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PHILADELPHIA UNION

July 1, 2016
SPECIAL TALENT
Ilsinho becoming a key to success as Union head to steamy Houston

The Philadelphia Union will be battling more than just the Houston Dynamo Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium. They’ll also be battling the elements.


June 29, 2016
CURTIN: ALL CREDIT TO OUR PLAYERS
Union rally past Red Bulls to advance to Open Cup quarterfinals

CHESTER, Pa. – For the first 45 minutes, the Philadelphia Union were turning the ball over, missing relatively easy passes – basically playing at an unacceptable level. They were trailing 1-0 though it could have been much worse.


June 29, 2016
QUARTERFINAL BOUND
Union continue Open Cup run with win over Red Bulls

CHESTER, Pa. – Chris Pontius scored two goals in the second half to lift the Philadelphia Union past the New York Red Bulls, 2-1, in the round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


June 28, 2016
TIME TO REGROUP
Union shake off weekend loss, prepare for Open Cup tilt against Red Bulls

CHESTER, Pa. – While their 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps last Saturday must still sting, there’s little time to wince in pain. The round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup awaits the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night when the New York Red Bulls visit Talen Energy Stadium (7:00 pm).


June 25, 2016
CAUSE FOR CONCERN
Suddenly porous defense leaves Union vulnerable

CHESTER, Pa. – For the first time this season, the Philadelphia Union walked off their home pitch without at least one point. It’s a walk to their locker room that they’re not comfortable with repeating, even though the streak was bound to be broken at some point.


June 25, 2016
CAPPED
Vancouver hands Union their first home loss of the season

CHESTER, Pa. – The streak was bound to be broken at some point. Andrew Jacobson, Kekuta Manneh and Christian Bolanos each scored as the Vancouver Whitecaps handed the Philadelphia Union their first home loss of the season, 3-2 before a crowd of 17,225 Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


June 24, 2016
LOOKING FOR MORE
Curtin expects more well-rounded effort from Union against Vancouver

CHESTER, Pa. – With a second league match just three days after a stirring 4-3 victory over the Chicago Fire, it would be natural to expect a few roster changes for the Philadelphia Union. Don’t expect any rest for Roland Alberg.


June 22, 2016
MIXED BAG
Offense earns high marks from Curtin, defense rates an F

CHESTER, Pa.---Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin was handing out report cards after Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Chicago Fire at Talen Energy Stadium, and despite the win, it was a mixed bag.


June 22, 2016
ALL-BERG
Dutch midfielder scores three to lead Union past Fire

CHESTER, Pa.--- A great solo effort by Roland Alberg combined with a defensive performance they would rather forget was the story for the Philadelphia Union in a 4-3 win over Major League Soccer’s worst team, the Chicago Fire, Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


June 22, 2016
HONORING FRANK
Union unveil Bertucci plaque

CHESTER, Pa.,--- In a brief ceremony held in the press room before Wednesday’s game, the Philadelphia Union honored long time soccer writer Frank Bertucci, who passed away last year at the age of 68.


June 18, 2016
BRONX BOMBERS
Union "not ourselves" against fired-up NYC

BRONX, NY-- The Philadelphia Union have been resilient all season, but sometimes, a deficit is simply too large to overcome.


June 18, 2016
ROUGH RETURN
Union drop 1st league match since Copa America break, 3-2 to NYC

BRONX, NY--Frank Lampard, David Villa and Andrea Pirlo each scored and New York City FC defeated the Philadelphia Union, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.


June 17, 2016
AU REVOIR
Nogueira leaves Union, returns to France

CHESTER, Pa. – One day after advancing in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, the Philadelphia Union received some bad news. Ultra-talented midfielder Vincent Nogueira and the club agreed to mutually terminate his contract. Due to personal health issues,


June 17, 2016
NEXT UP: NYC
Union return to MLS play Saturday at Yankee Stadium

CHESTER, Pa. – There’s no time to rest. Especially when you’re one of the hottest clubs in Major League Soccer.


June 15, 2016
TOUGHER THAN IT NEEDED TO BE
Late lapses turn Union's Open Cup win over Harrisburg into a nail-biter

CHESTER, Pa. – With one stellar free kick, Roland Alberg sent the Philadelphia Union into the round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup.


