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Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. Union
Match previews

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. Union

The Union need a win. D.C. comes to town fresh off a slump-busting midweek win over Atlanta. Can the Union take the season series at home on Saturday?

News roundup: Straight reds, Steel-City, leaky kits, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Straight reds, Steel-City, leaky kits, more

Derrick Jones’ straight red was hardly surprising, the Steel take on a struggling rival, Pfeffer living the co-ed life, charges have been dropped against Sheanon Williams, and all your daily news.

The heat is on: Looking ahead to MLS summer labyrinth after the international break
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The heat is on: Looking ahead to MLS summer labyrinth after the international break

After the international break, the Union are about to hit a crucial stretch that could make or break their season.

News roundup: Open Cup riffs, Pulse remembrance, Arena the Phoenix, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Open Cup riffs, Pulse remembrance, Arena the Phoenix, more

The Yanks are marching and Arena’s earning accolades, plus Open Cup musing, Orlando remembers, and more.

News roundup: Union dead ball doom, Blake call-up, Pugh scores, Pulisic-dependent, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union dead ball doom, Blake call-up, Pugh scores, Pulisic-dependent, more

What does it say that the USMNT is already hooked on Pulisic? More reflections on MLS Week 14 and the USMNT squad ahead of the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.

Player ratings: New York City FC 2-1 Philadelphia Union
Player ratings

Player ratings: New York City FC 2-1 Philadelphia Union

Up a goal through 80 minutes, the Union lost focus on two sloppy set pieces to return from the Bronx with zero points.

News roundup: Blake saves, MLS rivalries, local derbies, USMNT previews, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Blake saves, MLS rivalries, local derbies, USMNT previews, more

A slow Union news day leave us time for reflection, meditation, and lots of hoopla about the USMNT’s upcoming WCQ clashes versus Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

Match preview: Real Salt Lake v. Philadelphia Union
Match previews

Match preview: Real Salt Lake v. Philadelphia Union

Can the Union make it five straight in Sandy, Utah? A road test versus a Western Conference cellar-dweller presents three more points for the taking.

Ocean City v Evergreen FC
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Making noise, Jones at WCQs, Ocean City comeback, and a big de-Pugh

Oh, no, people are talking about the Union. Plus league news, Derrick Jones’ impressive WCQ shift, Mallory Pugh becomes a pro, and Ocean City goes ham.

Fabian Herbers and Derrick Jones on the bench
Commentary

The deep end: Will the Union maximize their bench and maintain momentum?

Riding an out-of-nowhere three-game win streak, the Union’s depth is about to endure its first real test of 2017.