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The Union — a preseason review
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The Union — a preseason review

The PSP reviews the team’s pre-season and takes a look at what the Seattle Sounders have been doing in their pre-season, in advance of Thursday’s opening match. We also gather together the recent bumper crop of interviews with Union players and staff.

The season is on!
CBA Negotiations / Featured / MLS / Union

The new MLS CBA: further details

The MLS and the MLS Players Union “have reached agreement in principle” on a new collective bargaining agreement which will allow the new season to start on time. Here are further details on what MLS commissioner Don Garber and Players Union executive director Bob Foose said in the announcement of the agreement.

Union lose 1-0 in final pre-season friendly
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Union lose 1-0 in final pre-season friendly

Philadelphia Union lost 1-0 Friday night to the Tampa Bay Rowdies in their final pre-season friendly in Tampa. J.T. Noone’s shot off the crossbar was the closest the Union came to netting.

Union to play Valencia in summer friendly
Featured / Spain / Union

Union to play Valencia in summer friendly

Philadelphia Union will host one of the world’s top clubs this summer when Spanish side Valencia C.F. visits PPL Park in Chester for a friendly. Valencia boasts one of the world’s top strikers in David Silva and world class attacker David Silva.

Do You Know Who I am?
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There’s a starman waiting in the sky, he’d like to come and meet us

Raul, Clarence Seedorf, Thierry Henry. All European stars at one point. All possible targets for the Union. PSP takes a look at the prospects for the Union signing a designated player from Europe.

Nowak blasts lack of discipline
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Nowak blasts lack of discipline

“It needs to stop.” After Sunday’s 0-2 loss to FC Dallas which saw three Union players issued with red cards, Peter Nowak has some strong words to say to those on the field and on the bench.

The role of MLS
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The role of MLS

The United States rarely settles for second place. Will MLS ever grow into a league that can compete with those in footy-crazy countries? And will US fans be happy with a league that accepts its role as a feeder system for larger leagues and a buyer of over-the-hill stars?

Union see red in 0-2 loss
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Union see red in 0-2 loss

Alejandro Moreno, Danny Califf and Michael Orozco drew red cards during Sunday’s loss to FC Dallas.

“Most MLS players can’t play abroad” debunked
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“Most MLS players can’t play abroad” debunked

As some skeptics talk about a potential Major League Soccer strike, it’s become common to say MLS is the only league many of the league’s players could make it in in, as if to say, “Strike here, and you won’t play anywhere.” Here’s how Philadelphia Union proves otherwise.

Philadelphia, unions, & why you should’ve known
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Philadelphia, unions, & why you should’ve known

Philadelphia Union sounds like a great name for a club, absent of context. Too bad about the context. A PSP reader sent me an email today titled, “Is my Seattle trip in jeopardy?”