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Philadelphia Union

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

Peter Nowak sues Major League Soccer, players’ union for causing his firing

Friday, June 13, 2014, 8:26 PM
Updated June 17 with further statements from the Major League Soccer Players' Union. It has been 21 months since a judge ruled that Peter Nowak’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the Philadelphia Union had to be decided in arbitration, not federal court, and dismissed. Since then, we’ve... Read more

Philadelphia Union fire technical director Rob Vartughian

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 2:15 PM
Another key member of the Union's coaching staff has been fired. The team announced Wednesday that technical director and longtime assistant coach Rob Vartughian is gone from the organization. Though the move was announced after the firing of head coach John Hackworth, I was told by multiple sources... Read more

Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth fired

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:16 PM
The Philadelphia Union announced Tuesday afternoon that manager John Hackworth has been fired. Assistant coach Jim Curtin has been promoted to the head job on an interim basis. “We are an ambitious club, and although we are just in our fifth season we expect to win and be in the top tier of... 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

Landon Donovan, Maurice Edu left out of final U.S. World Cup team

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9:22 PM
The decision was fast, and the timing was stunning. Landon Donovan, the United States men's national team's all-time leading scorer and one of the most clutch players in American soccer history, was unceremoniously cast aside by Jurgen Klinsmann on Thursday as Klinsmann named the 23 players who will... Read more

Union's Vincent Nogueira could become Designated Player, but apparently won't

Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:24 AM
Updated on Tuesday, May 20: A spokesperson for the Union told me that Vincent Nogueira will not become a Designated Player as there was no extra payment to Sochaux after the team was relegated from France's Ligue 1. I was not, however, given any concrete information about the terms of Nogueira’s... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald
Lauren Green Inquirer Staff Writer
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