Thursday night the Philadelphia Union will play Sporting Kansas City in the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back knockout tournament. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. and will air on ESPN platforms. Here are three things to keep an eye out for in this knockout battle. 1.) Confidence is key and both clubs have it… […]Read more "Union v.s. Sporting KC: 3 things to watch for"
Friday afternoon, Nathan Harriel inked his first professional contract with the Philadelphia Union. The 19-year Oldsmar, Florida native plays primarily right back. The Homegrown Player Contract is effective January 1, 2021. In the meantime, Harriel will play with Union II on a USL Championship contract. In order to successfully sign Harriel, Philadelphia swapped a 2021 […]Read more "Union swap SuperDraft pick for Homegrown rights to Nathan Harriel"
The 40th minute of the Philadelphia Union’s 2-1 win against Inter Miami CF late Tuesday night produced a moment that most Union fans hope to never see again out of their physical and at times electric defensive midfielder, Jose ‘El Brujo’ Martinez. Martinez was knocked down by Miami defender Andres Reyes as the two players […]Read more "Union’s Jose Martinez admits his fault, owns up to suspension"
Philadelphia Union right back Ray Gaddis made his 200th career start with the club Tuesday night, solidifying his place in club history as the longest-tenured player with the most games played and minutes logged. Tuesday night marked the 200th start in his 211th career match with Philadelphia. He’s played nearly 18,000 minutes in the blue […]Read more "Ray Gaddis: 200th start and a lasting legacy"
As a 10-year-old training in the Philadelphia Union Juniors program, Brenden Aaronson made his first impressions on Union Youth Academy coaches. Fast forward nine years, and now he’s making major impacts for Philadelphia, gaining praise and recognition throughout Major League Soccer, earning USMNT call-ups, and quietly becoming Philadelphia’s most important player. “I think that from […]Read more "Aaronson, Monteiro, Przybylko create bright spot in sloppy Union win"
At just 18-years old and roughly 1,000 miles away from his hometown, Philadelphia Union midfielder and YSC Academy graduate Jack de Vries made his Major League Soccer debut Thursday morning during a 1-0 win against NYCFC. He entered the match in the 84th minute, relieving team captain Ale Bedoya. Bedoya logged a hearty shift on […]Read more "With MLS debut behind him, Jack de Vries is eager for more"
With so many question marks heading into this morning’s first Philadelphia Union match of the MLS is Back tournament, many fans are now enjoying a peaceful sense of relief after Ale Bedoya found the back of the net in the 63rd minute for the game’s only goal. Goalkeeper Andre Blake stood tall in net saving […]Read more "Union blank NYCFC, Bedoya nets his 20th goal with club"
Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin, forward Kacper Przybylko, captain Ale Bedoya, and defender Mark McKenzie all spoke yesterday via zoom call from inside the bubble. There’s an impromptu ‘media hub’ inside the bubble in Orlando where Curtin and players rotated in and out to field questions from the media. Most were seeking answers regarding […]Read more "Curtin and Union are ready for “big test”: news, notes, and quotes from the bubble"
Philadelphia Union will take on fellow Eastern Conference rival NYCFC Thursday 7/9 at 9:00 a.m. in what will be the first early morning contest of the MLS is Back Tournament at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. For the better part of two weeks now, Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin has […]Read more "Match preview: Union take on NYCFC in early morning action"
The MLS is Back tournament is still a go… for now. With news of FC Dallas being forced to withdraw due to accumulating positive COVID test results, MLS fans are right to worry if this tournament has the legs to continue on as advertised. For now, it does according to MLS Commissioner Don Garber. The […]Read more "Union v. NYCFC: 5 things to watch for"