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Two unnamed trialists appeared in yesterday’s scrimmage

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The two players seemingly came off the bench in the third 45-minute period.

With the exception of goalkeeper Tomas Romero, the Philadelphia Union's entire 32-man preseason roster played in yesterday's unstreamed scrimmage against the New York Red Bulls. Through a pair of highlight videos released over the past two days, it is now clear that two unnamed trialists also made it onto the field.

News roundup: NASL tries to earn quick Court victories to stay alive

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Europa League action, Union Academy results, and the rest of the day's news.

News roundup: VAR saves Union again

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Union Academy loses another prospect to Atlanta, Atlanta opens new stadium, and the rest of the day's news.

Rayshaun McGann second Union prospect to join Atlanta United’s academy

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McGann could make his Atlanta United U19 debut this weekend

Defender Rayshaun McGann is the second Philadelphia Union prospect to join Atlanta United's youth academy ahead of the MLS expansion team's second season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Philadelphia Union Academy officials confirmed on Friday that McGann was no longer in the organization but did not provide any details of his departure.

Union Academy jogo bonito, Dominic Kinnear joins LA Galaxy, San Lorenzo bid for Urruti and Barrios: Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/30/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Fred, Kleberson return to Union with Academy coaching positions
Philadelphia Union Youth Development is introducing "jogo bonito" (the beautiful game) with the addition of former Union players and celebrated Brazilian professionals Kleberson and Fred da Silva to the full time staff this week.

News roundup: FIFA’s Garcia Report released in full

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Union set to take on NYRB, Union academy season comes to a close, Toronto wins Canadian Championship, and the rest of the day's news.

News roundup: Union Academy players in Europe, American stadium updates, and more

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Two Union Academy players traveling with USNTs, 3 American stadium updates, Pachuca are Champions of CONCACAF, and the rest of the day's news.

Players of the week: Union U17s

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The Union lost in Chester. The Steel lost in Harrisburg. In Frisco, a group of teenagers brought joy to the field, finishing fourth in the Generation Adidas Cup. The Philadelphia Union U17s are PSP's players of the week.

Mr. Jones and me look into the future: Vancouver Whitecaps 0-0 Philadelphia Union

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Derrick Jones debuts for the Union in a scoreless draw in British Columbia.

It wasn't the prettiest of matches, and it certainly did not produce any breathtaking highlights to be gawked at years to come, but the Philadelphia Union played a brand of effective soccer that netted them a nice 0-0 draw on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps, a result many Union fans will gladly take.

EPL recap, MLS moves: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/4/17

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Philadelphia Union News

New Year's resolutions for the Philadelphia Union – midfielders
In part one of our New Year's resolutions series, we talked about Union defense and goalkeeping. In part two, the focus was on the forwards, the midfield is up next.

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Union Academy goalkeeper called into United States U18 camp

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Kris Shakes returning to Florida for U.S. camp

After participating in the first ever United States Youth National Team Summit in Florida last month, Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Kris Shakes is returning to Florida for a camp with the U.S. U18 team.

The 16-year-old keeper has split time between the Union U19 and U17 teams this season while also training with Bethlehem Steel.

The Union Academy’s 2017 seasons summarized

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PSP briefly summarizes how the older teams in its Academy have fared during calendar 2017.

Union Academy teammates flourishing as freshmen at South Florida

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Josue Monge and Fred Gil return to Philadelphia Saturday to play Temple in the regular season finale

Adjusting to college life far away from home can be challenging for an 18-year-old, but Philadelphia Union Academy grad Josue Monge knew when he arrived at the University of South Florida in August that a former teammate and classmate would be right there with him.

Local Soccer Notebook 9/2/17

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Philadelphia Union Academy alums debut in college; local trio on USL Team of the Week

Dave Zeitlin wrote about Jordan Morris' mentorship to Penn men's soccer coach Rudy Fuller's son Liam, who like Morris has type 1 diabetes.

Bob Kulinski was named the new head coach for the boys soccer team at Gloucester Catholic.

West Chester United wins regional U23 title

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West Chester United topped Annandale United to capture the crown for the second straight year

For the second straight year, West Chester United are U23 regional champions.

West Chester beat Virginia club Annandale United 3-2 on Sunday at Ukrainian American Sports Center in Horsham, Pa.

