Phil Wheddon spoke with PhillySportsNetwork.com to discuss his plans for 2020 in his first season as first-team goalkeeper coach. On January 14th, Philadelphia Union announced Phil Wheddon’s promotion to the first-team goalkeeper coach. With two decades worth of experience ranging from the collegiate level to both the US Men’s and Women’s teams, Wheddon brings with […]Read more "Union goalkeepers are in good hands with Phil Wheddon, a goalkeeping guru"
Matej Oravec officially joins the club Oravec is a Slovakian 21-year defensive-minded midfielder. He signed a long-term contract that will keep him with the club for the next three years with a club option on a potential fourth year with Philadelphia. The club declined to disclose the transfer fee. Oravec will occupy an international roster […]Read more "Three Takeaways from opening day of Union pre-season camp"
Last night at the Philadelphia 76ers game, four Philadelphia Union players rocked a brand new secondary kit with a new sponsor plastered across the front. In partnership with Bimbo Bakeries USA that runs through 2023, the club announced a first of its kind dual sponsorship for their primary and secondary kits. It’s no secret the […]Read more "Union pivot away from Bimbo, unveil Artesano as secondary kit sponsor"
Union center back and YSC Youth Acadamy graduate, Mark McKenzie, agreed to terms on a new long-term contract extension that is guaranteed through the 2022 season. The contract has club options that could keep McKenzie in town through 2024. While many Union fans are anxiously awaiting the announcement of a new signing that both Sporting […]Read more "Union lock up McKenzie through 2022; yet another positive for their Youth Academy system"
Carlos Barros of Prestige Sports was generous enough to spend some of his Sunday evening chatting with PhillySportsNetwork.com about his client, Jamiro Monteiro, and his new multi-year Designated Player contract. Details of the multi-month long negotiation process, efforts from the Union’s Technical Staff, and Monteiro’s thought process along the way were all discussed. “It’s a […]Read more "Union endured multi-month negotiations to land their guy – story behind Jamiro Monteiro’s DP deal"
The Philadelphia Union announced a club-record transfer fee of $1.7 million to secure the services of their top player, Jamiro Monteiro while agreeing to terms on a new three-year contract with an option on a fourth year and in doing so, proved to their fans they’ve learned from their past. Many, if not all Union […]Read more "Union mark significant shift in franchise narrative with purchase of top player Monteiro"
Former Eagles running back and Super Bowl 52 champion, Jay Ajayi, struggled mightily in his first official eMLS event ending with a 0-13 record and a -67 goal differential. The Philadelphia Union marked the announcement of Jay Ajayi as their newest eMLS gamer Tuesday afternoon and with declared the moment a “historical” one. Ajayi became […]Read more "Ajayi fails to win a single match as Union’s newest eMLS gamer"
Reports from Jamaica all but tie the bow on the more than welcomed return of Cory Burke to the Philadelphia Union after being loaned to Portmore United due to US work-visa issues in 2019. What does Burke’s reappearance mean for the Union? And can Burke continue to excel as a goal-scoring striker in 2020? Eight […]Read more "Cory Burke’s potential return to Union could take offense to next level"
Over 8,700 college hoops fans crammed inside the most iconic venue the sport can over on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon to welcome Penn State and Iowa in a Big Ten clash. Both coaches have deep local roots and Penn State’s roster showcases at least seven players from in and around […]Read more "PSU basketball rocked a sold-out Palestra, strengthening connection with Philly hoops"
What happens when a local soccer team eager to engage with its local community partners with a city that’s also hoping to provide its residents with a youth soccer program? A perfect opportunity. As of Tuesday, the city of Wilmington’s Parks and Recreation Department has reached an agreement with local soccer club Bearfight FC of […]Read more "A tale of community involvement: Bearfight FC to help youth soccer in Wilmington, DE"