Friday, September 4, 2015

Philadelphia Union

Union trade for Toronto's Warren Creavalle

Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:39 AM
The Union swung a minor trade Friday morning to bring in needed defensive depth, acquiring Warren Creavalle from Toronto FC in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft pick. Creavalle played 54 games in Houston over three seasons before moving north in late July of last year. He played 24 games while... Read more

Union sign Swiss national team midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 3:41 PM
Updated 12:50 p.m. Friday: During Tranquillo Barnetta's introductory press conference, Union technical director Chris Albright said Barnetta will be eligible to play Saturday, but refused three times to answer questions about how that is the case. On the fourth attempt, Albright finally acknowledged... Read more

Union finally, officially are rid of Carlos Vald├ęs

Monday, July 27, 2015, 4:37 PM
It was clear as soon as the Union loaned Carlos Valdés to Uruguayan club Nacional in February that the Colombian national team defender would never take the field at PPL Park again. Even though his $400,000 salary wasn't the Union's responsibility during the loan, the team knew that until it... Read more

With Gold Cup over, Andre Blake returns to Union

Monday, July 27, 2015, 11:49 AM
Even though Union goalkeeper Andre Blake didn't play for Jamaica at the Gold Cup, he made it clear after Sunday's final that he learned a lot from the experience of being part of the team. "I think I've become a better goalkeeper," he said as a cluster of reporters gathered around him at Lincoln Financial... Read more

Union trade Sheanon Williams to Houston Dynamo

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 12:07 PM
The Union made a surprising trade on Thursday that may be a sign of more moves to come, sending veteran right back Sheanon Williams and an international roster slot to the Houston Dynamo for cash and other future considerations. Williams was the last player on the team who had been with the organization... Read more

Live video: Union vs. New York Red Bulls U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 4:00 PM
Click on the video player above to watch live streaming video of the Union's U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal game against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. Read more

Philadelphia Union 2015 player salaries as of July 17

Monday, July 20, 2015, 12:46 PM
Updated Monday, July 20 with a few minor corrections: the number of players in the pool and the amount of Real Salt Lake's payroll. TORONTO - This year's initial release of salary data by the Major League Soccer Players Union was delayed until official ratification of the new collective bargaining... Read more

2015 Philadelphia Union schedule

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 1:32 AM
The Union’s 2015 schedule has been unveiled. It features at least nine national TV games, with kickoff times for the last two weeks of the season still to be fully determined. First up is a home game against the Colorado Rapids on March 7. It's just the second time since the team launched in... Read more

Sons of Ben president discusses protest march

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 8:23 PM
Before Sunday's Union game against D.C. United, the Sons of Ben marched in protest from their pregame tailgate to the stadium. They raised a banner which read "UNION FANS DESERVE BETTER," and carried a coffin whose interior depicted Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz with the inscription "NICK SAKIEWICZ SERIAL... Read more

Jim Curtin confirms Rais Mbolhi won't play for Union anymore

Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:22 PM
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Spending time in Major League Soccer's most northwestern outpost naturally puts visitors at ease. This city's pristine waterfronts, abundant greenery and dramatic mountains make for a superb backdrop to a buzzing hive of modern urbanity. Jim Curtin and the Union are in sore need... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald
Lauren Green Inquirer Staff Writer
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