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Sunday Morning Union Freekicks: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda Three Points

SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 09:  Ryan Johnson #19 of the San Jose Earthquakes and Sheanon Williams #25 of the Philadelphia Union go for the ball at Buck Shaw Stadium on July 9, 2011 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 09: Ryan Johnson #19 of the San Jose Earthquakes and Sheanon Williams #25 of the Philadelphia Union go for the ball at Buck Shaw Stadium on July 9, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Philly Soccer Page " Match report: San Jose 0-0 Union

A second half of dominance produced no goals for the Union, who earned their first west coast point but were good enough that they should have had more.

Postgame: Union vs San Jose Earthquakes " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union

A scoreless draw on the road against a team that hadn’t scored a goal in 3 of its previous 4 matches.  That is what Union left San Jose with Saturday night.  While Chris Wondolowski was in the lineup (though you wouldn’t have known it based on his high complaint-to-actually playing the ball ratio), they were missing Bobby Convey and Steven Lenhart.  The latter two have given Union many problems, so their absense made this a match that should have more closely resembled the thrashing in Toronto.  Union dominated possession and chances, yet scored the same number of goals as the ‘Quakes, and yours truly:  zero.

Union, Earthquakes play to scoreless draw | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/10/2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Despite playing without two of their defensive stalwarts, the Union registered only their second shutout since the beginning of May in a scoreless draw with the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday.

Union manager Peter Nowak opens up about Jordan Harvey trade | The Goalkeeper | 07/10/2011

Nowak's remarks don't answer everything, but there's more detail in there than you might expect. Given how little public information ever gets out there about MLS trades that involve allocation money, I found what he had to say pretty useful.

Union CEO Sakiewicz making the most of second chances | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/10/2011

In his office on the top floor of the old Delaware County Electric power plant along the river in Chester, Philadelphia Union chief executive officer and managing partner Nick Sakiewicz points to a photo of the December 2008 groundbreaking at PPL Park just down the block.

The Philly Soccer Page " Sunday morning manager: Union at San Jose

When PSP runs our live commentary during away matches, we get lots of interesting comments and questions from readers. We take those comments and try to put together a list of questions that get to the heart of what Union fans want to know about the team.

Recap: Union back in first place with scoreless draw at San Jose | Philadelphia Union

Santa Clara, Ca. – Looking for their first victory in the Pacific Time Zone in team history, the Philadelphia Union settled for a 0-0 draw and one point...

Shorthanded Union show depth in scoreless draw at San Jose | Philadelphia Union

Santa Clara, Ca. — Down four starters from their previous match, the Philadelphia Union managed to steal a point on the road Saturday again...