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Victory over Philadelphia caps off a successful preseason for D.C. United

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United looked their best in 3-2 win over Philadelphia Union

After doing so well during the second half of 2016, D.C. United decided to stand pat for the most part this offseason. Sebastien Le Toux and Jose Ortiz were the two biggest signings, but both appear to be likely substitutes rather than starters.

Union fall to DCU in preseason finale

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An early flurry of goals lifted D.C. United over the Union as both teams closed out their preseason.

After a disastrous first 25 minutes, the Philadelphia Union rallied to make their loss to D.C. United look a bit more respectable.

DCU stormed the Union defense early on, finding goals through Patrick Nyarko, Jared Jeffrey, and Patrick Mullins in a span of just 10 minutes.

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 2-3 DC United

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Philadelphia Union gave up three early goals and only pulled two back in the second half as they finished out an uneven preseason with a loss to DC United.

Philadelphia Union , D.C. United : Recap and player ratings

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The Union defense unravels in final preseason outing

Well that wasn't a good way to end the preseason. The Union defense was atrocious in their final tune up, a 3-2 loss to D.C. United. Poor officiating cost D.C. United two more goals making the result closer than it should have been. Substitutes Derrick Jones and Marcus Epps showed well in the second half, the latter scoring on a nice strike outside the box to cut the lead in half.

2017 Preseason: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United story stream

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One last dry run before the MLS regular season starts. Here is everything you need to know about the match, from previews and press conference to reviews and reactions.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. DC United

Time: 5:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM UTC

Venue: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex (Clearwater, Fla.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs DC United

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The Blue and Gold will line up for the last time in preseason against a familiar foe in DC United.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. DC United

Time: 5:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM UTC

Venue: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex (Clearwater, Fla.

Philadelphia may have improved, but so has everyone else

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Philadelphia Union could be the most improved team in the Eastern Conference, but when teams like Toronto can pick up guys like Victor Vazquez, it means most teams are getting better thanks to TAM. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.

Philadelphia Union U16s fall in final Generation adidas Cup qualifier

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D.C. United scored a late goal to win 3-2

A late goal from D.C. United ended the Philadelphia Union U16 team's chances of advancing to the Championship division of the Generation adidas Cup on Monday.

D.C. United took a 2-0 lead inside the first half hour with goals from Johnny Godette off a counter from a corner kick and a turnover deep in the Union end.

D.C. United 2017 Preseason Minutes Tracker v1.0

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There is fierce competition for starting spots

We are halfway through D.C. United's preseason, and the games start back up again this weekend. United has played three preseason games so far, and has done so against the US U-17 team, the Philadelphia Union, and Jönköpings Södra.

If you'd like the direct link to view the minutes tracker, click here.

Oguchi Onyewu

Possible Barcelona tour of US, Chicharito to MLS?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/25/17

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Weekend links are back baby.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union Sign SuperDraft Selection Jack Elliott
Philadelphia Union have announced that they have signed defender Jack Elliott, who becomes the third member of the club's 2017 MLS SuperDraft class to ink an MLS contract.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Oguchi Onyewu

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New centerback and USMNT veteran Oguchi Onyewu talks to Greg Orlandini about signing with the Union and working with the young back line.

Stock rising/falling: Union-Impact 2-2

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Who helped their case for the season opener, who looks bench-bound following the Union's 2-2 draw with Montreal?

Daily news roundup

News roundup: Starting lineup still TBD, Picault injured, new “Pre-Academy”, more

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At least one starting spot up for grabs, Picault injury, new "Pre-Academy", Ranieri sacked, and the rest of the day's news.

News roundup: Medunjanin insights, MLS transfer window open, more

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All the MLS off-season moves can become official starting today. The Linc will host a Gold Cup QF Doubleheader. Champions League update. More!

Major League Soccer

Claudio Ranieri sacked, MLS All-Stars against Real Madrid?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/24/17

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Weekend links are almost here.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union sign Aaron Jones
The former Tiger is ready to hit the ground running in 2017.

