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The Philadelphia Union found a replacement for Vincent Nogueira Even with Alejandro Bedoya, Tranquillo Barnetta, and Warren Creavalle plugging the gap, the Philadelphia Union midfield just didn't look the same after Vincent Nogueira's midseason departure last year.
Let's face it, there were some pretty good moments over the past year. Here were our favorites.
As rough as the ending was, 2016 was one of the best years in the Philadelphia Union's short history. A solid SuperDraft and some smart off-season signings propelled the club to the top of the Eastern Conference, where it would stay for the first half of the season.
There's a little over a month to go until the Philadelphia Union (and the rest of MLS) are opened to the Expansion Draft.
With the recent roster moves the Philadelphia Union have made, we felt it was time to revisit who the Union should protect in the upcoming Expansion Draft. Last time we asked, we went with the premise that Andre Blake would be left protected and that Tranquillo Barnetta would be back.
When Roland Alberg was caught on camera apparently telling Tranquillo Barnetta to "f*ck off" during Sunday's loss to NYRB, it seemed to sum up the Union's late season collapse into the playoffs, PSP's Dan Walsh writes. But that wasn't the only thing.
The Portland Timbers ground out a close first half against the Philadelphia Union before scoring a pair of quick goals off assists from Darren Mattocks in the second to earn a 2-1 win.
In a back and forth first half, both sides created chances and it was the Timbers who looked to have the better of the match but the Union who came closer to opening the scoring, nearly getting the better of the Timbers on two occasions early on.
Roland Alberg had an explosive middle of the season, but is there room for him on the roster next year?
Quick, name the top players in MLS in terms of goals scored per minute played. If you thought of Sebastian Giovinco, Bradley Wright-Phillips, David Villa, Frank Lampard, Ola Kamara and players like that, you were right.
Before we get started, apologies are in order. We listed Alejandro Bedoya twice in the survey this week and accidentally omitted the goalscorer Tranquillo Barnetta. I've dropped in an estimate for Barnetta based on past games like he's had this year but there is no official rating for him this week.