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PPL Park renamed Talen Energy Stadium after re-branding

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The Philadelphia Union will be in the same stadium next season, but it will no longer be PPL Park.

After announcing a corporate re-brand earlier in 2015, Talen Energy (formerly known as PPL Energy Plus) has "assumed the naming rights" to the Philadelphia Union's home stadium, PPL Park. The news was broken here on Brotherly Game this morning, and it was officially announced this afternoon that the riverside stadium would now be called Talen Energy Stadium.

MLS Ticker: TFC, Whitecaps announce roster moves; Perez linked with Saprissa; and more

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After qualifying for its first-ever MLS Playoffs, Toronto FC is doing some minor shuffling with its roster.

The team announced Tuesday that it has picked up its club options on 13 players — including Jonathan Osorio and Marky Delgado — and declined options on four others.

Joining Osorio and Delgado in returning to TFC next season aregoalkeeper Quillan Roberts; defenders Mark Bloom, Nick Hagglund, Ashtone Morgan, Josh Williams, Eriq Zavaleta and Clement Simonin; midfielders Collen Warner, Daniel Lovitz, Chris Mannella and forward Jordan Hamilton.

PPL Park now Talen Energy Stadium, Academy’s Dos Santos and McGann get US U-17 callup, more

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PPL Park is now officially Talen Energy Stadium. Union Academy goalkeeper and defender called up by US U-17 team. More news.

Fans’ View: Snakes and Shields

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Kids can hear and see some unsettling things at a game. Scott Pugh has some advice to help parents help their children handle such difficult moments.

PPL Park to host Special Olympics soccer match

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Before the Philadelphia Union face the New York Red Bulls, PPL Park will host a match between two teams worth cheering for.

While the anticipation is growing for Saturday's rematch between the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union, that will have to wait just a bit. Before the two MLS teams take the pitch, fans will be treated to an exchange match between Special Olympics teams representing Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

US readies for WWC final, Union stadium name game, USMNT takes on Guatemala, more

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US ready for revenge against Japan. Union courting new stadium name sponsors. USMNT hosts Guatemala in final GOld Cup tune-up game. More news.

The trouble with tifo

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Recently, at both PPL Park and Red Bull Arena, the Sons of Ben have been required to remove tifo displays. Peter Andrews examines these incidents and what they say about the image-obsessed nature of MLS clubs.

Fans’ View: And so it begins, again

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Friends, food, mud, and a disappointing result. Staci Klemmer on the season opener.

Reaction to Union’s season opening draw, league results, CBA update, USNTs news, more

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Disappointment is the refrain from the Union locker room after Saturday's draw. Results from around the league. CBA update. More.

Season Reviews: The year in pictures

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A look back at 2014 through the pictures of PSP photographers Daniel Gajdamowicz, Earl Gardner, and Paul Rudderow.

Union partners with Dogfish Head, Academy at Winter Showcase, Conference finals, USA-Germany friendly, FIFA news, more

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Dogfish Head to open beer garden at PPL Park. Union academy at Winter Showcase. Conference Final second-leg games this weekend. FIFA judge backs release of full investigation report. More.

US Open Cup final match report: Union 1-3 Sounders (Extra Time)

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The Union turned in a valiant effort, but eventually gave up two goals in extra time as the visiting Seattle Sounders took home the 2014 US Open Cup.

Union vs Red Bulls : Soggy Poop In Chester

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Another massive road trip down to Chester, PA started off with the always fantastic Kegs & Eggs pre-match tailgate @The Cathedral of Football. Then there was another epic bus ride down.

Of course, the actual game ended in much disgrace, as these fucking clowns allowed a Philadelphia Union side full of reserves to steal a point at the death.

PPL Park parking info as practice facility construction gets underway, more Union bits, more news

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Info for those who park in Lots B & C as construction of new practice facility gets underway. Andre Blake up for Save of the Week, More news.

Lot B & C parking information as new practice facility construction gets underway

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The Union has sent an email to season ticket holders about changes in parking at Lots B and C as construction of the new practice facility gets underway.

Construction of new Union practice facility has begun

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In an interview with PSP, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz says construction of a new senior team practice facility in Lot B began Thursday and should be completed by the end of October. "All the sod is ordered, everything's all teed up and ready to go."

The Kelly Cup at PPL Park — Finally

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On Saturday night after the Union game, the Casa Soccer League's two best teams will play the Kelly Cup at PPL Park. For the league's biggest amateur adult league and the memory of the murdered Shane Kelly, this is a good day. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.

