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August 25, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Hackworth doesn't have the bluster of his predecessor, Peter Nowak. But that doesn't mean the Union's interim manager is a pushover. One of the difficult situations Hackworth has had to deal with involved Freddy Adu. After Sunday's 1-1 draw with D.C. United at RFK Stadium, Adu was not happy about being pulled in the 69th minute. "I wish I was out there," Adu said after the game. To Adu's credit, and Hackworth's, the two spoke about the matter, something the manager discussed at his weekly news conference on Wednesday.
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October 7, 2012 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Columnist
In more than any other professional sport, soccer coaches have more say about the makeup of the roster that they go into a season with. Soccer coaches aren't even called coaches. They are "team managers," and their responsibilities are as much about putting a team together as they are about directing one. If former NFL coach Bill Parcells had been a soccer team manager, he would have never had to of made his famous comment, "They want you to cook dinner; at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.
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March 18, 2011
NO.    POSITION             PLAYER                       AGE   12       Forward                Chris Agorsor                20 4       Defender             Danny Califf                 30 7       Midfielder             Brian Carroll                 29 21       Midfielder             Michael...
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November 10, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Philadelphia Union, the expansion Major League Soccer club set to begin play next year, has hired John Hackworth as coach and youth development coordinator. Hackworth comes to the Union from the United States Men's National Team that recently qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa. "He [Hackworth] has proven his ability to nurture young players and that talent will be essential in our plan to develop them into successful professionals," said Union coach Peter Nowak.
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August 5, 2012
What: Union (7-10-2, 23 points) at Montreal Impact (8-13-3, 27 points) When: Saturday, 7:30 Where: Stade Saputo. TV: TCN. Coaches: Union, John Hackworth (5-3); Impact: Jesse Marsch (8-13-3). Union on the road: 2-6-1; Montreal at home: 7-3-2. Goals for: Union 22, Montreal 33. Goals against: Union 22, Montreal 43.   This season: The Union defeated Montreal, 2-1, on July 14 as Carlos Valdes scored the winning goal in stoppage time.
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October 3, 2012
Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill.   TV: TCN Records: Union, 8-15-6, 30 points; Chicago, 16-9-5, 53 points. Coaches: Union, John Hackworth (6-8-4), Chicago, Frank Klopas (24-14-15). Union on the road: 2-8-4; Fire at home: 11-2-2. Goals for: Union, 31; Chicago, 42 Goals against: Union, 36; Chicago, 36. Previous meetings: On March 24, the Union lost, 1-0, at Chicago. The Fire also won, 3-1, on Aug. 12 at PPL Park.
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October 8, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
WITH ITS playoff hopes dashed, the Union defeated the New England Revolution, 1-0, on Saturday at PPL Park. Jack McInerney converted a header off a free kick in the 73rd minute for the only goal. The Union is 10-15-6. McInerney has scored in three straight games. "Well, I have proved that I can score goals, that is why coach Hack [John Hackworth] drafted me here, and for him to give me the opportunity and for me to finally keep putting goals in game after game, it just shows his belief in me and my ability," McInerney said.
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April 6, 2013
When/Where: Saturday, 5 p.m. at Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. TV: Live Well Network. Records: Union (2-2, 6 points); Columbus (2-1-1, 7 points). Union on the road: 1-1. Columbus at home: 0-0-1. Goals for: Union 5; Columbus 7. Goals against: Union 6; Columbus 4. Last MLS outing: The Union suffered a 2-1 loss against the host New York Red Bulls last Saturday. The Crew won, 2-1, at D.C. United on March 23. About the Union: Union team manager John Hackworth wouldn't say if 33-year-old Brazilian midfielder Kléberson would make his debut, but he's been practicing with the team, and it would surprise nobody if he plays.
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May 4, 2013
Saturday at 4 p.m., PPL Park TV: 6ABC. Records: Seattle, 1-3-2, 5 points; Union, 3-3-2, 11 points. Seattle on the road: 1-2. Union at home: 1-1-1. Goals for: Seattle, 3; Union 10. Goals against: Seattle, 5; Union 12. Last MLS match: Seattle earned a 1-0 win at Colorado on April 20. The Union lost, 2-0, at New England last Saturday. About the Sounders: Eddie Johnson, who scored 14 goals last season, has just one MLS goal this year.
