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Philadelphia Union

Union to spend preseason in Clearwater

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 12:48 PM
The Philadelphia Union will have a "spring training" trip of their own in 2015, and it will be right next door to the Phillies' longtime home in Clearwater. Jim Curtin's squad will spend much of February on the soccer fields at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, which is literally across a street from... Read more

Steven Vítoria introduces himself to Philadelphia

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 5:34 PM
A decade ago, Steven Vítoria left his native Toronto to join the youth academy of Portuguese powerhouse FC Porto. Back then, Major League Soccer didn’t have any teams in Canada, and the nation’s soccer infrastructure was limited. So it made more sense for him to move abroad at age... Read more

Union agree loan deal for defender Steven Vítoria

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3:47 PM
Updated Tuesday afternoon with a clarification of the roster rules fromMLS headquarters. The Union announced on Monday that they finalized a deal to bring in Portuguese-Canadian central defender Steven Vítoria from Benfica on a one-year loan, with an option to purchase Vitoria's rights afterward... Read more

Live video: Philadelphia Union vs. Jacksonville Armada

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2:14 PM
The time has come to get our first real sight of the Union in action this year. You can watch above as the Union take on the Jacksonville Armada at EverBank Field, home of the NFL's Jaguars. It's the first ever game for the Armada, which are joining the second-tier North American Soccer... Read more

Union finally loan Carlos Valdés to Uruguay's Nacional

Friday, February 6, 2015, 5:51 PM
The latest chapter of the Carlos Valdés saga came to a close on Friday, as the Union finalized a deal to loan him to Uruguayan club Nacional. El colombiano Carlos Valdés es oficialmente jugador del Decano. ¡Bienvenido! — Nacional (@nacional) February... Read more

Peter Nowak's suit against MLS Players Union dismissed

Friday, February 6, 2015, 1:16 PM
Last June, former Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak sued Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union for $1 million each in the of the U.S. District Court’s Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Nowak claimed that the two entities played a role in his dismissal from PPL Park, and that their... Read more

Union's academy starting to bear fruit for senior team

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:45 PM
When the Union opened their own high school in September of 2013 on the campus of YSC Sports in Wayne, fans with high hopes for the team's future wondered how long it would take for the program to develop pro prospects. It looks like the answer might be "not very." Fewer than two years after the... Read more

How would free agency in Major League Soccer actually work?

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:38 PM
As I write this post on Saturday morning, just hours remain in the life of Major League Soccer's current collective bargaining agreement with the Major League Soccer Players Union. It seems more likely than ever that there will be a work stoppage for the first time in the league's 20-year history... Read more

Valdés may be leaving Union again; Curtin says 'there will be signings'

Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:58 PM
The Union hoped to open preseason training without the drama that has clouded past winters. And they almost got away with it. Just three of the 35 players on the preseason roster weren't on the field when the team kicked off its first official practice session Monday morning at YSC Sports in Wayne... Read more

Union release 2015 preseason training camp roster

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3:54 PM
The Union will officially open preseason training on Monday at YSC Sports in Wayne. Ahead of the first full practice, the team put out its preseason roster on Sunday. It includes some trialists and academy prospects who've been invited to train with the first team. Goalkeepers (5): Andre Blake, Rais... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald
Lauren Green Inquirer Staff Writer
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