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PHILADELPHIA UNION

December 10, 2014
PEDRO, WE HARDLY KNEW YE
Ribeiro off to Orlando after 9 games with Union

CHESTER, Pa. – Union forward Pedro Ribeiro has been selected by Orlando City SC in the fourth round of the 2015 MLS Expansion Draft.


December 8, 2014
UNION ACQUIRES C.J. SAPONG
Sends Sporting KC its top draft pick of 2015

CHESTER, Pa. – The Union has acquired 25-year-old forward C.J. Sapong from Sporting Kansas City


December 8, 2014
NO LONGER A UNION MEMBER
Okugo dealt to Orlando City

CHESTER, Pa. – The Union has traded Amobi Okugo to Orlando City SC.


December 8, 2014
UNION MOVES
Casey, Carroll among those without renewed contracts

CHESTER, Pa. – The Union has declined the contract options of five players.


November 25, 2014
UNION TO PLAY IN JACKSONVILLE
Friendly will be Armada's first match

Chester, Pa. – The Union will play Jacksonville Armada FC in a friendly at EverBank Field on Saturday, Feb. 7.


November 18, 2014
UNION TO HOST PRO COMBINE
Technical staff will evaluate young players

Chester, Pa. – The Union will host its inaugural Pro Combine at YSC Sports in Wayne, Pa. on Dec. 16-17.


November 17, 2014
NEW INVESTOR
Seltzer family joins Union ownership

CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union announced Monday David Seltzer and other family members have joined the club as investors. David Seltzer is a principal and co-founder of Mercator Advisors, a Philadelphia-based financial advisory firm formed in 2001.


November 14, 2014
A LONG WAIT
Union down at 17th pick for Chivas players

NEW YORK – The official selection order for the 2014 MLS Dispersal Draft of former Chivas USA players has been determined.


November 14, 2014
NO TIMETABLE
Sporting Director search will be ongoing

The Philadelphia Union plans to hire a sporting director sometime in the future, but there is no definite timetable of when that hire will occur. In the interim consultant Rene Meulensteen will handle the role.


November 14, 2014
"A RESOURCE THAT WE HAVE"
Curtin pleased with Meulensteen role

With his interim tag removed just a week ago, Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin sees bringing in a sporting director and in the interim Rene Meulensteen as a consultant as a way to build his own coaching portfolio.


November 14, 2014
SPORTING MOVE
Union plans new hire, brings in Meulensteen as consultant

The Philadelphia Union's big announcement on Friday morning was that there will be an announcement sometime in the future that the club has hired a sporting director. In the meantime, the team has hired former Manchester United assistant René Meulensteen as a consultant who will advise Union ownership on all soccer operations, a move that will steer the direction of the club for the next five years.


November 7, 2014
NO SURPRISE
Curtin gets the interim tag removed

To the surprise on no one, Jim Curtin is no longer the interim head coach of the Union.

And just as unsurprising, he is now the full-time head coach of the MLS club.


November 7, 2014
VOTE OF CONFIDENCE
Union name Curtin head coach

CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union interim team manager Jim Curtin got some job security on Friday when the team named him head coach. The Oreland, Pa., native took over for former team manager John Hackworth on June 10, 2014 and led the Union to an 11-6-6 mark in all competitions, including the team's first U.S. Open Cup final.


October 28, 2014
GOALKEEPERS GOING
Mbolhi, Blake called up for internaional duty

CHESTER, Pa. - Union goalkeepers Rais Mbolhi and Andre Blake have been called up to represent Algeria and Jamaica, respectively, for the upcoming International FIFA window from Nov. 10 – 19.


October 26, 2014
CREWS CONTROL
Columbus clinches third with win over Union

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the end, the Philadelphia Union could not even find enough to play semi-spoiler in the MLS East. The Union gave up late goals and fell to the Columbus Crew 2-1 at Crew Stadium Sunday.


October 25, 2014
PLAYING FOR CONTRACTS
For Union players, Sunday's season finale against the Crew is all about next year

He may still have the title of Interim Manager, and the Philadelphia Union may still have one regular season contest left, but Jim Curtin is excited for 2015. But before the expansion draft, offseason moves, and postseason meetings, the Union have some official business to attend to. Philadelphia is headed to Columbus for its 2014 season finale on Sunday (4 p.m. the Comcast Network).


October 18, 2014
“WHAT OUR FANS DESERVE”
Union close out home slate with quality win over Sporting KC

CHESTER, Pa. – Two young guns who weren’t on the roster at the start of the 2014 season gave the Philadelphia Union a victory in the last home game of the year. With the playoffs no longer in the team’s sights and morale pretty low, Brian Brown and Pedro Ribeiro both scored goals as the Union earned a needed win on Saturday night, a 2-1 decision over Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park.


October 18, 2014
SPORTING SPOILERS
Philadelphia Union top playoff-bound Sporting KC, 2-1

CHESTER, Pa.-- The playoffs no longer in their sights, the Philadelphia Union got a much-needed win at home on Saturday night, earning a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park.


October 17, 2014
FULL EFFORT
Despite ouster from playoff chase, Union anxious to “finish the season the right way”

The positives are hard to pinpoint. Heading into their last home game of the 2014 season, the Union are winless in five league games, their playoff hopes have been dashed, and the side is reeling from devastating back-to-back performances.


October 11, 2014
IT’S OVER
Union fall to Crew, ending playoff chance

CHESTER, Pa.---The Philadelphia Union’s inability to close out a game cost them what slim chance they had of making the playoffs, as they squandered a two-goal lead and fell 3-2 to the Columbus Crew at PPL Park Saturday night.


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