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2017 Expansion Draft: Who the Union are protecting, and what that says about 2018

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Reading the tea leaves and trying to extrapolate that to what this team will look like next season.

Season review: Alejandro Bedoya’s year

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Photo by Earl Gardner Did the Philadelphia Union get the most out of Alejandro Bedoya this year? Did he provide what you'd expect a U.S. National team member to? Did he live up to expectations? I'd venture to guess that a lot of Union supporters would answer "no" to the [...]

Season Review: The missteps

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The Union made more than a few mistakes this year, but a handful stand out as specific moments where things went wrong.

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Assessing the Union departures

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PSP assesses the personnel departures announced by Philadelphia Union this week.

Philadephia Union trim roster to 20

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The 2018 picture just got a whole lot clearer.

The Philadelphia Union announced a slew of roster moves via press release on Wednesday that includes declining the options on nine players for the 2018 season.

Defenders Aaron Jones, Oguchi Onyewu, Ken Tribbett and Giliano Wijnaldum; midfielders Roland Alberg, Marucie Edu, Fabian Herbers and Ilsinho; and forward Charlie Davies have all had their options declined for the upcoming season.

Union decline contract options on Ilsinho, Herbers, Onyewu, Wijnaldum, Edu

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The Union cleared a bunch of roster space with Wednesday's moves, which Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin will discuss in a press conference this afternoon.

CSKA Sofia played the transfer game exactly right

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With hindsight as clear as a bell, CSKA got their man for nothing more than a well-timed rumor.

To absolutely no one's surprise, Roland Alberg will not be coming back to the Philadelphia Union next season. That he's already signed with CSKA Sofia is a bit off, but it seems the Bulgarian side has had their eye on Alberg for quite some time now and with the season ending and his contract expiring, it was time to pull the trigger.

Official: Roland Alberg signs with CSKA Sofia

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The Dutch midfielder has joined the Bulgarian club on a two-year deal.

After a tumultuous two seasons, Roland Alberg's Philadelphia Union career has come to a close. The midfielder has officially joined CSKA Sofia on a two-year deal, the Bulgarian club announced today.

Alberg was previously linked to CSKA back in September, when MSG Network reporter and occasional Union insider Kristian Dyer revealed that the Union had denied offers for Alberg from Sofia and another club.

A creativity problem — the Union’s No. 10s

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PSP's Adam Cann breaks down the DEEP numbers that reveal what went wrong at the Union's No. 10 position this year.

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.

News roundup: Zack Steffen fires Columbus upset over Atlanta, Garber on Columbus move

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Downingtown's Zack Steffen played the game of his life before a record crowd in Atlanta, MLS commissioner weighs in potential Columbus move, more on Roland Alberg's potential transfer to Bulgaria, more news.

Roland Alberg (again) reportedly heading to CSKA Sofia

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The MLS Playoffs have just started and transfer rumors are starting already

According to Bulgarian site 24часа (24 hours), Philadelphia Union attacking midfielder Roland Alberg has signed a contract with Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia and will be training with the team shortly. This isn't the first time Alberg has been linked with CSKA Sofia, as Kristian Dyer reported earlier in the year that the Bulgarian side was interested in Alberg's services.

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.

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.

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.

Union snubs two European offers for Roland Alberg

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MSG Network's Kristian Dyer reports Alberg still has interest from Europe

If you happened to be watching the New York Red Bulls match the other night against D.C. United, MSG Network's Kristian Dyer dropped some interesting news about the Philadelphia Union's Roland Alberg and Ilsinho. Here's the full video:

Two Euro sides trailing #RBNY Kemar.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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As the season winds down, the Union face a battered but talented Chicago Fire. Learn all you need to know with Nick Fishman's match preview.

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.

Player ratings: Atlanta United at Philadelphia Union

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The Union again found themselves on the wrong end of a late goal. Some players did their part to win the match, others did not.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Atlanta United

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Tyrone Mears scored in stoppage time to earn Atlanta United a 2-2 draw in Philadelphia.

Halftime Recap: Philadelphia Union 2, Atlanta United 1

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Through goals from Alberg and Bedoya, the Union lead by one at the half.