Local Soccer Notebook 5/19/17

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More local Open Cup action, overseas trips for local colleges, recruiting news and more

Reading United and Harrisburg City Islanders both advanced to the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday and will meet in Exeter, Pa. on May 31.

Philadelphia Union Academy grads Will Campbell and Rob Campbell (Wallingford, Pa.

Lehigh Valley United PDL roster loaded with former Union Academy and Continental FC players

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LVU opened their season with a 3-1 loss to Reading United on Saturday with some familiar names in the lineup

Lehigh Valley United opened their Premier Development League season with a 3-1 loss to Reading United on the road on Saturday with a number of familiar names in the lineup.

Starting goalkeeper Logan Keys (Whitehall, Pa.

Union Academy teams go unbeaten against PA Classics, Cedar Stars Academy

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U18 and U16 teams swept PA Classics in Manheim and U14, U13 and U12s went unbeaten at Cedar Stars Academy

All five Philadelphia Union Academy teams picked up wins in U.S. Soccer Development Academy player over the weekend as the U18 and U16 teams swept PA Classics on the road and the U14, U13 and U12 teams went 3-0-1 at Cedar Stars Academy.

Two goalkeepers with local ties to compete in CONCACAF U17 Championship

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Tomas Romero and C.J. dos Santos will be on opposing sides in Group C play in Panama

Two goalkeepers with ties to the region and the Philadelphia Union Academy will be competing in the U17 CONCACAF Championship kicking off later this week in Panama.

Current academy and Bethlehem Steel FC goalkeeper Tomas Romero (Cherry Hill, N.

Matthew Freese called up to United States U19 camp

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The Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper part of 22-player roster for Florida camp

Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Matthew Freese has caught the eye of a U.S. goalkeeping legend.

Freese was called up by United States U19 head coach Brad Friedel for a domestic training camp being held in Sunrise, Florida through February 10.

Justin McMaster commits to Wake Forest

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Bethlehem Steel FC and Union Academy forward has college soccer in his future planning

Wake Forest lost one recruit from the Philadelphia Union Academy for the fall but could be gaining another.

Forward Justin McMaster has committed to the ACC power for the fall, joining Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC teammate Mark McKenzie in the Demon Deacons potential 2017 recruiting class.

A look at Union Academy verbal commitments ahead of Signing Day

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Fourteen current Academy players have committed to college programs for the fall

College Signing Day is this Wednesday and, based on previous verbal commitments, there are at least four dozen players from the Philadelphia Union Academy who could be signing their national letters of intent on the first day of the signing period.

Union Academy midfielder commits to Cal Poly

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Manny Perez will be joining teammate Freeman Dwamena on the West Coast this fall

Former USMNT head coach Steve Sampson has another Philadelphia Union Academy player to look forward to coaching this fall with the recent verbal commitment from midfielder Emmanuel Perez.

Perez announced his decision on social media over the weekend about a month after defender Freeman Dwamena announced his own commitment to the Division 1 program.

Union Academy alum Connor Maloney drafted by Columbus Crew

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Maloney was the fifth pick in the third round and the 49th overall

Philadelphia Union Academy alum Connor Maloney was drafted on Tuesday by the Columbus Crew SC with the fifth pick in the third round and the 49th overall selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

Maloney, who will turn 22 in May, was on the Union team that won the 2012 Generation adidas Cup but did not qualify to sign a homegrown contract despite spending time at Reading United and training with the first team as recently as last summer.

Matthew Real signs pro contract with Bethlehem Steel FC

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Union Academy defender previously committed to Wake Forest

Philadelphia Union Academy defender Matthew Real has signed a professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC.

The 17-year-old left back from Drexel Hill, Pa. previously committed to attend Wake Forest University this fall and is highly regarded by TopDrawerSoccer.

Two former Union youth players selected in first round

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Colton Storm drafted by SKC and Brian Nana-Sinkham taken by Seattle Sounders

Two former Philadelphia Union Academy defenders were taken in the first round of Friday's MLS SuperDraft.

North Carolina senior Colton Storm (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) was selected 14th overall by Sporting Kansas City and Stanford senior Brian Nana-Sinkham (Lititz, Pa.

