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PHILADELPHIA UNION

May 5, 2016
TIME TO REGROUP
Union have a few extra days to prepare for LA Galaxy

CHESTER, Pa. – An extended break is often cherished.
But not when you’re still stinging from a match in which two points were left on the board following a disappointing 1-1 draw.


April 30, 2016
NO CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION
Draw with shorthanded Quakes "feels like a loss" to Union

CHESTER, Pa. – There was no loud music blaring in the home locker room. No high-fives. Very little joking among the players. When a surefire three points turns into one with a draw, the shift in postgame attitude is noticeable.


April 30, 2016
SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
Union settle for tie with Quakes, but keep home unbeaten streak intact

CHESTER, Pa. – Simon Dawkins scored in the 83rd minute, nullifying a first half goal by Chris Pontius and leaving the Philadelphia Union with a 1-1 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes before a crowd of 16,079 Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium.


April 29, 2016
HUNGRY AT HOME
Union looking to extend TES winning streak against San Jose on Saturday

Bad starts have haunted the Philadelphia Union since their inception in 2010. Especially at home. Well, this is clearly a new Union side thus far in 2016 and they’re off to a 3-0-0 start at Talen Energy Stadium. They’ve won five in a row at home dating to last season.


April 27, 2016
IN A GOOD PLACE
Union showing newfound knack for closing out games

CHESTER, Pa. – On a day the Philadelphia Union didn’t play their best soccer, they still managed to win. It’s a welcome change from seasons past.


April 23, 2016
TOP OF THE HEAP
Win over NYC lifts Union into top spot in MLS East

CHESTER, Pa. – As the blood continued to drip down Chris Pontius’ face, it was evident that he might have to be shut down for the rest of the match. Luckily, the Philadelphia Union training staff was able to get the nasty cut under control because Pontius scored a clutch first goal and played a stellar all-around match.


April 23, 2016
SHUTOUT AGAINST THE CITY
Union blank NYC FC 2-0

CHESTER, Pa. – Chris Pontius and C.J. Sapong each scored one goal and the defense took care of the rest in a 2-0 Philadelphia Union victory over New York City FC Saturday before a lively sellout crowd of 18,681 at Talen Energy Stadium.


April 22, 2016
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Union prepare to host NYC FC on Saturday

New York City FC spent a ton of money compiling its roster, but six weeks into the team's second season, it still hasn’t translated into success on the pitch. That being said, the club's plethora of talent will provide a huge challenge for the Philadelphia Union when they meet Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium (4pm, 6abc).


April 19, 2016
PROMISING DEBUT
Rookie defender Yaro holds his own against Sounders

Joshua Yaro was selected No. 2 overall by the Philadelphia Union in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, but hadn’t been selected to the final 18 through the first five league matches. It finally happened in the sixth match, which wound up being a hard-fought 2-1 loss last Saturday night at Seattle Sounders FC


April 17, 2016
"THOSE GUYS STEPPED UP"
Union the victims as Sounders break slump

SEATTLE--The sample size was way too small and Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin was fully aware of that fact. Anytime you go up against Seattle Sounders FC, it’s going to be a battle.


April 16, 2016
IN TOO DEEP
Union rally falls short against Seattle

SEATTLE--Chad Marshall and Jordan Morris scored one goal apiece as Seattle Sounders FC defeated the visiting Philadelphia Union, 2-1, Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.


April 15, 2015
"HE'S A WINNER"
Carroll a steadying influence for Union on and off the field

There are so many ways to define Brian Carroll, but the one word that probably comes to mind the most is this: steady. Even Carroll agrees.


April 14, 2016
DOWN BUT FAR FROM OUT
Union respectful of struggling Sounders

Forget the record. Seattle Sounders FC is off to a less-than-stellar 1-3-1 start (four points) this season as they prepare to host the Philadelphia Union (3-2-0, nine points) in their only meeting Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET at CenturyLink Field (Comcast).


April 8, 2016
"IT'S A NEW UNION"
Philly's confidence growing as season progresses

CHESTER, Pa. – Tranquillo Barnetta has lined up for a free kick from 30 yards out in training on countless occasions with a wall of defenders blocking his path. The ball rarely goes in. When it counted most, Friday in the 90th minute against a quality opponent, Barnetta came up clutch and converted.