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March 6, 2015
NOW THAT Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union have avoided a strike by agreeing in principle to a new, 5-year collective bargaining agreement, Union coach Jim Curtin can zero in on what he has tried to get in focus since the team opened training camp. "There was a little bit of a buzz in practice and a sense of release," Curtin said yesterday on a media conference call before the Union opens the season tomorrow at PPL Park. "Our focus has always been, since the preseason started, on March 7 against Colorado.
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September 26, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
FOR ETHAN WHITE, the tightness he felt in his left hamstring early in the second half of Saturday's draw signified a case of poor timing. His presence in the central defense has been a constant throughout the Union's recent string of success and only five games remain in the race for a playoff spot. On top of that, tomorrow's game comes against his former team in the MLS stadium closest to where he grew up. The injury leaves White only questionable to play in the crucial rivalry clash with first-place D.C. United, though as of Wednesday, when interim manager Jim Curtin last addressed the media, the coach was "cautiously optimistic" the center back would be available for selection at RFK Stadium.
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September 26, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
JIM CURTIN was at a playground in the city with his kids late Monday when his phone started blowing up with calls. A report had surfaced on New York-based website Metro.us indicating that the Union had lifted the interim tag from Curtin's role as team manager. "Not true," Curtin said yesterday at the beginning of his weekly news conference. "I am still the interim manager. I'd say more so than any other city, in Philadelphia respect isn't given; it's earned. And I get that part.
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September 25, 2014
THE UNION is set to announce it has lifted the interim tag on Jim Curtin and made the local product its permanent manager, according to media reports. Metro.us, ESPNFC.com and Philly.com reported the move last night. An official announcement is expected this morning, according to ESPNFC. The Union did not respond to requests seeking comment. Under the leadership of Curtin, who took over June 10 upon the firing of John Hackworth, the team has turned around its season. After a woeful start, it finds itself pushing for a spot in the MLS playoffs and fresh off an appearance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship match.
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August 2, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amid the starting of a new era in goal with the signing of two-time Algerian World Cup keeper Rais Mbolhi, the Union resume their push for the playoffs Friday with a crucial Major League Soccer match at Sporting Kansas City. Mbolhi, who signed Wednesday, won't make the trip. Interim manager Jim Curtin said Zac MacMath would be the starter. Once considered well out of the postseason running, the Union (5-8-8, 23 points) are just three points out of the fifth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
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July 19, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Curtin was in the middle of telling a story after the Union's Major League Soccer win over the New York Red Bulls when suddenly he lost his train of thought. "Like I told you Wednesday," he began. "Wait, today is Wednesday. It's all a blur. " That's how it has been in the little more than a month since Curtin took over as interim manager. The Union have played eight games since Curtin assumed the role. Saturday's game at the Chicago Fire will be the third time they have played twice in the same week.
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July 4, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Meeting your prospective replacement can be an odd occurrence. But for Union interim manager Jim Curtin, it's been a common one. As Curtin runs the team, chief executive officer and operating partner Nick Sakiewicz is interviewing potential coaches. "I know the guys who are coming in to interview," Curtin said. "I have met with a bunch of them. " He said some of the candidates are friends, others are former teammates, and some are players he competed against. "I am fine with the process," Curtin said.
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June 27, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
ONE HUNDRED seventy-two times from 2001 to 2009, a 6-4, mop-haired defender from suburban Philadelphia took the field for a regular-season MLS game. Almost 14,000 minutes were logged in that span, along with several more in various postseason appearances. Tomorrow, in a 7:30 p.m. match at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Jim Curtin will man the sideline for the first time as a team manager in an MLS game. Seventeen days have passed since the Union fired manager John Hackworth and promoted Curtin in the interim, but the league's 3-week World Cup break has limited the Philly club's action to two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup contests against clubs from lower-level leagues.
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June 19, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took 110 minutes for the Union to take a lead against its own affiliate in its first game under interim manager Jim Curtin on Tuesday night at PPL Park in Chester. The Union struggled immensely for the majority of the game against the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL PRO league but came away with a 3-1 victory in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Forward Andrew Wenger bounced the ball over sprawling Islanders goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre for a 2-1 lead in the 110th minute and added another goal in the 117th.
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