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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.
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June 19, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. Records: Union: 6-3-5, 23 points; NYC FC: 4-5-6, 18 points. TV: The Comcast Network. Goals for: Union, 21; NYC, 22. Goals against: Union 16; NYC 29. Coaches: Union, Jim Curtin, 23-25-17; NYC, Patrick Vieira, 4-5-6. Union on the road: 1-3-3. NYC FC at home: 5-2-0. Last game: The Union beat the Harrisburg City Islanders, 3-2, in Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup fourth-round game at Talen Energy Stadium. NYC FC lost a 1-0 Open Cup decision to the New York Cosmos at Fordham University on Wednesday.
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June 16, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Islanders at Union 7 p.m. Wednesday at Talen Energy Stadium. Tournament: Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Records: Harrisburg City Islanders, 4-8-1 United Soccer League; Union, 6-3-5 Major League Soccer. TV: None Last game played: The Islanders lost, 1-0, at the New York Red Bulls II on Thursday. The Union beat the visiting Columbus Crew, 3-2, on June 1. Goals for: Islanders, 18 USL; Union, 21 MLS. Goals against: Islanders, 23 USL; Union, 16 MLS. Coaches: Islanders, Bill Becher, 124-97-67 USL record; Union, Jim Curtin, 23-25-17 MLS record.
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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)
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June 2, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
It's been an eventful few days for Union keeper Matt Jones. On Thursday, his son, Jackson, was born. Then, on Tuesday, he was told he will be making his first Major League Soccer start when the Union host the Columbus Crew on Wednesday at Talen Energy Stadium. Jones will be replacing Andre Blake, who left to train with the Jamaican national team in preparation for the Copa America tournament. Blake had played every game for the 5-3-5 Union, who are in first place in the Eastern Conference with 20 points.
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November 24, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Guillermo Barros Schelotto assisted on all three Columbus Crew goals yesterday in a 3-1 MLS Cup victory over the New York Red Bulls in Carson, Calif. The 35-year-old Argentinian received the game's MVP award to go with the regular-season MVP trophy he picked up earlier in the week. Columbus coach Sigi Schmid hoisted the Cup in the home stadium of the Los Angeles Galaxy, a team that fired him in 2004. Columbus and New York were original members of the MLS when it began in 1996, and both were playing in the league championship for the first time.
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October 30, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Union midfielder Brian Carroll kept an impressive postseason streak alive when the Union qualified for their first-ever Major League Soccer playoff berth. Now in his ninth MLS season and first with the Union, Carroll has been a member of teams that qualified for the postseason each year. While he didn't play in the playoffs his first year with D.C. United in 2003, since then he has appeared in 18 playoff games and started each one. Carroll was on two MLS Cup champions, with D.C. United in 2004 and the Columbus Crew in 2008.
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April 14, 2012
The Union have lost their spark for the next six to eight weeks. Midfielder Roger Torres, 19, had surgery Friday morning to repair meniscus damage in his left knee, suffered after he sprained his MCL in Monday's 4-2 reserve win over New England. Torres' role on the Union has been as the second-half offensive firecracker, generally entering late in matches. He assisted Lionard Pajoy on the Union's second goal of the season against Colorado in Week 2. The Union purchased the rights of Torres from Colombian first-division club America de Cali in the offseason.
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April 15, 2013
Trey Burke , the Associated Press men's player of the year, is leaving Michigan early for the NBA draft. Burke led Michigan to the NCAA title game as a sophomore. The 6-foot point guard averaged 18.6 points and 6.7 assists per game this season. He made perhaps the most memorable shot of the NCAA tournament, a long three-pointer in the final seconds against Kansas that sent the regional semifinal to overtime. Connecticut's latest victory parade had a French Quarter feel to it. About 10,000 fans lined Hartford's Bushnell Park on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon to cheer the national champion UConn women as they passed by on the top of a double-decker bus, tossing Mardi Gras beads to the crowd.
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