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News roundup: Orlando’s blanket, Schweini signs, Cassar out, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Orlando’s blanket, Schweini signs, Cassar out, more

Player ratings, Orlando’s shut-down strategy, and should the Union chase Polster after Schweini signing?

CJ Sapong takes on Orlando defender. Will he be able to duplicate his from the first half of last season?
Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Union 1-2 Orlando City SC

Our weekly absolutely scientific and not at all arbitrary player ratings from the Union’s latest match.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-2 Notre Dame
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Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-2 Notre Dame

Najem, Moar, and Epps impress, but Bethlehem Steel fall 2-1 to Notre Dame in the second of two preseason scrimmages.

News roundup: Strike force, expected goals, WCQ call-ups, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Strike force, expected goals, WCQ call-ups, more

A further review of weekend action and an incisive look at the numbers behind the scorelines.

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Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union play it smart, rankings galore, Garber in town, more

The Union play it smart to earn a draw and close out the opener, plenty of meaningless league rankings, local youth connections, and the USWNT play on in the SheBelieves Cup.

Question to answer: Who will score the goals?
Featured / Questions to answer

Question to answer: Who will score the goals?

Who will score the goals for a Union side seeking an offensive identity?

News roundup: Roster upgrades, U-20’s top Mexico, more
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News roundup: Roster upgrades, U-20’s top Mexico, more

How much has the Union roster really improved from last year and a historic win for the US U-20’s over Mexico.

Rookie Fabian Herbers has a big opportunity in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Union)
Preseason / Union

Stock rising/falling: Union-Impact 2-2

Who helped their case for the season opener, who looks bench-bound following the Union’s 2-2 draw with Montreal?

News roundup: Pressure on Curtin, youth movement, expansion expectations, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Pressure on Curtin, youth movement, expansion expectations, more

Jim Curtin welcomes the pressure in 2017, preseason minutes reveal Bethlehem Steel players making a push for the Union roster, inaugural season previews for Atlanta and Minnesota, and sideline pies.