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August 30, 2012
What: Columbus Crew (10-8-6, 36 points) at Union (7-12-4, 25 points) When: 8 p.m. Wednesday at PPL Park, Chester TV/radio: The Comcast Network. WIP-AM 610. Columbus on the road: 3-5-4 Union at home: 5-5-2. Goals for: Columbus 29, Union 24 Goals against: Columbus 28, Union 28. Previous meeting this year: The Union beat Columbus, 1-0, on April 14 at PPL Park. Gabriel Gomez's penalty kick was the lone score. Most recent MLS game: Columbus overcame a 2-0 deficit to score a 4-3 home win over New England.
SPORTS
March 13, 2016
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. Records: Union, 0-1; Columbus, 0-1. Coaches: Jim Curtin, 3rd season, 17-23-13; Columbus, Greg Berhalter, 3rd season, 29-22-18. TV: The Live Well Network. Opening week: The Union suffered a 2-0 setback on Sunday at FC Dallas. Columbus lost, 2-1, at Portland on Sunday in a rematch of last year's MLS Cup, also won by the Timbers by the same score. About the Union: This week, Curtin announced that midfielder Maurice Edu would be out at least three months with a fracture in his left leg. Midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta, who missed the opener with tendinitis in his knee, isn't expected to play.
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September 16, 2011 | By Kerith Gabriel, gabrielk@phillynews.com
Peter Nowak isn't scared of the Crew. He's got a posse of his own - and, according to the Union boss, one that costs considerably less. Sure, Columbus has taken over the top spot in MLS' Eastern Conference, a spot the Union held for a third of the season. But Nowak asks that with all of the Crew's supersized, high-priced personnel what does it have to show for it? "Look at Columbus and us and compare both teams," Nowak said. "They have big targets that they have paid a lot of money for and what is the production?
SPORTS
August 19, 2011
While coaches preach that all games are of equal importance, the Union will be excused for taking a different view Saturday when they visit the Columbus Crew. Columbus (10-7-7) is in first place in the Eastern Conference with 37 points. The Union (8-5-10) are in second place with 34 points and have a game in hand. The Union have 11 games remaining and Columbus 10. "It's a big game, a six-pointer," said Union defender Danny Califf. "From here on out, Eastern Conference games are six-pointers with how tight the conference is. " By six-pointers, Califf is referring to the fact that a team receives three points for a win (and one for a draw)
SPORTS
September 19, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The New York/New Jersey MetroStars clinched a spot in the Major League Soccer playoffs with a 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew last night. Antony DeAvila got the goal for the MetroStars, who are third in the MLS Eastern Division standings. TAMPA BAY 2, SAN JOSE 1 SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Mutiny won it on the shootout after Tampa's Roy Lassiter tied the score in the second half with his league-leading 25th goal of the season.
SPORTS
July 12, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The New England Revolution scored a 2-1 shoot-out victory over the Columbus Crew last night in a Major League Soccer game, after trailing well into the second half. Columbus took a 1-0 lead late in the first half, on a goal by U.S. national team veteran Paul Caligiuri. It wasn't until the 78th minute of the game that New England tied the score on a goal by Ted Chronopoulos. The Revs then won the shoot-out by 3-2, with New England goalkeeper Jim St. Andre making three saves, to get one point in the MLS standings.
SPORTS
May 3, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Kansas City Wiz came back from a two-goal deficit with four straight second-half goals to score a 6-4 victory over the Columbus Crew in a Major League Soccer game last night. Preki and Mo Johnston each scored two goals for Kansas City as the Wiz moved into second place in the MLS Western Division. Columbus led, 4-2, before Preki narrowed the margin by scoring on a penalty kick in the 67th minute. The Wiz then gained the victory with goals by Mike Sorber in the 77th minute, Johnston in the 80th, and Preki again in the 88th.
SPORTS
May 16, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Former West Deptford High School star Steve Rammel scored three goals as D.C. United beat the Columbus Crew, 5-2, in a Major League Soccer game last night. Rammel's three goals were the first hat trick in the brief history of MLS, which now has played 31 games since its inaugural season began on April 6. His third goal, which was his fifth of the season, briefly tied him with Brian McBride of Columbus as the league's top goal-scorer, but McBride got his sixth goal of the season 19 minutes later.
SPORTS
June 20, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Colorado Rapids picked up a point in the standings, not enough to escape the Western Division cellar, with a shoot-out victory over the Columbus Crew in a Major League Soccer game last night. The two teams had played a 2-2 tie in regulation time. Colorado got its goals from a pair of U.S. national team defenders, with Steve Trittschuh scoring in the 44th minute and Marcelo Balboa in the 48th. But Columbus, which had taken a 1-0 lead on a goal by Billy Thompson in the 31st minute, got another from Marcelo Carerra in the 58th to force the shoot-out.
