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Philadelphia Union

Union lose Pedro Ribeiro to Orlando in expansion draft

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2:41 PM
The Union only lost one player in Wednesday's expansion draft, but it was a player for whom many observers had high hopes. Brazilian forward/midfielder hybrid Pedro Ribeiro is headed to Orlando City. Ribeiro made nine appearances for the Union in 2014, his rookie season. He scored two goals in nine... Read more

Union put Zac MacMath, Rais Mbolhi in expansion draft pool

Monday, December 8, 2014, 8:13 PM
Here's the list of players that the Union have made available for Orlando City and New York City FC to take in the Expansion Draft, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10: Goalkeepers: Zac MacMath, Rais Mbolhi Defenders: Austin Berry, Richard Marquez Midfielders: Corben Bone, Brian... Read more

Union trade Amobi Okugo to Orlando, acquire C.J. Sapong

Monday, December 8, 2014, 5:11 PM
Major League Soccer's half-day trading window ahead of the December 10 expansion draft included two significant deals by the Union. The first move sent midfielder Amobi Okugo, the last remaining player from the team's inaugural season in 2010, to expansion club Orlando City. In exchange, the Union... Read more

After a disappointing season, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz faces winter full of questions

Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:48 AM
For as much as Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz has said publicly that he can brush off the heat aimed at him from fans, there's no doubt that he understands both the quantity and sharpness of the criticism that has come his way in recent weeks. He would not be human if it wasn't affecting him... Read more

Philadelphia Union 2014 player salaries as of September 29

Monday, September 29, 2014, 9:16 PM
The Major League Soccer Players' Union skipped over its midsummer release of salary figures this year, but made up for that by filling its annual September release with lots of news. As this release includes signings during the summer transfer window, we now know how much the Union are paying goalkeeper... Read more

Union to remove interim tag from manager Jim Curtin

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:17 PM
Updated Wednesday afternoon: As you'll see in the above video from the Inquirer's Marc Narducci, Jim Curtin announced at his weekly press conference Wednesday that officially, he is still the Union's interim manager. "I'm still fighting to have the interim tag dropped," Curtin said. "To be honest... Read more

Live video: Soccer Morning with NASN and Soccerly.com, September 16

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:18 AM
Jason Davis is out for another day, so I have been invited back for a return engagement in the Soccer Morning host's chair. You can watch the show via YouTube - I'll mbed the video when it goes live. I'll be joined by two guests today. First up will be Alicia Rodriguez, author of The Goat Parade,... Read more

Live chat: Union vs. Sounders U.S. Open Cup preview

Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:29 PM
Throughout this week, Philly.com and the Seattle Times are collaborating on some projects to bring you enhanced coverage of the U.S. Open Cup final between the Union and the Sounders. You have already seen the video preview that I hosted Monday with Matt Pentz, the Times' Sounders beat writer, previewing... Read more

The Comcast Network to broadcast U.S. Open Cup final

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:51 AM
In the previous two years of GolTV's broadcast rights deal for the U.S. Open Cup final, the network refused to allow any local stations to air simultaneous coverage. This year, though, the Union have broken GolTV's hegemony. Though it hasn't officially been announced yet by any of the parties involved... Read more

Jim Curtin faces up to his toughest test yet with the Union

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:10 PM
Both literally and figuratively, interim Union manager Jim Curtin is in familiar territory right now. Since taking the helm three months ago, the Oreland, Pa., native has steered his hometown club into the U.S. Open Cup final and the thick of the MLS playoff race. The Union have lost just one of Curtin's... Read more
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