Summer Friendlies

Philadelphia Union

The missed opportunity in hosting Swansea City

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Summer friendlies are great money makers, but could the Union have made more money with a different opponent?

In pictures: Union 0-0 Crystal Palace friendly

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday night as Philadelphia Union settled on a 0-0 draw with visiting Crystal Palace FC.

Exhibition match report: Philadelphia Union 0-0 Crystal Palace

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Philadelphia Union and Crystal Palace FC played out a 0-0 tie in Chester, PA on Wednesday night.

Union to host Crystal Palace in friendly on July 13

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The Premier League team returns to Talen Energy Stadium.

Preview: Union vs Crystal Palace

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Adam Cann on what to expect when the Union host Crystal Palace in Friday's friendly.

Union vs. Aston Villa in pictures

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner's look at the Union vs. Aston Villa friendly.

Union to host Aston Villa at PPL on July 18

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The Philadelphia Union announced today that they will host Aston Villa at PPL Park on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30pm, confirming an earlier announcement on the Premiership club's website.

Tickets for the event are included in full season ticket packages at no additional cost.

"Card-carrying season ticket holders will have the game loaded on their season ticket card and those with printed tickets will have tickets for this match mailed to them by mid-June," said the announcement.

Nowak on offseason signings, Martinez. More news.

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Philadelphia Union

In Thursday's press conference, Peter Nowak reiterated a theme that he has stressed since the end of the season: he is looking to create competition among positions within the squad. "The more guys we have in [camp] being involved with the team and the team-mentality is better and will help us to have better results.

Major League Soccer

Footy On The Telly June 2-9

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Ah June! That wonderful time of year when a Footy-Hungry world turns its eyes to World Cup Qualifying, some intriguing Friendlies, and the MLS - where there are more first-division footy fixtures televised than anywhere else in the world. Oh yeah, and that little club tournament where that Spanish team plays that Italian team.

Midseason friendlies: The necessary evil

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It seems the only certainties in this world are death, taxes, and summer friendlies. Earl Gardner looks at some of the pitfalls.

World Football Challenge Getting Facelift?

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For the last couple of summers, fans across the country have been treated to a mini tournament called the World Football Challenge.

It looks as though the WFC is going to undergo another facelift this summer however. SI.com's Grant Wahl is reporting that the tournament is set to become theInternational Champions Cup.

The Rest

Footy on the Telly – June 23-30

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This week, The Union Must Win (twice, don't they?), FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA Euro U21, Copa Sudamericana, Segunda Playoffs, and a lot of soccer history.

The persistence of legends By Anthony Lopopolo This time,...

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The persistence of legends

ByAnthony Lopopolo

This time, Franco Baresi would play.

He was there with the Italians and the Portuguese, all legends from their country, descending on a pitch in Toronto.

Sigurdsson Steals Show As Tottenham Downs Red Bulls

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It was a good evening of football at Red Bull Arena as Tottenham Hotspur was finishing off their pre-season American tour against the New York Red Bulls. But for those in attendance they wanted to see the new acquisition in ...

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DCU 1:1 PSG – In Pictures

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For those detractors of the MLS and international friendlies, if you didn't give any attention to what was happening in the DC/Maryland area this past weekend, you've missed a lot of live local football. Like others have mentioned, I too ...

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