Through 45 minutes, the Philadelphia Union boast a 2-1 lead over Atlanta United FC. Roland Alberg and Alejandro Bedoya struck twice for the Union early on, but Yamil Asad quickly struck back for Atlanta.

Alberg's goal came in the 18th minute, when Atlanta made a mess of a Keegan Rosenberry cross.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United

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Game Info

  • Date: August 26, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS LIVE
  • All-Time Record: First meeting between the clubs
  • Know Thy Enemy: Dirty South Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Giliano Wijnaldum, Jack Elliott, Josh Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Union transfer news, MLS Week 23 preview, and another bid joins the race for the 2026 World Cup: Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/12/17

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Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact
After one of their best wins of 2017, the Union face the Impact in a match with huge playoff implications.

The Union's transfer window passiveness was probably the right course of action
Which pairing would you rather have; a $394,000 Roland Alberg and a $518,000 Ilsinho, or a $65,000 Anthony Fontana and a $850,000 designated player?

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

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In desperate need of three points, the Union will face off against one of MLS' best: FC Dallas. PSP gets you ready for what's to come this Saturday.

Player of the week: C.J. Sapong

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After finally hitting double digits in goals, C.J. Sapong is PSP's player of the week. But who would you choose?

Playoffs? The road ahead for the Union

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The Union's remaining schedule doesn't look good. PSP's Dan Walsh breaks it down game-by-game to lay out what their playoff chances really look like. Also, some chatter about some young Union players who need to get some minutes.

Match report: New England Revolution 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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Stuck in first gear, Philadelphia Union failed to trouble the New England Revolution, who rode a brace from Kei Kamara to a 3-0 victory.

In defense of Roland Alberg

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The Union have a problem. After a very public confrontation on Wednesday night, Roland Alberg is the most disliked player on the team. With fans, media, and teammates all angered, Nick Fishman comes to Alberg's defense.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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The same teams, playing the same game, lead to significantly different results.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew

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Philadelphia brushed aside nine-man Columbus Crew 3-0 at Talen Energy Stadium, but an on-field confrontation between Roland Alberg and C.J. Sapong took some luster off the victory.

Five thoughts on the Union, the universe and everything

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Andre Blake's international breakthrough, a Union summer transfer window update, Roland Alberg does Roland Alberg things, Najem and Epps, and the man/myth/legend that is Mike Petke. PSP's Dan Walsh hits it all.

Player ratings: Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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With both sides playing poorly, the Union lost 2-1 in Montreal. This week's player ratings take a look at what went wrong for the boys in blue.

Match preview: Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union

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A busy two weeks kicks off tomorrow night with two teams missing key players and C.J. Sapong and Laurent Ciman ready to battle.

Curtin’s press conference: homegrowns and swan songs

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. The coach touched on two Union players' selection in the MLS Homegrown game, the friendly with Swansea City, and the club's overall first half of the season.

Player ratings: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union escaped Kansas City with a point through some John McCarthy heroics and a Roland Alberg penalty. We've got complete player ratings.

Match report: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union survived a middling performance thanks to a Roland Alberg penalty finish and some big saves by John McCarthy.

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News roundup: Alberg signs with Bulgarian side, Crew blow out NYC, more

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Roland Alberg has officially signed with CSKA Sofia, two Union players are finalists for end-of-year awards, a bunch of awesome Columbus news, and more in today's roundup.

Player of the Week: Jack Elliott

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Photo: Paul Rudderow Despite the soul-crushing draw to San Jose on Saturday, one player's stock continued to rise. Yes, opening your MLS goal account 3,000 miles from home will earn you praise, especially when you knock on the assist on the (temporarily) game-winning strike. But Jack Elliott's Player of the [.

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News roundup: MLS knockout round begins, Alberg rumors

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The MLS knockout round has begun, rumors about Roland Alberg's future, and more.

Is Blake for sale? Sort of, but…

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Jim Curtin weighed in on Andre Blake's transfer prospects after the goalkeeper's impressive Gold Cup, as well as one prime prospective replacement.