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A few minutes with Vincent Nogueira

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 3:12 PM
It has been a whirlwind few weeks for Vincent Nogueira since he signed with the Philadelphia Union. After a protracted negotiation over his transfer from French club Sochaux, the 26-year-old midfielder joined his new team after preseason training had already started in Florida. In addition to getting... Read more

As a new MLS season dawns, pressure rises on the Union

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 2:27 AM
On Saturday night, the Union will officially begin their fifth season of existence. By the team's own admission, it is a year when they have to deliver serious results on the field. Making the playoffs is the minimum expectation, and for good reason. This winter's overhaul has dramatically strengthened... Read more

John Hackworth lukewarm on Keon Daniel's future with the Union

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 2:42 PM
Few players on the Union's roster generates as much consternation among observers of the team as Keon Daniel. The Trinidadian midfielder has never lived up to expectations at PPL Park, whether playing in the center of the park or on the left wing. Now, as Major League Soccer's March 1 roster compliance... Read more

Live MLS preseason video: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 10:44 AM
UPDATE: The game ended scoreless. The Union had some decent chances, with Maurice Edu and Vincent Nogueira setting up Jack McInerney for some good looks. I especially liked Cristian Maidana's influence from set pieces. New defender Austin Berry also made his Union debut, playing 35 minutes as a second-half... Read more

Robbie Derschang, Kevin Cope, Michael Seamon no longer with Union

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5:02 PM
The Union are set up in Orlando, Fla., this week for the Disney Pro Soccer Classic. Before arriving there, draft picks Robbie Derschang and Kevin Cope and trialist Michael Seamon were told their services were no longer needed. Of the three, it's most surprising that Derschang didn't make the team... Read more

Live MLS preseason video: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5:52 PM
After scrimmages against the New England Revolution and the University of North Florida, the Union play their first full-fledged preseason game of 2014 tonight. With Jacksonville's EverBank Field (home of the NFL's Jaguars) as the backdrop, John Hackworth's rebuilt squad is set to face the New York... Read more

Updated: Philadelphia Union's preseason schedule

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 10:21 AM
Originally posted January 21, updated February 3 (and will be updated again) as more schedule information and roster cuts are announced. If you're thinking about heading to Florida to watch the Union in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, you can now finish setting up your itinerary. And if you're going... Read more

Sources: Union hire Mike Sorber as assistant coach

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2:53 PM
This post has been corrected from the original version. Mike Sorber was an assistant coach at Saint Louis University, not the head coach. A portion of the Union's fan base got a bit rattled when Brendan Burke left the team on Wednesday. The announcement of Burke's replacement should put you at ease... Read more

Vincent Nogueira officially joins the Union from Sochaux

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:38 PM
The Union's pursuit of French playmaker Vincent Nogueira finally crossed the finish line Thursday, as Sochaux announced his departure. Philadelphia confirmed the deal a few hours after the French club first made the news official. Past reports on Nogueira, including some from me, stated that he would... Read more

Maurice Edu arrives, and the Union’s ‘frustration’ departs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 3:31 PM
As Maurice Edu was presented to the Philadelphia media on Tuesday, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz was the first to admit that “there has been a lot of frustration” about the cirucmstances of Edu’s arrival. He is aware of the public perceptions, of your many complaints on Twitter and elsewhere... Read more
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