April 8, 2016
LION TAMERS
Union hand Orlando City their first loss of the season

CHESTER, Pa. – C.J. Sapong and Tranquillo Barnetta each scored one goal and the Philadelphia Union defeated Orlando City SC, 2-1, before a crowd of 15,011 Friday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


April 8, 2016
"IT'S BEEN AMAZING TO WATCH"
Curtin reflects on MLS at 20

Major League Soccer made its debut 20 years ago. At the time, it was impossible to predict how the league would grow.
Truthfully, it was about survival.


April 7, 2016
"WE'LL HAVE OUR HANDS FULL"
Union face tough challenge in Orlando City SC

For the Philadelphia Union to come up with three points against Orlando City SC Friday night at Talen Energy Stadium (7:00 pm, UniMas), it will take a complete effort from everyone.


April 2, 2016
COMING UP SHORT
Union win streak snapped by Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The ball was fluttering through the wind. It got so bad that many corner kicks ended up being taps because of the blustery conditions. With the wind chill, the temperature hovered in the low ‘20s. Some would say it’s a typical Major League Soccer match in early April, especially at the Chicago Fire's Toyota Park.


April 2, 2016
SEEING RED
Creavalle ejected, Union lose 1-0 to Chicago Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Kennedy Igboananike’s goal in the 51st minute was all the offense the Chicago Fire needed as they registered their first victory of the season with a 1-0 win over the visiting Philadelphia Union on a windy and snowy Saturday at Toyota Park.


April 1, 2016
ANY GIVEN DAY
Union travel to face a Fire that is better than their record would indicate

While the Chicago Fire remain winless through three matches, they are as formidable as any opponent on any given day. Just scroll through the history of the Philadelphia Union – they can never take an opponent for granted.


March 30, 2016

Rookie Rosenberry making a place for himself with Union

The last few months have been a whirlwind for Keegan Rosenberry. It started at the MLS SuperDraft, when the Philadelphia Union selected the former Georgetown standout defender with the No. 3 overall pick. From there, Rosenberry stamped his place on the club and has been rewarded with three starts in the Union’s surprising 2-1-0 opening this season.


March 30, 2016
FAN BOARD
Union supporters set regular meetings at stadium

CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union will launch a Fan Advisory Board that will begin regularly scheduled meetings in June, the team announced Wednesday. The board will consist of 15-20 members and meet throughout the year at Talen Energy Stadium. Applications will be available at PhiladelphiaUnion.com and must be submitted by April 13.


March 22, 2016
DANGER MEN
Union confidence growing as season progresses

The Philadelphia Union have been plagued by awful starts in past seasons, then playing catch-up for months with the hope of sneaking into the playoffs by the end. It was just too difficult a task to conquer.


March 20, 2016
"WE CAN PLAY BETTER"
Despite shutout win, Union see room for improvement

CHESTER, Pa. – Following a dominating performance, the Philadelphia Union should have been elated. Instead, they were rather critical of themselves.


March 20, 2016
TWO IN A ROW
Union win another, blank Revs 3-0

CHESTER, Pa. – C.J. Sapong scored two goals and Sebastien Le Toux added a late goal leading the Philadelphia Union to their second straight victory, a 3-0 win over the New England Revolution Sunday afternoon before an announced crowd of 17,027 at Talen Energy Stadium.


March 18, 2016
SHARPENING THEIR TALENS
Ability to win at home a key to Union's prospects for success this season

After splitting their first two matches – losing 2-0 at FC Dallas and winning 2-1 at Columbus – the Union will make their home debut against the New England Revolution Sunday afternoon at Talen Energy Stadium.


March 16, 2016
REGGAE CALLUP
Union goalkeeper to play in qualifiers

CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has been called up to the Jamaican national team for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica, the team announced Wednesday.


March 12, 2016
FIRST ONE'S THE HARDEST
Union eke out win in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio---The season-opening shutout at FC Dallas was hardly the ideal way for the Philadelphia Union to open the 2016 season.

This second match was a whole lot more like it.


March 12, 2016
A BRACING RESULT
Pontius scores two as Union defeat Crew SC

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Chris Pontius scored two goals to lead the Philadelphia Union past Columbus Crew SC, 2-1, Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium. Kei Kamara scored for the Crew, who fell to a surprising 0-2-0.


March 11, 2016
RAISING THE BAR
Curtin looking for better performance when Union face Columbus on Saturday

The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Philadelphia Union. After enduring a difficult 2-0 season-opening loss at FC Dallas, the Union will be on the road again to battle Columbus Crew SC Saturday night.


