The Philadelphia Union have been a stereotypical Philadelphia team throughout their short seven years of existence. Two playoff appearances in their seven years; the rest of the time the Union have been outsiders looking in. In the rollercoaster ride that has been 2017, the Union entered a crucial stretch in need of points. July presented […]Read more "Union fall flat in most important stretch of 2017, can they bounce back vs Dallas?"
MLS came back from it’s Gold Cup “break” and saw a lot of action. 18 games full of goals saves and all around action. Week 20 had it all. To get ready for the week 21’s games, take a look back at the scoreline’s and highlights from the past week. Here’s This week around MLS, […]Read more "This week around MLS, week 20: Recapping all the games, goals and glory"
The final of the Gold Cup is set! USA beat Costa Rica 2-0 in dominating fashion. Jamaica stunned Mexico, beating them 1-0. These teams have taken very different positions in this tournament. USA has tried to dominate matches, using possession and passing to break down opponents. Jamaica has sat back, and defended to create counter […]Read more "Gold Cup Final: Can USA’s unstoppable force beat Jamaica’s immovable object?"
The Union dropped their second straight game, losing to Columbus 1-0 last Saturday. The two away matches agaisnt eastern conference opponents contained much-needed points for Union playoff hopes. Getting zero points out of a possible six makes things much more difficult for the Union moving forward. The problem with Philly lies where it has all […]Read more "Philadelphia Union look to re-establish attack in second game vs Columbus"
The Semi-finals of the Gold Cup are set. USA takes on Costa Rica, and Mexico take on Jamaica. One is a matchup of two teams still competing for Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying, the other is a rematch of the 2015 final. Each team left standing has looked good and bad. Now is the time […]Read more "And then there were four: Gold Cup Semi-Final preview"
This past Wednesday night, the Union traveled north of the border in search of points agaisnt a Montreal team that was decimated by injuries and Gold Cup absences. Philly fielded a strong lineup missing only three starters, and executed a pressing style of defense early. Fafa Picault turned Montreal over inside their own box. Ilsinho […]Read more "Selfishness and bickering led to Union’s loss at Montreal, can they turn it around in Columbus?"
The quarterfinals are set. Over the next two days the last eight teams will battle it out. Who’ll advance and who’ll be sent home? Gold Cup preview: quarterfinals. #GoldCup2017 Quarterfinals: Which teams will advance to semifinals? pic.twitter.com/OTza7MMSMb — CONCACAF (@CONCACAF) July 19, 2017 Costa Rica vs Panama This match will be very CONCACAF. Costa Rica should […]Read more "Gold Cup preview: Quarterfinals are set, who will advance?"
The Union enter their second half of the season with the hardest strength of schedule. The second half of the season kicks off with three games in Eight days for Philly. The Union started to pick up momentum heading into their week off. Will they be able to pick up where they left off? The […]Read more "Three games in Eight days, Can Union’s momentum continue at Montreal?"
Gold Cup Review: Group stage result/scenarios. Group A is all wrapped up; groups B and C will be played out in the next two days. Here’s a look at what went down in group A, and what can happen in groups B and C. Group A Results: 👀 Costa Rica, Canada and Honduras all advance […]Read more "Gold Cup Review: Group stage result/scenarios"
The Union are back in action tonight, but this is a less than competitive match. They meet English Premier League (EPL) side Swansea City. This match is an opportunity for players to get a run through against a lower-tier EPL side in their preseason. Jim Curtin said fans could see a lot of player rotation […]Read more "Who could feature in the Union’s friendly vs Swansea?"