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PHILADELPHIA UNION

April 19, 2014
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.


April 19, 2014
SHOOTING BLANKS
Leg weary Union hold Dynamo to 0-0 draw

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.


April 18, 2014
“WE NEED A WIN”
Union need to translate possession into points against Dynamo on Saturday

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).


April 16, 2014
BULL SHOT
Philadelphia Union fall 2-1 to NY Red Bulls

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.


April 15, 2014
MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Union healthy, confident heading into pair of conference showdowns

Right now there quite a few things for Philadelphia Union fans to be excited about.


April 12, 2014
FULL 90
Union still need to work on locking things down in the closing minutes

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.


April 12, 2014
SALVAGING A POINT
Union get late equalizer from Edu for 2-2 tie

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.


April 11, 2014
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.


April 11, 2014
TOUGH STRETCH COMING
3 games in 8 days will test Union’s depth

If the Philadelphia Union can manage to stop giving up late goals, and can manage to score one now and then, they might start winning some games.


April 9, 2014
PFEFFER ANSWERS THE CALL
Homegrown player headed for U.S. U-20 team

CHESTER, Pa. - Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer has been included in the 22-player squad selected by Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos for the 35th edition of the Dallas Cup, which takes place April 13-20 in Dallas. Pfeffer, the Union's first Homegrown Player, previously trained with the U-20 squad in Verona, Italy in November 2013 and again in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., this past January.


April 8, 2014
NO LONGER UNITED
Union cuts ties with Keon Daniel

CHESTER, Pa. – Midfielder Keon Daniel and the Philadelphia Union have mutually consented to a contract termination.


April 5, 2014
SAME OLD SONG
Union concede late, settle for tie

It's early in the season, but it’s already getting to be the same old song for the Philadelphia Union. Give up a late goal, happy to take a point.


April 5, 2014
BURNED LATE-AGAIN
Union lucky for 2-2 tie with Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.---Lake goals are costing the Philadelphia Union points. On Saturday in a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park, it almost cost them the game.


April 4, 2014
NO DESPERATION
Union view trading Jack McInerney with the long term in mind

The Philadelphia Union did not trade away the team's second all-time leading scorer out of desperation at his lack of performance lately or out of the team's early season struggles to score, although each surely was a factor.


April 4, 2014
STAT GEEKS
Numbers don't add up to Union goals or wins

Anyone who follows soccer knows that all the contrived stats -- possession, passing, penalty area penetration -- don't mean a thing if the ball doesn't go in the net. The only stat that matters is goals.The Philadelphia Union have not scored too many of those this season, but Team Manager John Hackworth believes the stats are the path to changing that.


April 4, 2014
NO LONGER A FIT
McInerney not what the Union needed

Friday's move that sent Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney to the Montreal Impact in exchange for Andrew Wenger sent shockwaves through MLS. But according to one league source, the move was made with the idea of finding a better fit up top for the team.


April 4, 2014
BOMBSHELL
Philadelphia Union trade Jack McInerney to Montreal

This has been a strange week for Philly sports teams and some of their most recognizable players. First the Eagles cut DeSean Jackson, their leading receiver last season and a three-time pro Bowl selection, and watched him sign with NFC East rival Washington. Now Jack McInerney, the second-all-time leading goal scorer in the Philadelphia Union's four-plus seasons (28 goals in 100 games) has been dealt by the Union to Montreal for Andrew Wenger.



BLOCKBUSTER TRADE
Union send Jack McInerney to Montreal for Wenger

CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union have acquired forward Andrew Wenger from Montreal Impact in exchange for Jack McInerney, the club announced today. Wenger, a former member of the Union’s PDL affiliate Reading United and a Lancaster, Pa. native, spent the previous two years in Montreal after being selected first overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.


March 31, 2014
ONE OF ELEVEN
Kleberson signs with Indy NASL team

INDIANAPOLIS – Former Philadelphia Union midfielder Kleberson has signed with the North American Soccer League’s Indy Eleven.


March 29, 2014
DAMAGED BY DI VAIO
Impact striker again hurts Union

CHESTER, Pa – Marco Di Vaio is a one man wrecking crew against the Philadelphia Union. On Saturday, he scored his first goal of the season in his first game back from a suspension, pulling the Montreal Impact level 1-1.


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