Author Archives: Joel Hoover

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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Union Notes: Kleberson still recovering; looking ahead to U.S. Open Cup; and more

Brazilian midfielder Kleberson looks set to miss some playing time as he slowly recovers from a thigh injury. An update on Kleberson, and a look ahead to the Union’s U.S. Open Cup match vs. D.C. United are included in the latest edition of Union Notes. Continue reading »

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Quick-fire Union rout Crew at PPL Park

The Philadelphia Union rattled off three goals in a six-minute span to take control of, and eventually win, their Eastern Conference showdown vs. the Columbus Crew on Wednesday night at PPL Park. Continue reading »

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Union Notes: Fixture congestion ends with Columbus; transfers hinted, and more

The Philadelphia Union end a four-game in 12 day stretch on Wednesday when they face the Columbus Crew Continue reading »

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Union Notes: Fernandes impresses in Open Cup; Torres absence discussed; and more

Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth praised the side’s reserves for helping lead the club to victory in the U.S. Open Cup. Continue reading »

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Carroll’s stoppage time header edges Union past PDL’s Ocean City

Philadelphia captain Brian Carroll saved the day for the Union on Tuesday night, heading in a stoppage-time winner to move past the PDL’s Ocean City Nor’easters. Continue reading »

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Di Vaio hat-trick leads Impact in five-goal romp over Union

Marco DiVaio’s first-half hat-trick led the way as the Montreal Impact won an eight-goal shootout, beating the Philadelphia Union, 5-3, at Stade Saputo on Saturday night. Continue reading »

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