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  1. Jack McInerney called up to US national team for first time and can’t even legally have a drink to celebrate

    Jun 27, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT


    This is a really big deal. Jack McInerney, the Philadelphia Union’s 20-year-old rising star, was named to the Gold Cup roster today, becoming the first Philadelphia Union player to be called up to the US senior national team for a competitive tournament. Quick reminder: a little more than 12 months ago, he didn’t even feature…

  2. New York Hate, a Wawa Encounter, and a Beautiful 3-0 Philadelphia Union Victory over Red Bulls

    Jun 24, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT


    CHESTER, Pa. – In the days leading up to Sunday’s showdown with the hated New York Red Bulls, Union manager John Hackworth had pretty much the perfect Philadelphia experience. Let him explain it. “I had a guy come up to me at Wawa this week,” Hackworth said. “He didn’t say hello. He didn’t introduce himself.…

  3. John Hackworth Thinks the Union Deserve More Respect; What Do You Think?

    Jun 21, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Union manager John Hackworth has plenty of pressure on his shoulders this season.

    CHESTER, Pa. – For the second time in the past month or so, Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth did his best Rodney Dangerfield impression and talked about not getting enough respect. He said it the first time before hosting the Los Angeles Galaxy on May 15, before the Union dropped a 4-1 decision to Landon…

  4. Top Five Reasons to Tune In for U.S.M.N.T. vs. Honduras Tonight

    Jun 18, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT


    It’s been kind of a slow month for the Philadelphia Union, who are in the middle of an 18-day stretch without a league game. But there’s still been a lot of soccer to watch with the US national team gearing up to play their third World Cup qualifier in the past 12 days tonight with…

  5. Philadelphia Union eliminated from U.S. Open Cup after giving up one of the worst goals in franchise history

    Jun 13, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT


    The Philadelphia Union are no longer playing in the U.S. Open Cup (no, not that golf tournament going on in Merion right now; the 100-year-old knockout soccer tournament that takes place during the MLS season). To see why the Philadelphia Union are no longer playing in the U.S. Open Cup, go to the 0:52 mark…

  6. Sheanon Williams scores beautiful goal that lands him on SportsCenter, decides random fan deserves a hug

    Jun 6, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT


    If you watch the video above, you’ll not only see Sheanon Williams score a sensational goal last night but you’ll also see the Union defender make a beeline to the stands to share a warm embrace with one or two very excited fans. Seems like that must have been an emotional moment for Williams, getting…

  7. Philadelphia Union players, coaches thrilled to see openly gay soccer player Robbie Rogers return to MLS

    May 31, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

    CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union were in Florida for the preseason three months ago when former US national team player Robbie Rogers wrote a blog post in which he simultaneously revealed he was gay while retiring from professional soccer. Then, came the overwhelming support. In large numbers, it seemed, athletes took to social media…

  8. Union CEO on New York City expansion team: “The best thing about it is now we have another team to dislike”

    May 23, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT


    CHESTER, Pa. – My esteemed 700 Level colleague Steve Moore has already written a good breakdown of what Tuesday’s monumental announcement of a new expansion MLS franchise in New York City will mean for American soccer. I’m just here to follow in his footsteps and provide a little actual reporting on the subject. And by…

  9. Philadelphia Union striker Jack McInerney gets very high praise from Los Angeles Galaxy stars

    May 15, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT


    Landon Donovan and Jack McInerney don’t know each other personally. But Donovan is certainly paying attention to what McInerney is doing this season. On Tuesday afternoon, Donovan and his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates trained at PPL Park, a day ahead of their much-anticipated clash with the Union tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet). And I…

  10. Union, Soumare put impending break-up on hold

    May 9, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT


    CHESTER, Pa. – Imagine you’re living with someone who doesn’t treat you how you think you deserve to be treated. So you tell this person you want to leave. And this person, though a little bit surprised, doesn’t want to change and decides to help you look for a new place to live. Now imagine…

  11. Is it time for Klberson to play more for the Union?

    May 2, 2013, 12:19 PM EDT

    CHESTER, Pa. – After the third consecutive question about the Brazilian World Cup winner was fired at him, Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth paused and gave a nervous smile.

    “This is a lot more Kléberson than I thought there’d be in this press conference,” he said.

    He probably should have seen it coming.

  12. Jack McInerney Taking Teammates’ Chicharito Nicknames in Stride

    Apr 25, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT

    As soon as reporters began to crowd around Philadelphia Union striker Jack McInerney’s locker in the bowels of creaky RFK Stadium on Sunday night, the catcalls began.

    “Hey, Chicharito!” “Jackarito!” “From Golden Boy to Golden Boot!”