March 9, 2016
BAD BREAK
Edu out 3-4 months with stress fracture

After losing their season-opening match at FC Dallas, the Philadelphia Union have now lost their leader for a significant amount of time.


March 9, 2016
EDU OUT
Union midfielder sustains stress fracture

CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu will miss three to four months while recovering from a stress fracture in his left leg, the team announced Wednesday.


March 6, 2016
SCHOOLED
Union take loss to FCD as a learning experience

In preparation for a season-opening match at FC Dallas, the Philadelphia Union coaching staff emphasized how vital it would be to get off to a strong start. The Union never got started at all -- definitely not the ideal way open the season.


March 6, 2016
NEW LOOK, SAME OLD RESULT
Revamped Union fall in opener to FC Dallas 2-0

FRISCO, Texas---For the Philadelphia Union, it was not the ideal way to open the 21st season in Major League Soccer.

Fabian Castillo and Maxi Urruti each scored for FC Dallas in their 2-0 victory over the Union Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park.


March 3, 2016
NO FEAR
Union season starts with tough match at FC Dallas

The Philadelphia Union have known for quite some time where they would be opening the 2016 regular season. Now that the match is inching closer, it’s becoming more real.


March 2, 2016
TESTING THE DEPTH
Union prepare to open season without Edu, Barnetta

The 2016 regular season will be challenging for the Philadelphia Union. Without a pair of key starters, it will be even more daunting.


February 27, 2016
SAPONG'S FIRST
Union wins again in Suncoast Invitational

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union improved its preseason unbeaten streak to four games with a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC in the Suncoast Invitational tournament Saturday.


February 24, 2016
MAN DOWN
Union holds on for 0-0 tie with Red Bulls

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union and the New York Red Bulls played to a 0-0 tie in the Suncoast Invitational Wednesday night.


February 24, 2016
SELEÇAO SIGNING
Union brings in Brazilian midfielder

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union announced the signing of 30-year-old Brazilian midfielder Ilsinho on a two-year deal Wednesday.


February 23, 2016
SLOWED MO
Recovering Edu unlikely to be ready for Union opener against FC Dallas

As the regular season opener inches closer, it looks as if Philadelphia Union captain Maurice Edu will be on the sidelines. While head coach Jim Curtin didn’t officially rule Edu out for the opener on March 6 at FC Dallas during his weekly conference call on Wednesday, the prognosis sounded very doubtful.


February 23, 2016
VALUED DEFENDER
Tribbett moves from Bethlehem Steel to Union

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union have signed defender Ken Tribbett from Bethlehem Steel FC, the team announced Tuesday.


February 23, 2016
CLASS SIGNING
Missimo inks with Union

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union have signed midfielder Cole Missimo, the team announced Tuesday. Missimo was selected with the No. 64 overall selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and will become the fifth member of the draft class to join the Union.


February 20, 2016
TWO-TIMERS
Union edge Rowdies in Suncoast Invitational

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union improved to 2-0-0 in the Suncoast Invitational with a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday night. Defender Ken Tribbett headed in Ilsinho’s corner in the 17th minute and Leo Fernandes finished an Ilsinho assist in the 29th minute.


February 19, 2016
EARNING A PLACE
Union signs draft choice Washington

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union has signed defender Taylor Washington, the team announced Friday. Selected with the No. 23 overall selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, Washington becomes the fourth member of the draft class to join the Union.


February 18, 2015
JUST REWARD
Goalkeeper Blake nails down starting spot for Union

There is no controversy. Not when it pertains to the starting goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Union in 2016. The job belongs to Andre Blake.


February 17, 2016
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACTION
Union ties D.C. United in Suncoast Invitational

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Philadelphia Union midfielder Chris Pontius made his first appearance count against D.C. United, his former club, Wednesday. Pontius helped set up the Union’s goal in the first half, then was whistled for a penalty in the second half of a 1-1 tie in the Suncoast Invitational.



February 11, 2016
FALLING TO THE FIRE
Union drops 4-2 decision

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Fabian Herbers scored an early goal but the Philadelphia Union fell, 4-2, to the Chicago Fire in a preseason game Thursday.


February 10, 2016
LOOKING FOR CONSISTENCY
Union preseason moves designed to clarify roles and responsibilities

The 2016 regular season is less than a month away for the Philadelphia Union. In that span, the Union have a bevy of decisions to make.


