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June 15, 2010 | Staff and Wire Reports
The total payroll for Union players in its inaugural season is $2,394,192, according to salary figures released yesterday by the Major League Soccer Players Union. Defender Danny Califf and midfielder Fred are the highest-paid Union players with a base salary of $250,000. Fred also makes an additional $32,000 in guaranteed compensation. Defender Michael Orozco, on loan from San Luis FC of the Mexican First Division, makes $150,000 in base pay and another $50,000 in guaranteed compensation.
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July 26, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
The Union acquired midfielder Justin Mapp from the Chicago Fire in exchange for allocation money. Mapp, 25, is in his ninth Major League Soccer season, posting 14 goals and 36 assists. He spent his rookie season with D.C. United and has been with Chicago since. He has one assist and two shots on goal this season. Mapp is expected to make his Union debut Saturday against the visiting New England Revolution. He has made eight appearances for the U.S. senior national team and also played for the Under-20 and Under-17 teams in international competition.
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May 12, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union prepared for Saturday's 4 p.m. Major League Soccer game against F.C. Dallas at Lincoln Financial Field with Tuesday's scrimmage at the Linc against Ecuador's national team. The result of the scrimmage was better than most of the games that have counted for the Union (1-5). A 90-minute scrimmage with good pace resulted in a 1-1 draw. Both teams took the game seriously. In fact, Ecuador, which didn't qualify for the World Cup, had to play a man down after Oswaldo Minda was issued a red card in the 80th minute.
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May 12, 2010 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Union prepared for Saturday's 4 p.m. Major League Soccer game against F.C. Dallas at Lincoln Financial Field with Tuesday's scrimmage at the Linc against Ecuador's national team. The result of the scrimmage was better than most of the games that have counted for the Union (1-5). A 90-minute scrimmage with good pace resulted in a 1-1 draw. Both teams took the game seriously. In fact, Ecuador, which didn't qualify for the World Cup, had to play a man down after Oswaldo Minda was issued a red card in the 80th minute.
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July 27, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
The Union acquired midfielder Justin Mapp from the Chicago Fire in exchange for allocation money. Mapp, 25, is in his ninth Major League Soccer season. He spent his rookie season with D.C. United and has been with Chicago since, posting 14 goals and 36 assists in 174 games with the Fire. He has one assist and two shots on goal this season. Mapp is expected to make his Union debut Saturday against the visiting New England Revolution. He has made eight appearances for the U.S. senior national team and also played for the Under-20 and Under-17 teams in international competition.
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October 2, 2011
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Union (10-7-13, 43 points) at Chivas USA (8-12-11, 35 points) Sunday, 8 p.m. Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif. TV: The Comcast Network. Last MLS game: The Union scored a 3-2 win over visiting D.C. United on Thursday. Chivas USA was a 3-0 winner over visiting Toronto FC on Sept. 24. Outlook: This is an almost must-win game for Chivas USA, which likely has to win its final three games to remain in playoff contention.
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October 3, 2011 | By Joseph D'Hippolito, For The Inquirer
CARSON, Calif. - An opportunity for the Union to regain first place in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference disintegrated with just seconds left to play Sunday night. Chivas USA's Juan Pablo Angel scored in the 90th minute to force a 1-1 tie that kept the Union in second place with three games to play. "It definitely stings," said midfielder Justin Mapp, who scored the Union's goal. "We let two points get away, and, obviously, things are very tight in the playoff race.
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January 27, 2010 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Union prepared for their inaugural MLS season with their first workout yesterday in Springfield, Delaware County. What the team members are hoping is that they don't have to experience their first work stoppage. The five-year contract between the MLS and the players' union expires Sunday. According to a league official, the two sides met yesterday and will continue to negotiate. Veteran defender Danny Califf says he has been acting as the players' representative in the talks.
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September 26, 2010 | By Mario Aguirre, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union continued their recent strong defensive play and coupled that with a rare offensive outburst in routing visiting Chivas USA, 3-0, Saturday at PPL Park. The Union (7-12-6) have allowed only three goals over the last five matches and are 3-1-1 during that stretch. Over their last five home matches, the Union are 2-0-3. Since July 21 when they won 2-1 against Toronto FC, the Union have scored more than one goal just once. "It's exciting to watch and it's exciting to be a part of," said Union goalkeeper Brad Knighton, who recorded his second shutout in three league matches since becoming the starter.
