The first game day of 2017 is here for the all starts now!


It’s time! The first game day of 2017 is finally here. I know it’s an away game, and its at 9:30 at night on a Sunday night. It seems like the Soccer God’s don’t want the great fans of the Union to watch a soccer game at a sensible time of night. But don’t let the possibility of a groggy Monday of work/school keep you from Dooping tonight!

This is one of the most important and exciting times of the year. It’s time to get all hyped up on the fact that the Union are back. It’s time to see what strides have been made in the preseason to create an MLS contender. The time to root on your boys in blue as they begin another campaign. This type of excitement of a new season will soon fade as the brutal season goes on from spring to summer and then fall. Don’t let this moment pass you by!

This season is one full of question marks. Will the new additions do well, will the superstar youngsters (Rosenberry and Herbers) have sophomore slumps? Will the Union be better than last year? It’s time to start to witness the answers to your questions that have been built up since the end of November. It’s time for the new year.

Do Yourself a favor tonight; watch the game! I know you’ll be extra tired on a Monday when you get up to get ready for work/school. But do it anyways! This is the rare time of the year where you can see a new product on the field in a competitive game. Have your love for this team and this game outweigh your necessity of a good 8 hours of sleep!

If you do stay up tonight, make sure you follow me on Twitter for game updates and snarky comments! You can find that here: @TGing21. Rejoice Union fans the 2017 season is upon us. So buck up, stay up late, watch JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth call the game on The Comcast Network, and see what this team can do!

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Be Sure to come back to Philly Sports Network later for an update on how we will cover the Union this season Until then peace out Union fans!


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