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Philadelphia Union

PSP roundtable: The state of the Union

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We asked PSP's writers the big questions about the state of the Union. Here's what they had to say.

PSP panel: Why Union fans should either hope or despair

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We asked PSP writers for reasons that Union fans should either have hope for the team's future, or why they should despair. Here's what they said.

It’s over. What now? (2017 edition)

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It's now eight years for the Union without a playoff win. PSP's Dan Walsh takes stock and looks at the way ahead for the club.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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After Philadelphia's thrashing of Orlando, it's hard to ignore it may have been the final game for some in the 'blue and gold.' PSP takes a look at their performances, as well those who are likely to return.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union have two wins, two losses, and two draws all-time against Orlando City.

Player ratings: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union

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PSP dives into the player ratings of the Union's final road game of 2017, a 3-2 defeat in Chicago.

GAME THREAD: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: October 15, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Place: Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL
  • Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 7 wins, 7 losses, and 5 draws against Chicago Fire
  • Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Seattle Sounders

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Goals from Marcus Epps and Roland Alberg gave the Union a 2-0 win over Seattle.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

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Game Info

  • Date: October 1, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: ESPN - Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman, Reporter: Julie Stewart-Binks
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 3 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws against Seattle Sounders
  • Know Thy Enemy: Sounder at Heart

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

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Seattle Sounders are coming to Talen Energy Stadium. Here's what to look out for in the match against the Western Conference power house.

Match report: Atlanta United FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union faced MLS' hottest team in Atlanta, and got torched. The darling expansion side outclassed Philadelphia en route to a 3-0 home win.

Player Ratings: Philadelphia Union 3 – 1 Chicago Fire

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The Union gave a standout performance in contrast with their recent run. Christian Sandler breaks down who the biggest contributors were.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire

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Chris Pontius scored twice and C.J. Sapong added a goal as the Union defeated the Chicago Fire 3-1 in Chester on Saturday night. Pontius finally broke into the goals column with his first two of the season, nodding in a Keegan Rosenberry cross in the 10th minute and knocking home [...]

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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Game Info

  • Date: September 23, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 6 wins, 7 losses, and 5 draws against Chicago Fire
  • Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Warren Creavalle, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, C.

Player Ratings: New York Red Bulls 0 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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The good, the bad, and the concerningly disinterested.

The mysterious, lost season of Richie Marquez

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He was the Union's best defender for two years. Then he got benched after a sickness. PSP's Dan Walsh looks at Richie Marquez's lost season.

Philadelphia football: Comparing Union players to Eagles players

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As the Union's season crawls to a disappointing conclusion, the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their season this Sunday in Washington D.C. PSP is here to offer the definitive comparison of the two teams. Some choices are simple (I wonder who Doug Pederson is), while Carson Wentz's counterpart may surprise you.

Making the leap, and why it’s time to trade Josh Yaro

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PSP's Dan Walsh writes about the joy of watching young players make the leap and why the Union should trade Josh Yaro. Also, a look at how the Union's tough remaining schedule will impact their playoff hopes.

Player of the week: Jack Elliott

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What do some of our founding fathers and PSP's player of the week have in common? They're both British!

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union are looking to take another three points from the Red Bulls. After Sapong's hat trick helped secure a 3-0 win in the last meeting, PSP gets you primed for what to expect on Sunday. Nick Fishman with the match preview.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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The Islanders make their yearly pilgrimage to Chester for the U.S. Open Cup.

“You should see the other guy!” Onyewu shows off new shiner

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Gooch's instagram story shows effects of Saturday's collision with Maxime Chanot.

Philadelphia Union defender Oguchi Onyewu was subbed out in the first half during Saturday's loss to New York City FC after clashing heads with Maxime Chanot in the 38th minute. Onyewu shared a picture of a black eye he picked up this morning on his Instagram Story:

Oguchi Onyewu/Instagram

The initial hit didn't seem too bad live, but it quickly swelled up, causing him to be subbed off in the 39th minute.

Should we feel better now that the Union have won?

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The Union have won for the first time since last August, but is there reason to believe that things will be getting any better?

Player ratings: Union 3-0 Red Bulls

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The Union picked up their first victory since the Battle of Appomattox Court House. It isn't, however, "10's" across the board. This week's player ratings highlights the heroes and acknowledges those with room to improve.

Player ratings: Galaxy 0-0 Union

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Despite collecting their second clean sheet of the season, the Union settled for a 0-0 draw in Los Angeles. Some players shone brightly, while others were mere shadows on the pitch.

GAME THREAD: LA Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: April 29, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • Place: StubHub Center, Carson, CA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - Mike Watts and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are an abysmal 1-6-2 against LA Galaxy
  • Know Thy Enemy: LAG Confidential

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fabrice-Jean Picault, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-3 Montreal Impact

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Philadelphia Union could not hold onto a three goal lead at home and continue to search for a win after a 3-3 draw with Montreal Impact.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: 6ABC - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Ilsinho, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 NYCFC

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The Union fell to NYCFC 2-0 at home to remain winless on the season.

Postmatch analysis: Union 1-3 Portland Timbers

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A strong opening half hour couldn't prevent the Union from falling to a third straight loss. PSP's Adam Cann goes deep into the details to explain why things happened the way they did.

Union’s winless streak reaches 13 games

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The Portland Timbers stormed Talen Energy Stadium for three points on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia Union's last win came on August 27th of last year. In that time, they've gone 13 games without a victory, taking only four points out of a possible 39. Their latest loss came tonight to the Portland Timbers, who scored three goals to the Union's one.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Portland Timbers

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The Union fell to a third straight defeat with a 3-1 home loss to the Portland Timbers. Updated, with Three Points.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers

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Game Info

  • Date: April 8, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
  • Television: The Comcast Network (TCN) - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are 1-3-3 all time against the Portland Timbers, however they have never lost at home.

News roundup: Sapong super-sub, Marquez backup plan, Zlatan, CCL action, more

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More analysis from the Union's disappointing weekend adventures, what to do about centerback depth, Vancouver and Dallas head to Mexico to make some history, and what the Zlatan?

Player ratings: D.C. United 2-1 Union

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The winless streak continues, as the Union turn in a poor performance. For the most part, they played as individuals. Let's evaluate them as such.

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The kids aren’t alright

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The Union plan to build through their academy. But there's no proof the current staff can manage young players once they're ready for first-team minutes. Peter Andrews on the regression of the Union's youngsters this season.

Union press conference, David Villa contract extension: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/4/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Richie Marquez goal vs. Portland named TruMark Financial Goal of the Month for April
Richie Marquez headed home a corner from Haris Medunjanin in the Union's match against Portland, which fans voted as April's Goal of the Month.

The defense can’t rest

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The Union's dysfunctional defense is at the heart of their disastrous season. Peter Andrews examines what's gone wrong, and makes the case for switching to a three-man backline.

The Rest

Match report: Bethlehem 1 – 3 Louisville

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While the Steel lost to Louisville, they were not outclassed by the elite side from Kentucky.

Some Union players still have much to fight for

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Hopes are low for the team finding success with what's left of the season, but there are still several players with things left to prove by the end of the year.