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PHILADELPHIA UNION

September 20, 2014
MISSED CHANCES
Union can't score, gain needed points

CHESTER, Pa.---A chorus of boos rang out from the fans on Saturday night, as the whistle sounded indicating the game between the Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo would end scoreless.


September 20, 2014
POWER FAILURE
Union, Dynamo settle for scoreless draw at PPL Park

CHESTER, Pa.-- Playing with tired legs and reeling from a tough loss on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Union couldn’t find the back of the net against the Houston Dynamo, as the two teams played to a 0-0 draw Saturday at PPL Park.


September 19, 2014
MOVING ON
Union put Open Cup loss behind them, concentrate on playoff push

The words the Philadelphia Union players and interim Manager Jim Curtin used to describe Tuesday’s Open Cup loss to Seattle were ones like “difficult,” “hard,” and “crushed.”
But after the crushing defeat – on the Union’s home field no less – Philadelphia still has a lot of soccer to play. A lot of soccer that could find the team back in Major League Soccer playoffs for the first time in a few seasons.


September 16, 2014
STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Despite loss, Open Cup Final a milestone for Union

CHESTER, Pa.---It may have been the biggest game in Philadelphia’s long soccer history. Certainly it was the most the important game in the history of the young Philadelphia Union franchise.


September 16, 2014
HEADS HELD HIGH
Curtin proud of Union’s effort against Seattle in Open Cup final

CHESTER, Pa. – Leading up to the contest, the Philadelphia Union made it pretty obvious. They wanted the Cup. On Tuesday night at PPL Park, the opportunities were there for them to win the U.S. Open Cup and in doing so capture the squad’s first trophy.


September 16, 2014
NO CUP THIS YEAR
Union fall to Sounders in extratime

CHESTER, Pa.-- A Clint Dempsey goal in the first overtime period was the edge the Seattle Sounders needed over the Philadelphia Union Tuesday night, as the visitors came from behind to win the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship, 3-1.


September 16, 2014
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
All-time championship results

Here are the results of all the previous U.S. Open Cup championship games.


September 16, 2014
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
How they got here

The Philadelphia Union host the Seattle Sounders FC in the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday at PPL Park (7:30 pm The Comcast Network).

Here's how the two clubs advanced to the final.:


September 16, 2014
UNCHARTED TERRITORY
Union face seasoned Seattle in quest for first-ever trophy

The Seattle Sounders have been here before. In fact they find themselves in the same place they have been each of the last four years, in the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Philadelphia Union meanwhile are in uncharted territory, never having been in a position to win a trophy before. But they have a talisman, and it's not PPL Park.


September 13, 2014
WHATEVER IT TAKES
Union scrap their way to draw with Red Bulls

CHESTER, Penn.--The adage in baseball is, you win some, you lose some and sometimes it rains. In soccer you can also tie some.The Philadelphia Union had their winning streak stopped on Saturday, they had an hour and 24 minute rain delay but they managed to salvage a tie against the New York Red Bulls with a penalty kick in stoppage time.


September 13, 2014
DAMP DRAW
Union tie Red Bulls 2-2 at soggy PPL Park

CHESTER, Penn.---Neither a lengthy weather delay nor the New York Red Bulls could put a total damper on the Philadelphia Union, who extended their unbeaten streak to four games with a 2-2 tie at PPL Park Saturday.


September 13, 2014
DELAYED
Union-Red Bulls will start an hour later

CHESTER, Penn---Due to an unplayable field the start of the Philadelphia Union-New York Red Bulls game at PPL Park has been delayed one hour. The nationally televised game (NBC Sports) was schedule to kick off at 3:00 pm.


September 12, 2014
DEPTH CHALLENGED
Union face two big games in four days

Playing two games in four days is always tough.

A team’s manager must think of how to handle their personnel with such a quick turnaround. But there are other questions to consider as well. Do you hope for a split and put players on the field accordingly? Or do you put your best team out for both and hope players’ legs aren’t tired?


September 10, 2014
SIGN HIM UP
Gaddis agrees to multi-year deal with Union

Chester, Pa. – The Union has signed defender Ray Gaddis to a new multi-year contract.


September 6, 2014
CLEAN SWEEP
Union take second leg of series from Toronto FC

TORONTO—Toronto FC are a team in trouble, and the Philadelphia Union took full advantage on Saturday, getting goals from Conor Casey and Andrew Wenger on their way to a 2-0 win Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.


September 5, 2014
LOSING IS NOT AN OPTION
Union determined to get a result in Toronto on Saturday

Members of the Philadelphia Union and Interim Manager Jim Curtin all agree: losing on Saturday is not an option. The Union head to Canada where they will play the second game in a home-and-home series against Toronto FC. The two squads faced off at PPL Park on Wednesday night, while Saturday’s contest will be at BMO Field (2 p.m. The Comcast Network).


September 3, 2014
CONFIDENCE-BUILDER
Union feeling momentum after gutsy win over TFC

CHESTER, Pa. – It was the result Philadelphia Union Interim Manager Jim Curtin had been talking about for weeks. A 1-0 win at home.


September 3, 2014
RED HOT
Union top Toronto FC 1-0

CHESTER, Pa. – At the beginning of the season, being up a goal, up a man, and only minutes remaining in the contest would have spelled trouble for the Philadelphia Union. But the season, and the Union, have matured, and while the final 10 minutes of soccer at PPL Park on Wednesday weren’t their most commanding of the season, the Union protected the lead that Conor Casey gave them in the 56th minute and came away with a big 1-0 win over Toronto FC.


September 2, 2014
FILLING THE HOLES
Call-ups force lineup shifts for Union against Toronto FC

After working to find a consistent starting 11 and finding the right guys to come off the bench, the Philadelphia Union will have a different-looking roster Wednesday night when they host Toronto FC (7 p.m. Comcast SportsNet).


August 29, 2014
WORLD TRAVELERS
6 Union players to represent 5 countries

CHESTER, Pa. - Six Union players, Brian Brown, Andre Blake, Michael Lahoud, Rais Mbolhi, Zach Pfeffer and Carlos Valdes, have received calls to represent their countries


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