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Match previews

Preview: Union at Chicago

The Union have been a counterattacking team on the road in 2013. Can they revert to a less possession-based style at Chicago without sacrificing the improved fluidity seen against Seattle?


Soumare could start vs. Chicago

The former all-star looks set to replace injured center back Jeff Parke in Saturday’s nationally televised game. “My expectation is that he makes the most of this,” Union manager John Hackworth said.

UPDATED with quotes from Soumare.

Analysis / Union

Union salary breakdown: Steals, deals & … trades?

PSP analyzes Philadelphia Union’s salary breakdown and identifies the steals (like Ray Gaddis, pictured), veteran bargains, surprises, and winner of the Juan Diego Gonzalez Award. Also, we take a look at several potential trade scenarios for Bakary Soumare.


How the Eastern Conference stacks up so far

A whopping 11 percent of the season is in the books. Dan Walsh looks at how teams in the Eastern Conference have performed, what they’re missing, and their outlook, to provide some context to the Union’s start to 2013.

Featured / Union

Soumare asks Union to trade him

Philadelphia Union center back Bakary Soumare has asked the Union to trade him. Soumare talked to PSP from Bamako, Mali, while on international duty.

Featured / MLS

2013 Eastern Conference preview

PSP’s Eastern Conference preview looks at each club and how the Union match up against them. In the end, PSP picks Michael Farfan and the Union to finish … well, click on to read more.

Featured / Union

Going local: What the Jim Curtin hire means

The Union’s hire of Jim Curtin as assistant coach is a great move with far more significance than the average technical staff hire. Here’s why.

Featured / MLS / Player ratings

Analysis & player ratings: Fire 1-3 Union

Three goals from three sweet strikes and it could have been more as the Union offense began to click against Chicago.

Featured / Union / Union match reports

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire

A three-goal outburst from the Union attack was enough to help the visitors play spoiler, knocking off Chicago 3-1 on Wednesday night at Toyota Park.

Featured / Match previews / Union

Preview: Union at Fire

Chicago has risen through the ranks by beating the stuffing out of the bottom half of the Eastern Conference. The Union have holed up in the lower depths for the entire 2012 campaign. Can they turn Wednesday night into a preview of 2013? Or will the Fire rise?