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Friday Night Union Freekicks: Six Point Swing... Perhaps, With A Win

COLUMBUS OH - OCTOBER 24:  Robbie Rogers #18 of the Columbus Crew keeps control of the ball in front of Sheanon Williams #25 of the Philadelphia Union on October 24 2010 at Crew Stadium in Columbus Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS OH - OCTOBER 24: Robbie Rogers #18 of the Columbus Crew keeps control of the ball in front of Sheanon Williams #25 of the Philadelphia Union on October 24 2010 at Crew Stadium in Columbus Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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The Philly Soccer Page " Preview: Union v Columbus
Eight league games without a win. While positivity continues to pour out of the Union locker room, the team—and the fans—need a win soon or hope will turn into anxious fatalism. Columbus comes to town knowing that anything less than three points could see them drop within striking distance of the Union and Dynamo, a dangerous place to be as the season winds down.

The Big Freeze | Union Dues
On September 15th at 5pm MLS rosters "freeze" until after the playoffs. The Union have added Morgan Langley from the Harrisburgh City Islanders, the club that gave the Union Sheanon Williams last season, and Joe Tait from the Dayton Dutch Lions (what a GREAT name for a football club).  

Pro Soccer: Union Look to Get Back on Track Against Crew " CBS Philly

CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) - It’s been a rough few weeks for the Philadelphia Union, as they bring an eight-game winless streak into tomorrow’s match against the Eastern Conference-leading Columbus Crew at PPL Park in Chester.

The Philly Soccer Page " 5 things to look for over the next 3 games

The next three matches offer the Union the opportunity to make a move for the top of the table and put some distance between themselves and the other playoff contenders. Here are five things that could have a direct impact in those three games.

 Armchair Analyst: Adu fits as the false 9 for Philly | MLSsoccer.com

The Philadelphia Union are on what looks like a death spiral. Since the beginning of July they’ve scored seven times in two games against New England, and seven times in eight games against everyone else. So as it stands, unless they’re playing the Revs, they’re meat.

Match Preview: Union vs. Columbus Crew " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union

So………

Union eying revenge against first-place Crew | CSN Philly

CHESTER, Pa. – Nearly one month ago, the Union suffered one of the most frustrating defeats in their two-year history. Finishing off a questionable second-half handball turned penalty kick, the Columbus Crew took down the Union, 2-1, in a battle for first place in the Eastern Conference at Columbus Crew Stadium.

Money can't buy Columbus Crew goals | Philadelphia Daily News | 09/16/2011

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.

Scouting report: Crew slumping since last encounter with Union | Philadelphia Union
What a difference one month makes.

Two months without a win for Union | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/16/2011

As far as anniversaries go, the Union didn't expect to be celebrating one that arrives Saturday. When the Union host the Columbus Crew in Saturday's 7:30 p.m. Major League Soccer matchup at PPL Park in Chester, it will mark the two-month anniversary of their last win.

Union Notes: Captain or not, Califf still leads the charge | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – For Danny Califf, it doesn’t matter if he’s wearing the captain’s armband or not.