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Trying to make a run in the East

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Apr 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - Let's start this discussion about the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer by putting aside three teams: NYCFC, Atlanta United, and Toronto FC.

That's the elite of both the Eastern Conference and MLS. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who disagrees that those teams belong at the top.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City

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Spoiler alert: NOT GOOD!

In Pictures: Union 0- Orlando City 2

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Pretty pictures from an ugly loss.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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It was a busy weekend in MLS that included some big goals, some impressive efforts and even more Zlatan.

First half finished led Orlando City to a comfortable win over the Philadelphia Union. (READ)

LAFC's stars stepped up to lead the way to a win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. (READ)

The Portland Timbers took down Minnesota United while the LA Galaxy toppled the Chicago Fire to headline Saturday's action.

News Roundup: Union lose, Steel Draw, Dempsey suspended (more), and NWSL is back

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Plus transfer rumor, bad weather, a fall to look forward to, and a Russian bear.

Rate the U: Making Joe Bendik look good edition

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The Union offense continued its infuriating struggles in front of goal in a 2-0 loss to Orlando City

Another game with plenty of smoke but no fire for the Philadelphia Union offense led to a demoralizing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Orlando City on Friday the 13th in Chester.

In other words, things will be heavy on the downvotes this time around.

MLS Live Scoreboard: Red Bulls and Impact tied at halftime, Fire set to face Galaxy

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Following a busy midweek period headlined by Champions League action, MLS is back this weekend with some intriguing clashes.

Action began on Friday night, as Orlando City took down the Philadelphia Union while LAFC toppled the Vancouver Whitecaps. On Saturday, there are seven additional games on the schedule, starting with the New York Red Bulls' clash with the Montreal Impact.

Union squander chances, extend winless streak to four with 2-0 loss to Orlando City

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The Lions got revenge and a clean sheet Friday night in Chester

Stop us if you've heard this one before.

The Philadelphia Union controlled the first 35 minutes but failed to connect on any number of their golden scoring opportunities. Then, fittingly, Orlando City SC scores two goals seven minutes apart and rides them and their goalie to a 2-0 victory on Friday night in front of 16,032 fans at Talen Energy Stadium.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City SC

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Once again, the Union could not finish their chances as they fell to Orlando City SC at home 0-2.

First-half finishes lead Orlando City to comfortable road win over Union

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CHESTER, Pa. Orlando City had to fight for every inch a week ago to claim all three points at home against the Portland Timbers. On Friday, they made their few opportunities count as they pounced on the Philadelphia Union for a comfortable victory.

A pair of clinical first-half finishes by Dom Dwyer and rookie Chris Mueller propelled the Lions to their third consecutive victory, easing past the Union 2-0 at Talen Energy Stadium.

News roundup: previewing Orlando, rumor mongering, and World Cup expansion

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Here's the last roundup of the week.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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It's another week jam packed with soccer and another week where you can watch a team play to clinch a title.

Last week, Manchester City failed to get the job done against Manchester United, but they get another shot on Saturday when they head to Wembley to take on Tottenham. City is in an unusual low point in their season having lost three consecutive matches in all competitions, but a single win this weekend can put that all to bed and result in them lifting the Premier League trophy.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City

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The fifth match of the Union's 2018 season has Orlando City in town. Friday night lights will be on, the weather will be nice, and the Union will win 3-0.

Curtin breaks the ‘silence’ on Olivier Mbaizo

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The Union finally provided answers on Olivier Mbaizo. The focus also remains on the young back line and a stalled attack

David Accam

On Doops, hoops, and parking lots

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Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Union I miss the gold stripe When David Accam arrived in Philadlephia and gave a sneak peek of the new home jersey, his hoodie slightly unzipped as he came off the plane, I thought "oh, no stripe!" It was kind of cool at first. I'm a [...]

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/17/18

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Curtin stresses unity, Rosenberry reaches a milestone, and more in today's links

Philadelphia Union News

Curtin calls for unity, grit as Philadelphia Union's scoring woes worsen
Fifteen minutes into Friday night's game, Philadelphia Union winger David Accam raced down the field, took on several Orlando City defenders, forced Joe Bendik to make a diving save and waved his arms to fire up the Sons of Ben supporters group in Talen Energy Stadium's River End.

Major League Soccer

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through April 15th

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New SEBA projections are out. Unsurprisingly, they're not great for Philadelphia Union or Bethlehem Steel.

News Roundup: Union sign Mbaizo, Toronto lose to Chivas, Hack’s U-17’s defeat Norway

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Plus two Union U-15's going to Italy, Penn FC's opener broadcast locally, Dortmund coming to Pittsburgh, and more.

MLS Ticker: NYCFC's Herrera 'ready for Europe', Union sign defender and more

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Yangel Herrera has been one of the best young players in MLS since making the move to NYCFC, but the Venezuelan midfielder's eyes are now set on a move elsewhere.

