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PHILADELPHIA UNION

July 31, 2015
READY TO GO
Tranquillo Barnetta wants to be on the field Saturday for the Union

New Philadelphia Union signee Tranquillo Barnetta might not have the same kind of name recognition as some of the players coming into Major League Soccer recently, but the team's brass think they have a difference maker, one who can help lead the team to a playoff spot.


July 31, 2015
CLOSE ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH
Union need points at home -- starting with Saturday's match against the Red Bulls

The Philadelphia Union need points. Lots of them. Especially at home. After a maddening 3-2 loss last Sunday at D.C. United, the Union returned home to prepare for another rival with the New York Red Bulls visiting PPL Park Saturday night (7:00 pm, CSN).


July 29, 2015
SWISS IMPORT
Union sign midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta

CHESTER, Pa. – It looks like the Philadelphia Union has made their summer signing, and while other MLS clubs were picking up the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba and Gio dos Santos, the Union have acquired midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta via a free transfer.


July 27, 2015
TERMINATED
Union end Carlos Valdes contract

CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union and MLS have mutually terminated the contract with defender Carlos Valdes, the club announced Monday. The defender has been on loan with Nacional of the Uruguayan Primera Division since February.


July 26, 2015
NOT FOR LACK OF EFFORT
Union can't hold lead against DC United

WASHINGTON, DC-- Two goals in four minutes seemed like a recipe for a huge road win. It never materialized.


July 26, 2015
FAST START, NO FINISH
Philadelphia Union blow early lead against DC United

WASHINGTON, DC--What started so promising ended with a thud. And no points. The Philadelphia Union raced to a 2-0 lead in four minutes but couldn’t hold on in what wound up as a maddening 3-2 loss against D.C. United Sunday at RFK Stadium.


July 24, 2015
DANGER ZONE
Union take on formidable DC United at RFK Stadium on Sunday

The Philadelphia Union defeated D.C. United in the round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup on June 30. It will be a different story when the Union visit DCU Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. at RFK Stadium (ESPN2).


July 23, 2015
FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
Union send Williams to Dynamo for cash

CHESTER, Pa. – One of the few constants over the five year existence of the Philadelphia Union has been defender Sheanon Williams. Not any more.


July 21, 2015
BIGGEST WIN EVER
Shorthanded Union prevail over Red Bulls in pks

HARRISON, NJ--Jim Curtin didn’t mince words. The Philadelphia Union head coach has been a part of numerous big victories in his brief stint in charge. But this latest win -- a result of penalty kicks which pushed the Union past the New York Red Bulls in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup Tuesday at Red Bull Arena – stood out above the rest.


July 21, 2015
FINDING A WAY THROUGH
Union advance in Open Cup on penalties

HARRISON, N.J. – The Philadelphia Union prevailed over the New York Red Bulls on penalty kicks on Tuesday, winning their US Open Cup quarterfinal match at Red Bull Arena despite a 40th-minute ejection, allowing a goal in the fourth-minute of second-half injury time and seeing a ball hit the post in extra time.


July 20, 2015
MAKING THE TEAM
Union's Zach Pfeffer named to MLS Homegrown team

NEW YORK- The Philadelphia Union midfielder and homegrown player Zach Pfeffer has been selected for the 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game.


July 20, 2015
DAUNTING CHALLENGE
Union prepare for difficult Open Cup quarterfinal against Red Bulls

One more victory and the Philadelphia Union will advance to the U.S. Open Cup semifinal round for the third time in the last four years. It will take a complete team effort in order to move on.


July 18, 2015
ADDING INJURY TO INSULT
Wenger, Marquez, Maidana fall in Union loss to Toronto FC

TORONTO--Not only did the Philadelphia Union lose for the 11th time, they lost some depth on Saturday at BMO Field. Forward Andrew Wenger, defender Richie Marquez and midfielder Cristian Maidana all left with injuries. The long term health of this trio is unclear.


July 18, 2015
CAN'T STOP THE ANT
Giovinco lifts Toronto FC over Union

TORONTO--Marco Delgado and Sebastian Giovinco each scored in the first half, leading Toronto FC to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.


July 16, 2015
IN A GOOD PLACE
Newlywed Maidana stepping up for Union

Sandwiched between a U.S. Open Cup victory over D.C. United and a resounding 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers, Cristian Maidana maximized his time off. He was married to his longtime sweetheart.


July 14, 2015
FRIENDLY FALL
Union lose to Bournemouth 4-1

CHESTER, Pa.---The Philadelphia Union fell to AFC Bournemouth 4-1 in an international friendly at PPL Park Tuesday night.


July 13, 2015
STAYING FOCUSED
Wenger perseveres through slump

CHESTER, Pa. – Going 21 matches without a goal will draw boos. Especially in Philadelphia. But Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin kept calling upon Andrew Wenger. And the forward came through with a huge goal in what wound up as a 3-0 victory over the Portland Timbers last Saturday night at PPL Park.


July 11, 2015
TURNAROUND TIME
Union hitting their stride with win over Portland

CHESTER, Pa. – After hitting posts and crossbars, after a maddening stretch of bad luck, after untimely red cards and other assorted issues, the Philadelphia Union finally appear to be headed in a positive direction.


July 10, 2015
RECHARGED
Break in schedule leaves Union fresh for Portland on Saturday

After an extended period of rest, the Philadelphia Union now need to be ready to face one of the top clubs in Major League Soccer. The Union (5-10-4, 19 points) will host the Portland Timbers (9-6-4, 31 points) Saturday night at PPL Park (7:00 pm, Comcast).


July 8, 2015
HAT TRICK HERO
Taylor-Parkes leads Union U16s over New England

CHESTER, Pa.-- Raheem Taylor-Parkes scored three goals to lead the Philadelphia Union U16s to a 5-3 exctra time win over the New England Revolution in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy quarterfinal match at PPL Park’s Training Grounds.


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