The Philadelphia Union took the field in their historic first-ever Concacaf Champions League (CCL) match against Costa Rica Giant’s Deportivo Saprissa. This first leg of the round of 16 was played in San Jose Costa Rica. Saprissa is in midseason form, while this was Philly’s first competitive match of 2021. You wouldn’t have known that […]Read more "Union outlast Saprissa; win their first-ever CCL match 1-0"
The Union has finished its first phase to the 2021 preseason. Today, they traveled to Clearwater Florida to start phase two. Now that phase one has come to a close, we can see how this team has begun its preparations for the 2021 season. As it turns out, there are more questions popping up than […]Read more "There are more questions than answers after Union’s phase one of 2021 preseason"
Ray Gaddis shockingly announced his retirement at the end of last week. After nine seasons in Philadelphia, Gaddis saw the club move from its early years to its recent successes. It’s rare to see a player start, play and end their entire career on one team. When that happens, the player must leave a legacy […]Read more "A legacy of hard work, versatility and success make Gaddis a Union legend"
Ray Gaddis shockingly retired this past Thursday after nine seasons in Philadelphia. At 31 years old the right-back has played for the Union since he was drafted 35th overall in the 2012 MLS Superdraft clocking 18,702 regular-season minutes and adding 286 more for post-season play. Ray Gaddis shockingly retires What is so unique about Gaddis’ […]Read more "Ray Gaddis shockingly Retires after Nine Years with Philadelphia Union"
With the Stuart Findlay signing now being official, the Union is just a few players away from having the same number of players on their roster as they did in their record-breaking 2020 season. Could The Stuart Findlay signing be the first of many important gains for the Union before the 2021 season? Important gains […]Read more "Will Findlay Signing be first of many important gains for Union before 2021 Season?"
The Philadelphia Union announced the signing of Stuart Findlay on Thursday, Feb. 25, at around 11:00 am ET. The six-foot-two-inch Scottish center back comes from the Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock FC. In his three-and-half-year stint at the club, he made one hundred and seventeen appearances tallying eleven goals and three assists across all competitions. Stuart […]Read more "Philadelphia Union sign center back; Stuart Findlay bolsters the backline"
Things are coming together! This past week we learned who the Union will face in the Concacaf Champions League round of 16, that MLS has finalized its dates for the 2021 season, and some transfer rumors that could end up being true! Get a refresher on the week that was in this edition of Union […]Read more "Union Update 2/16/21: CCL Draw, changed season dates & potential transfer targets"
Shortly after the newly ratified MLS CBA went through, there was talk about potentially shifting the start to the 2021 MLS season. At the end of last week, MLS did announce that their preseason and season would be pushed back. After MLS revisits 2021 season dates; will this be good or bad for the 27 […]Read more "MLS revisits 2021 season dates, will this be helpful or hurtful?"
If you’ve paid attention to any of the latest Doop By the River podcasts, you’ve heard our new segment Doop across the pond, where we go into detail about the Union’s homegrown’s Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie. As a way to amplify this, we are introducing this new weekly edition style of article titled: Doop’in […]Read more "Doop’in around the world: former Union players thriving in Europe"
The Philadelphia Union are in the Concacaf Champions League (CCL) in 2021! Last night (Feb. 10, 2021) we learned who Philly would they would play in the Round of 16! Philadelphia Union face strong Deportivo Saprissa, a giant from Costa Rica! Philadelphia Union face strong Deportivo Saprissa Philadelphia will play Deportivo Saprissa in a two-leg […]Read more "CCL Draw Results: Philadelphia Union face strong Deportivo Saprissa"