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PHILADELPHIA UNION

SHOOTING BLANKS
Leg weary Union hold Dynamo to 0-0 draw
Andrew Wenger came closest to scoring for the Union on Saturday.
Andrew Wenger came closest to scoring for the Union on Saturday.
Photo by Bill Streicher
CHESTER, PA – Playing in the third game in eight days, the Philadelphia Union looked to find consistency Saturday. After coming out with slow legs, they were able to pick up their energy. However, it wasn’t enough to break their 5-game winless streak in a 0-0 draw against the Houston Dynamo in front of 17,301 fans at PPL Park.
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DEFENSE RULES
Union can't find net in 0-0 draw with Houston

CHESTER, PA – It looked like three games in eight days was going to be too much for the Philadelphia Union to handle, but the defense kept them in the game, even as the offense could not find the net as they played to a 0-0 draw against the Houston Dynamo in front of 17,301 fans.

SHOOTING BLANKS
Leg weary Union hold Dynamo to 0-0 draw

Andrew Wenger came closest to scoring for the Union on Saturday. CHESTER, PA – Playing in the third game in eight days, the Philadelphia Union looked to find consistency Saturday. After coming out with slow legs, they were able to pick up their energy. However, it wasn’t enough to break their 5-game winless streak in a 0-0 draw against the Houston Dynamo in front of 17,301 fans at PPL Park.

“WE NEED A WIN”
Union need to translate possession into points against Dynamo on Saturday

“We know we can score goals – that is not what we are afraid of,” said Union forward Sebastien Le Toux. “We know it will come.” Sebastien Le Toux calls the Philadelphia Union’s offensive output a “process.” Encouraged by the way his squad has dictated play – the Union has consistently out-possessed opponents this season-- Le Toux said it is the “little things” they need to do better. That focus starts Saturday, as the Union host the Houston Dynamo at PPL Park (4 p.m., Comcast).

BULL SHOT
Philadelphia Union fall 2-1 to NY Red Bulls

Sebastien Le Toux's late penalty kick kept things close against the Red Bulls on Wednesday. HARRISON, NJ—There were no heroic comebacks for the Philadelphia Union Wednesday at Red Bull Arena. The New York Red Bulls reeled off two second-half goals and held on for a 2-1 win despite playing the final 12 minutes shorthanded after a straight red card to Ibrahim Sekagya.

MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Union healthy, confident heading into pair of conference showdowns

Danny Cruz, who started 32 games for the Union last season, is available for selection for this week’s matches against the Red Bulls and Houston Dynamo. Right now there quite a few things for Philadelphia Union fans to be excited about.

FULL 90
Union still need to work on locking things down in the closing minutes

Union netminder Zac MacMath has saved a penalty kick in two straight matches. CHESTER, Pa.---The Philadelphia Union are still learning. Lesson number one needs to be soccer is a 90-minute game, sometimes a little bit more.

SALVAGING A POINT
Union get late equalizer from Edu for 2-2 tie

Maurice Edu came through in the clutch for the Union against RSL on Saturday. CHESTER, Pa.---The Philadelphia Union changed the script on Saturday, scoring a late goal to salvage a 2-2 tie with Real Salt Lake at PPL Park.

A LOT TO OFFER
Versatile Wenger could fill a number of needs for Union

Union team manager John Hackworth doesn't want to put unreasonable expectations on recently-acquired forward Andrew Wenger. But the expectations are already there.

Union News Archive
Philadelphia Union
03/08 @Portland Timbers - 10:30 pm
03/15 New England Revolution - 4:00 pm
03/22 @Columbus Crew - 4:00 pm
03/29 Montreal Impact - 4:00 pm
04/05 @Chicago Fire - 5:00 pm
04/12 Real Salt Lake - 4:00 pm
04/16 @New York Red Bulls - 7:30 pm
04/19 Houston Dynamo - 4:00 pm
04/26 @Montreal Impact - 2:00 pm
05/03 @Seattle Sounders FC - 10:00 pm
05/10 D.C. United - 2:00 pm
05/14 @Sporting Kansas City - 8:30 pm
05/17 New England Revolution - 2:00 pm
05/25 @Los Angeles Galaxy - 8:00 pm
05/31 @Chivas USA - 10:30 pm
06/07 Vancouver Whitecaps - 2:00 pm
06/28 @New England Revolution - 7:30 pm
07/04 @FC Dallas - 9:00 pm
07/12 Colorado Rapids - 7:00 pm
07/16 New York Red Bulls - 7:00 pm
07/19 @Chicago Fire - 8:30 pm
08/01 @Sporting Kansas City - 8:00 pm
08/09 Montreal Impact - 7:00 pm
08/15 @Houston Dynamo - 9:00 pm
08/24 San Jose Earthquakes - 8:00 pm
09/03 Toronto FC - 7:00 pm
09/06 @Toronto FC - TBD
09/13 New York Red Bulls - 2:00 pm
09/20 Houston Dynamo - 7:00 pm
09/27 @D.C. United - 2:00 pm
10/02 Chicago Fire - 8:00 pm
10/11 Columbus Crew - 7:00 pm
10/18 Sporting Kansas City - 7:00 pm
10/26 @Columbus Crew - 6:00 pm
Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union
Stadium: PPL Park
Colors: Union Navy, Union Signal Blue, Metalic Gold
CEO: Nick Sakiewicz
Team Manager: John Hackworth
League:Major League Soccer
Team Founded: 2008 started play 2010
Team Web Site: www.philadelphiaunion.com
 
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