Photo essay: Building PPL Park

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To mark the fifth anniversary of the first game at PPL Park, Brad Youtz shares photos of the stadium's groundbreaking and construction.

Observations from a wild night at PPL Park

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Were you at Saturday's wild Union game? PSP's Dan Walsh was in the stands at PPL Park, and he has some observations to share. (Hint: This is not analysis. Well, most of it isn't.)

How the 2011 election affected the Philadelphia Union

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Kevin Kinkead reviews how a change in leadership in Chester changed the Union's relationship with the city.

In pictures: A day in the River End

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner spent opening day with the Sons of Ben as they prepared for Saturday's game, presented another successful Stache Bash, marched into PPL Park, and cheered the Union on to their first win of the season. Here's a look at what he saw.

Union eying two Delaware County sites for practice complex

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Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz called the need for a practice facility the team's top priority during his annual State of the Union conference call. A complex could include multiple fields, including some open for public use. Also, Alejandro Moreno will not return as a Union TV analyst in 2014.

Hack hopeful signings will be announced “very soon,” Le Toux ranked No. 1 MLS right mid by SA, more

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John Hackworth hopeful for signing announcements before the new year and says Carlos Valdes resolution is "close." Soccer America names Le Toux top right mid in MLS for 2013. More.

PSP’s postseason reader poll on the Union

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Have your say on all those burning questions about Philadelphia Union in PSP's inaugural postseason readers poll.

Locals bow out of NCAA tournament, MLS playoffs resume, more news

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Drexel, Delaware and Penn knocked out of NCAA tournament. MLS playoffs return - remember them? European parliament calls on FIFA bring pressure on Qatar to improve working conditions. More news.

In pictures: Union Loyalty Points pickup match at PPL Park

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Barb Colligon with a look at the season ticket holders Loyalty Points pickup match at PPL Park.

Photo essays

Army-Navy Cup In Pictures: Army 2-1 Navy

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Tuesday night as the Army Knights defeated the Navy Midshipmen 2-1 in a well attended match at PPL Park.

In pictures: USA 1(2)-1(3) Panama

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner was on hand as the US lost to Panama on penalty kicks in the Gold Cup third place match at PPL Park. Here's a look at what he saw.

Army-Navy Cup III in pictures: Army 0-1 Navy

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Friday night as the Navy Midshipmen repeated last year's performance and pulled out a stoppage time win against the Army Black Nights.

In Pictures: United States 6-0 Costa Rica

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand at PPL Park on Sunday night as the US defeated Costa Rica to win the CONCACAF Women's Championship.

In Pictures: The Casa League Kelly Cup Final

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday night for the Casa League's Kelly Cup final, played at PPL Park after the Union's game against Colorado.

In Pictures: Greece 0-0 Nigeria

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Tuesday's international friendly between Greece and Nigeria.

Central America

Linc to host 2015 Gold Cup final, PPL Park third place match

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It's official: Philly will be the center of the CONCACAF universe this summer with the Gold Cup final at the Linc, and the third place game at PPL Park.

PPL Park to host CONCACAF qualification semis, final for 2015 Women’s World Cup

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PPL Park will be the site of the championship rounds of CONCACAF's qualification tournament for the 2015 Women's World Cup.

International Friendly

Recap: Ireland 1-1 Costa Rica

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With two penalty kicks, one red card, and far more animosity than usually accompanies a friendly, Costa Rica's final send off match against the Republic of Ireland produced an energetic, entertaining display. Includes video highlights of the game.

Recap: Greece 0-0 Nigeria

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Tuesday's international friendly at PPL Park featured lots of end-to-end play but no goals. Includes video of postgame wrap with Philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald and PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch.

The Rest

Players of the Week: The Grounds Crew

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For their efforts in clearing up PPL Park and its surrounding lots, the grounds keeping staffs of the Philadelphia Union and Philadelphia Eagles are your players of the week.

Women’s World Cup Qualifiers at PPL Park

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Mike Servedio reviews how the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Trinidad & Tobago reached the CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualification semifinals at PPL Park ahead of Sunday's final.

Injury concerns, Greece-Nigeria WC warmup at PPL, Hack on HCI as development partner, more

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News from Thursday's weekly press conference. PPL Park to host World Cup warm-up game. The Union-City Islanders partnership. USMNT roster. More news.