In the Quarterfinal round of the MLS is Back Tournament underdogs with something to prove ruled the day. The four matches over three days showed that the teams moving to the semifinals are teams who may have not predicted to make it far in the knockout rounds. Philadelphia Union v.s. Sporting Kansas City The first […]Read more "Reviewing the Quarterfinals of the MLS is Back Tournament"
Having reached the semi-finals of the one-off MLS Is Back Tournament, the Philadelphia Union stand on the precipice of making history with their first-ever piece of silverware, having impressively dismantled Sporting Kansas City in the previous round. Standing between Union and the final are the equally impressive Portland Timbers, so what better time to take […]Read more "What the Union need to do in order to overthrow the Timbers"
On February 28th 2008, it was finally announced that after years of thwarted attempts and significant opposition from a franchise that would later be bought out by a reasonably successful energy drink company, an MLS franchise was coming to Philly. Just over two years later, the first Philadelphia Union team took to the field in […]Read more "Where are they now? Looking back at the Union’s first-ever starting XI"
16 Teams made it out of their groups to the knockout stage of the MLS is Back Tournament. The single elimination matches started in the Round of 16, and produced some great games. Here’s a look back at who advanced and who went home! Orlando City SC v.s. Montreal Impact Orlando looked like one of […]Read more "Reviewing the Round of 16 at the MLS is Back Tournament"
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"
The Philadelphia Union have been able to win games in the group stage of the MLS is Back Tournament by slim margins while not playing their best soccer. In their Round of 16 match against New England Revolution, Philadelphia played the best they have all tournament, and found a way to win another match 1-0! […]Read more "Union find another one-goal win in Round of 16 of the MLS is Back Tournament"
The Philadelphia Union were able to take seven points from three group stage matches in the MLS is Back Tournament. They did this all while not playing their best soccer. Two wins and a draw in their last three matches is a great haul, but there is still a major question looming over this club. […]Read more "Can Philadelphia Union play to their potential in Win-or-go-home match v.s. New England Revolution?"
Group F looked to be the group of death when the teams were drawn into it. The likes of Portland and LAFC coupled with the scrappy Houston and LA Galaxy sides made this group very intriguing. Who made it out of the group and who will be going home? Portland Timbers: 7 Points Portland was […]Read more "Reviewing Group F of the MLS is Back Tournament"
Group D showed four teams who were competitive with one-another. In the end this team produced three teams to make it to the knockout rounds of the MLS is Back Tournament. Who are those three teams, and who missed their chance to advance? Sporting Kansas City: 6 Points Sporting Kansas City ended up winning Group […]Read more "Reviewing Group D of the MLS is Back Tournament"
Group B was one of the more interesting groups in the MLS is Back Tournament. Changes were made that saw eastern conference team Chicago Fire FC added to to the western conference group. After all of the shuffling, Seattle and San Jose had played a match, while Chicago and Vancouver had not. This meant that […]Read more "Reviewing Group B of the MLS is Back Tournament"