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"
Hallelujah! The Union got their first win of 2017, as they beat New York Red Bulls 3-0 last weekend. CJ Sapong had a hat trick in 11 minutes, the defense kept its second straight clean sheet, and the Union have gained a whole lot of confidence. That being said there’s still a lot of work […]Read more "Hallelujah! Union get first win after 252 days without one, but can they build on it?"
The Eastern Conference saw its first team punch a ticket to the 2016 playoffs this past weekend. Toronto FC drew New York Red Bulls 3-3 in dramatic fashion, and in doing so secured one of the six playoff spots. Along with a the playoff spot being claimed, there was some major movement at the bottom […]Read more "Your ultimate guide to the Eastern Confernece playoff race Part 2"
The Union come off of a disappointing draw in DC to play at New England. New England is currently holding the final playoff spot in the East, and earlier this week advanced to the final of the US Open Cup. New England beat the Union in a penalty shoot out in the quarter-final of the […]Read more "Revenge against Revs could end Union’s slump"
It’s been an emotional few days for not just fans of the Philadelphia Union, but anyone associated with the team. Sebastien Le Toux has been traded to the Rapids and a new era is unfolding. But it’s going to seem very strange watching the Union walk out of the tunnel at Talen Energy Stadium and […]Read more "#MerciSebastien: A video tribute to Sebastien Le Toux"
The Union had a very good weekend and a good mid-week international friendly. First, goalkeeper Andre Blake and defender Keegan Rosenberry were named to the MLS all-star fan XI, and dominated rivals DC United 3-0 last Saturday evening. Then, they played the English Premier League’s Crystal Palace to a 0-0 draw. Philadelphia saw the majority […]Read more "Union head into showdown with NYRB filled with confidence"
The Union have had an interesting two-week stretch, playing four games in 11 days..consisting of three league games and one US Open cup fixture. Philadelphia split the games; winning two and losing two. The team are in an interesting run of form. They have lost three out of the last four league games, but are still a […]Read more "The good, bad & ugly from the Union’s past two weeks"
The Union played to a draw for the third straight game on Saturday against Eastern conference leaders Montreal. Philadelphia failed to take first away from from the Impact, but are only one point behind them with one game in hand. The game itself was back and forth, both teams saw around the same number of shots, same […]Read more "Perspective gained from the Union’s tough fought draw in Montreal"
This Saturday, Philly’s boys in blue will try to beat their newest rivals from New York. NYCFC was an expansion team last year, and played the Union three times. The Union’s all time record against NYCFC is 1-1-1. But with a new season comes new challenges.This New York team is an interesting one. From the start, […]Read more "Philadelphia Union look to start three game home-stand with a big win over NYCFC"