Just before the New Year, Major League Soccer (MLS) announced its intentions to invoke a force majeure clause that could render the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and the MLS Players Association (MLSPA) null and void. This is very concerning and could be detrimental for both the players and the league. This […]Read more "Could MLS’ CBA be thrown out before the 2021 season?"
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"
The Union sealed their advancement to the knockout stage of MLS is back last week, but with Group A honors, regular season points, and a better seeding on the line, a clash with Orlando City was always going to be a fiery encounter. The match didn’t disappoint, with both sides giving it everything they had […]Read more "Grades & analysis: Union maintain unbeaten streak in tie with Orlando City SC"
On Thursday morning, the Philadelphia Union walked out onto the field to face NYCFC in the first game of the ‘MLS is back’ tournament. What surprised just about everyone though were the jerseys. The players weren’t wearing their regular names. Goalkeeper Andre Blake, for instance, donned “Floyd’. Ray Gaddis wore ‘Taylor’. It became very clear […]Read more "Union players honor black lives lost to Police Brutality in touching tribute"
The PSN Union team take a trip down memory lane and discuss their fondest soccer memories. APPLE https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doop-by-the-river/id1499273320 Liam JenkinsLiam is a 25-year old sports journalist from the UK and founder of the Philly Sports Network. In just five years he turned a hobby into one of the fastest-growing Philadelphia sports sites in the world, […]Read more "LISTEN: A trip down Soccer’s memory lane"
The PSN Union team recap the last seven days in the world of the Union, giving over a strange injury to Kai Wagner and the unveiling of a new stadium name! Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doop-by-the-river/id1499273320 Spotify Deezer https://www.deezer.com/show/876522 Podcast addict https://podplayer.net/?podId=2539283 Mandatory Credit: Tony Behar-USA TODAY Sports Liam JenkinsLiam is a 25-year old sports journalist from […]Read more "LISTEN: Enter the SOOB! Inside the Union’s new stadium partnership"
Our Philadelphia Union team sit down to discuss the Union’s offseason that was in our brand new weekly Philadelphia Union podcast! Join John Zapata, Tim Lovenguth, Matt McLain, Jeff Green, and Liam Jenkins, for a roundtable show like no other! Arriving on Apple podcasts shortly. Liam JenkinsLiam is a 25-year old sports journalist from the […]Read more "LISTEN: Doop By the River EP1"
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"
The Philadelphia Union hosted the best team in MLS’ Eastern Conference in hopes of challenging for the second-seed to finish off the best season in franchise history. Instead, a star player limped off during pre-game warm-ups and NYCFC tallied two goals in the opening 25 minutes ultimately ending in NYCFC’s favor 2-1. Before the match […]Read more "Union struggle in season finale and end the year on losing skid"