June 15, 2016
MOVING ON
Union advance with 3-2 Open Cup win over Harrisburg

CHESTER, Pa. – It was far from easy, but the Philadelphia Union managed to advance in the U.S. Open Cup. Roland Alberg scored twice and Walter Restrepo added one goal and the Union won their fourth round matchup 3-2 against the Harrisburg City Islanders before a sparse crowd Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


June 14, 2016
BACK TO WORK
Union return to action with Wednesday Open Cup contest against Harrisburg

CHESTER, Pa. – The Copa America break is officially over.
The Philadelphia Union begin their annual quest to capture the U.S. Open Cup with a fourth round matchup Wednesday night against the Harrisburg City Islanders at Talen Energy Stadium.


June 8, 2016
LACK OF SLEEP
First child, first start worth it for Union's Jones

CHESTER, Pa. – Matt Jones likely isn’t getting any sleep these days. But having your first child brought into this world and then receiving your first career MLS start – and a victory – is worth the lack of REM time.


June 3, 2016
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
Rookies playing a major role in Union's success

CHESTER, Pa. – It can take a whole season, and sometimes longer, for young players to fully develop and grow in Major League Soccer. Entering the 2016 season, the Philadelphia Union realized they’d be extremely young. How long it would take for the rookies to improve was anyone’s guess.


June 1, 2016
PULLING NO PUNCHES
Stewart infuriated by field conditions at Talen Energy Stadium on Wednesday

CHESTER, Pa. – Earnie Stewart didn’t mince words in a hastily arranged press gathering before the Philadelphia Union defeated Columbus Crew SC, 3-2, Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


June 1, 2016
IN GOOD SHAPE
Union looking solid heading into Copa America break

CHESTER, Pa. – Before the season began, the Philadelphia Union wanted to be in the playoff picture by the Copa America break. Now, they’re at the top.


June 1, 2016
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Union go into Copa America break on top of the MLS East

CHESTER, Pa. – The unbeaten streak continues. Chris Pontius, Vincent Nogueira and Fabian Herbers each scored one goal and the Philadelphia Union overcame an early deficit to post a 3-2 victory over Columbus Crew SC Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


June 1, 2016
INJURY REPORT
Union's Yaro out 2-3 weeks

Philadelphia Union defender Josh Yaro has been diagnosed with a torn right labrum and will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks, the team announced Wednesday.


May 31, 2016
TRIAL BY FIRE
Matt Jones gets start in goal for Union against Crew SC and POW Ola Kamara

A long and winding stretch of six matches in 22 days comes to a conclusion for the Philadelphia Union when they host Columbus Crew SC on Wednesday at Talen Energy Stadium (7:00 pm, TCN). Finishing with three points would make the night much sweeter.


May 28, 2016
TOE-TO-TOE
Union play league-leading Rapids to dramatic 1-1 draw

COMMERCE CITY, Colo.--Brian Carroll scored in the second minute of stoppage time to lift the Philadelphia Union into a 1-1 tie with the Colorado Rapids Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.


May 27, 2016
SURPRISINGLY SIGNIFICANT
Unlikely conference leaders face off when Union visit Rapids on Saturday

Before the 2016 season got underway, this seemed like just another league match. Now, it’s a battle of top clubs in each conference. How unlikely.


May 25, 2016
TEST OF CHARACTER
Union rally to tie Orlando City

ORLANDO-- What a wild night. The second half featured four goals, numerous cards, crazy plays and plenty of complaints from both sides.


May 25, 2016
WILD ONE
Union play Orlando City to 2-2 draw

ORLANDO--Tranquillo Barnetta and rookie Ken Tribbett scored one goal apiece and the Philadelphia Union earned a hard-nosed point in a 2-2 draw Wednesday night against Orlando City SC at Camping World Stadium.


May 24, 2016
HE'S GONE
Union confirms Lahoud deal

CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union has transferred midfielder Michael Lahoud to Miami FC, the team confirmed Tuesday.


May 24, 2016
SO FAR, SO GOOD
First-place Union confident heading into midweek match against Orlando City

Entering their 12th league match Wednesday night at Orlando City SC, the Philadelphia Union find themselves in first place in the Eastern Conference. That’s not a misprint.


