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Union begins playoff quest against NYCFC

The sixth-seeded Philadelphia Union (15-14-5) were all so close to grabbing their first home playoff match since 2012, but after falling to New York City FC (16-10-8) 3-1 on Sunday night, they’ll instead have to travel up I-95 again Wednesday to take on the same foes in the knockout round of...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:27pm

Union focused on capturing first-ever U.S. Open Cup championship

A playoff spot is all but locked up for the Philadelphia Union (14-12-4), who have an 11-point lead in the standings with just four matches left to play in the regular season. A win this weekend over the Columbus Crew (13-9-8) would clinch their third playoff trip in franchise history. But for the...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 5:14pm

Union playing confidently with MLS playoffs in sight

It seems like every season, the Union (12-11-3) find themselves in late-season position for the postseason. Usually, they’re playing the role of the spot chasers, but this season is different. With just nine matches left in the regular season, the Union stand in fifth place in the Eastern...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:51pm

Union goalie Andre Blake playing like best in the league

There were several moments in the Union’s (5-7-4) 1-0 win over D.C. United (5-9-3) on Saturday where their lead seemed destined to slip away. After taking the lead in the 31st minute off of a Fafa Picault goal, Union goalie Andre Blake was all that stood in the way of a United equalizer in...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 1:50pm

Can Philly Union get its groove back?

The Union (4-6-4) are discovering that sometimes to find your groove again, a break is all you need. The Union were among the MLS teams who took a lengthy hiatus due to the World Cup qualifying matches the U.S. Men’s National Team played in over the past couple weeks. Their last regular...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 2:57pm

In case you didn't know, Philly Union are performing miracles

Improbable doesn’t even begin to describe this turnaround for the Philadelphia Union (4-4-4). What the Union are currently doing on the soccer field is inching closer to miracle status and there are no signs pointing to them slowing down. After an eight-match winless streak to start the...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:38pm

Union striker C.J. Sapong's breakout year finally showing up in standings

On the Live Breathe Futbol podcast last week, Philadelphia Union (1-4-4) striker C.J. Sapong made a statement prior to the team’s match against the New York Red Bulls (5-5-1) on Saturday. “I still need a hat trick,” Sapong said. “I haven’t had one in the regular...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:44pm

Is there a rivalry brewing between the Red Bulls and Philly Union?

HANOVER, N.J. – There is no rivalry with the Philadelphia Union, so says many of the longtime, hardcore supporters of the New York Red Bulls. Talk with the team however and the message is clear: Union games are no fun and there is a clear rivalry there.   The longest – and...

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:47am

Philly Union's Richie Marquez getting overseas attention

On Saturday night, Metro New York’s Kristian Dyer reported on MSG Network several MLS rumblings from around the league, including a potential monster deal for Chicharito and the Portland Timbers looking for a centerback. One of his rumors had a Philadelphia Union angle as a star player is...

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 5:46pm

Philly Union's 2017 MLS start remarkable in its ineptitude

The Union (0-4-2) are off to a historic start to their 2017 campaign, but not in a good way. Their current six-match winless streak is a club record and they stand as the only remaining MLS team without a win. Coach Jim Curtin may be out of a job if the Union can’t find a way to muster a win...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:47pm

Bloomingdale's 59th Street swarmed for union contract rally

City and state officials were set to close in on Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street Tuesday, not for a sale, but to support the store’s 2,000 unionized workers who are seeking a new contract ahead of a May 1 deadline. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and several elected officials...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:36pm

MLS Notebook: Atlanta, Minnesota looking to trade at draft; Red Bulls Argentine left back update

The past few weeks have been a strangely quiet time in MLS, with plenty of buzzing about moves (Jonathan dos Santos to Los Angeles?) but little substance right now. An odd time that will end this week with the MLS SuperDraft and the league’s combine.Both expansion teams, appear wanting to do some...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 5:05pm

SEPTA spent $423K on lawyers during strike: Report

For the six-day strike by its workers union in early November, SEPTA dished out more than $420,000 to two law firms for negotiations, according to a report released Thursday by PlanPhilly.Ballard Spahr, which led negotiations for Transport Workers Union Local 234, billed the transit agency $310,013...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:48am

Thirteen arrested at $15 minimum wage rally in Center City rally

As part of a national day of action, some airport and fast-food workers staged a one-day strike and rally in Philadelphia to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage.Thirteen were arrested, organizers said.They protested alongside employees in other low-wage industries Tuesday, in an action organized by...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:52pm

SEPTA strike: Your complete guide to getting around Philly

At12:01 this morning, buses, trolleys and trainsin the city came to a grinding halt, after SEPTA officials and union workers failed to hammer out a new contract. But for those of us who still need to get to work or class, we've compiled a handy guide for navigating the city until the strike is over...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:15pm

Profs walk off jobs at state universities, suspending classes for thousands of students

Instructors at 14 state universities walked off their jobs Wednesday in a mid-semester contract dispute, disrupting classes for more than 100,000 students.The strike is the first in the 34-year history of the university system.Just after 5 a.m., faculty members formed a picket lines on campuses...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 5:13pm

SEPTA strike could shut down bus, subway and trolley routes early next month

After a chaotic summer, SEPTA riders could see still more disruptions in their commutes come Nov. 1.Members of the Transit Workers Local Union 234 (TWU 234) voted Sunday to go on strike. Union workers could walk out on the first day of November, the day after their contracts expire.Unless a deal is...

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 9:11pm

Minimum-wage earners to protest outside presidential debate

Fast food workers from New York, Boston and Philadelphia plan to walk off their jobs Monday evening to demonstate for a $15-an-hour minimum wage during the first presidential debate at Hofstra Univesity.The restaurant protesterswill be joined by “home care workers, child care workers, airport...

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 5:24am

FBI targets Philly union boss 'Johnny Doc' Dougherty, Councilman Henon in searches

Authorities are searching multiple locations across Philadelphia in connection to an investigation involving union leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty and City Councilman Bobby Henon over the alleged misuse of union funds.An FBI spokeswoman only stated that the Friday morning searches were part of "...

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 9:57pm

Philly Airport workers to strike Tuesday

One-thousand baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants and other Philadelphia International Airport employees and their supporters will protest Tuesday.Last week, more than 400 employees voted to walk off their jobs during the Democratic National Convention, set to take place in...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:26pm