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Union trade for Fred, first round pick
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Union trade for Fred, first round pick

Philadelphia Union acquired Brazilian midfielder Fred and the 7th pick in today’s MLS college draft from D.C. United. The Union traded the first slot in Major League Soccer’s allocation order to D.C. United, allowing United to sign U.S. international goalkeeper Troy Perkins, who had been playing for Vålerenga in Norway’s […]

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Mwanga signs with Union, report says

Oregon State forward Danny Mwanga has signed a contract with Philadelphia Union, securing his place as the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s MLS draft, ESPN reported today. The Union have yet to confirm the signing, and Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz refused to divulge the team’s planned draft pick to the […]

Mwanga skips combine, Union deal next?
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Mwanga skips combine, Union deal next?

Oregon State forward Danny Mwanga skipped Major League Soccer’s scouting combine this weekend amid reports that Philadelphia Union would pick him first in Thursday’s draft. Mwanga, an 18-year-old sophomore originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was set to head to play in France but apparently changed his mind after […]

Union sell out first sections of stadium
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Union sell out first sections of stadium

Philadelphia Union sold out the first sections of Union Field at Chester, the team announced today. Six sections flanking the midfield on each side of the stadium are now sold out for season tickets. (Click here for a diagram.) The team also introduced three high-end season ticket plans today, ranging […]

CBA Negotiations / MLS

Landon Donovan, Kasey Keller criticize handling of CBA Negotiations by MLS

In a statement released Tuesday by the international players organization FIFPro, Landon Donovan and Kasey Keller have criticized the MLS for how it is handling negotiations with the Players Union for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The MLS has threatened to lock players out if a deal is not […]

Mwanga, Opara or Bunbury for Union?
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Mwanga, Opara or Bunbury for Union?

Mock drafts are a mockery, so you won’t get one from me. But you will get an exploration the top prospects available to Philadelphia Union when they make their first amateur draft pick on Jan. 14 at the Major League Soccer SuperDraft here in Philadelphia. The Union own the first […]

No rules on soccer-specific stadiums
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No rules on soccer-specific stadiums

When it comes to Major League Soccer stadiums, the rules have changed. No longer must you bring a soccer-specific stadium to the party to get a team. You don’t need grass. You needn’t even control multipurpose revenues from non-soccer events, which was once a precursor to gaining an expansion team […]

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The Union – Behind the Bench

With the addition of Goalkeeping Coach Rob Vartughian on December 17th, the Philadephia Union now has what many would consider to be a full coaching staff. This seems like an appropriate time to take a closer look at the men behind the bench. Piotr (Peter) Nowak – Head Coach – […]

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White in talks with Union

Jeremiah White has been in contact with Philadelphia Union this week but is also considering moves elsewhere, Soccer365 reports. White, who played his high school ball in the Philadelphia area, has been tabbed as a potential starting winger for the Union should he move to Major League Soccer. He parted […]

White ends Danish contract
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White ends Danish contract

Jeremiah White and AGF Aarhus have agreed to part ways, clearing the way for him to potentially join Philadelphia Union. Aarhus have freed White from his contract early and allowed him to leave the team via free transfer, the Danish team announced Monday. White, a Delaware Valley native, looks lined up […]