The US Men’s National team has a tough road ahead to qualify for the upcoming World Cup. They have made it to the final round of qualifying for the CONCACAF region. The hex (hexagonal), is made up of six countries. Each play 10 games, two against each other countries. The top three countries from the […]Read more "The Hex: the US Men’s national team’s route to Russia 2018"
Week three was full of good match ups. Leading into World Cup qualifying players and teams wanted to get a good result before somewhat of a break. Here’s all the action from this week around MLS: week three. NYCFC 1 Montreal 1 NYCFC’s second straight home match started in the same fashion as their first. […]Read more "This week around MLS: Recapping all the games, goals and glory from week three"
The Union lost their first match of 2017 in Orlando 2-1. As I pointed out in the preview for this match, there was a blueprint for success against Orlando. One, put bodies around Cyle Larin to take him out of the game; two, attack Orlando in the pocket of space between their D-mids and back […]Read more "2-1 loss at Orlando shows the Philadelphia Union’s fatal flaws"
Week two of MLS was jam-packed with action. Postponed games, comebacks, and blowouts populated the action. It’s time for this week around MLS: week two. New England vs Orlando: PPD This game was supposed to be played this past weekend but snow halted the game before it even started the game has been moved to […]Read more "This week around MLS: Recapping all the games, goals and glory from week two"
The Union head into the third week of MLS action looking for their first win of 2017. They will try to do so at Orlando City. The newly built Orlando City Stadium is a great new soccer specific stadium, equipped with its own Dortmund like wall for supporters to man. Orlando had the week off […]Read more "The Union look for their first 3 points of 2017 at Orlando"
A rather unconventional press conference came from Jim Curtin on Thursday, as the Union practiced at the YSC Academy instead of their home fields due to snow. The conference was short, sweet and to the point. Here’s our Philadelphia Union presser analysis: Week 3, Orlando. Curtin was asked about Union players ahead of their match […]Read more "Weekly Philadelphia Union presser analysis: Week 3, Orlando"
This past weekend at the Philadelphia Union home opener, Philly Sports Network began its implementation of Instagram content showcasing fans, and the atmosphere of a live sporting event. Apparently, the content sparked interest from not only Philadelphia fans, but also the Philadelphia Union and MLS. At Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday before the match, the […]Read more "Credit where it’s due: Philadelphia Union and MLS love our Instagram content"
After an unseasonably warm front end of the week, snow covered Talen Energy Stadium Friday. On Saturday, the frigid temperatures lingered. Even so, Union fans flocked to Talen Energy Stadium to cheer on the Union in their home opener vs Toronto. The best team from the east in 2016 came to Philly looking to avenge […]Read more "Goals, Geiger and Grit: Union’s 2-2 draw with Toronto"
The first game at Talen Energy Stadium is today! A difficult opponent in Toronto FC come to town; this match has a lot at stake early in the season. The first of the two matches between these teams comes at a time that could really benefit the Union. Only two teams in the east have more […]Read more "Union home opener preview: The east is for the taking vs Toronto FC"
Jim Curtin held his weekly presser Thursday, ahead of the Union’s home opener this Saturday. Let’s look at what the coach said in our presser analysis: week 2 Toronto. Jim opened as he always does recapping the performance of the team from the past match. He categorized The Union’s 0-0 draw as a total defensive […]Read more "Weekly Philadelphia Union presser analysis: Week 2, Toronto"