"I am ready for Europe," Herrera said, according to AS. "I feel good and I would really like to make the jump."

Herrera is on loan to NYCFC from Manchester City and has started all seven of NYCFC's games this season.

The MLS report: Laundry week

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It's time for the recap of the week that was in MLS. We take a look at a marquee matchup, some clean sheets, and how the Union's next opponent fared.

Mark McKenzie makes MLS debut surrounded by fellow academy alumni

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For the third time this season, an injury cleared the way for another Philadelphia Union homegrown to make his MLS debut

An early season story line of injuries clearing the way for young homegrowns making their MLS debut continued on Friday night when Mark McKenzie got the call to replace the injured Jack Elliott against Orlando City.

Fafa Picault grabs assist, helps Union to draw in return

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Since their season-opening victory against New England where they bagged a pair of goals, the Philadelphia Union have found it tough to find the back of the net. A scoreless draw versus Columbus was followed up by a dismal 3-0 road loss against the Colorado Rapids a week ago.

In Saturday's date with the San Jose Earthquakes, Jim Curtin's side had the majority of both possession and offensive chances but against lacked the ability to score.

San Jose Earthquakes

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes: How to watch, lineups and game updates

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The Dynamo are on the road for a late game against San Jose.

Updates

Updated throughout the game with any major action.

Who

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes

What

The Dynamo are on the road against the Earthquakes after their game last weekend was rescheduled. In their last game the Dynamo lost 2-0 to the New England Revolution at their home field.

In Pictures: Union 1-1 Earthquakes

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Saturday night's chilly match, as the Philadelphia Union were unable to get a win and settled for a 1-1 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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It was a frustrating night as the Union drew with San Jose. It stemmed from a confounding problem reflected in these player ratings: The parts were good, but did not sum to a greater whole.

Photo Gallery - Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes

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Our own Trey Madara has pics from the Union's latest outing.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/9/18

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A look back and a look ahead for the Union and an MLS and European review all in today's links

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union: 3 thoughts from draw against San Jose
Chances squandered in the first half proved costly as the Philadelphia Union earned a point against the Earthquakes.

Union drop points at home to San Jose Earthquakes

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Alejandro Bedoya's second half goal earned the blue and gold a point, but the chances were there to grab all three

The Philadelphia Union offense finally remembered how to score on Saturday night but also squandered chances to return to the win column in a 1-1 draw with San Jose Earthquakes in front of another sparse crowd at Talen Energy Stadium.

Bedoya, Union battle back for draw against Quakes

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CHESTER, Pa. — For a team finding it hard to score goals, the best answer is to keep creating chances and opportunities. It may be frustrating but eventually your determination can lead to positive results. The Philadelphia Union did not claim all three points on Saturday but they did fight their way back for a much-needed point.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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Philadelphia Union had a number of chances to take all three points, but they settled for one at home following a 1-1 tie with San Jose Earthquakes.

Post-Game

PSP Postgame Show: Union 0-2 Orlando City

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room and head coach Jim Curtin.

PSP Postgame Show: Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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Check out PSP's videos from the Philadelphia Union's 1-1 draw versus the San Jose Earthquakes

The Rest

Adam Cann to leave PSP, join Philadelphia Union

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The PSP original and tactical genius will depart our publication to begin work as an analyst and writer for the Philadelphia Union. We couldn't be happier for him.

All of the shots: Are the Union a bad attacking team… or what?

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The advanced metrics love the Union, but the results don't back that up so far. What's going on?

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/14/18

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Union lose again, a preview for this weekend's MLS action, and South America back North America for the 2026 World Cup

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union squander chances, lose 2-0 to Orlando City
The Lions got revenge and a clean sheet Friday night in Chester.

Union U19s score 11 in rout of Seacoast United

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Eight different players scored for the Union on Saturday

Jeremy Rafanello, Tonny Temple and Issa Rayyan each connected with two goals and five others also found the back of the net for the Philadelphia Union U19 team in an 11-0 rout of Seacoast United last Saturday.

Brenden Aaronson, Daniel Bloyou, Seth Kuhn, Darius Lewis and Ramzi Qawasmy all got in on the goal party for the Union, which won their third straight game and ran their unbeaten streak to 10 games.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Recapping month #1 of the Union season with Adam Cann

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KYW Newsradio's Greg Orlandini chats with Philly Soccer Page writer Adam Cann. They breakdown the Union's first month of the season.

Fan’s View: Potential isn’t enough

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Booing a come-from-behind home tie? A bit harsh perhaps, but in the light of current Philly sports results....

Philadelphia Union asking young fans to help them create a mascot

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The Union announced a mascot search on Wednesday

Philadelphia is famous for mascots — well, one named Phillie Phanatic at least — so it kind of makes sense that the Philadelphia Union would want one of their own. Right?

The Union aren't going to just create one in a boardroom though.