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Philadelphia Union

GAME THREAD: Chivas USA vs. Philadelphia Union

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Now featuring numerous different spellings of the name "Eric!"

UNION GAME #15
VS
StubHub Center, Carson, CA
May 31, 2014
10:30 PM ET
CSN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: The Goat Parade
Starting XI
Leandro Barrera, Erick Torres Forward Cristian Maidana, Conor Casey, Danny Cruz
Carlos Alvarez, Marco Delgado, Oswaldo Minda, Martin Rivero Midfield Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira, Fred
Eric Avila, Eriq Zavaleta, Tony Lochhead, Donny Toia Defense Fabinho, Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Ray Gaddis
Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Tim Melia, Michael Nwiloh, Kris Tyrpak, Matthew Fondy, Mauro Rosales, Ryan Finley, Agustin Pelletieri Bench Brian Holt, Ethan White, Brian Carroll, Leo Fernandes, Zach Pfeffer, Antoine Hoppenot, Andrew Wenger
Stats (Explained Here)
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Union-DC preview roundup, Amobi says, Zac appreciation, more news

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Union v DC previews. Amobi Okugo's national team aspirations. Appreciating Zac MacMath. More news.

Union news & previews ahead of RSL, Copa America in USA, USWNT tops China, more

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Union news ahead of Saturday's game against RSL. McInerney says trading him was a big mistake. Carli Lloyd scores 2 in USWNT win. More news.

The Roger Torres question, Jack not satisfied, locals in US U-17 win, playoff news (now with stripes), more

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Roger Torres tweets farewell, what does it mean? McInerney not satisfied with 2013 season. One local has assist, the other is captain, as US cruises to another win in CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championships. More.

Parke: “We’ll see what we’re made of” against SJ, Hack praises Kleberson, news from CR, more

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Jeff Parke says Union will see what they're made of against San Jose. Hackworth says Union need the kind of threat Kleberson can provide in the midfield. News from Costa Rica. More.

Adu news eclipses Union’s SuperDraft, 5 Reading Utd players selected, lots more news

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News of Freddy Adu's possible departure from the Union overshadows the club's SuperDraft. Five Reading United alumni picked in the draft. Loads of MLS news including continuing Cascadia Cup controversy. Much more news.

Union signing? Will the Union trade up in the draft? Valdes loan “not the end.” Pre-SuperDraft moves, more

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Report says Union have signed 18-year-old T&T defender Damani Richards. Will the Union trade up in today's SuperDraft? Hack says Valdes loan "isn't the end." Pre-SuperDraft trading.

Pfeffer strikes again, Reading United stacks Combine, KC gets ASG, Cascadia kerfufffle, more

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Pfeffer nets second goal in second game with Hoffenheim. 10 Reading United alumni at Combine while Finley and Gomez await Hermann Trophy announcement and Brown signs GA contract. KC to host 2013 All-Star Game, more

2013 schedule to drop on Weds, Soccer Night in Newtown, Ballon d’Or, more

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MLS has announced that the 2013 schedule will be announced on Wednesday at noon. 1,500 attend Soccer Night in Newtown. More Valdes rumors. Appearance of Ronaldo Face equals 4 years of Messi, more

PSP’s Best of 2012 Awards

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Here is the Best of 2012, as voted by the PSP crew.

Again with the Valdes rumors, Blatter blathers, more news

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Reports out of Colombia say Carlos Valdes will begin preseason training with Santa Fe on Jan. 3. Blatter says MLS "still struggling." Best goals of the year videos. More news.

Home opener announcement today, Amobi on 2013, Reading Utd in USOC for 5th straight year, more

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MLS to announce home opener dates today. Okugo on what he expects in 2013. Reading United to become first amateur team in modern pro era to play in fifth straight US Open Cup. USMNT friendly announced. More news.

Union in Jacksonville, 8 Reading United alumni for MLS Combine, Women’s pro league update, more

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Union in Jacksonville for preseason exhibition game. 8 Reading United alumni invited to MLS Combine. Women's pro league update. More news.

Le Return, le re-entry, more le news

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More on Le Toux's return to the Union. Seba press conference at 10am. Re-Entry process today at 3:30pm. Reading United players 2 of 3 Hermann Trophy finalists. Help Kick Hunger on Saturday. More news.

Ansaldi: Union “very close” to new signing, local Hermann Cup semifinalists, more news

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The Union's new director of international player development says the team is very close to signing a player after Argentina scouting trip. Two local players are Hermann Trophy semifinalists. Morgan hat trick powers USWNT's 5-0 thumping of Ireland. More news.

PPL undamaged by Sandy, La Salle WT comes up big, MLS semi switch, more

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Photo: Earl Gardner Philadelphia Union Kerith Gabriel reports that PPL Park was not damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The final Castrol Index of the regular season is out and Jack McInerney finished 13th—13th!—in the league. The top five Union players on the list include Zac MacMath (No. 81), Amobi Okugo (No.

Philadelphians Abroad

Locals Abroad: Lumberton’s Finley scores hat trick with Chivas USA Reserves

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Lumberton, New Jersey native and Reading United alum Ryan Finley is wasting no time making an impact with Chivas USA.

Philadelphians Abroad: Where the locals have landed

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PSP's Chris Luczkowiak gets you up to date on where local players landed during the offseason and how they did over the MLS season's opening weekend.

Philadelphians Abroad: Only two make the playoffs, Warshaw scores again

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Greg Cochrane and Andrew Wenger are the only locals to reach the MLS playoffs. Bobby Warshaw remains hot in Sweden.

