Philadelphia Union Academy

Mark McKenzie

41 players with ties to the region in D1 NCAA Tournament field

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The College Cup will be played at Talen Energy Stadium December 8 and 10

While a local team will not even have a chance of making a run to the College Cup at Talen Energy Stadium this year, there are still a number of players with ties to the area who have a chance to come home for college soccer's final four next month.

Mark McKenzie & Brenden Aaronson make Development Academy Best XIs

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Philadelphia Union Academy U13 coach Kevin Coleman also recognized at DA awards banquet

A trio of Philadelphia Union Academy representatives were honored at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy awards banquet in Carson, California on Thursday night.

Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie were both named to Best XIs for the East Conference in their respective age groups and U13 head coach Kevin Coleman was the East Conference coach of the year at the U13 level.

Union Academy

The Union Academy’s 2017 seasons summarized

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PSP briefly summarizes how the older teams in its Academy have fared during calendar 2017.

Union Academy teammates flourishing as freshmen at South Florida

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Josue Monge and Fred Gil return to Philadelphia Saturday to play Temple in the regular season finale

Adjusting to college life far away from home can be challenging for an 18-year-old, but Philadelphia Union Academy grad Josue Monge knew when he arrived at the University of South Florida in August that a former teammate and classmate would be right there with him.

Local Soccer Notebook 9/2/17

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Philadelphia Union Academy alums debut in college; local trio on USL Team of the Week

Dave Zeitlin wrote about Jordan Morris' mentorship to Penn men's soccer coach Rudy Fuller's son Liam, who like Morris has type 1 diabetes.

Bob Kulinski was named the new head coach for the boys soccer team at Gloucester Catholic.

West Chester United wins regional U23 title

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West Chester United topped Annandale United to capture the crown for the second straight year

For the second straight year, West Chester United are U23 regional champions.

West Chester beat Virginia club Annandale United 3-2 on Sunday at Ukrainian American Sports Center in Horsham, Pa.

Local Soccer Notebook 5/19/17

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More local Open Cup action, overseas trips for local colleges, recruiting news and more

Reading United and Harrisburg City Islanders both advanced to the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday and will meet in Exeter, Pa. on May 31.

Philadelphia Union Academy grads Will Campbell and Rob Campbell (Wallingford, Pa.

Lehigh Valley United PDL roster loaded with former Union Academy and Continental FC players

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LVU opened their season with a 3-1 loss to Reading United on Saturday with some familiar names in the lineup

Lehigh Valley United opened their Premier Development League season with a 3-1 loss to Reading United on the road on Saturday with a number of familiar names in the lineup.

Starting goalkeeper Logan Keys (Whitehall, Pa.

Union Academy teams go unbeaten against PA Classics, Cedar Stars Academy

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U18 and U16 teams swept PA Classics in Manheim and U14, U13 and U12s went unbeaten at Cedar Stars Academy

All five Philadelphia Union Academy teams picked up wins in U.S. Soccer Development Academy player over the weekend as the U18 and U16 teams swept PA Classics on the road and the U14, U13 and U12 teams went 3-0-1 at Cedar Stars Academy.

Two goalkeepers with local ties to compete in CONCACAF U17 Championship

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Tomas Romero and C.J. dos Santos will be on opposing sides in Group C play in Panama

Two goalkeepers with ties to the region and the Philadelphia Union Academy will be competing in the U17 CONCACAF Championship kicking off later this week in Panama.

Current academy and Bethlehem Steel FC goalkeeper Tomas Romero (Cherry Hill, N.

Matthew Freese called up to United States U19 camp

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The Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper part of 22-player roster for Florida camp

Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Matthew Freese has caught the eye of a U.S. goalkeeping legend.

Freese was called up by United States U19 head coach Brad Friedel for a domestic training camp being held in Sunrise, Florida through February 10.

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Philadelphia Union Academy teams go unbeaten in games against D.C. United & Loudoun SC

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The Union U19, U17 and U15 teams had a win and two draws on the road against D.C. United, the U13s and U14 a win and a draw

Jeremy Rafanello scored a pair of goals in the second half and the defense held D.C. United in check until conceding a late goal in a 2-1 win for the Philadelphia Union U19s in Upper Marlboro, Maryland last weekend.

Philadelphia Union Academy teams sweep Richmond United

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The U19, U14 and U13 teams all opened their seasons with wins on Saturday

Academy newcomer Jeremy Rafanello picked up where he left off last season at Continental FC, scoring the first two goals of his Philadelphia Union career in a 6-0 win over Richmond United on Saturday.

Rafanello, of Delran, N.

Philadelphia

College Players to Watch: Philadelphia area natives

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More than 200 Division 1 men's soccer players hail from the Greater Philadelphia region. Here's 20 to keep an eye on this fall.