Union launch innovative new program, "Union Juniors Pre-Academy"
In the fall of 2017, Philadelphia Union will be launching an innovative new program for selected boys aged seven to ten.

Loving Jim: Apologizing for Curtin in 2017

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Jim Curtin has a lot to prove in 2017. How Union fans measure that improvement is up for debate.

News roundup: Union give up two leads, Steel win big, CCL fever, more

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A late goal leads to a Union draw, Bethlehem crushes Junior Lone Star, all-MLS CCL draw, and a bevy of preseason action.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Montreal Impact

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Montreal twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against the Union in preseason play.

Paris Saint-Germain blows out Barcelona, Carli Lloyd joins Manchester City: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/15/17

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Links are a little tired from Valentine's Day last night.

Philadelphia Union News

Rosenberry most popular defender, second most selected player in MLS Fantasy
Keegan Rosenberry is the most popular defender in MLS Fantasy.

Union notes: Chester ink, Gold Cup conflicts and escalating interest
No romance for the Philadelphia Union, who spent Valentine's Day on a plane to Florida.

Jim Curtin

Philadelphia Union 2, Montreal Impact 2: Recap and player ratings

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Goals by Ilson Jr. and CJ Sapong weren't enough as Montreal equalized in stoppage time.

A first half rocket by Ilson Jr. and a second half header by CJ Sapong was negated by a goal by Nick DePuy and a goal by Anthony Jackson-Hamel, and the Philadelphia Union and Montreal Impact finished with a 2-2 draw.

Philadelphia Union 1, Tampa Bay Rowdies 0: Recap and player ratings

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A Derrick Jones goal was enough to give the Union a 1-0 win at Al Lang Stadium.

By preseason standards, it was a great game. The players all looked pretty fit, the Union scored a goal, and no one got hurt as the Philadelphia Union downed the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0.

After a rather uneventful first half, Derrick Jones got sprung on a great pass from Chris Pontius and faked out the goalkeeper to give the Union a goal in the 73rd minute.

Haris Medunjanin

Game thread: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Game Info
  • Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM Eastern, 4:00 PM Pacific, 12:00 AM UTC
  • Venue: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex (Clearwater, Fla.)
  • Television: None
  • Streaming: Philadelphia Union's YouTube Page
  • All-time record: Montreal leads 5-3-5 (W-L-D)
  • Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer, a Montreal Impact community
Starting XI
  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Oguchi Onyewu, Richie Marquez, Fabinho; Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; Ilsinho, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Montreal Impact: Maxime Crepeau; Daniel Lovitz, Victor Cabrera, Laurent Ciman, Hassoun Camara; Patrice Bernier, Marco Donadel, Hernan Bernadello; Ignacio Piatti, Nick Dupuy, Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla
Injuries Philadelphia Union
  • Josh Yaro will miss the next 3-4 months to undergo shoulder surgery.

News roundup: Impact game preview, Medunjanin speaks, Champions League fireworks, more

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Union-Impact game preview and watch information, Medunjanin conference call, Antoine Hoppenot scores, USMNT U-20s win, crazy Champions League day, and more!

The Medunjanin manifesto

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It was just one game, but Union fans can now dream about what Haris Medunjanin will mean to the team. PSP's Peter Andrews spotlights what the Bosnian showed in Saturday's preseason match.

Stock rising/falling: Union 1-0 Rowdies

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Haris Medunjanin, Adam Najem and Ray Gaddis really stood out, but who hurt themselves in the Union's Saturday friendly? New PSP writer Jim O'Leary breaks it down.

News update: Union beat Rowdies, VAR issues red, Harkes fired, more

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Union 1-0 Rowdies, HCI Preseason schedule, Video Assistant Referee helps issue red, USMNT U-20s lose, Harkes fired, and more.

