It’s time to hand out final report cards for the Union 2019 roster. Keep in mind, grades are based on meeting or not meeting expectations, improvement or decline from previous seasons, affect on the club, as well as overall performance. Let’s go… Brenden Aaronson The 19-year-old from Medford, NJ had a solid rookie campaign for […]Read more "Final Grades for the 2019 Philadelphia Union"
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"
I’m still recovering from last Sunday’s extremely emotional win! The Union beat the Red Bulls 4-3, after extra time, to win their first-ever playoff match! Now four days later, the boys in blue are in Atlanta where they look to further exceed expectations. Atlanta and their 70,000 fans inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be rocking, can […]Read more "Conference Semi-Finals Match Preview: Philadelphia Union at Atlanta United; can Philly’s magical 2019 season continue?"
You see what had happened was… Where to begin? The gamut of emotions experienced by fans on both sides Sunday afternoon is hard to describe. Highs and lows all over but Philadelphia Union fans ended on the high side, while those of the New York Red Bulls had to settle for the low. Things did […]Read more "Playoffs, Pandemonium & Penso – Union Advance to Eastern Semifinals"
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 Union came into Sunday’s Decision Day match-up with New York City FC needing some help to capture second place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference. A win and an Atlanta FC loss or tie, or a Union tie and Atlanta loss would lock up second place for the boys in blue. It wasn’t to […]Read more "Union Falter on Decision Day: Enter Playoffs as 3 Seed in East"
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"