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"
Over the past few years, there has been one consistency on the Union’s front line. CJ Sapong has been the lone striker in the Union’s 4-2-3-1 formation, and his efforts have now been rewarded. After breaking his own personal and club records for goals scored in 2017, the union secure striker Sapong with a new […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Union secure striker Sapong with a new contract"
The Union opened their 2018 MLS season with a huge win over the New England Revolution. On a bitter cold night, Union fans were warmed by their team taking the pitch for the first time in 2018. The result is exactly what Jim Curtin wanted from his side. Here’s Philly Sports Network’s MLS Matchday 1 […]Read more "MLS Matchday 1 Recap: Philadelphia Union 2 – 0 New England Revolution"
The 2018 MLS season is upon us! For the Philadelphia Union, the first match can’t come soon enough. After an off-season of unrest for the club and the fans a new Union team is going to take the field Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium. Here’s Philly Sports Network’s MLS Matchday 1 preview of the Philadelphia […]Read more "MLS Matchday 1 Preview: Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution"
It’s that time of year again! MLS teams still trying to shake off rust, and gel as a team get to battle it out in the Suncoast Invitational. Four MLS teams (Philadelphia Union, New York City FC, Montreal Impact, and DC United) join USL side Tampa Bay Rowdies for three days of matches. The Union […]Read more "2018 Suncoast Invitational game 1: Philadelphia Union vs DC United"
A rather unconventional press conference came from Jim Curtin on Thursday, as the Union practiced at the YSC Academy instead of their home fields due to snow. The conference was short, sweet and to the point. Here’s our Philadelphia Union presser analysis: Week 3, Orlando. Curtin was asked about Union players ahead of their match […]Read more "Weekly Philadelphia Union presser analysis: Week 3, Orlando"
It’s been two weeks of USMNT January camp, and the 23 man roster has been named for the two upcoming friendlies. Union players, Chris Pontius and Alejandro Bedoya made the squad, Keegan Rosenberry did not. Rosenberry’s exclusion is disappointing, especially since it’s likely that Bruce Arena will play Graham Zusi at right back in theses […]Read more "USMNT vs Serbia Preview: How will Union players factor in this match?"
On Monday night, a trade shocked Major League Soccer! One that could, indirectly involve the future of Union right back Ray Gaddis. NEWS | #cf97 Acquire Midfielder @DaxMcCarty11 in trade with @NewYorkRedBulls Welcome to Chicago, Dax! ? ➡️ https://t.co/Kzqx0wIbFm pic.twitter.com/IEooq1O3rS — Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire) January 17, 2017 The New York Red Bulls sent their captain and […]Read more "Why the Union should trade Ray Gaddis for Matt Polster"
Last week, Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin were in Los Angeles watching the MLS combine games. One right side of one team impressed head coach Jim Curtin so much that he said: “I’ll take that whole right side.” He said this as a joke, but a few days later that is exactly what happened. The […]Read more "Philadelphia Union draftee profiles: Marcus Epps & Aaron Jones"