Alejandro Bedoya scored the opening goal of the match for Philadelphia Union Sunday evening in Washington, DC and as part of a goal celebration picked up a live mic and shouted “Hey Congress… DO SOMETHING NOW, END GUN VIOLENCE…” which was heard loud and clear during Fox Sports 1 national TV broadcast. Post-match Bedoya reiterated […]Read more "“Fine me, I don’t care,” says Bedoya following political statement during 5-1 win"
If only the pre-season were an accurate picture of what mid-season form could be for Philadelphia Union. Instead, it is only a taste of what head coach Jim Curtin’s club could look like in 2019. Through four pre-season matches, Philadelphia have netted 10 goals – mostly against MLS clubs. Although, it’s important to keep things […]Read more "Offense is clicking early for Philadelphia Union, but how will they create width with new style?"
Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin spoke with the media Thursday afternoon ahead of his team’s clash with Toronto FC. Curtin discussed the appeal process revolving around his captain, Alejandro Bedoya, and his suspension. A transcription of Curtin’s opening statement follows.Read more "Philadelphia Union receive a ‘No’ from MLS, while Curtin questions league’s decision"
Thursday afternoon’s midweek press conference with Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin revealed little about Sporting Director Earnie Stewart’s ongoing negotiations with the USSF. However, Curtin revealed how his team have prepared for a crucial rivalry match against New York Red Bulls on Saturday night. Plus, two Union midfielders have become good friends on and off the pitch. Read more.Read more "“Philly vs. New York is a real thing.” Jim Curtin and Union focused on Red Bulls despite Earnie Stewart, USSF talks"
Philadelphia Union traveled north of the border to take on Toronto FC Friday night but failed to come away with a result of note. They lost 3-0 after failing to score a goal for the fifth time in eight matches to start the 2018 campaign. Head coach Jim Curtin continues to struggle finding ways to make his offense more dynamic in the attacking third while his young backline is repeatedly exposed as a result. Here are three takeaways from last night’s loss.Read more "Philadelphia Union 0 – Toronto FC 3: Three takeaways from the latest road loss"
Philadelphia Union begin a daunting three-match road trip. They will play three matches in just nine days. Head coach Jim Curtin offered his thoughts on the road trip and the upcoming match against Toronto FC Friday night. Curtin mentioned Alejandro Bedoya will play a pivotal role throughout the road trip. Read more to hear what Curtin had to say of his captain.Read more "Philadelphia Union begin grueling road trip, Jim Curtin will rely on captain Alejandro Bedoya during stretch"
We are going to structure this Midfield preview, as well as the upcoming Back Four preview, a little differently than the Striker and Winger previews. The reason for this are the separate depth charts for attacking, central and defensive midfield positions. Although the most glaring need of a better #10 is still unfulfilled, there is […]Read more "Union Starting 11 Preview: 2018 Midfielders"
The Union come off of a 4-0 win on the road to face what many are calling the hottest team in MLS. Toronto is unbeaten in their last five matches. They’ve won four out of those five, and have done so thanks to their attack. They are a dangerous team when last years league MVP […]Read more "A match with a lot at stake: Philadelphia vs Toronto FC preview"
The Union are 7 points out of first in the eastern conference. They currently sit in fourth place behind New York City FC, Toronto FC, and New York Red Bulls. The Union are only four points above the redline, and if they continue to drop, they could wind up below the line. This conference is […]Read more "Can the Union reclaim first place in the Eastern Conference?"
Earnie Stewart is a very smart business man, which is why he is the teams first ever sporting director. He is known for getting the most bang for a teams buck, or playing Moneyball, and he did just that in this summer transfer window. Albeit, Stewart did wait for the last day of the window […]Read more "Moneyball: how Bedoya and Davies were added to the Union"