May 23, 2016
GONE SOUTH
Source: Philly recalls Michael Lahoud from Cosmos, sells midfielder to Miami FC

The Philadelphia Union have recalled the loan of midfielder Michael Lahoud form the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer league and sold him to Miami FC.


May 20, 2016
IF YOU HAVE TO ASK
Curtin: ”It’s not a rivalry”

CHESTER, Pa.---Close proximity doesn’t start a rivalry. Marketing hype certainly doesn’t start a rivalry, but maybe a stoppage time game winning goal by a defender could spark the start of a rivalry.


May 20, 2016
"NOW I KNOW WHAT FORWARDS FEEL LIKE"
Marquez comes up big for Union against DCU

CHESTER, Pa. – Richie Marquez celebrated like a wily veteran who had scored dozens of goals. Playing the surprising role of an offensive hero, the second-year defender provided three points on a night when one looked to be a lock.


May 20, 2016
NO STOPPING THEM
Union take over first place with stoppage-time win over DC United

CHESTER, Pa. – Richie Marquez scored his first career MLS goal in second half stoppage time as the Philadelphia Union pulled out a clutch 1-0 victory over rival D.C. United Friday night before a crowd of 17,364 at Talen Energy Stadium.


May 19, 2016
REMATCH
Union to clash with Crystal Palace

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union will host Crystal Palace in an international friendly at Talen Energy Stadium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, the team announced Thursday.


May 19, 2016
"WE'LL NEED TO BE ON OUR GAME"
Union kick off MLS Rivalry Week against DC United

Since their inception in 2010, the Philadelphia Union had immediate rivalries with the likes of the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United. Each time out, the matches are intense. Some moreso than others. They’re always fun to watch.


May 19, 2016
OPEN CUP OPENER
Union will start campaign at home

CHICAGO -- The Philadelphia Union will play host to a fourth-round match in the U.S. Open Cup next month, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.


May 18, 2016
CAMEROON CALLUP
Union's Ayuk joining U-20 team

CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union midfielder Eric Ayuk has been called up to the Cameroon U-20 national team for an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe on May 20, the Union announced Wednesday.


May 14, 2016
FEELING GOOD
Union confidence continues to grow with draw against Montreal

MONTREAL--In the early stages, the Montreal Impact had all the momentum. All the offensive pressure. All the possession. It only resulted in one goal. As it turned out, that wasn’t enough to deter the upstart Philadelphia Union.


May 14, 2016
QUALITY RESULT
Union play Impact to 1-1 draw

MONTREAL--C.J. Sapong scored one goal and the Philadelphia Union overcame an early goal by Didier Drogba for a tough 1-1 draw in a steady rain against the Montreal Impact Saturday at Stade Saputo.


May 13, 2016
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Run of challenging matches tests Union depth

After a solid performance in which the young Philadelphia Union more than held their own in a 2-2 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy, comes this startling realization. They’ll have to do it all over again Saturday.


May 11, 2016
TOE-TO-TOE
Union hold their own against powerhouse Galaxy

CHESTER, Pa. – The new-look Philadelphia Union continue to impress. This young group, which consisted of three rookies finishing the match, battled the five-time MLS Cup champion Los Angeles Galaxy for 90 minutes to a hard-fought 2-2 draw.


May 11, 2016
UP TO THE CHALLENGE
Union pull out 2-2 draw with Galaxy

CHESTER, Pa. – Vincent Nogueira and rookie Keegan Rosenberry each scored for the Philadelphia Union in a hard-fought 2-2 draw before a spirited crowd of 17,985 Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


May 10, 2016
A TEST AGAINST THE BEST
Union host surging Galaxy on Wednesday

CHESTER, Pa. – This may be the stiffest test yet. The Philadelphia Union have played some tough opponents thus far, but hosting the Los Angeles Galaxy Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium (7:00 pm, Comcast) will be an immense challenge.


May 5, 2016
TIME TO REGROUP
Union have a few extra days to prepare for LA Galaxy

CHESTER, Pa. – An extended break is often cherished.
But not when you’re still stinging from a match in which two points were left on the board following a disappointing 1-1 draw.


April 30, 2016
NO CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION
Draw with shorthanded Quakes "feels like a loss" to Union

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.