Game thread: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union are back in action, kicking off the 2017 season against the Tampa Bay Rowdies

Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Place: Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Stream: Tampa Bay Rowdies YouTube (RowdiesOfficial)

Know Thy Enemy: In lieu of an SB Nation blog, visit /r/TampaBayRowdies for Rowdies info/links/and the like.

News update: Union preseason roster, BSFC preseason schedule, and more

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Full Union preseason roster with jersey numbers, Bethlehem announces three preseason games, Ayuk called up to Cameroon U-20s, Nanco offered Bethlehem contract, and more.


Preseason match report: Tampa Bay Rowdies 0-1 Philadelphia Union

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Derrick Jones scored the lone goal of the match as Philadelphia Union defeated Tampa Bay Rowdies in their opening Suncoast Invitational match.

News roundup: USMNT uniform drop, Ayuk’s future, Union scrimmage, more

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Eric Ayuk falling down the depth chart, new red USMNT jersey introduced, Vancouver and NYC announce big signings, more news.

The Rest

Sporting Kansas City sign former Philadelphia Union youth Colton Storm

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The Mechanicsburg native signed a one-year deal with options through 2020

Another former Philadelphia Union youth drafted last month has signed on with a club in Major League Soccer.

Defender Colton Storm, of Mechanicsburg, was drafted by Sporting Kansas City with the 14th overall pick out of the University of North Carolina.

All Three Points podcast: Raring to go

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The All Three Points duo are back in the saddle after a long and eventful offseason.

Former Union prospect Connor Maloney signs with Columbus Crew

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Maloney was the 49th overall pick in January's SuperDraft

Add Connor Maloney to the list of former Philadelphia Union youth to join Major League Soccer.

The 21-year-old who starred for four years at Penn State was officially signed by Columbus Crew SC on Monday.

"I'm very honored to have this opportunity and I'm definitely not going to take it for granted," he said in a video on the Columbus Crew website.

Union U16s pick up key win over Orlando City in Generation adidas Cup qualifying

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Four second half goals sparked the U16s to a 4-1 win

Seth Kuhn broke open a scoreless tie with his second goal of the tournament and the Philadelphia Union U16 offense exploded for three more second half goals to pick up a crucial three points in the second leg of Generation adidas Cup qualifying on Friday.

United States U20s open World Cup qualification against Panama

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Auston Trusty and the U.S. U20 team open World Cup qualification in Costa Rica on Saturday

Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and the United States Under-20 team will begin their journey to qualify for the U20 World Cup this weekend in Costa Rica.

They open up play in Group B at the CONCACAF U20 Championship on Saturday against Panama and play Haiti on February 21 and Saint Kitts and Nevis on February 24.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Jay Simpson

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Matt DeGeorge joins Greg and Mike to talk Union signings and preseason excitement.

Bayern thrashes Arsenal, Vancouver signs Fredy Montero: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/16/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Union scrimmage Orlando City SC as second Clearwater camp opens
The Union arrived in Clearwater, Florida to open their second Sunshine State preseason camp yesterday, February 14. Following an evening training session, the team got back on the field Wednesday afternoon in a closed-door scrimmage against Orlando City SC.

Ilson Jr scores a stunner

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Ilson Jr. is thin and kicking ass.

We'll get to the goal in a minute here, but let's talk a bit about this transformation.

Usually offseason plot lines revolve around new players or returning veterans and sure, the Philadelphia Union have that in spades. English number nine who is an aerial threat so far in preseason?

Paid Their Dues: Danny Cruz signs with SF Deltas

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The ex-Philadelphia Union forward heads to the Bay Area

Former Philadelphia Union winger Danny Cruz has signed with the NASL expansion side San Francisco Deltas. Cruz came to the Union in 2012 when he was traded from D.C. United for Lionard Pajoy, and remained with the team through the 2015 season.

Steel profile: Cory Burke

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PSP continues our series of profiles looking at key contributors for Bethlehem Steel FC. Up this week is Jamaican international Cory Burke.