Author Archives: Joel Hoover

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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Perez stoppage-time equalizer earns 10-man FC Dallas a point vs. Union

Blas Perez’s 97th minute equalizer gave 10-man FC Dallas a 2-2 draw with the Philadelphia Union after a late flurry of goals at PPL Park on Saturday. Continue reading »

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Union Notes: Cruz joins Kleberson on the mend; Daniel absence provides opportunity; and more

Danny Cruz looks set to join Kleberson on the injury sidelines for the Philadelphia Union, while the team also prepares for life without Keon Daniel, who is set to join Trinidad & Tobago for the Gold Cup. Those notes and more on the latest with the Union. Continue reading »

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Casey’s brace lifts Union past 10-man Red Bulls

Conor Casey’s two goals helped the Philadelphia Union topple the New York Red Bulls, 3-0, on Sunday. The win, which came against a Red Bulls side down to 10 men after a first-half red card, marked Philadelphia’s first win vs. the Red Bulls since 2011. Continue reading »

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Union Notes: Nikolov signing provides mentor; Tough tests coming against league’s best; and more

By JOEL HOOVER The Philadelphia Union have lacked an experienced goalkeeper since the departure of Faryd Mondragon, leaving starter Zac MacMath and backup Chris Konopka without much in the way of tutelage and instruction. The Union filled that void Wednesday … Continue reading »

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