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CHESTER, PA - SEPTEMBER 29: Danny Califf #4 of the Philadelphia Union clears the ball during the game against D.C. United at PPL Park on September 29, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Union won 3-2. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
CHESTER, PA - SEPTEMBER 29: Danny Califf #4 of the Philadelphia Union clears the ball during the game against D.C. United at PPL Park on September 29, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Union won 3-2. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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The Philly Soccer Page " Philadelphia Union 3-2 DC United
The win puts the Union on 43 points, just one point behind conference leading Kansas City with a game in hand.

Afternoon Delight: The View From Baltimore | Union Dues

It’s been awhile since I was able to post (anyone miss me?) so I figured today was as good a day as any. Due to the timing, my location, and a limited budget during my work’s travel season I was unable to attend the I-95 Rivalry last night. Thankfully it was nationally televised so I am able to bring you my insight of the game from my vantage point of almost 100 miles away.

Post-Match + Pre-Match = ….I Don’t Know, But I’m Happy! " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union

What a crazy match. 

The Philly Soccer Page " How’s it going to end?

Is the way the season will end? Who knows? But we want to hear your thoughts. One thing seems certain. As Adam wrote in the match preview for tonight’s game with DC United, for the Philadelphia Union, the playoffs start tonight.

Union edges D.C. United, 3-2, strengthens playoff bid | Philadelphia Daily News | 09/30/2011

And so went last night's penultimate home match for the Union, who looked sharp early, fell late in the first half, pulled the second-half comeback shenanigans that has kept this club in the playoff hunt, and, courtesy of rookie midfielder Michael Farfan, escaped with a much-needed 3-2 win in front of 17,963 at PPL Park.

Farfan Goes on Offensive In Union Win | SportsInq | 09/29/2011

Michael Farfan is a stand-up performer. On the night the Union rookie midfielder-defender had his best offensive showing, he criticized himself for his defense.

Farfan makes up for defensive slip to lead Union to huge win -

CHESTER – Redemption is a beautiful thing. For Michael Farfan Thursday, it was everything.

Union, Farfan avoid scare to defeat United | CSN Philly

CHESTER, Pa. -- Although Thursday’s contest wasn’t without it’s share of dramatics and hair-pulling frustration, the Union are three points closer to where they want to be.

For father of Union golakeeper MacMath, his son's career is a homecoming | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/30/2011

Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath has taken the traditional path to soccer, unlike his father. The younger MacMath has been playing the game since he was 4, although for the longest time he was a field player and, apparently, an accomplished one at that.

Le Toux scores two as Union win | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/30/2011

  Another proficient offensive showing by Sebastien Le Toux and a clutch performance by Michael Farfan gave the Union one of their most important wins of the year.

Mondragon close to return for Union -

He’s out for Sunday’s match at Chivas USA, too, but Mondragon said he might receive clearance from team doctors to play the home finale, Oct. 15 against Toronto FC. His manager is even more optimistic.

Union: Okugo latest looking to produce in middle -

The only constant on the team sheet has been Brian Carroll. The 30-year-old has been nearly omnipresent in deep-lying, center-midfield role this season, making his 26th start in the team’s 30th match Thursday.

No rest for Union after important win over United | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union just won one of the most exciting games of the MLS season, leapfrogged two teams in the Eastern Conference standings, and put a dent into one of their biggest rival’s playoff hopes.

PBPP: Le Toux comes through again for Union | Philadelphia Union

While everyone is waiting for others to help Sebastien Le Toux offensively, the French striker is taking matters into his own hands and carrying the team. On Thursday night he continued his torrid streak with another two-goal effort, his third multiple-goal game of the season. 

Farfan wows as Philadelphia get crucial home win vs. DC | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union fans are beginning to learn what Union players have known all along: Michael Farfan can turn a game on its head.

Le Toux continues torrid stretch, moves into MVP conversation | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – Union manager Peter Nowak had a simple explanation for why his star striker is playing so well recently: "He joined the Twitter."

Union show determination in "massive" 3-2 win against United | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – There have been a number of growth spurts throughout the season for this young Union squad.

Recap: Le Toux, Farfan give Union vital 3-2 win vs. United | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – Sébastien Le Toux’s brace and Michael Farfan’s one-goal, one-assist evening lifted the Philadelphia Union to a critical 3-2 victory over visiting D.C. United in a nationally televised showdown Thursday night at PPL Park.

Soccer Kicks Cancer by going pink in October | Philadelphia Union

NEW YORK – MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, announced today the debut of the League’s breast cancer awareness campaign as part of Soccer Kicks Cancer, a three-month campaign focused on raising awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment and providing strength and hope in the fight against cancer affecting men, women and children. All 18 MLS clubs will conduct one night of local activation to raise awareness and funds for the cause throughout the month of October.