Homegrown signing, YSC Academy graduate and 20-year old Drexel Hill native Matt Real spoke with PSN Thursday afternoon about his progress in development, the intensity in training the past week, and the opportunity that could present itself to him tonight: a chance at the starting left back spot in Kai Wagner’s absence (suspension due to […]Read more "Matt Real poised to take advantage of possible starting role tonight for Philadelphia Union"
Union homegrown signing and Drexel Hill native Matt Real spoke with PSN’s Matt McClain Thursday afternoon about the possibility of earning just the fourth start in his young MLS career with usual starter Kai Wagner suspended due to yellow card accumulation. The full transcript is below. How do you feel this week after training? I […]Read more "Interview transcript: Matt Real on the possibility of starting tonight: “I’m looking forward to seeing what happens.”"
Yesterday (January, 30th 2019) The Philadelphia Union took to the pitch to play a preseason scrimmage. Philly be Red Bulls 3-2. After almost three months of no Union soccer the team took the field to face their foes New York Red Bulls. The match was an interesting one. The Union played a different formation from […]Read more "Philadelphia Union win first preseason scrimmage in 2019"
The Philadelphia Union have their first preseason scrimmage today in Clearwater Florida. Philly faces a familiar foe in the New York Red Bulls. The scrimmage will be played today (January 30th) at 3:00 p.m. ET. First preseason scrimmage: This first preseason scrimmage will give many the chances to show their worth. There are 15 unsigned […]Read more "Philadelphia Union take on familiar foe in first preseason scrimmage"
Bethlehem Steel FC welcomed the defending USL champions to the campus of Lehigh University Saturday evening and finished with a clean sheet behind stout defending, earn a 0-0 draw. FIRST HALF The top four rarely breached the midfield line as a unit throughout much of the first half – only one or two players sprinting […]Read more "Steel FC blank Louisville City FC 0-0, only lost once in last five matches"
As the 2018 season is now a third of the way over, it’s important to look at the table and see those thriving, and who could fill in the rest of the pack. There seem to be only a handful of consistently good teams. The rest are either consistently bad or flip-flop from looking like […]Read more "This week around MLS Week 12: Highlighting all the games, goals and glory"
Toronto FC raised the MLS Cup Saturday evening and less than twenty-four hours later, the MLS offseason got underway. First was the half-day trade window early Sunday. DC United kicked things off by trading $75,000 in General Allocation Money and a 2018 International Slot to NYFC for veteran center back Frederic Brillant. DC’s 2017 turn-style […]Read more "The story so far: Major League Soccer offseason gets underway"
The MLS has a particularly long off-season, especially when your club is typically out of the post-season conversation by mid-September. The winter blues are approaching, and thinking honestly about the future of the Philadelphia Union doesn’t help. So, I thought I’d fantasize. What if MLS became a promotion/relegation league? Would the Union flourish, fall deeper […]Read more "Would Promotion/Relegation Benefit the Philadelphia Union?"
The Union had a centerback conundrum in 2016. Marquez made the left center back spot his own, but what about the right side? Two rookies were thrust into starting roles, whilst dealing with learning the league and injury. Josh Yaro and Ken Tribbett alternated the 2016 season. The growing pains of learning on the job meant […]Read more "Previewing the Union’s starting 11 for 2017 season opener: Center backs"
The 2017 season openers have been announced for every MLS team. The Union have their first two games released by the league. The 2017 Union season opens at Vancouver, and then returns home the next week vs Toronto. Lets take a look at the Union’s first two opponents. OFFICIAL: Union host Toronto FC in 2017 home […]Read more "Previewing Union’s first two MLS opponents of 2017"