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November 25, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union lost the maximum two players in the MLS expansion draft Wednesday as the Vancouver Whitecaps selected midfielder Shea Salinas in the fourth round and forward Alejandro Moreno in the seventh round. Salinas was the eighth overall selection and Moreno was 14th. According to MLS rules, once a team has a player selected, it is allowed to pull back one name on its unprotected list. The Union pulled back goalie Chris Seitz after the selection of Salinas. Vancouver and the Portland Timbers will begin play in the 2011 season, giving Major League Soccer 18 teams.
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October 3, 2011 | By Joseph D'Hippolito, For The Inquirer
CARSON, Calif. - An opportunity for the Union to regain first place in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference disintegrated with just seconds left to play Sunday night. Chivas USA's Juan Pablo Angel scored in the 90th minute to force a 1-1 tie that kept the Union in second place with three games to play. "It definitely stings," said midfielder Justin Mapp, who scored the Union's goal. "We let two points get away, and, obviously, things are very tight in the playoff race.
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October 2, 2011
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Union (10-7-13, 43 points) at Chivas USA (8-12-11, 35 points) Sunday, 8 p.m. Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif. TV: The Comcast Network. Last MLS game: The Union scored a 3-2 win over visiting D.C. United on Thursday. Chivas USA was a 3-0 winner over visiting Toronto FC on Sept. 24. Outlook: This is an almost must-win game for Chivas USA, which likely has to win its final three games to remain in playoff contention.
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May 13, 2011 | By Kerith Gabriel
FULL DISCLOSURE: I like Carlos Ruiz. Both of them actually, but in this case, I'm referring to the soccer variety who plays forward for the Union. Fans already want his head for not bringing enough to the table - especially given his six-figure price tag - so far this season. The notion was further supplanted with the inclusion of Danny Mwanga as a halftime substitute Wednesday night. In just 39 minutes, Mwanga proved the missing matchstick for an offensive spark that was lacking between Ruiz and Sebastien Le Toux.
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November 25, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union lost the maximum two players in the MLS expansion draft Wednesday as the Vancouver Whitecaps selected midfielder Shea Salinas in the fourth round and forward Alejandro Moreno in the seventh round. Salinas was the eighth overall selection and Moreno was 14th. According to MLS rules, once a team has a player selected, it is allowed to pull back one name on its unprotected list. The Union pulled back goalie Chris Seitz after the selection of Salinas. Vancouver and the Portland Timbers will begin play in the 2011 season, giving Major League Soccer 18 teams.
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September 27, 2010 | By KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
The dominance the Union displayed Saturday against Chivas USA needed no explanation. Simply put, the Union played its brand of tough, attacking soccer, limited costly mistakes and garnered a 3-0 win as a result. For once, the 16,481 fans at PPL Park had no fluke play to get miffed about, very few uncapitalized opportunities to lobby and no single event that happened to swing the momentum - or the score - in Chivas' favor. It was, dare we say, near perfect. "From the result standpoint, yes, there's no question about it [this was our best result]
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September 26, 2010 | By Mario Aguirre, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union continued their recent strong defensive play and coupled that with a rare offensive outburst in routing visiting Chivas USA, 3-0, Saturday at PPL Park. The Union (7-12-6) have allowed only three goals over the last five matches and are 3-1-1 during that stretch. Over their last five home matches, the Union are 2-0-3. Since July 21 when they won 2-1 against Toronto FC, the Union have scored more than one goal just once. "It's exciting to watch and it's exciting to be a part of," said Union goalkeeper Brad Knighton, who recorded his second shutout in three league matches since becoming the starter.
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September 1, 2010 | By KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
Less nostalgia, more deja vu. This is what Michael Orozco Fiscal hopes for when it comes to the Union and their final friendly match of the season tonight against Mexican power Chivas de Guadalajara. "The last time I played against them I scored," recalled Orozco Fiscal, on loan to the Union from Mexican First Division side San Luis FC. "It was off a corner and they went to clear it. We won the ball back and a cross came in from the right side. I split two defenders and headed it in. " That was during his stint with San Luis last season, but Chivas is now much different.
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August 22, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON ? Throughout an up and down first Major League Soccer season, the Union have usually prided themselves on their effort regardless of the result. The team has the reputation for coming at opponents, and never giving in to the elements or scoreboard. None of those qualities were apparent during Sunday's 2-0 loss to D.C. United at ancient RFK Stadium. Not only did the Union lose to a United team that is 4-14-3 and still has the fewest points (15) and goals (15) in MLS. It was the way the Union went down to defeat that bothered team manager Peter Nowak and the players.
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