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Preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City
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Preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City

The Union’s win over KC in May was a preview of the tactics Jim Curtin has implemented since taking over. So can Philly repeat the feat?

Preview: Union vs Crystal Palace
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Preview: Union vs Crystal Palace

Adam Cann on what to expect when the Union host Crystal Palace in Friday’s friendly.

Preview: Union at Chicago Fire
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Preview: Union at Chicago Fire

After dispatching a poor New York side, the Union face another Eastern Conference enigma as they seek to pair defensive fortitude with their Caseybuilt offense.

Preview: Union vs New York Red Bulls
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Preview: Union vs New York Red Bulls

New York is inconsistent, but they can hit fast and hard. The Union defense needs to play a full ninety at PPL Park to give the fans a win for the first time since the home opener.

Preview: Union vs Colorado Rapids
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Preview: Union vs Colorado Rapids

Colorado looks good on paper, but six penalties have covered up for a sputtering offense. The Union will need good movement up top to pull apart their opponents’ solid defensive shape

Preview: Union at FC Dallas
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Preview: Union at FC Dallas

The Union can play more aggressive defensively against a depleted Dallas side, but can they counterattack effectively against a conservative midfield and big defense?

Preview: Philadelphia Union at New England Revolution
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Preview: Philadelphia Union at New England Revolution

A new head coach will lead the Union out against a team that recently put five past them with ease. Jim Curtin will be looking for a stout defensive showing from his new charges as the Union try to solve New England before the teams meet in the US Open Cup on July 8.

Preview: Union vs Vancouver Whitecaps
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Preview: Union vs Vancouver Whitecaps

A perfect test for a Union defense boosted by an organized shutout over Chivas: The Caps will attack with speed and numbers, and Philadelphia will need to double down on the structural lessons learned from a beatdown loss and a pick-me-up win out west.