April 30, 2016
SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
Union settle for tie with Quakes, but keep home unbeaten streak intact

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.


April 29, 2016
HUNGRY AT HOME
Union looking to extend TES winning streak against San Jose on Saturday

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.


April 27, 2016
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.


April 23, 2016
TOP OF THE HEAP
Win over NYC lifts Union into top spot in MLS East

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.


April 23, 2016
SHUTOUT AGAINST THE CITY
Union blank NYC FC 2-0

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.


April 22, 2016
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Union prepare to host NYC FC on Saturday

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).


April 19, 2016
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


April 17, 2016
"THOSE GUYS STEPPED UP"
Union the victims as Sounders break slump

SEATTLE--The sample size was way too small and Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin was fully aware of that fact. Anytime you go up against Seattle Sounders FC, it’s going to be a battle.


April 16, 2016
IN TOO DEEP
Union rally falls short against Seattle

SEATTLE--Chad Marshall and Jordan Morris scored one goal apiece as Seattle Sounders FC defeated the visiting Philadelphia Union, 2-1, Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.


April 15, 2015
"HE'S A WINNER"
Carroll a steadying influence for Union on and off the field

There are so many ways to define Brian Carroll, but the one word that probably comes to mind the most is this: steady. Even Carroll agrees.


April 14, 2016
DOWN BUT FAR FROM OUT
Union respectful of struggling Sounders

Forget the record. Seattle Sounders FC is off to a less-than-stellar 1-3-1 start (four points) this season as they prepare to host the Philadelphia Union (3-2-0, nine points) in their only meeting Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET at CenturyLink Field (Comcast).


April 8, 2016
"IT'S A NEW UNION"
Philly's confidence growing as season progresses

CHESTER, Pa. – Tranquillo Barnetta has lined up for a free kick from 30 yards out in training on countless occasions with a wall of defenders blocking his path. The ball rarely goes in. When it counted most, Friday in the 90th minute against a quality opponent, Barnetta came up clutch and converted.


April 8, 2016
LION TAMERS
Union hand Orlando City their first loss of the season

CHESTER, Pa. – C.J. Sapong and Tranquillo Barnetta each scored one goal and the Philadelphia Union defeated Orlando City SC, 2-1, before a crowd of 15,011 Friday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


April 8, 2016
"IT'S BEEN AMAZING TO WATCH"
Curtin reflects on MLS at 20

Major League Soccer made its debut 20 years ago. At the time, it was impossible to predict how the league would grow.
Truthfully, it was about survival.


April 7, 2016
"WE'LL HAVE OUR HANDS FULL"
Union face tough challenge in Orlando City SC

For the Philadelphia Union to come up with three points against Orlando City SC Friday night at Talen Energy Stadium (7:00 pm, UniMas), it will take a complete effort from everyone.


April 2, 2016
COMING UP SHORT
Union win streak snapped by Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The ball was fluttering through the wind. It got so bad that many corner kicks ended up being taps because of the blustery conditions. With the wind chill, the temperature hovered in the low ‘20s. Some would say it’s a typical Major League Soccer match in early April, especially at the Chicago Fire's Toyota Park.


April 2, 2016
SEEING RED
Creavalle ejected, Union lose 1-0 to Chicago Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Kennedy Igboananike’s goal in the 51st minute was all the offense the Chicago Fire needed as they registered their first victory of the season with a 1-0 win over the visiting Philadelphia Union on a windy and snowy Saturday at Toyota Park.


April 1, 2016
ANY GIVEN DAY
Union travel to face a Fire that is better than their record would indicate

While the Chicago Fire remain winless through three matches, they are as formidable as any opponent on any given day. Just scroll through the history of the Philadelphia Union – they can never take an opponent for granted.


March 30, 2016

Rookie Rosenberry making a place for himself with Union

The last few months have been a whirlwind for Keegan Rosenberry. It started at the MLS SuperDraft, when the Philadelphia Union selected the former Georgetown standout defender with the No. 3 overall pick. From there, Rosenberry stamped his place on the club and has been rewarded with three starts in the Union’s surprising 2-1-0 opening this season.


