The Union are doing what they have always done under Earnie Stewart, that is, not much at all in the month of December. MLS Offseason is now in full swing. Teams are adding pieces left and right, spending money like it’s burning a hole in their pockets. The Union a much tamer approach. Stewart built […]Read more "How will Earnie Stewart rebuild the Union again?"
Earlier this month, Jay Sugarman vowed to spend more money this off-season to buy talented players. As the Philadelphia Union’s majority owner Sugarman ultimately has the final say on what or who the team sends his checks to. When backed into a corner by Union fans and reporters alike, Sugarman declared he would indeed open […]Read more "All I want from the Union this Holiday season is a fulfilled promise to spend that money"
It’s been an eventful few days for the Philadelphia Union. Tuesday, the home opener and new TV partner deal was announced. yesterday, three players were resigned, and today a Bethlehem Steel player has been promoted/signed by the Union. Philly has a clear off-season plan. December is time for in-house acquisitions; January and February is time […]Read more "Union making in-house acquisitions before bringing in new blood"
Union’s Home opener announced; Philly will kick of 2018 at home versus New England Revolution! MLS released all 23 home openers for each team this afternoon. The Union will face off against eastern conference opponent New England Revolution on March 3rd at Talen Energy Stadium. See you on March 3, @TalenEnergyStdm Our 2018 Home Opener […]Read more "Doop roundup: Philadelphia Union’s Home opener announced & more"
Toronto FC raised the MLS Cup Saturday evening and less than twenty-four hours later, the MLS offseason got underway. First was the half-day trade window early Sunday. DC United kicked things off by trading $75,000 in General Allocation Money and a 2018 International Slot to NYFC for veteran center back Frederic Brillant. DC’s 2017 turn-style […]Read more "The story so far: Major League Soccer offseason gets underway"
The Union transitioned into the most important offseason in recent memory earlier this week. With an expansion draft, free agency and waiver drafts to worry about, the Union looked to their current roster and made a move. Eric Ayuk has had his option picked up by the Union for the 2018 season. The young talented […]Read more "Flip Flip Flip-adelphia: Eric Ayuk returns to the Philadelphia Union"
I know, I know. Cheap shot. Obvious cheap shot. But that’s kind of the point. Many hardcore Union fans don’t seem to mind that their sponsor’s name is also the term for “an attractive but empty-headed young woman, especially one perceived as a willing sex object”, according to Dictionary.com. Some hardcore fans do mind. Many […]Read more "It’s Time for the Philadelphia Union to break up with that Bimbo"
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?"