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Union Notes: Heavy loss overshadows controversial call; holes to fill on defense; and more

Philadelphia Union head coach John Hackworth pointed to a major decision in last weekend’s blowout loss to New England as a key turning point that has been overlooked after his team’s ugly loss to the Revolution. Continue reading »

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Union Notes: McInerney drought a matter of perspective; defense starting to peak; and more

After a blistering 10 goals in the first 14 matches of the season, Jack McInerney has experienced a U.S. national team call-up for the group stage of the Gold Cup, an MLS All-Star selection, and a goal drought that has now stretched eight games. Continue reading »

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Union Notes: First place in sight, Gaddis injury update, and more

The Union Notes looks at an opportunity to go top of the East, Ray Gaddis’ injury report, a club record in touching distance, and more. Continue reading »

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Casey double leads Union past young D.C. United squad

The Philadelphia Union edged past a young D.C. United side 2-0 behind a brace of goals from Conor Casey. Continue reading »

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Union Notes: Gilberto signing a “long-term” move; Kleberson looking for a chance; and more

The Union weren’t busy on MLS transfer deadline day, and more in Union notes. Continue reading »

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Magee goal, Johnson saves propel Fire to road win over the Union

A second-half strike from Mike Magee and several big saves from Sean Johnson handed the Chicago Fire a big 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union Saturday night in Chester. Continue reading »

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Hoppenot’s late goal leads Union over 10-man Whitecaps

A late goal from Antoine Hoppenot delivered the Philadelphia Union a 1-0 win over the 10-man Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday. Continue reading »

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Union Notes: Casey suspension means adjustment; no concerns over McInerney form; and more

This week’s Union Notes looks at adjustments needed for Conor Casey’s one-game suspension, no concerns over Jack McInerney’s form, and more. Continue reading »

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Ricketts and MacMath stand out in scoreless draw

The Philadelphia Union and Portland Timbers played to a tight, scoreless draw Saturday at PPL Park thanks to strong goalkeeping from Donovan Ricketts and Zac MacMath. Continue reading »

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Union Notes: Win over Chivas a relief; Trade for Califf was considered; and more

Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth was relieved that his team defeated Chivas USA last Friday in some wet weather. Continue reading »

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Union overcome early deficit, terrible weather, to top Chivas USA

The Philadelphia Union overcame terrible weather, and an early defensive blunder, to rally late and post a 3-1 victory over Chivas USA on Friday night at PPL Park. Continue reading »

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Union Notes: Club explores more transfers; Torres struggles to find consistent time; and more

During his weekly press conference on Wednesday, Philadelphia Union head coached discussed the club’s activity during the transfer window, Roger Torres’s lack of playing time and recent injuries that have plagued the midfield. Continue reading »

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