better after a win and some links.

Philadelphia Union News

Quick Hits from Jim Curtin's Union vs. Colorado Post-Game Press Conference
Some thoughts from Coach Curtin.

What We Learned: Plata predictable in 1-0 RSL loss
Union face Real Salt Lake in their next match, here's how they did in their last match.

Union recover from "unacceptable" first half for 4th straight win

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CHESTER, PA Saturday night presented the Philadelphia Union with a perfect concoction for a letdown.

The last-place Colorado Rapids were in town, the Union were playing their third game in seven days and Jim Curtin's men were riding the high of a three-game winning streak.

The letdown was ready to happen after 45 minutes as well, something the players even owned up to after their 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Colorado Rapids.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 Colorado Rapids

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Haris Medunjanin and C.J. Sapong scored second half goals as the Union came from behind to defeat 10 man Colorado Rapids 2-1.

Union hit franchise record winning streak with win over Rapids

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CHESTER, PA Eight seasons, a hot streak of form and a little help from the worst team in Major League Soccer.

That's how long it took the Philadelphia Union to win four games in a row. Jim Curtin's men downed the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, on Saturday night to achieve the longest stretch of consecutive wins in the team history.

Halftime Recap: Union trail by a goal

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Caleb Calvert's first MLS goal has the Rapids ahead at the half.

With the first 45 minutes gone, the last-place Colorado Rapids are leading the Philadelphia Union by one.

Caleb Calvert got his team off the mark a third of the way through the half, running unopposed into the Union's final third and blowing a shot past a clueless Andre Blake.

Haris Medunjanin

Haris Medunjanin called up to the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team

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Medunjanin will be looking to help Bosnia reach the 2018 World Cup with a win over Greece.

The Philadelphia Union's 31-year-old Bosnian midfielder Haris Medunjanin has been called up to the Bosnia and Herzegovina squad for their upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Greece. He joins the likes of Edin Dzeko (AS Roma), Asmir Begovic (Chelsea), and Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) on the 28-man roster.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Haris Medunjanin (yes, again)

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Greg and Mike talk to Haris Medunjanin, about the Union's winning streak, and preview the match against RSL.

Colorado Rapids

In Pictures: Union 2-1 Rapids

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Saturday nights match, as the Philadelphia Union came from behind to defeat the Colorado Rapids 2-1.

Player of the week: Haris Medunjanin

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For the second consecutive time, Haris Medunjanin is our player of the week. His wonderful free kick ensured the Union earned their fourth victory in a row.

Post-match analysis: Union 2-1 Colorado Rapids

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The Union persevered against a well-organized Rapids defense to secure a club-record fourth consecutive victory.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 Colorado Rapids

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Four wins! But there is still work to be done for some players to reach their full potential.

Postgame video: Union 2-1 Rapids

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PSP's Mike Servedio and Delco Times Matt De George break down the match. Interviews with Haris Medunjanin and C.J. Sapong. Postgame press conference with Jim Curtin.

Union vs Rapids quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's history against Colorado before tonight's match. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

The Rest

Alejandro Bedoya called up for United States National Team

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The Philadelphia Union's captain will be with the US as they look to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

The Philadelphia Union's Alejandro Bedoya has been called up to the United States National Team ahead of their three upcoming matches. The United States will face off against Venezuela in a friendly match at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 3rd, then go into the hexagonal qualification for the World Cup.

Thanks to Arsenal, I’m a fan of the Philadelphia Union

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SB Nation's new campaign "Come fan with us" is an invitation for fans to connect with the team sites. Our Academy and College Editor Matt Ralph tells his story of becoming a Philadelphia Union fan.

To explain my Philadelphia Union fandom, I need to first rewind the clock to October 17, 1998.

All Three Points podcast: Is this a good team?

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So it's been an unusually long time since the All Three Points podcast recorded, and all the Union have done is play the best stretch of soccer in franchise history. Maybe that's the soccer gods trying to tell us something?

We’re going streaking!

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Scott Pugh flips a coin to make sense of the Union's streaky stretches.

MLS Team of the Week honors and league roundup: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/23/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Medunjanin named to MLS Team of the Week
Another week, more Union players named to the MLS Team of the Week.

Union now poised to make noise in MLS
Riding a four-game winning streak, the Union is showing that it's not the same team that started the season with an eight-game winless streak.