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SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
Union settle for tie with Quakes, but keep home unbeaten streak intact
Union goalscorer Chris Pontius battles San Jose defender Alberto Quintero in the first half of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Talen Energy Stadium.
Union goalscorer Chris Pontius battles San Jose defender Alberto Quintero in the first half of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Talen Energy Stadium.
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CHESTER, Pa. – Simon Dawkins scored in the 83rd minute, nullifying a first half goal by Chris Pontius and leaving the Philadelphia Union with a 1-1 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes before a crowd of 16,079 Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium.
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NO CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION
Draw with shorthanded Quakes "feels like a loss" to Union

Union rookie defender Josh Yaro muscles San Jose DP Innocent off the ball in the first half of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Talen Energy Stadium. CHESTER, Pa. – There was no loud music blaring in the home locker room. No high-fives. Very little joking among the players. When a surefire three points turns into one with a draw, the shift in postgame attitude is noticeable.

SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
Union settle for tie with Quakes, but keep home unbeaten streak intact

Union goalscorer Chris Pontius battles San Jose defender Alberto Quintero in the first half of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Talen Energy Stadium. CHESTER, Pa. – Simon Dawkins scored in the 83rd minute, nullifying a first half goal by Chris Pontius and leaving the Philadelphia Union with a 1-1 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes before a crowd of 16,079 Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium.

HUNGRY AT HOME
Union looking to extend TES winning streak against San Jose on Saturday

Ray Gaddis will fill in for suspended defender Fabinho on Saturday against San Jose. Bad starts have haunted the Philadelphia Union since their inception in 2010. Especially at home. Well, this is clearly a new Union side thus far in 2016 and they’re off to a 3-0-0 start at Talen Energy Stadium. They’ve won five in a row at home dating to last season.

IN A GOOD PLACE
Union showing newfound knack for closing out games

CHESTER, Pa. – On a day the Philadelphia Union didn’t play their best soccer, they still managed to win. It’s a welcome change from seasons past.

TOP OF THE HEAP
Win over NYC lifts Union into top spot in MLS East

“Right now, we’re really coming together,” C.J. Sapong said after Saturday's 2-0 win over NYC FC. “We also know it’s early in the season and there’s a whole lot of games left.” CHESTER, Pa. – As the blood continued to drip down Chris Pontius’ face, it was evident that he might have to be shut down for the rest of the match. Luckily, the Philadelphia Union training staff was able to get the nasty cut under control because Pontius scored a clutch first goal and played a stellar all-around match.

SHUTOUT AGAINST THE CITY
Union blank NYC FC 2-0

Chris Pontius scored the game-winner for the Union against NYC Saturday at PPL Park. CHESTER, Pa. – Chris Pontius and C.J. Sapong each scored one goal and the defense took care of the rest in a 2-0 Philadelphia Union victory over New York City FC Saturday before a lively sellout crowd of 18,681 at Talen Energy Stadium.

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Union prepare to host NYC FC on Saturday

David Villa will lead NYCFC against the Philadelphia Union Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium. New York City FC spent a ton of money compiling its roster, but six weeks into the team's second season, it still hasn’t translated into success on the pitch. That being said, the club's plethora of talent will provide a huge challenge for the Philadelphia Union when they meet Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium (4pm, 6abc).

PROMISING DEBUT
Rookie defender Yaro holds his own against Sounders

Joshua Yaro was selected No. 2 overall by the Philadelphia Union in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, but hadn’t been selected to the final 18 through the first five league matches. It finally happened in the sixth match, which wound up being a hard-fought 2-1 loss last Saturday night at Seattle Sounders FC

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03/06 @FC Dallas - 3:00 PM
03/12 @Columbus Crew - 7:30 PM
03/20 New England Revolution - 2:30 PM
04/02 @Chicago Fire - 5:00 PM
04/08 Orlando City SC Lions - 7:00 PM
04/16 @Seattle Sounders FC - 10:00 PM
04/23 New York City FC - 4:00 PM
04/30 San Jose Earthquakes - 4:00 PM
05/11 Los Angeles Galaxy - 7:00 PM
05/14 @Montreal Impact - 5:00 PM
05/20 D.C. United - 7:00 PM
05/25 @Orlando City SC Lions - 7:30 PM
05/28 @Colorado Rapids - 9:00 PM
06/01 Columbus Crew - 7:00 PM
06/18 @New York City FC -
06/22 Chicago Fire - 7:00 PM
06/25 Vancouver Whitecaps - 7:00 PM
07/02 @Houston Dynamo - 9:00 PM
07/09 D.C. United - 7:00 PM
07/17 New York Red Bulls - 7:00 PM
07/23 @Montreal Impact - 7:30 PM
07/31 Real Salt Lake - 7:00 PM
08/06 @D.C. United - 7:00 PM
08/13 @New England Revolution - 7:30 PM
08/20 Toronto FC - 7:00 PM
08/24 @Columbus Crew - 7:30 PM
08/27 Sporting Kansas City - 7:00 PM
09/03 @Chicago Fire - 8:30 PM
09/10 Montreal Impact - 7:00 PM
09/17 @Portland Timbers - 6:00 PM
09/24 @Toronto FC -
10/01 @New York Red Bulls - 7:00 PM
10/16 Orlando City SC Lions - 5:00 PM
10/23 New York Red Bulls - 4:00 PM
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Philadelphia Union
Stadium: PPL Park
Colors: Union Navy, Union Signal Blue, Metalic Gold
CEO: Nick Sakiewicz
Team Manager: Jim Curtin
League:Major League Soccer
Team Founded: 2008 started play 2010
Team Web Site: www.philadelphiaunion.com
 
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