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Union give up late goal in 1-1 draw at Portland Timbers

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:46 PM
The Union came just seconds away from securing one of the all-time great wins in team history. But a last-second botched clearance of a corner kick by team captain Brian Carroll gave the Portland Timbers an equalizer, and consigned Philadelphia to a 1-1 draw at Providence Park. If you had told Union... Read more

Previewing Major League Soccer's Western Conference with NBC's John Strong

Friday, March 7, 2014, 2:13 PM
Earlier this week, you saw the Philly Soccer Page’s in-depth preview of the Union’s Eastern Conference rivals. Today, let’s focus on the Western Conference. It is stacked full of stars, and has some of Major League Soccer’s most popular teams. To analyze the big storylines... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS kicks off, EPL, UEFA and CONCACAF Champions Leagues

Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:56 PM
Manchester United at West Bromwich Albion 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) NBCSN kicks off a quadrupleheader of soccer with a Manchester United team that remains mired in crisis. Stuck in the middle of the Premier League table, Red Devils fans are already calling for manager David Moyes to be fired... Read more

Union sign Pedro Ribeiro and Richard Marquez, waive Matt Kassel

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 8:49 PM
The Philadelphia Union made their final roster moves before the start of the regular season on Wednesday, signing draft picks Pedro Ribeiro and Richard Marquez and waiving defender Matt Kassel. Ribeiro, a creative midfielder out of Coastal Carolina, was a late first-round pick. Marquez, a central... Read more

A few minutes with Vincent Nogueira

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 3:12 PM
It has been a whirlwind few weeks for Vincent Nogueira since he signed with the Philadelphia Union. After a protracted negotiation over his transfer from French club Sochaux, the 26-year-old midfielder joined his new team after preseason training had already started in Florida. In addition to getting... Read more

As a new MLS season dawns, pressure rises on the Union

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 2:27 AM
On Saturday night, the Union will officially begin their fifth season of existence. By the team's own admission, it is a year when they have to deliver serious results on the field. Making the playoffs is the minimum expectation, and for good reason. This winter's overhaul has dramatically strengthened... Read more

A photographic tour of Major League Soccer

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 9:10 AM
Every now and again, I get asked which MLS team I root for. When I travel to other cities, I get asked if I’m a Union fan. Around here, people who know I grew up in Washington ask if I still have ties to D.C. United. Still others ask if I’m partial to Portland or Montréal or other... Read more

Union release trialist Clésio Bauque, unsigned draft Aodhan Quinn

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 12:55 PM
UPDATED Tuesday: I should have offered an explanation of a way that the Union could keep both Fred and Keon Daniel, so I've added that. Also, someone asked in the comments why McLaughlin and Pfeffer are exempt from the cap but Hernández is not. Teams were only allowed to exempt two players... Read more

Live MLS preseason video: Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:05 PM
Kickoff at the Rose City Invitational in Portland, Ore., is set for 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Read more

Live MLS preseason video: Chicago Fire vs. Chivas de Guadalajara Reserves

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:00 PM
Kickoff at the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Ariz., is set for 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Read more
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