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Philadelphia Union

News roundup: MLS transfer window closes without Union deals

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There was a ton of player movement around MLS, but the Union's biggest personnel move is a new tattoo artist. PSP runs down the day's news, including the sad news about former Sons of Ben president Kenny Hanson.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: SoBs 10th Anniversary, Union draft

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Greg and Mike are joined by former Sons of Ben VP and social media director Jeffrey Mitchell to discuss the supporters group's 10th anniversary. Then Greg and Mike talk about the Union's draft picks.

Union preseason dates announced, three more drafted, Real signs with Steel, more

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Union announce three preseason games, select three in final rounds of draft. Union Academy product Matthew Real signs with Bethlehem. League news. More.

In Pictures: Mitchell & Ness Sons of Ben/Union apparel launch

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PSP photographer Daniel Gajdamowicz shares his look at the launch of the new Philadelphia Union-Sons of Ben line of apparel from Mitchell & Ness.

In Pictures: Union 2-0 NYCFC

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday afternoon as the Philadelphia Union defeated the New York City FC 2-0 in the sun filled Talen Energy Stadium.

PSP talks to SoB president Ami Rivera

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PSP talks to the Sons of Ben president about the recent changes at the Union and more.

Pfeffer bids farewell, more from the draft, Curtin on Edu and Fabinho, more news

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Pfeffer thanks Union fans. Curtin on Edu and Fabinho. Four Union Academy players called up for US U-18 camp. Locals selected in NWSL draft. More news.

Post Turkey Day news bits

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Newsy news bits for your post Thanksgiving edification. They go great with gravy.

Sylvestre under contract with RaiHawks for 2016, more Union bits and news

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RailHawks announce Brian Sylvestre under contract for 2016. More news.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: New SoB president Ami Rivera

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New SoB president Ami Rivera joins Greg and Eli on the pod.

“Super excited”: Sugarman on Stewart hire, Union to unveil USL team name/crest today, more

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Sugarman says Stewart hiring start of "something really good." Union to unveil USL team name and crest today. More news.

2015 River Cup in Pictures: Union Front Office 3-1 Sons of Ben

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday as the Philadelphia Union's Front Office defeated the Sons of Ben 3-1 in a hard fought battle for the River Cup.

Edu back in training and other presser notes, Bedoya, SoB elections on hold, more news

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Notes from Curtin's press conference. SI reports Union still in running to land Alejandro Bedoya. SoB election on hold due to lack of candidates. Looks like US won't host Copa Centenario. More.

Crew’s up and other Union bits, USSF answers senator’s compensation questions, more

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Can the Union build on last weekend's win over SJ with another over the Crew? US Soccer responds to training compensation questions. 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.

Details on Union’s USL team, SoB board election nominees being accepted, more news

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Details on the Union's new USL team and more morning news.

USOC semifinal in pictures: Union 1-0 Fire

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow's look at Wednesday night'sUS Open Cup semifinal victory.

Video and photos: The Sons of Ben Movie premiere

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Video from Daniel Studio, and photos from Barb Colligon, of the Philadelphia premier of Sons of Ben: The Movie.

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.

Union bits, transfer rumor, Reading hosts Harrisburg in USOC 2nd rounder, more

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Union news. Reading hosts Harrisburg tonight in US Open Cup second round. Expansion news. More.

Sakiewicz says now is not the time to point fingers, more Union bits, more news

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More on the "Union fans deserve better" protest. Pfeffer up for Goal of the Week. Edu earns Team of the Week mentions. More news.

Postgame video: Union 1-0 DC United

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Video from the Sons of Ben "Union fans deserve better" protest. Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Interviews with Brian Sylvestre, Ray Gaddis, and Zach Pfeffer. Postgame wrap with Eli Pearlman-Storch and Mike Servedio.

Who’s the ‘keeper? Vancouver previews, Ramos confirms its Pfeffer if no Zelalem, more

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Who will be the goalkeeper against Vancouver? Williams on losing right back spot. Tab Ramos confirms Zach Pfeffer will be added to US U-20 World Cup roster is Gedion Zelalem isn't approved by FIFA. More news.

Time for Blue and Gold to see Red, Konopka could start for TFC, more news

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Previews of Saturday's home game against Toronto. Chris Konopka could start against his former team. ESPN wonders how much time Jim Curtin has left. League and national teams news. More.

Opportunity lost: Recaps and reaction to Union loss, strong weekend for Union Academy, HCI wins home opener,

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Reaction to Sunday's loss to New England. Academy has a strong weekend of games. Harrisburg wins home opener. League results. More.

In pictures: Opening day in the River End

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner shares his look at the Sons of Ben's pre-game festivities and view of the game from the River End.

News ahead of season opener, league news, and more

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Snow? Bah. Let's get this party started right now!

Vitoria introduced, Berry trialing with Cosmos, report says HCI considering relocating, more

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Notes from Vitoria's introduction to the media. Berry joins Cosmos for trial. Report says City Islanders considering relocating. MLS and national team news. More.

Defensive depth, looking for a forward and holding mid, more Valdes rumors,

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Union go for defensive depth in final rounds of draft. Curtin looking for forward, holding mid. More Valdes rumors. Sons of Ben Movie. More.

In pictures: Curtin Call

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner shares his look at last Saturday's Sons of Ben organized Curtin Call event at the Iron Abbey.

Zac thanks fans, Union home dates leaked ahead of today’s schedule release, Gerrard announcement today, more

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Zac MacMath thanks Union fans after loan announcement. 2015 schedule due to be released today. Gerrard signing expected today. Latest moves from across the league including Lagerwey as GM at Seattle and report that Red Bulls have fired Mike Petke. More.

Photo essays

In Pictures: The Sons of Ben Help Kick Hunger 2016

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner shares his look at the Sons of Ben's Help Kick Hunger charity event which took place on Saturday at the Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company.

In pictures: Pints fur Pets III

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Earl Gardner's look at the Sons of Ben's third annual Pints for Pets charity event.

In pictures: A day in the River End

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PSP photographer shares his look at Sunday's home opening win, starting with the Sons of Ben tailgate, the march into the stadium, and in the River End.

In pictures: The Sons of Ben Help Kick Hunger

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Earl Gardner's look at the Sons of Ben's Help Kick Hunger event at Neshaminy Brewing Company.

U.S. Women's National Team

Readying for DC, Union U-18s fall, Bethlehem back at home, more news

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Union home against DC. Union U-18s fall in USSDA playoffs. Bethlehem back at home for first time in a month. USWNT Olympic warm-up game on Saturday. More.

Union bits, BSFC supporters group, Celtic-Dundee in Philly talk, Fire name Pauno head coach, more

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Zeitlin talks to new SoB president Ami Rivera. Bethlehem Steel supporters group forming. Will Scottish Premier League game be played in Philly? Fire hire Paunovic as head coach. More news.

Draft day in Philly, SoB Lot, more news

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It's draft day in Philly. New "SoB Lot" at PPL Park announced. More news.

Bryan James

Why you should own a copy of Sons of Ben: The Movie

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Sons of Ben: The Movie goes on sale today on DVD. While it's a film about how a small group of committed supporters brought a MLS franchise to Philly, it's also a story about belief and commitment to a community.

Best in Show: Sons of Ben Movie takes top honors in Japan

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Kevin Kinkead talks to Philly native Dan Orlowitz, a soccer writer and photographer based in Japan, about the runaway success of the Sons of Ben Movie at the Tokyo International Football Film Festival.