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Games to Watch: Liga MX, MLS, NWSL, International Friendlies

Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:43 PM
This post has been corrected. In the original version I wrote that Michael Orozco Fiscal was looking to get out of Puebla. That isn't true (at least as far as I know). The linked story refers to DaMarcus Beasley, who is looking to get out of Puebla, and may have already done so. I replaced Beasley... Read more

Union's Zach Pfeffer added to MLS Homegrown Game roster

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 12:21 PM
Updated on Tuesday, July 22: The news is now official. Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer is one of three additions to the MLS Homegrown Game roster, along with FC Dallas midfielder Danny Garcia and Real Salt Lake defender Carlos Salcedo. Three players were withdrawn: Seattle's DeAndre Yedlin made the... Read more

Lincoln Financial Field to host AS Roma vs. Inter Milan in Guinness International Champions Cup

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2:56 PM
This post was originally written on February 20, 2014. It has been updated many times with schedule changes and TV broadcast information. Philadelphia will be one of the host venues for this summer's Guinness International Champions Cup series of friendlies. Italian giants AS Roma and Inter Milan... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup semifinal draw: Union will visit FC Dallas

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:06 AM
The Union's streak of U.S. Open Cup home games in this year's tournament has come to an end, but not because of a loss. Indeed, they're still very much alive after beating the New England Revolution on Tuesday. The streak is over because the Union's semifinal contest will be a road game, at FC Dallas... Read more

No Union players chosen for MLS Homegrown game

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 8:01 PM
This post is now moot, because Pfeffer was eventually added to the Homegrown Game roster. Click here for the story. In the Philadelphia Union's five-year history, the club's academy has produced three homegrown players: Zach Pfeffer, Jimmy McLaughlin and Cristhian Hernández. Though the trio... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal draw: Union will host New England or Rochester

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 8:03 PM
After beating the NASL's New York Cosmos in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup at PPL Park the Union will host welcome either the New England Revolution or USL PRO's Rochester Rhinos to Chester for a quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. The fifth round pairings that will set up these... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup fifth round draw: Union host New York Cosmos

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 9:58 AM
After beating the Harrisburg City Islanders in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, the Union will get another home game in the fifth round. It will be another game against a relative neighbor, as the much-hyped New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League will make the trip to PPL Park on... Read more

Games to Watch: Final countdown to the World Cup

Friday, June 6, 2014, 9:36 AM
Games to Watch will be on hiatus during the World Cup. Here's the last edition before the tournament kicks off. Costa Rica vs. Republic of Ireland 8:00 p.m. Friday You’ll see plenty of familiar faces if you head down to PPL Park for this international friendly. Costa Rica’s World Cup... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup fourth round draw: Union to host Harrisburg

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8:15 AM
The Philadelphia Union get to stay at home when they enter the 2014 U.S. Open Cup. They'll host the USL PRO's Harrisburg City Islanders on June 17 at 7:00 p.m. It's nice for the Union and their fans to have an Open Cup game at PPL Park, but it's probably not the ideal opponent. Harrisburg is the Union's... Read more

Charlie Stillitano rises, falls and returns to prominence in American soccer

Friday, May 23, 2014, 6:15 PM
Those of you with long enough memories might have heard of Charlie Stillitano before he became a host on SiriusXM satellite radio's soccer channel. If you do know of him, you know of his history in MLS, and later of promoting summer soccer friendlies the United States. His current company, Relevent... Read more
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