While the Philadelphia Union Academy gets a great deal of the attention these days developing youth players for the college and professional ranks, they aren't the only club producing elite talent in our region.

Local college soccer standouts honored at Philly Soccer Six banquet

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Top players, coaches and teams were recognized Thursday evening

Philadelphia's six Division 1 men's soccer programs celebrated the 2016 season and honored the top players and coaches at the annual Philadelphia Soccer Six banquet on Thursday night.

Temple star Jorge Gomez Sanchez received the Chris Jones Player of the Year award while his teammate Joonas Jokinen was honored with the John McAdams Academic Player of the Year award.

Penn to play Pitt for the first time this March

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Penn will host cross-state rivals at Rhodes Field on March 25

After renewing their rivalry with Temple last fall, Pitt will be traveling to Philadelphia again this spring to take on another in-state program for the first time in a friendly on March 25.

Penn will host the Saturday afternoon match at Rhodes Field in West Philly at 2 p.

United States

A returner, several newcomers bolster Philadelphia Union Academy

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Tonny Temple and Shanyder Borgelin highlight crop of players who have joined the Union youth academy

A former United States U17 residency player and a highly-rated prospect who trained with Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer highlight a crop of players who have joined the Philadelphia Union Academy ahead of its fifth season in the U.

Philadelphia Union Academy duo invited to United States U14 camp in Portland

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Dante Huckaby and Selmir Miscic among group of 36 players called up

Philadelphia Union Academy teammates Dante Huckaby and Selmir Miscic are heading to Portland for a United States U14 team training camp.

The duo were among 36 players to receive invites from U14 head coach Clint Peay.

Julian Anderson with United States U15 team at tournament in Italy

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Midfielder was one of 20 players chosen for the trip

Philadelphia Union Academy midfielder Julian Anderson is currently away in Italy with the United States U15 team for the 2017 Torneo delle Nazioni.

Anderson, of Ocean Township, N.J., came off the bench for the U.S. in their first game of the tournament on Tuesday in the 64th minute.

Yosef Samuel called in to United States U20 training camp in London

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The Bethlehem Steel FC midfielder is the lone call-up from the Union organization

Bethlehem Steel FC midfielder Yosef Samuel will have a chance to impress United States U20 head coach Tab Ramos ahead of the U20 World Cup at a training camp in London, England.

The 19-year-old Philadelphia Union Academy grad was one of 25 players called into the camp, which will be held through April 10.

United States U17 forward trained with Bethlehem Steel FC over the weekend

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Tonny Temple played for the Union U14 team from 2013-15

United States U17 forward Tonny Temple trained with Bethlehem Steel FC while he was back in the area over the weekend.

The Millville, Pa., native, who is part of the final class at the U17 U.S. Soccer Residency Program in Florida, came off the bench in the second half of a scrimmage for Steel FC against the first team on Saturday.

Bethlehem Steel

Match recap: Harrisburg City Islanders vs Bethlehem Steel FC

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Two voices, one recap, same low price of admission

Evan Villella: Bethlehem took the season series last night thanks to a goal from James Chambers. Obviously this was a weird game for a few reasons, but I guess I would just start with saying that Steel have won their last three in a row and are five games unbeaten now.

Before Dartmouth, a taste of the pros for Dawson McCartney

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Philadelphia Union Academy midfielder has impressed in two straight starts for Bethlehem Steel FC

Years of hard work for one of the more underrated players in the Philadelphia Union Academy system paid off for 18-year-old Dawson McCartney last week when he made a surprise start in the midfield for Bethlehem Steel FC.

Academy newcomer Jacob Shaffelburg makes debut in Bethlehem Steel FC friendly

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Berkshire School standout makes debut for Steel against Harrisburg City Islanders

A highly-ranked youth prospect from Canada has joined the Philadelphia Union Academy, making his debut for Bethlehem Steel in a friendly against Harrisburg City Islanders at YSC Sports on Thursday.

Jacob Shaffelburg checked into the game in the 70th minute for fellow countryman Chris Nanco.

Yosef Samuel ready to compete at the next level with Bethlehem Steel FC

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Philadelphia Union Academy grad entering first full season with Bethlehem Steel FC

When Yosef Samuel signed his first professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC last September, he had only a 29-minute cameo in the last game of the season to introduce himself to the league.

Five months later, the 19-year-old is back with the club in preseason preparing for his first full year in Bethlehem.

New York Red Bulls

Philadelphia Union Academy teams put in a perfect weekend

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Seacoast United, BW Gottschee and Lehigh Valley United all fell in matches against the Union over the weekend

Three different opponents all met the same fate in games against the Philadelphia Union Academy over the weekend as the Union U18, U16, U14, U13 and U12 teams outscored opponents 20-2 in six wins.

Philadelphia Union Academy season reopens with derby matches against Continental FC

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The local rivals (and some classmates at YSC Academy) face off on Sunday

The Philadelphia Union Academy teams will have their shortest road trip of the season this weekend when they visit local rivals Continental FC at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken.

