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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.


October 10, 2014
JUST IN TIME
Le Toux, Casey return to Union lineup for late playoff push

They’re baaaaaack. After sitting out with injuries, Sebastien Le Toux (ankle sprain) and Conor Casey (knee sprain) should be back in action for the Philadelphia Union against the Columbus Crew on Saturday at PPL Park (7 p.m., the Comcast Network).


October 7, 2014
MBOLHI OFF TO NATIONAL DUTY
Veteran keeper to play again for Algeria

CHESTER, Pa. – Union goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi has been called up by Algeria to appear in group-play action for the 2015 African Cup of Nations.


October 2, 2014
OKUGO STEPS UP
Union can't hold late lead

CHESTER, Pa. – After losing his starting spot in the midfield in favor of Maurice Edu and getting minimal playing time just months after wearing the captain’s armband for the Philadelphia Union, Amobi Okugo loudly and consistently stated his case for why he should be on the field over the course of Thursday night.


October 2, 2014
GIVING IT AWAY
Union squander points with draw against Fire

CHESTER, Pa. – Late game heroics by Amobi Okugo weren’t enough to put the Philadelphia Union over the Chicago Fire, as the two Eastern Conference opponents played to a 1-1 draw Thursday night at PPL Park.


October 1, 2014
DEPTH CHARGE
Injuries will test Union bench as the season winds down

Jim Curtin talked a lot about options at his press conference this week. Formation and personnel options for the Philadelphia Union in the upcoming weeks, as well as where to put whom and what players will make a big impact as his squad battles to get above the red line in the Eastern Conference.


September 27, 2014
LOST OPPORTUNITY
Union need to play catch-up after loss to DC United

WASHINGTON, DC--With only four games remaining in the regular season, three of them at home, the Philadelphia Union have to do one thing to make the playoffs. Win. They can only do that if they score goals, something they could not manage in a 1-0 loss to D.C. United on Saturday.


September 27, 2014
NO CAPITAL GAINS
Union fall 1-0, can't catch D.C. in race

WASHINGTON--Luis Silva scored his 11th goal of the season in the 10th minute to help D.C. United to a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union Saturday afternoon at R.F.K. Stadium.


September 25, 2014
EARNING RESPECT
Union making strong case for Curtin to remain at helm

In his weekly press conference at PPL Park, Jim Curtin wasted no time in putting the rumors to bed. “I am still Interim Manager,” he said.


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.:


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