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Video: Michael Farfan, Chris Pontius and Chris Wondolowski unplugged

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4:29 PM
Our partners at Cinesport sent along this video that produced from the recent MLS Media Day in New York. It features Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Farfan, D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius and San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski riffing on a range of soccer and non-soccer... Read more

Philadelphia Union unveil new third jersey, inspired by Bethlehem Steel

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 2:06 PM
Now it's official. After lots of rumor and speculation - and some leaked photos on the internet Tuesday afternoon - the Philadelphia Union finally unveiled their new third jersey during their Meet the Team event at Xfinity Live. The black, white and red color scheme is a tribute to Bethlehem Steel... Read more

Inquirer profiles forthcoming Sons of Ben movie

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 8:36 AM
Some of you may have heard about the movie on the Sons of Ben that's been in the works for a while now. In this morning's Inquirer, Jeff Gammage writes an extensive profile of the movie and its director, Jeff Bell, in today's paper. There are a lot of details about how the movie has come together... Read more

Philadelphia Union cut midfielder Jordi Vidal, forward Georgi Hristov; roster now stands at 29 players

Monday, February 25, 2013, 8:18 PM
UPDATE: After the Union's Meet The Team event and third jersey unveiling Tuesday night, I was able to put a few more pieces of the puzzle together. The roster now stands at 29 players, as far as I can tell, with the inclusion of Matt Kassel. So the Union have one "off-budget" player slot left. All... Read more

Crunch time for the Philadelphia Union as manager John Hackworth starts making roster cuts

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 3:55 PM
The Philadelphia Union have made three player personnel moves in recent days. You already knew that Alex Mendoza and and Damani Richards are gone, and you may be wondering what the third was. Well, it wasn't really public information until the Seattle Sounders broke the news on the Union's behalf... Read more

Philadelphia Union waive midfielder Alex Mendoza and outside back Damani Richards

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:48 AM
As the March 1 deadline to cut the Union's roster down to 30 players looms, the team started making moves Wednesday morning. Two players are out the door: midfielder Alex Mendoza and left back Damani Richards. Both players came to the Union with pedigrees of consequence. Mendoza spent the last few... Read more

Live video: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 2:30 PM
Last night in Jacksonville, a Union lineup that featured many likely starters played to a scoreless tie against a Montréal Impact lineup of mostly reserves. Today, the Union's reserves will be starting again in the team's third game at the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando. They will hope... Read more

Philadelphia Union issue statement in response to fans' criticism of Chick-Fil-A sponsored promotion

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 2:22 PM
When the Philadelphia Union announced their promotional giveaway schedule for the season on Wednesday, many fans were drawn to one event in particular. On June 5, the team will hold an 80's theme night, and there will be a giveaway sponsored by Chick-Fil-A. The national fast-food chain is generally... Read more

Live video and chat: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 10:00 AM
The Union's second game at the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando is against a team that Union fans will want to get to know well. It's likely that Philadelphia and Columbus will be battling each other for a playoff spot in a stacked Eastern Conference. Chicago, Houston and Kansas City have clearly... Read more

Roger Torres is ready to step up for the Philadelphia Union

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 9:10 PM
Roger Torres has been a favorite among Union fans almost since the team's inaugural game. Seemingly every time he starts warming up on the sidelines, the River End - and many other parts of PPL Park - chant his name in unison. Those fans know that Torres' skill on the ball and passing vision are rare... Read more
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