March 30, 2016
FAN BOARD
Union supporters set regular meetings at stadium

CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union will launch a Fan Advisory Board that will begin regularly scheduled meetings in June, the team announced Wednesday. The board will consist of 15-20 members and meet throughout the year at Talen Energy Stadium. Applications will be available at PhiladelphiaUnion.com and must be submitted by April 13.


March 22, 2016
DANGER MEN
Union confidence growing as season progresses

The Philadelphia Union have been plagued by awful starts in past seasons, then playing catch-up for months with the hope of sneaking into the playoffs by the end. It was just too difficult a task to conquer.


March 20, 2016
"WE CAN PLAY BETTER"
Despite shutout win, Union see room for improvement

CHESTER, Pa. – Following a dominating performance, the Philadelphia Union should have been elated. Instead, they were rather critical of themselves.


March 20, 2016
TWO IN A ROW
Union win another, blank Revs 3-0

CHESTER, Pa. – C.J. Sapong scored two goals and Sebastien Le Toux added a late goal leading the Philadelphia Union to their second straight victory, a 3-0 win over the New England Revolution Sunday afternoon before an announced crowd of 17,027 at Talen Energy Stadium.


March 18, 2016
SHARPENING THEIR TALENS
Ability to win at home a key to Union's prospects for success this season

After splitting their first two matches – losing 2-0 at FC Dallas and winning 2-1 at Columbus – the Union will make their home debut against the New England Revolution Sunday afternoon at Talen Energy Stadium.


March 16, 2016
REGGAE CALLUP
Union goalkeeper to play in qualifiers

CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has been called up to the Jamaican national team for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica, the team announced Wednesday.


March 12, 2016
FIRST ONE'S THE HARDEST
Union eke out win in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio---The season-opening shutout at FC Dallas was hardly the ideal way for the Philadelphia Union to open the 2016 season.

This second match was a whole lot more like it.


March 12, 2016
A BRACING RESULT
Pontius scores two as Union defeat Crew SC

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Chris Pontius scored two goals to lead the Philadelphia Union past Columbus Crew SC, 2-1, Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium. Kei Kamara scored for the Crew, who fell to a surprising 0-2-0.


March 11, 2016
RAISING THE BAR
Curtin looking for better performance when Union face Columbus on Saturday

The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Philadelphia Union. After enduring a difficult 2-0 season-opening loss at FC Dallas, the Union will be on the road again to battle Columbus Crew SC Saturday night.


March 9, 2016
BAD BREAK
Edu out 3-4 months with stress fracture

After losing their season-opening match at FC Dallas, the Philadelphia Union have now lost their leader for a significant amount of time.


March 9, 2016
EDU OUT
Union midfielder sustains stress fracture

CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu will miss three to four months while recovering from a stress fracture in his left leg, the team announced Wednesday.


March 6, 2016
SCHOOLED
Union take loss to FCD as a learning experience

In preparation for a season-opening match at FC Dallas, the Philadelphia Union coaching staff emphasized how vital it would be to get off to a strong start. The Union never got started at all -- definitely not the ideal way open the season.


March 6, 2016
NEW LOOK, SAME OLD RESULT
Revamped Union fall in opener to FC Dallas 2-0

FRISCO, Texas---For the Philadelphia Union, it was not the ideal way to open the 21st season in Major League Soccer.

Fabian Castillo and Maxi Urruti each scored for FC Dallas in their 2-0 victory over the Union Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park.


March 3, 2016
NO FEAR
Union season starts with tough match at FC Dallas

The Philadelphia Union have known for quite some time where they would be opening the 2016 regular season. Now that the match is inching closer, it’s becoming more real.


March 2, 2016
TESTING THE DEPTH
Union prepare to open season without Edu, Barnetta

The 2016 regular season will be challenging for the Philadelphia Union. Without a pair of key starters, it will be even more daunting.


February 27, 2016
SAPONG'S FIRST
Union wins again in Suncoast Invitational

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union improved its preseason unbeaten streak to four games with a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC in the Suncoast Invitational tournament Saturday.


February 24, 2016
MAN DOWN
Union holds on for 0-0 tie with Red Bulls

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union and the New York Red Bulls played to a 0-0 tie in the Suncoast Invitational Wednesday night.


February 24, 2016
SELEÇAO SIGNING
Union brings in Brazilian midfielder

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union announced the signing of 30-year-old Brazilian midfielder Ilsinho on a two-year deal Wednesday.


