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Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Toronto FC

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With the playoffs an ever-narrowing point of light in the distance, the Philadelphia Union try and rebound from their weekend collapse on the road again against the best team in MLS, Toronto FC.

Player Ratings: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Philadelphia Union

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Philadelphia left points on the table at San Jose on Saturday night. Who's to blame for the late collapse?

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact

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Blerim Dzemaili scored twice and Ignacio Piatti added a PK as the Impact defeated the Union 3-0.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Jack Elliott

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Mike and Greg recap the win against Dallas, preview the match against Montreal, and talk with Union defender Jack Elliott.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Third time's a charm as the Union look to beat the Impact in their final meeting this season.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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The Union downed FC Dallas 3-1 behind two goals from C.J. Sapong and one from Ilsinho.

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.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union v. New England Revolution

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As the Union try to salvage their playoff hopes, they bring their road game up the I-95 corridor north to try and take points from the New England Revolution.

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.

Player Ratings: Columbus Crew 1 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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Saturday's game earns some players praise, and several players scorn.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette

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New podcast previewing the Union's match in Montreal as well as the USMNT's Gold Cup match in Philadelphia.

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.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

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This weekend against New England, Philadelphia could take a step upward in the standings and set the tone at the halfway point of the season.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls

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Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice late as the Red Bulls defeated 10 man Philadelphia Union 2-0.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Harrisburg City Islanders

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Derrick Jones, Marcus Epps, and C.J. Sapong were all on target as the Union defeated Harrisburg 3-1 in the U.S. Open Cup.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: The Past Two Shows – Earnie Stewart and Matthew De George

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Our last two podcasts: This week featuring Matthew De George and last week's featuring Earnie Stewart.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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The Islanders make their yearly pilgrimage to Chester for the U.S. Open Cup.

How good is Andre Blake?

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Andre Blake is the reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and one of the best shot-stoppers in the league. He is also such a conundrum in possession that he is holding the Union back from reaching their full potential.

Match report: NYCFC 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Two late goals from NYCFC erased Fafa Picault's opener as the Union lost their second straight match, 2-1.

The false dilemma: To spend or not to spend

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To spend or not to spend. That was and still is the question. Nick Fishman takes a closer look at the issue.

Commentary

Some Union players still have much to fight for

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Hopes are low for the team finding success with what's left of the season, but there are still several players with things left to prove by the end of the year.

Reviewing the Union organization’s depth chart

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Wondering about moves during the transfer window? PSP attempts a combined depth chart of the Philadelphia Union-Bethlehem Steel-Philadelphia Union Academy professional rosters.

Is tonight’s game a rivalry match?

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In the absence of a true regional rivalry, perhaps Union fans can look further afield to find a match worth getting worked up about.

Who is Elías Aguilar?

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Elias Aguilar was training with the team in Chester yesterday, but what if it was more than just "training"?

Haris Medunjanin

Who is Nicolás Martínez?

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The Union are rumored to be signing Nick Martinez on loan. We take a look at the attacking midfielder.

Fan’s View: Set Piece Anxiety

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It's well established by now that part of being a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan is the familiar feeling that no matter how well things seem to be going, there's always trouble lurking just ahead. Cynical maybe, but following the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, 76ers, and Union definitely built my immunity to [.

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Technically Speaking: #NEvPHI

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Welcome back to another edition of "Technically Speaking," where our resident coach and former pro Rick Sewall dissects the Revolution's latest performance.

Have a question for Rick? Fire away in the comments section!

NESoccerToday: Now that the Revs offense has scored seven goals in its last 2 games, do you think the team has turned a corner on their struggles, or do you think there are tell-tale signs this run might be short-lived?

Kamara’s Brace Powers Revs

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Kei Kamara bagged a brace to steer the Revolution to a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Kamara, who snapped a five-game scoring drought in last week's win over LA, collected his first in the 38th minute when he thrust his foot into a Kelyn Rowe cross that spilled into the Union net.

Looking Back at the Davies Trade

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Nearly a full year after pulling off one of the most shocking trades in club history, the Revolution will welcome back former fan favorite Charlie Davies and the Union on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. To say that plenty has transpired since the former Boston College was dealt to Philadelphia would be an understatement.

Technically Speaking: #PHIvNE

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Welcome back to another edition of "Technically Speaking," where our in-house coach and former pro Rick Sewall dissects the Revolution's latest performance.

Have a question for Rick? Fire away in the comments section!

NESoccerToday: What does conceding an early penalty on the road do to a team psychologically, and how can they overcome that daunting hurdle?

Onyewu: Revs Passed On Signing Me

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It won't go down as Oguchi Onyewu's most memorable match by any means, but Sunday's 3-0 victory over the Revolution certainly tasted sweet to the Union defender.

Following his 90-minute shift at center back, the 35-year-old former U.S. International took a dig at the Revolution, which was one of a few clubs that took brought Onyewu in for a trial last year but let him walk before he signed with the Union during the winter.

Short-handed Revs Wilt in Philly

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No Rowe, no Agudelo, no Delamea, no Fagundez, no problem...for the Union, at least.

It took only three minutes for a reserve-heavy Revolution to dig themselves into a ditch they couldn't climb out of in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Union under steamy conditions at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa.

Finding a 10: What took so long?

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Ilsinho has been the best fit at the 10 this season. But why did it take so long to get him there? And will it take that long the next time a change needs to be made?

Soccer on TV

Footy On The Telly

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This week, Footy never sleeps. The Union must win (twice), and USMNT must win. Also, a slew of Friendlies, Pre-Season "Cups," UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women's European Championship, Copa Sudamericana, NASL, NWSL, and South American League play (if you have the channels).

Footy On The Telly June 30 – July 7

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This week, The Union Must Win (twice, don't they?), USMNT and Mexico Friendlies, FIFA Confederations Cup finals, UEFA Euro U21 Final, Copa Sudamericana, and Copa Libertadores

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.

Footy On The Telly June 16 – 23

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This week it's the RETURN OF THE UNION! FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA Euro U21, and Segunda Playoffs

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.

The Rest

Two mid-June details

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Bethlehem Steel lie 5th in the Eastern Conference table of the USL, and YSC Academy graduated its class of 2017 all but one of whom are off to college. The exception will accumulate college credits on line under the aegis of academy head of school Nooha Ahmed-Lee.