February 10, 2016
C.J. COMING BACK
Union sign Sapong to three-year deal

CHESTER, Pa.-- The Philadelphia Union have signed forward C.J. Sapong to a three-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.


February 9, 2016
FROM PORTUGAL TO PHILLY
Goalkeeper joins Union on loan deal

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union has acquired goalkeeper Matt Jones via loan from Belenenses, the team announced Tuesday.


February 6, 2016
LOTS IN RESERVE
Union falls to Armada in preseason opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union opened preseason with a 1-0 loss to the Jacksonville Armada FC at Community First Park at The Baseball Grounds Saturday night. The Union used 31 players, each receiving at least a half hour of playing time.


February 4, 2016
SLIGHT ALTERATIONS
Union unveil new primary kit

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union released their 2016 MLS primary jersey


February 4, 2016
MIDFIELD QUALITY
Union signs Dutchman Alberg

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union announced Thursday the signing of 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Roland Alberg from ADO Den Haag.


February 3, 2016
ON SCHEDULE
Edu's rehab on track for 2016 season

Maurice Edu struggled in more ways than one down the stretch last season. In addition to all his team's losses – 17 of them, to be exact – the Philadelphia Union center back and captain was dealing with pain from a sports hernia. Edu had surgery in October and is still on the mend.


February 1, 2015
READY TO LISTEN
Union's McDermott wants to talk to fans

Tim McDermott has a plan. One that includes listening to the fan base.

McDermott, the Philadelphia Union’s new Chief Business Officer, will have responsibility for overseeing the club’s business operations and working closely with their USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC, and the Philadelphia Union Academy.


January 29, 2016
SHAPING UP
Union begin rigorous preseason

After finishing 10-17-7 and missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, the Philadelphia Union clearly needed to make changes. That they’ve done.


January 27, 2016
ACCEPTED
Union will compete in Suncoast Invitational

The Philadelphia Union will participate in the Tampa Bay Rowdies Suncoast Invitational Feb. 17-27, the team announced Wednesday.


January 27, 2016
DOING BUSINESS
Union hires Tim McDermott

Philadelphia native Tim McDermott has been named chief business officer for the Philadelphia Union, the team announced Wednesday.


January 23, 2016
VALUABLE PLAYER
Union re-sign Warren Creavalle

Midfielder Warren Creavalle has re-signed with the Philadelphia Union, the team announced Saturday.


January 22, 2016
VETERAN DEPTH
Fabinho re-signs with Union

The Philadelphia Union have re-signed Brazilian defender Fabinho, the club announced Friday.


January 21, 2016
STARTING UP
Union announce preseason plans

The Philadelphia Union will begin preseason training at the University of Pennsylvania Sunday, the team announced Thursday. The Union will host its annual open training session for fans at YSC Sports in Wayne, Pa., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday.


January 20, 2016
RETURNING
Union re-signs Brian Carroll

The Philadelphia Union has re-signed midfielder Brian Carroll, the team announced Wednesday. Carroll, 34, has been with the Union since 2011 and was a part of MLS’s inaugural free agency class this offseason before electing to re-sign with the Union.


January 19, 2016
TWO MORE PICKS
Union drafts defender Lurie, midfielder Missimo

The Philadelphia Union selected Mitchell Lurie and Cole Missimo in the final rounds of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday. The Union selected Lurie with the third pick in the third round (No. 44 overall) and Missimo with the third pick in the fourth round (No. 64 overall).


January 15, 2016
CONCACAF'S BEST
Union's Andre Blake in goalkeeping mix

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has been nominated for CONCACAF’s Male Goalkeeper of the Year award. Voting will be open until 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18.


January 15, 2016
GOING FOR DEPTH
Union bulk up the backline at MLS SuperDraft

Heading into the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, it was obvious that the Union needed help on the backline. They selected Georgetown defenders Joshua Yaro (No. 2) and Keegan Rosenberry (No. 3). Philadelphia then nabbed Creighton midfielder Fabian Herbers at No. 6 and George Mason left back Taylor Washington at No. 23.


January 15, 2016
DONE DEAL
Union sends Zach Pfeffer to Colorado Rapids

The Philadelphia Union completed a deal with Colorado Friday by sending Zach Pfeffer to the Rapids, along with general allocation money, in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft.