Philadelphians Abroad: Valentin helps Bodø/Glimt to promotion, Warshaw on a roll

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It's a Scandinavian delight as Lancaster's Zarek Valentin helps FK Bodø/Glimt to promotion and Mechanicsburg's Bobby Warshaw scores again for Ängelholms.

Philadelphians Abroad: Union Academy’s Danny Barbir joins Manchester City

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Former Union Academy and PDA defender Danny Babir, recently called up for the USMNT U-17s, signs with Manchester City.

Philadelphians Abroad: Ryan Finley finds success as a starter for Columbus

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Lumberton, NJ's Ryan Finley is making use of his recent playing time with Columbus Crew.

Philadelphians Abroad: Warshaw scores in first Swedish league start

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Mechanicsburg's Bobby Warshaw tallies in his debut for Ängelholms.

Philadelphians Abroad: Convey saves Toronto from another defeat

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Philly-native Bobby Convey rescues a road point for Toronto in DC.

Philadelphians Abroad: Donatelli and Okafor score, Langley assists, looking for ladies

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Chris Luczkowiak with your weekly roundup of how locals have fared in the pros.

Philadelphians Abroad: McLaughlin scores, Larentowicz assists

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Union loanee Jimmy McLaughlin scored in the 87th minute in Harrisburg's 2-0 win over Tampa. Larentowicz assists. More news of locals in the pros.

Philadelphians Abroad: Pfeffer and Langley score, Gargan and Wenger Assist

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Zach Pfeffer scores in final Bundesliga Süd/Südwest U-19 game of the season and more.

Philadelphians Abroad: Busy week for the locals

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Your weekly look at how local players are doing in the pros here and abroad.

Philadelphians abroad: Former-RBNY keeper Vuolo leaves soccer for ministry

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The Downington West High School and FC DELCO product, with NYRB in 2012, leaves soccer. Hoppenot with game-winning assist. More.

Major League Soccer

Disney Classic Rewind: Crew and Sporting KC stay unbeaten; Red Bulls route Impact; and more

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Columbus Crew continued their winning preseason winning ways on Saturday, converting a late penalty kick to knock off the Philadelphia Union in the Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic.

Federico Higuain converted an 87th-minute penalty kick after Ryan Finley drew the PK by being fouled by Union defender Amobi Okugo.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Ethan Finley

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By DAN KARELL

With Federico Higuain unavailable, newly-installed Columbus Crew interim head coach Brian Bliss called upon forward Ryan Finley to help lift the team during their mid-week match against the Houston Dynamo.

Finley certainly exceeded all expectations last Wednesday, scoring a goal and assisting on another as the Crew defeated the Dynamo, 2-0.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Ryan Finley

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By DAN KARELL

With Federico Higuain unavailable, newly-installed Columbus Crew interim head coach Brian Bliss called upon forward Ryan Finley to help lift the team during their mid-week match against the Houston Dynamo.

Finley certainly exceeded all expectations last Wednesday, scoring a goal and assisting on another as the Crew defeated the Dynamo, 2-0.

Rookie Watch: Two Supplement Draft Picks See Minutes

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This is a new thing I am going to attempt to do on Tuesdays (time willing of course). A little look at how the rookies in Major League Soccer faired after each week.

Four first round draft picks five rookies total, plus Seattle's homegrown signingDeAndre Yedlin started on opening day of the 2013 MLS season.

2013 MLS Draft Update: Lopez the latest GA signing, Finley inks senior deal, and more

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By IVES GALARCEP

The 2013 MLS Draft class continues to take shape as we draw closer to the new year, and at least one more Generation adidas prospect has reached a deal with Major League Soccer.

Sources have told SBI that North Carolina midfielder Mikey Lopez has signed a Generation adidas contract and is now the fifth player to reach terms on a GA deal with MLS.

Eric Schoenle

Philadelphians abroad: Where they landed

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Waivers, drafts, trials and transfers--it can be hard to keep track of player movement. Here's a cheat sheet for where players from the region have come from and gone to.

Scouting Reading United’s MLS Combine invitees

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Reading United alumni will be a massive presence in the MLS Combine. Sean Doyle has a scouting report with comments from Coach Brendan Burke.

West Chester Utd tops UGH in Eastern PA final, more news

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West Chester United defeats United German Hungarians in the Eastern PA US Open Cup qualification final. More bits of Union, local, MLS, NWSL, US and other news.

Carlos Alvarez

Nine Former Academy Players Headed to MLS Combine

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Among the 54 invited NCAA Division I college players headed to the MLS Combine, which starts Friday, Jan. 11, nine players have previously played for the Development Academy.

The biggest group of Academy tie-ins comes in the midfield with four Academy alumni among the group: Connecticut's Carlos Alvarez (LAFC), Louisville's Paolo DelPiccolo (Colorado Rush), West Virginia's Uwem Etuk (D.

Alvarez and Mullins headline Herman Award semifinalists

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UConn playmaker Carlos Alvarez and Maryland scoring leader Patrick Mullins were the headliners on a list of 15 semifinalists for the 2012 MAC Hermann Award for best college soccer player.

Akron midfielder Scott Caldwell and Notre Dame teammates Dillon Powers and Ryan Finley were other top players who will be in the running for the honor, which will be announced in January.

The Rest

Philadelphians Abroad

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Your weekly round up of how local professional players are doing around the US and abroad returns.