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Philadelphia Union

Union beat New York Red Bulls in preseason tournament finale

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:34 PM
The Union are coming home to start the 2015 season with a trophy in hand. Andrew Wenger scored a brace that bookended Fernando Aristeguieta's fourth of the preseason, as Philadephia beat the New York Red Bulls, 3-1, in the final of the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic in Bradenton, Fla. For much of the game... Read more

Union beat Columbus on penalties, reach IMG tournament final

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 5:00 PM
The Union concluded group stage play at the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic in Bradenton, Fla., with a 1-1 draw against the Columbus Crew. Columbus put the ball in the Union's net twice in the game's first few minutes, but both attempts were ruled out for offside. In the 27th minute, Fernando Aristeguieta... Read more

Union sign Philly native John McCarthy as 3rd GK; Andre Blake has knee surgery

Monday, February 23, 2015, 1:42 PM
Alright, put aside the goalkeeper jokes for a minute. The Union's news on Monday was actually rather serious. First, the team offiicaly announced the signing of John McCarthy as the third netminder on their depth chart. The move had been in the works for a while, as evidenced by McCarthy's 90-minute... Read more

Fernando Aristeguieta scores twice in Union debut

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 12:59 AM
Fernando Aristeguieta left quite a first impression Saturday night in his Union debut. Is that so. Just a day after officially joining the team on a season-long loan from French club Nantes, the Venezuelan striker scored two goals to help the Union rout London United, 6-0, in their second group stage... Read more

Live video: Union vs. London United, Columbus Crew vs. Costa Rica U-23s

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 4:11 PM
The Union take center stage at the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic Bradenton this evening. After beating the Costa Rica U-23s in their group stage opener, tonight Jim Curtin's side faces London United - a team of ex-pros and prospects trying to get the attention of scouts. London United replaced TP Mazembe... Read more

Union agree loan deal for Nantes striker Fernando Aristeguieta

Friday, February 20, 2015, 1:32 PM
This is an updated version of a story that was originally posted on Wednesday, February 18. Everyone watching the Union Union has been waiting for the team to fulfill its longstanding promise that it would sign a striker capable of truly leading the team's attack. On Friday, the team finally got... Read more

Union beat Costa Rica U-23s in Bradenton tournament opener

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:52 PM
The Union opened their group stage schedule at the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic tournament in strong fashion, recording a 3-0 win over Costa Rica's under-23 national team. Yes, it was just a preseason game; no, there wasn't any video of it; and yes, as a result, the only account of the action came from... Read more

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 VĂ­toria 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 VĂ­toria

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
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Jonathan Tannenwald
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