January 14, 2016
SOLID SUPERDRAFT
Union nab four solid prospects

Until they prove their mettle in a Philadelphia Union uniform, no one will ever know if Thursday's four MLS SuperDraft selections will be considered successful. They sure look good on paper, though.


January 14, 2016
HOYAS RE-UNION
Union take Yaro with second pick

BALTIMORE---The Philadelphia Union are holding a Georgetown class reunion, selecting a pair of Hoyas with the second and third picks in the MLS SuperDraft.


January 13, 2016
LOAN DEAL
Union gets Brazilian defender Anderson Conceição

The Philadelphia Union has acquired 26-year-old Brazilian defender Anderson Conceição on loan for the 2016 season, the club announced Wednesday.


January 12, 2016
PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM
Curtin sees quality talent available in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft

Like every other club, the Philadelphia Union will have their detailed draft board. It’s a fluid process and can change at any time, but by Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore, they’ll know which players they covet more than others.


January 12, 2016
SPEEDY MOVE
Union acquires Walter Restrepo from Cosmos

The Philadelphia Union have acquired winger Walter Restrepo from the New York Cosmos for an undisclosed transfer fee, the club announced Tuesday. Michael Lahoud will join New York on loan for the duration of the 2016 season.


January 11, 2016
LOOKING FOR STARTERS
Stewart encouraged by what he has seen at MLS Combine

The 2016 MLS SuperDraft is vital to every club. Especially the Philadelphia Union.


January 7, 2015
SWITCHING SPORTS
Ex-Union CEO Sakiewicz to head lacrosse league

Former Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz has been named Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League.


January 7, 2016
SEVENTH SEASON
Union will open at Dallas, close against Red Bulls

The Philadelphia Union released its 34-match regular season schedule Thursday, following the official announcement from MLS. The Union will open its seventh season at FC Dallas March 6 and conclude the season at Talen Energy Stadium against the New York Red Bulls Oct. 23. The team’s home opener will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20 against New England with the game aired live on 6abc.


December 28, 2015
FIRST ROUNDERS FIND HOMES
Ex-Union picks Mwanga, Hoffman land new gigs

Former Philadelphia Union first round picks Danny Mwanga and Chandler Hoffman both found new homes this week, with Mwanga signing with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League and Hoffman joining Louisville City of the United Soccer League.


December 24, 2015
OKA RETURNS
Union hire Nikolov as assistant coach

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union has hired Oka Nikolov to join the technical staff as an assistant coach, with his primary focus on the goalkeepers.


December 22, 2015
OPENING ON THE ROAD
Union will start 2016 season against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union will open the 2016 regular season at FC Dallas on March 6 and will open their home schedule March 20 against the New England Revolution at 5:00 pm.


December 11, 2011
LONG-TERM SUCCESS
Stewart takes reins at the Union with an eye to the future

Earnie Stewart was named as the Philadelphia Union Sporting Director on Oct. 26, and his arrival has been punctuated by a flurry of personnel moves setting the stage for him to put his stamp on the team for 2016.


December 11, 2015
MOVING MacMATH
After loan spell, Union send 'keeper to Colorado

CHESTER, Pa.---The Philadelphia Union have finally decided what to do with goalkeeper Zac MacMath. The club traded him to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for their natural second round selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft .


December 10, 2015
ROSTER MOVES
Union pick up seven options, drop nine

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union has picked up the contract options of Eric Ayuk, Leo Fernandes, Sebastien Le Toux, Richie Marquez, Vincent Nogueira, Zach Pfeffer and C.J. Sapong. They will join Tranquillo Barnetta, Andre Blake, Maurice Edu, Raymon Gaddis and John McCarthy, who were already under contract for the 2016 season.


December 10, 2015
GAINING A PICK
Union send Ethan White to NYC FC

CHESTER, Pa. The Philadelphia Union have acquired New York City FC’s natural fourth round selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for defender Ethan White.


December 9, 2015
HARD AT WORK
Union focused on assembling roster for next season

Despite difficult losses and a tremendous amount of adversity, the Philadelphia Union kept working throughout the frustrating 2015 campaign. They just didn’t see the results in terms of wins.


December 7, 2015
MAKING SPACE
Union open roster spots by dealing Maidana, Wenger to Houston

The roster rebuild continues. Shortly after acquiring midfielder Chris Pontius from D.C. United, the Philadelphia Union continued reshaping their roster on Monday.


