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Live video: Union introduce Maurice Edu

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 12:25 PM
Watch live as the Union host a press conference to introduce their newest Designiated Player, former U.S. national team midfielder Maurice Edu. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. Read more

Union finally complete Maurice Edu deal

Monday, January 27, 2014, 5:40 PM
It took a while to get through all the paperwork, but Maurice Edu is finally a Philadelphia Union player. The Union announced Monday afternoon that they had finalized the deal, which is officially a one-year loan with an option to buy in 2015. The former U.S. national team midfielder/defender will... Read more

Do big cities hold the key to American soccer’s future?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 3:29 PM
You probably know Mónica González as a sideline reporter for ESPN’s U.S. national team and Major League Soccer broadcasts. You may also know her as a former star for Mexico’s women’s national team. But González’s ties to the game run a lot deeper than that... Read more

Video: Union makes splash at MLS SuperDraft

Friday, January 17, 2014, 3:15 AM's Jon Tannenwald reports from the Pennsylvania Convention Center where the Union selected goalkeeper Andre Blake with the No. 1 overall pick. Read more

Live coverage of the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 9:35 AM
Thanks to all of you who read and listened to our coverage. We had a few bumps and bruises along the way, but we appreciate your support and we are glad to have drawn an audience of over 7,000 listeners. If you missed the event live, you can download a podcast here. The big day is finally here. All... Read more

John Hackworth: Union 'need to maximize this draft'

Monday, January 13, 2014, 12:32 PM
Union manager John Hackworth chatted with reporters Monday morning in advance of Thursday's SuperDraft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It was a fairly open conversation, with most of the questions centering on the team's preparations for the draft. Here are some excerpts of Hackworth's remarks... Read more

Reports: Union made bid for Michael Bradley

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 9:07 AM
Updated a few times, as the news has evolved. The latest big-name signing coming to Major League Soccer is reportedly U.S. national team stalwart midfielder MIchael Bradley. ESPN's Jeff Carlisle and Taylor Twellman broke the news Wednesday that he is headed to Toronto FC. They reported that Bradley's... Read more

Catching up with Union technical director Rob Vartughian

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 4:07 PM
I chatted with Union technical director Rob Vartughian for a few minutes after Major League Soccer's Re-Entry Draft wrapped up. Here's what he had to say. On not selecting a player in the second stage of the Re-Entry Draft: I think there’s a number of good players available, I just think that... Read more

2014 Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft eligible players

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 6:15 PM
UPDATED a few times: A number of players are out of the Re-Entry Draft pool. Some were taken in the first stage of the process, some were traded, and some negotiated new contracts. I have noted those changes below and will continue to update this post as more transactions are announced. The Major... Read more

Roger Torres thanks Union fans as his potential departure looms

Friday, November 1, 2013, 6:10 PM
At the end of what had been a relatively quiet week for the Union, midfielder Roger posted what appeared to be a farewell message of thanks to Philadelphia fans. Not surprisingly, fans responded in kind: See you philly thanks for everything ���� — Roger torres (@Rogertorres_20) November 1,... Read more
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