The USMNT were ready to put their recent World Cup blunder behind them this past Tuesday against Portugal. The game featured countries heading in different directions. Portugal are the current European Champions, and have qualified for the World Cup. They used this friendly to fine tune their role players to see who could feature for […]Read more "Instant analysis: USMNT draw Portugal; Sapong shined, youth breakthrough"
The MLS has a particularly long off-season, especially when your club is typically out of the post-season conversation by mid-September. The winter blues are approaching, and thinking honestly about the future of the Philadelphia Union doesn’t help. So, I thought I’d fantasize. What if MLS became a promotion/relegation league? Would the Union flourish, fall deeper […]Read more "Would Promotion/Relegation Benefit the Philadelphia Union?"
If you’ve eeen living under a rock, or just don’t pay attention to soccer, you wouldn’t know that USA will not play a part in the upcoming Men’s World Cup. The Yanks failed to qualify for the first time since 1986. After qualifying for seven straight World Cups, USA failed to make the tournament after […]Read more "Could Union standouts become leaders of USMNT rebuild after missing World Cup?"
If you’re like many US Men’s National team supporters, you know that this team has had many lackluster performances in this cycle ow World Cup qualifying. This has created a major rift among the American soccer fans. There are many criticizing the way this team has dropped points against countries they normally beat. Losing crucial […]Read more "Believe: an open letter to US Men’s National team supporters"
The east is heating up in the final stretch MLS’ 2017. Now is the time where worth is shown. Teams have been trending up and down for a while now, and there has been a lot of parody in the league, especially in the east. The Union have had spurts of being a good eastern […]Read more "Are the Union done? Union falls short while rest of east thrives."
The Union are riding home highs. They have won seven of their last eight home matches. Last week getting three goals against Dallas shows that these players are clicking. There have been no new players added in the summer transfer window, so these current players will need to thrive if the playoffs are to be […]Read more "Union riding home highs, can they get another win at home vs Montreal?"
It’s crunch time in MLS. Teams high up the table struggle. The west tightens up. A battle for sixth in the east has begun. let’s take a look back. This week around MLS, week 22. Eastern Confernece games: D.C. United 1Toronto FC 1 Highlights DC United’s place after week 22: 11th in east. Toronto […]Read more "This week around MLS, week 22: Recapping all the games, goals and glory"
Where are the Union headed? A town hall meeting for season ticket holders was held Wednesday night. A longtime Union fan, reached out to share his thoughts about it all with Philly Sports Network. Disclaimer: this fan’s thoughts do not reflect all Son’s of Ben members/season ticket holders. This is more of an insight on […]Read more "Where are the Union headed? A season ticket holder’s prospective of their town hall meeting"
It’s the end of the summer transfer window. In past years the Union have been quiet until the last week of the window. That’s when they’d announce signings. The past two years players like Tranquillo Barnetta (in 2015) and Alejandro Bedoya (in 2016) were summer acquisitions. This season, It’s been radio silence from the Union. […]Read more "Will Union add or drop anyone in the Summer transfer window?"
There were goals, saves and a lot more action in week 21. Who gained group and fell short? As the season progresses every game becomes more crucial. Teams who need to make run’s show what they’re made of ; teams who have had success show if they are real or not.Who gained ground and fell […]Read more "This week around MLS, week 21: Recapping all the games, goals and glory"