December 7, 2015
FROM UNITED TO UNION
Union acquire Pontius from DC

CHESTER, Pa.– The Philadelphia Union have acquired midfielder Chris Pontius from D.C. United in exchange for both General and Targeted Allocation Money.


December 3, 2015
BIG MOVE COMING?
DC midfielder Pontius reportedly headed to Union

After a disappointing 10-17-7 season and being left out of the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, the Philadelphia Union clearly need to re-shape their roster. It looks as if a big move may occur soon.


December 3, 2015
THEY WANT HIM BACK
Cosmos talking with Union to keep Leo Fernandes

NEW YORK---The New York Cosmos want Leo Fernandes back for 2016, and are trying to arrange either another loan or a permanent transfer to keep the Long Island product.


December 2, 2015
OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
Union's Blake focused on the future after injury-plagued 2015 season

The season didn’t go as planned. Andre Blake endured a couple of knee injuries and then had some ups and downs in a frustrating season for the Philadelphia Union.


December 1, 2015
PPL PARK NO MORE
Talen Energy takes over naming rights to Union Stadium

Long gone are the days when a stadium's name was an almost eternal part of the community like Connie Mack Stadium, Veterans Stadium and the Spectrum. After just six years, PPL Park is getting a new name. With the recent mergers in the power industry Talen Energy (formerly PPL EnergyPlus) is taking over the naming rights to the home of the Philadelphia Union.


November 9, 2015
CALLED UP
Union's Andre Blake named to Jamaica squad

CHESTER, Pa.--- – Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has been called up to the Jamaican National Team for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers on Friday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 17.


November 3, 2015
A FINALIST
Union up for Fair Play Award

NEW YORK--The Philadelphia Union are a finalist for the Major League Soccer Fair Play award, which the club won in 2014. The Union are finalists along with Seattle Sounders FC and Los Angeles Galaxy.


October 30, 2015
FRESH START
Curtin will stay, but Union expected to shake things up for 2016

It was a learning process involving growing pains for the Philadelphia Union in 2015, including for head coach Jim Curtin.


October 28, 2015
"I ONLY WANT TO PLAY HERE"
Le Toux, Union talking contract

Following a disappointing 10-win season and missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, the Philadelphia Union realize they have a bevy of decisions ahead. One of the biggest deals with the contract of Sebastien Le Toux.


October 26, 2015
THE RIGHT FIT
Union deal with Stewart came together quickly

Last November, Jay Sugarman discussed the importance of hiring a sporting director. About 11 months later, that plan finally came together.


October 26, 2015
NEW MAN IN CHARGE
Earnie Stewart named Union sporting director

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union announced Monday that it has agreed to terms with Earnie Stewart to take over as the club’s sporting director, effective Jan. 1.


October 25, 2015
SOMETHING TO BUILD ON
Union end season with win over Orlando City

CHESTER, Pa. – Their sixth season in Major League Soccer was rather forgettable. At least the Philadelphia Union ended it with three points. In a very difficult and tumultuous season, that’s something to build on heading into 2016.


October 25, 2015
POSITIVE FINISH
Union edge Lions 1-0 to end season with win

CHESTER, Pa. – Sebastien Le Toux converted a penalty kick in the 41st minute and that was all the offense the Philadelphia Union needed as they closed out the 2015 MLS campaign with a 1-0 victory over Orlando City SC Sunday night before a crowd of 17,309 at PPL Park.


October 23, 2015
A CELEBRATION FOR THE FANS
Union want to end season on a positive note

The 2015 season will soon officially come to an end for the Philadelphia Union. They want to close it out the proper way.


October 19, 2015
COMING UP SHORT
Slow start dooms Union against Red Bulls

HARRISON, NJ -- Philadelphia Union coach Jim Curtin was left shaking his head after Sunday's lopsided loss to the New York Red Bulls.


October 18, 2015
BULL-IED
Union routed by Red Bulls, 4-1

HARRISON, NJ -- The New York Red Bulls scored early and often against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, starting with the fastest goal in MLS history and finishing with a 4-1 win at Red Bull Arena.


October 16, 2015
STILL MOTIVATED
Union ready to put best foot forward against Red Bulls on Sunday

After losing in the championship match of the U.S. Open Cup and then officially being eliminated from the playoff chase, the Philadelphia Union still must finish the season. There are two league matches remaining, starting with Sunday’s battle against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena (3pm, Comcast).


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