February 23, 2016
SLOWED MO
Recovering Edu unlikely to be ready for Union opener against FC Dallas

As the regular season opener inches closer, it looks as if Philadelphia Union captain Maurice Edu will be on the sidelines. While head coach Jim Curtin didn’t officially rule Edu out for the opener on March 6 at FC Dallas during his weekly conference call on Wednesday, the prognosis sounded very doubtful.


February 23, 2016
VALUED DEFENDER
Tribbett moves from Bethlehem Steel to Union

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union have signed defender Ken Tribbett from Bethlehem Steel FC, the team announced Tuesday.


February 23, 2016
CLASS SIGNING
Missimo inks with Union

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union have signed midfielder Cole Missimo, the team announced Tuesday. Missimo was selected with the No. 64 overall selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and will become the fifth member of the draft class to join the Union.


February 20, 2016
TWO-TIMERS
Union edge Rowdies in Suncoast Invitational

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union improved to 2-0-0 in the Suncoast Invitational with a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday night. Defender Ken Tribbett headed in Ilsinho’s corner in the 17th minute and Leo Fernandes finished an Ilsinho assist in the 29th minute.


February 19, 2016
EARNING A PLACE
Union signs draft choice Washington

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union has signed defender Taylor Washington, the team announced Friday. Selected with the No. 23 overall selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, Washington becomes the fourth member of the draft class to join the Union.


February 18, 2015
JUST REWARD
Goalkeeper Blake nails down starting spot for Union

There is no controversy. Not when it pertains to the starting goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Union in 2016. The job belongs to Andre Blake.


February 17, 2016
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACTION
Union ties D.C. United in Suncoast Invitational

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Philadelphia Union midfielder Chris Pontius made his first appearance count against D.C. United, his former club, Wednesday. Pontius helped set up the Union’s goal in the first half, then was whistled for a penalty in the second half of a 1-1 tie in the Suncoast Invitational.



February 11, 2016
FALLING TO THE FIRE
Union drops 4-2 decision

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Fabian Herbers scored an early goal but the Philadelphia Union fell, 4-2, to the Chicago Fire in a preseason game Thursday.


February 10, 2016
LOOKING FOR CONSISTENCY
Union preseason moves designed to clarify roles and responsibilities

The 2016 regular season is less than a month away for the Philadelphia Union. In that span, the Union have a bevy of decisions to make.


February 10, 2016
C.J. COMING BACK
Union sign Sapong to three-year deal

CHESTER, Pa.-- The Philadelphia Union have signed forward C.J. Sapong to a three-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.


February 9, 2016
FROM PORTUGAL TO PHILLY
Goalkeeper joins Union on loan deal

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union has acquired goalkeeper Matt Jones via loan from Belenenses, the team announced Tuesday.


February 6, 2016
LOTS IN RESERVE
Union falls to Armada in preseason opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union opened preseason with a 1-0 loss to the Jacksonville Armada FC at Community First Park at The Baseball Grounds Saturday night. The Union used 31 players, each receiving at least a half hour of playing time.


February 4, 2016
SLIGHT ALTERATIONS
Union unveil new primary kit

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union released their 2016 MLS primary jersey


February 4, 2016
MIDFIELD QUALITY
Union signs Dutchman Alberg

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union announced Thursday the signing of 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Roland Alberg from ADO Den Haag.


February 3, 2016
ON SCHEDULE
Edu's rehab on track for 2016 season

Maurice Edu struggled in more ways than one down the stretch last season. In addition to all his team's losses – 17 of them, to be exact – the Philadelphia Union center back and captain was dealing with pain from a sports hernia. Edu had surgery in October and is still on the mend.


February 1, 2015
READY TO LISTEN
Union's McDermott wants to talk to fans

Tim McDermott has a plan. One that includes listening to the fan base.

McDermott, the Philadelphia Union’s new Chief Business Officer, will have responsibility for overseeing the club’s business operations and working closely with their USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC, and the Philadelphia Union Academy.


January 29, 2016
SHAPING UP
Union begin rigorous preseason

After finishing 10-17-7 and missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, the Philadelphia Union clearly needed to make changes. That they’ve done.


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