Postseason college soccer awards

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Players of the Year and Best XIs recognizing national, local and Philadelphia Union Academy players

Another college soccer season officially ended nearly two weeks ago, with a gut-wrenching penalty shootout that saw Stanford capture the national championship for the second straight season after a scoreless draw with Wake Forest.

A day at YSC Academy

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PSP's Tim Jones, a former longtime independent school teacher, reports his observations from spending a day in the classroom with the players who attend YSC Academy.

Union Academy midfielder called up to U.S. U16 team

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Axel Picazo named to 23-player roster for the IMG Cup

Philadelphia Union Academy midfielder Axel Picazo is one of 23 players recently called up by head coach Shaun Tsakiris for a domestic training camp and tournament in Florida.

Picazo and the U.S. Under-16 Boys National Team play a friendly against Clearwater Chargers tonight in preparation for the IMG Cup December 17-19.

Union Academy defender verbally commits to Cal Poly

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Freeman Dwamena will head west to play college soccer in 2017

Philadelphia Union Academy defender Freeman Dwamena is heading west next fall to play college soccer for former USMNT coach Steve Sampson.

Dwamena, 18, of Philadelphia, verbally committed to Cal Poly on social media last week.

Philadelphia Union Academy defender commits to Drexel

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Patrick Murphy is staying close to home for college

Philadelphia Union Academy defender Patrick Murphy is staying close to home to play college soccer.

Murphy, of Lansdale, Pa., announced his decision on Twitter earlier this week.

I am extremely excited to announce that I have verbally committed to play soccer at Drexel University.

Keegan Rosenberry

The kids aren’t alright

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The Union plan to build through their academy. But there's no proof the current staff can manage young players once they're ready for first-team minutes. Peter Andrews on the regression of the Union's youngsters this season.

Fan voting: The most Union player ever and other all-time selections

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Here are the results of our all-time Union fan poll. We promise the results won't cause riots.

Fans voted for the best Union players and moments. Let's dig in and see if you agree. The first vote was for best Union Academy player. Given the season should-be-rookie-of-the-year Keegan Rosenberry had, this vote was the biggest landslide of the group, with Keegan getting 89.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Union Academy graduation highlights Bethlehem Steel brotherhood

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Due to imminent overseas absence for two almost-graduates, YSC Academy held an early graduation ceremony Friday, June 2, 2017 for two members of the class of 2017. Both play for the Bethlehem Steel.

Bethlehem Steel outlook for 2017

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Preseason is over for the Steel. It is time to fearlessly forecast their future. PSP's Tim Jones looks at Bethlehem's projected lineup, how they'll play, and how the Union loanees and Union Academy players fit in.


McGann, U.S. U17s take first in Nike International Friendlies

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U.S. U17s won all three matches against Brazil, Turkey and Portugal

Philadelphia Union Academy defender Rayshaun McGann and the U.S. U17 team won the 2016 Nike International Friendlies tournament in Florida with a resounding three wins over Portugal, Turkey and Brazil.

McGann, 16, was used as a substitute in all three games by head coach John Hackworth.

McGann called up to U.S. U17 team for Nike Friendlies

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The Union Academy defender and his former teammate C.J. dos Santos are in the squad

Rayshaun McGann will be rejoining the United States U17 team for the 13th annual Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood Ranch, Florida this week.

McGann was one of 20 players called into head coach John Hackworth's squad for matches against Portugal, Turkey and Brazil.

The Rest

Union Academy teams struggle against visitors from New England

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U18 team shut out twice; U16s split games against New England Revolution and Boston Bolts

Shut out by two opponents from New England over the weekend, the Philadelphia Union Academy U18 team has lost hold of not only the top spot in the league standings but also in their own division.

The U18s played to a frustrating scoreless draw at YSC Sports on Saturday against FC Boston Bolts and followed it up with a 1-0 loss to New England Revolution on Sunday at Power Training Complex.

Union Academy goalkeeper, El Salvador U17s look to qualify for continental championship

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Tomas Romero is in Costa Rica with the El Salvador for Central America qualifying tournament

Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Tomas Romero and the El Salvador U17 team begin their quest today for a spot in the continental championship.

El Salvador takes on Honduras today in San Jose, Costa Rica.