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"
“I’m paid to do a job and I’m doing the job,” said James Chambers a few months back after his club publicly recognized him for his efforts both on and off the field. But yesterday afternoon, Bethlehem Steel FC simply sent a routine press release detailing their end-of-roster moves which included the decision to not […]Read more "Thank you, James Chambers; a Steel FC legend’s tenure ends"
I have been struggling to muster the right words to encapsulate the past season and what it means for Philadelphia soccer fans, but more importantly what it could mean moving forward. Should I have just written a match recap after the 2-0 loss at Atlanta? Or should I have gone with a story arguing for […]Read more "A thank you letter to the Philadelphia Union, from all of us"
The rain and the absence of Kacper Przybylko from the matchday 18 for the Philadelphia Union hampered the excitement surrounding the first home playoff game for Philadelphia since 2011. Early goals from New York Red Bulls further dampened the mood, but Philadelphia never quit and found a way to win in extra time 4-3. The […]Read more "Fabian’s late magic spurs Union to first franchise playoff win"
The primary supporter’s group following the Philadelphia Union has endured an enormous struggle to not only bring soccer to Philadelphia but to also stick with the group through some awfully painful years. But now the Sons of Ben and their President Matt Gendaszek have a home playoff match Sunday to prep for (the first since […]Read more "Q&A with Sons of Ben President Matt Gendaszek: It’s great to be a Union fan right now"
The Philadelphia Union are on the verge of hosting their first home MLS Cup Playoff match since 2011, and could finally claim the first playoff victory in franchise history. But will they do it? Head Coach Jim Curtin is confident his group has what it takes. Yesterday afternoon, Union Head Coach Jim Curtin fielded questions […]Read more "After 10 years, will the Union get that coveted playoff W?"
The utility man of the Philadelphia Union’s offensive grouping is hoping to earn some meaningful minutes on Sunday afternoon. Fafa Picault spoke with PhillySportsNetwork.com this past Friday afternoon about the match-up with NYRB, his season as a whole, and a look back on his three-year stint with Philly and what the future might be like. […]Read more "Picault, in final year of contract, poised to make impact Sunday for Union"
The Philadelphia Union began yesterday’s season finale match on the wrong foot and suffered mightily. Veteran midfielder Haris Medunjanin spoke honestly about the groups’ end to the season. He, like many Union fans, is bothered. Without their two most indispensable players in team captain Alejandro Bedoya and leading goal scorer Kaper Przybylko, Philadelphia lacked unity […]Read more "Medunjanin is ready to move forward from Union’s disappointing season finale"
The Philadelphia Union hosted the best team in MLS’ Eastern Conference in hopes of challenging for the second-seed to finish off the best season in franchise history. Instead, a star player limped off during pre-game warm-ups and NYCFC tallied two goals in the opening 25 minutes ultimately ending in NYCFC’s favor 2-1. Before the match […]Read more "Union struggle in season finale and end the year on losing skid"
After perhaps one of the toughest two-month stretches the Philadelphia Union has ever had late in the season, they escaped with a 5-3-1 record. They took on MLS powerhouses LAFC and Atlanta United FC along with notable Eastern Conference foes like NYRB and DC United followed with a midweek cross-country road trip to San Jose […]Read more "With just one game left, Union HC Jim Curtin wants to end season the ‘right way’ against NYCFC"