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"
At around 6:00 PM this evening, MLS officials requested that FC Dallas officially withdraw from the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, Florida. The decision comes after many days of worry continued to build throughout FC Dallas’s traveling party which included nearly 50 players, coaches, and team staff. FC Dallas announced support of the leagues […]Read more "MLS removes FC Dallas from tournament as COVID concerns continue to rise"
Yesterday, U.S. Soccer released news of a “Candidate Host City Workshop for U.S. Bidders” to be held on July 7th. And you may be thinking, a what? The goal is quite clear though. FIFA and U.S. Soccer are aiming to take the next steps in the venue selection process. Currently, there are 17 U.S. bid […]Read more "2026 FIFA World Cup to Philly? Next step in host city process unveiled"
With only a week remaining until Head Coach Jim Curtin and the Philadelphia Union travel south to Orlando, COVID concerns are still very prevalent. Yesterday, Major League Soccer released updated testing information. They will continue to release updated aggregate reporting – meaning names will not be released, only numbers – every two days Over the […]Read more "Union set to leave for Orlando tomorrow, but COVID remains a threat"
Yesterday the Philadelphia Union returned to their home training grounds along the Delaware River in Chester. It was the first team training session at the Power Training Complex since March 12th when Major League Soccer officially announced a suspension of the 2020 season. The team was training just over the PA/DE line in Wilmington at […]Read more "With a flight booked and games scheduled, Union stay ready"
Ray Gaddis, the nine-year MLS veteran and longest-tenured Union player on the roster, spoke with reporters yesterday via Zoom call to discuss his off-field efforts with the newly formed Black Players Coalition of MLS. “We’re advocating to break down barriers not only within the soccer world, but also educationally, also in the medical field, and […]Read more "Union’s Ray Gaddis and BPCMLS: “We want to advocate and spread cultural awareness”"
Union center back Jack Elliott spoke with reporters yesterday about his experience the past three months, he and his teammates return to training, and his outlook on the MLS is Back Tournament next month. The Philadelphia Union is ramping up their full team training routines in anticipation of the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando […]Read more "Curtin, Elliott, and Union prep for Orlando"