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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

Video: Analysis of the Union's win over Toronto

Monday, October 7, 2013, 10:18 AM
It took a long time for the raucous din at PPL Park to finally die down on Saturday after Kléberson's magificent game-winning free kick. From the River End to press row - and maybe, just maybe, to that white-lined box near the Union's bench - everyone in the building knew just how big a moment... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. Montréal Impact

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 4:11 PM
Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: The Comcast Network (J.P. Dellacamera, Alejandro Moreno and Heather Mitts, with Peter Pappas, Tony Limarzi and Ian Munro at the on-site studio desk) I've said before that every game is a must-win for the Union. Heading into tonight, seven points... Read more

Video: John Hackworth previews Union at New England Revolution

Friday, August 23, 2013, 9:45 PM
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Live updates: Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls

Saturday, August 17, 2013, 6:50 PM
Time: 8:23 p.m. EDT Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J. TV: NBC Sports Network (John Strong, Kyle Martino and Russ Thaler, on air at 8:00 p.m.) HARRISON, N.J. - Greetings from a building in which the Union have lost every time they've visited. If ever there was a time to snap that streak, it's a... Read more
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