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March 25, 2016 | John Smallwood, STAFF WRITER
PHILADELPHIA UNION manager Jim Curtin did not want to spend two weeks fretting over a missed opportunity, and that's exactly what he said would've happened had his team lost to the New England Revolution last Sunday in its home opener. Although MLS only has one official international break - June 3-17 for the Copa America Centenario - the league has scaled back the number of matches for FIFA dates in March, September and October. This weekend, MLS has only three games scheduled with the Union (2-1-0)
SPORTS
March 13, 2016
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. Records: Union, 0-1; Columbus, 0-1. Coaches: Jim Curtin, 3rd season, 17-23-13; Columbus, Greg Berhalter, 3rd season, 29-22-18. TV: The Live Well Network. Opening week: The Union suffered a 2-0 setback on Sunday at FC Dallas. Columbus lost, 2-1, at Portland on Sunday in a rematch of last year's MLS Cup, also won by the Timbers by the same score. About the Union: This week, Curtin announced that midfielder Maurice Edu would be out at least three months with a fracture in his left leg. Midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta, who missed the opener with tendinitis in his knee, isn't expected to play.
SPORTS
September 14, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, For The Inquirer
The Columbus Crew's Kei Kamara leaped for a contested ball less than seven minutes into the game against the Union on Saturday night and didn't immediately get up. He received some medical attention; limped to the Columbus bench at PPL Park; and, after almost two minutes, returned to his forward position on the field. That was the only time Kamara was down all night. Over the ensuing 20 minutes, he delivered two goals and a significant blow to the Union's playoffs hopes in Columbus' 2-1 win. The loss dropped the Union to 8-15-6 on the season.
SPORTS
June 6, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It might seem like a difficult task to play three soccer games in an eight-day span, but Union coach Jim Curtin can't wait for his team to return to the field. And he won't have much time to wait either. Fresh off Wednesday's 3-0 win over the visiting Columbus Crew, the Union play host to New York City FC during Saturday's 7 p.m. Eastern Conference Major League Soccer game at PPL Park. This is the finale of the three-game stretch, which began with last Saturday's 2-1 loss at the Eastern Conference's first-place team, D.C. United.
SPORTS
June 5, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
After playing arguably their worst game of the season in a 4-1 loss at Columbus on April 25, the Union put together their most impressive performance against the same team Wednesday night and continued to show signs that this disappointing season could be turning around. Goals by C.J. Sapong, Vincent Nogueira, and Sebastien Le Toux powered the Union to a 3-0 win over the Columbus Crew before 15,374 fans at PPL Park. The Union (4-8-3) are 3-1 in their last four games and look like a far different team from the one that floundered five weeks ago in Columbus.
SPORTS
June 5, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
SHEANON WILLIAMS took a pass from fellow defender Maurice Edu in his own half and raced up the right side of the PPL Park field. Williams turned on the boosters and danced by two defenders, getting all the way into the box to find Sebastien Le Toux with a quick crossing pass, and the Frenchman found the back of the net. It was Le Toux's second game in a row with a goal after not scoring in the team's first 13. It was the 58th minute. And the remaining 32-plus didn't matter. The Union had just scored its second goal in seven minutes to take a 3-0 lead over a Columbus Crew team that pounded the Union, 4-1, on April 25. The 3-0 score held final.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
WITH THE Union out of postseason contention, local soccer fans and members of the media alike have already began to ponder the pressing offseason questions and look ahead to 2015. They're not the only ones. "I'd say the second we were eliminated from the playoffs [on Oct. 11] you start to think about the next year," said interim manager Jim Curtin, who could soon see that interim tag removed. "You have to. This game moves fast. It waits for no one. We have a good idea of the guys we're going to protect already [in the Dec. 10 MLS Expansion Draft]
SPORTS
October 21, 2014
FOR THE FOURTH time in 5 years, soccer fans in Philadelphia won't witness the hometown club in the MLS playoffs. But at the very least, the Union sent the PPL Park regulars out with a win. "I know we came up short and the focus now, the only word I use around the guys is playoffs for next year," Union interim manager Jim Curtin said after Saturday night's home finale, a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City. "We're not going to talk about championships or anything like that. We're talking about the playoffs for 2015 and that's the goal.
SPORTS
October 17, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
AMOBI OKUGO could very well make his 100th start with the Union tomorrow night. But could it also be his last at PPL Park? Okugo, the lone member of the club for each of its five seasons, is one of several key Union players facing an uncertain future here. The skilled and versatile midfielder is playing on a contract that expires at season's end, which last Saturday's debacle against Columbus ensured to be a week from Sunday. With the end of Maurice Edu's 1-year loan from Stoke City looming - the Union has an option to purchase - and Conor Casey's contract also expiring, the front office has tough decisions ahead.
SPORTS
October 16, 2014 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Staff Writer smallwj@phillynews.com
THERE IS still no scheduled official announcement. That might not occur until after the Union finishes its season at the Columbus Crew on Oct. 26. But yesterday in a conversation with the Daily News, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz all but affirmed the widely held belief that interim Union manager Jim Curtin will have that tag removed and keep his job for the 2015 season. While discussing the current state of the franchise and the disappointment in missing the MLS playoffs for the fourth time in its five seasons, Sakiewicz said he expects that the Union will have a "significant" roster shake-up in the offseason, then added, "You can quote me that Jim Curtin, [assistant coach Mike Sorber]
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