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Philadelphia Union

Zen and the art of managers’ listening skills

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In John Hackworth's first match since being appointed permanent Union manager, he showed he knows when to listen and when to ignore what he's listening to. PSP explores the good in Hackworth's first match but some big, fat questions about his "long-term contract."

In pictures: Revolution 0-0 Union

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PSP photographer Barb Colligon's look at Saturday's scoreless draw at New England

PSP roundtable: On Hackworth being named permanent Team Manager

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The PSP writers share their initial reactions to the news that John Hackworth has been named permanent team manager of the the Union.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Jay Heaps

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New England Revolution coach Jay Heaps is the guest on the latest edition of the pod. KYW's Greg Orlandini and PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch also look back on the loss to Columbus, which capped off a tough August for the Union.

In pictures: Union 1-2 Crew

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PSP photographer Daniel Gajdamowicz's look at Wednesday night's loss to Columbus Crew

Freddy Adu: The first year

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One year after joining the Union, Freddy Adu looks like a disappointment as a designated player. But is it too early to give up on him? PSP makes the case for why Adu was a good signing, why he's fallen short of expectations, and why Michael Farfan, John Hackworth and Adu himself are the keys to Adu's future with Philadelphia.

Photo essay: Union 0-0 Real Salt Lake

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PSP photographer Michael Long's look at Friday night's scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Danny Cruz

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Danny Cruz is the guest on this week's Philly Soccer Show podcast, co-hosted by KYW's Greg Orlandini and PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch. Also on the pod, that crazy game in DC and a look ahead to Friday's visit from Real Salt Lake.

Analysis & player ratings: DCU 1-1 Union

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The Geiger Show and Andy Najar took center stage, while Marfan, Mac and Hop went silent. PSP has postgame analysis and player ratings of Sunday's 1-1 tie between the Union and DC United.

Photo essay: SoBs in DC

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PSP photographer Barb Colligon was with the Sons of Ben for the Union game in DC.

Match report: DC United 1-1 Union

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The Union earned a stunning 1-1 draw on the road Sunday against DC United, as referee Mark Geiger sent off three players and disallowed two United goals, including one by Dwayne De Rosario. PSP was at RFK Stadium and has a recap, with quotes from both teams.

Supporters Summit highlights

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PSP recaps some of the major talking points from Thursday night's Supporters Summit at PPL Park.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Bakary Soumare

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KYW's Greg Orlandini and PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch are joined by UNion center back Bakary Soumare. Also discussed is the USMNT win over Mexico and the trade of Lionard Pajoy for Danny Cruz.

Wins, losses & goals

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After ten games, the Union's record under John Hackworth stands at .500. PSP looks at some of the numbers.

In pictures: Union 1-3 Fire

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow's look at the Union's disappointing loss to Chicago.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Amobi Okugo & Dave Zeitlin

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In the latest edition of the pod, KYW's Geg Orlandini and PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch are joined by Philadelphi Union midfielder/defender Amobi Okugo and Union beat writer Dave Zeiltlin.

Waiting on a decision

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Following the Nelson Rivas headbutt to Antoine Hoppenot, PSP looks at the Disciplinary Committee's guidelines and past decisions to understand how much additional suspension might be expected and when a decision could be announced. Also, why the club may have decided not to appeal Jack McInerney's red card.

Photo essay: Impact 2 – 0 Union

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PSP photographer Michael Long was in Montreal as the Union fell 2-0 to the Impact. Here's a look at what he saw.

Under Hackworth: What’s going right

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The Union under John Hackworth have put themselves back into the playoff hunt. Looking at possession, passing, shots, goals, as well as lineup selection consistency, PSP explores how the team has improved under Hackworth since the firing of Peter Nowak.

The moments that create traditions

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The best goal celebration ever involving Philadelphia Union illustrates everything good about the club, its players, and its fans. Maybe it says a little something about creating Philly soccer traditions as well. PSP explains.

Player of the week: Jack “McLeap” McInerney

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Jack "McLeap" McInerney is your PSP Player of the Week.

Analysis & player ratings: Union 2-1 Revolution

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The three points have been secured. Now PSP takes a look at the messy midfield that nearly cost the Union during Sunday night's 2-1 victory over New England.

In pictures: Union 2-1 Revolution

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PSP photographer Daniel Gajdamowicz's look at the Philadelphia Union's 2-1 comeback win over New England Revolution on Sunday night.

5 thoughts on the All-Star Game

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The game belonged to DeRo, Wondo, Pontius, DeMerit and Beckham. The day belonged to PPL Park, Philadelphia, and Chester. PSP shares five thoughts on Wednesday's All-Star Game.

Philadelphia: A laboratory for U.S. soccer

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Six weeks ago, the All-Star game looked like a potential PR nightmare for MLS. Today, it could be a chance to highlight the future of American soccer. PSP explains.

Union at Red Bulls in pictures

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PSP photographer Michael Long's look at Saturday's Philadelphia Union loss at Red Bull Arena.

College Soccer

College soccer season preview: Drexel

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PSP's preview of the Philly Soccer Six continues.

College soccer season preview: Saint Joseph’s

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PSP's series looking at the Philly Soccer Six continues with a preview of St. Joseph's, who are looking to improve on a tough 2011 season.

Photo essays

The 2nd annual River Cup in pictures

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner's look at the second annual River Cup.

In pictures: Real Madrid 2–0 Celtic

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Saturday's final game of the World Football Challenge 2012 as Real Madrid CF took on Celtic FC. On a sweltering afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field both teams played hard but Madrid came out with the 2-0 victory.

The fans view of the MLS All-Star Game

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The action at the All-Star Game took place on and off the pitch. PSP photographer Earl Gardner takes a look.

MLS All-Stars vs. Chelsea in pictures

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner's view of the All-Star Game action.

Photo essay: Building the playground

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PSP photographer Barb Colligon's look at the MLS W.O.R.K.S./Philadelphia Union Foundation Service Project playground build on Tuesday at Science and Discovery High School in Chester.

Photo essay: Building the playground

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PSP photographer Barb Colligon's look at the MLS W.O.R.K.S./Philadelphia Union Foundation Service Project playground build on Tuesday at Science and Discovery High School in Chester.

D.C. United

Union Freekicks - Weirdest Game Ever

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This sure was not a game the League wanted to promote on National TV.

Cruz excited to be playing at PPL Park with the Union

Cruz excited for a new start, and playing in a tough stadium where he has always been on the other side.

Ben Olsen: Swagger and redemption

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FC Delco product Ben Olsen never fulfilled the lofty expectations some had for the former NCAA player of the year and MLS rookie of the year. But now he has another chance, as a coach. Can the Pennsylvania native reclaim a role as a face of U.S. soccer? A new PSP contributor -- and longtime D.C. United fan -- takes a look.

UPS

USWNT Olympics review & quarterfinals preview

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Comfortably atop their group with three wins, the American women are preparing to face New Zealand in the quarterfinals. PSP reviews the USWNT efforts so far and previews the quarterfinals match ups.

Men’s Olympic soccer: Matchday 3

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The final group games in the men's tournament at the Olympics were mostly anticlimactic. PSP recaps the results and looks ahead to Saturday's quarterfinal match ups.

The Rest

USA vs. Mexico: A look back

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THe USMNT plays Mexico at the Azteca. PSP takes a look back at a rivalry that stretches back to 1934

Haggis Wit’–Scots footballers in Philadelphia

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With Scottish players making moves to MLS, and Celtic soon to be playing Real Madrid at the Linc, PSP looks at Philadelphia's history of players from the land of heather.