Six local derby matches will be played on Sunday between the two clubs, beginning with the U14s and two U12 games at 1 p.

The Rest

News roundup: Academy honors, MLS conference finals 1st leg, USSF rumors, more

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Union Academy players earn recognition, the first legs of the MLS Conference Finals begin tonight, and more rumors and murmurs from around the globe.

Philadelphia Union Academy midfield, attacking star called into U.S. U14 camp

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Paxten Aaronson, Dante Huckaby, Nick Pariano and Selmir Miscic are among 48 players currently in camp in California

Four standouts on the Philadelphia Union Academy U15 team are currently in training camp in California with the United States U14 team.

Among the 48 players called into the camp by head coach Clint Peay is the U15 midfield of Paxten Aaronson, Dante Huckaby and Nick Pariano and forward Selmir Miscic.

Philadelphia Union Academy teams tested by full slate against Red Bulls, Bethesda SC, Baltimore Armour

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The U12, U13 and U14 teams traveled to play New York Red Bulls while the older teams spent the weekend in Maryland

The Philadelphia Union Academy U13 team made it nine wins in a row to start the season with a 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls that highlighted a full slate of weekend games in North Jersey and Maryland.

Philadelphia Union Academy forward commits to Old Dominion

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Daniel Bloyou heading to the Virginia school in fall 2018

Old Dominion University will be getting an added punch to their attack next fall with the addition of Philadelphia Union Academy attacker Daniel Bloyou.

The 17-year-old announced his verbal commitment to the Conference USA program earlier this week on Instagram.

Local Soccer Notebook: 10/12/17

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Kléberson's son makes Philadelphia Union Academy debut; Tim Mulqueen to be inducted into St. Joe's Hall of Fame & more

Brazilian legend Kléberson returned to Philadelphia over the summer to take a job coaching for the Philadelphia Union Academy and Pre-Academy at YSC Sports.

Over the weekend, his son Kléberson Pareira made his debut for the academy, playing for the Union U15s in the first of their three Generation adidas Cup regional matches.

Delaware has big shoes to fill, but plenty of talent to compete

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The Blue Hens lost their all-time leading scoring and several other impact players, but have five preseason all-conference performers returning

Losing the program's all-time leading scorer and several key contributors from last year's NCAA Tournament team, the University of Delaware will have big shoes to fill but a promising group of returners and newcomers is up to the task.

Local Soccer Notebook 8/19/17

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High school soccer coming to Talen Energy Stadium, local college standouts receive preseason honors and more

The University of Delaware landed five players on the Colonial Athletic Association preseason all-conference team in junior midfielder Robert Gillin (Marlton, N.J.), redshirt junior goalkeeper Todd Morton (West Chester, Pa.

Local Soccer Notebook 6/30

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Eastern University lifts interim tag on head coach, two Eastern PA ODP teams win regional titles and more

Jeremy Payne has been officially named head coach of the Eastern University men's soccer team after serving in the role on an interim basis after Mark Wagner retired from the post in March.

Philadelphia Union Academy’s Ennis Stewart’s golazo has to be seen

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The kids are all right.

The Philadelphia Union's future lies within its academy. The club has repeated that mantra since 2010, and we're now seeing that paying dividends - after all, it takes time to develop a 15 year old kid into a professional athlete capable of playing against guys who have played at the highest level for both club and country.

Four Union Academy grads return to Reading United

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Will Campbell, Kevin Carvalho, Mo Conde and Zach Zandi to spend summer in Reading

Four Philadelphia Union Academy grads will return to Reading United for the 2017 Premier Development League season kicking off on May 13.

Defender Will Campbell (North Carolina), midfielders Kevin Carvalho (Northeastern), Zach Zandi (Villanova) and Mo Conde (University of Mobile) were announced as returnees by the club on Friday.

Philadelphia Union Academy teams remain unbeaten in 2017 after successful road trip

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The Union went 2-0-1 against Bethesda SC in Maryland; U12 team swept PA Classics at home

A pair of wins and a draw in Maryland along with a sweep at home for the U12 team over PA Classics gave the Philadelphia Union Academy another unbeaten weekend in U.S. Soccer Development Academy play.

The U18s made it four wins out of four for 2017 thanks to a 41st minute strike from Darius Lewis, who has scored in three straight games, two of those game-winners in 1-0 wins.

Philadelphia Union Academy grad Sean Wilson transferring to Xavier

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Bethlehem native will join Big East school this fall

After making only two appearances over two seasons in Chapel Hill, Philadelphia Union Academy grad Sean Wilson is moving to Big East program Xavier University this fall.

The Bethlehem native made his commitment this week.

One of the Union's top youth prospects heading into college, Wilson received numerous call-ups to U.