The Philadelphia Union have been a stereotypical Philadelphia team throughout their short seven years of existence. Two playoff appearances in their seven years; the rest of the time the Union have been outsiders looking in. In the rollercoaster ride that has been 2017, the Union entered a crucial stretch in need of points. July presented […]Read more "Union fall flat in most important stretch of 2017, can they bounce back vs Dallas?"
The Union dropped their second straight game, losing to Columbus 1-0 last Saturday. The two away matches agaisnt eastern conference opponents contained much-needed points for Union playoff hopes. Getting zero points out of a possible six makes things much more difficult for the Union moving forward. The problem with Philly lies where it has all […]Read more "Philadelphia Union look to re-establish attack in second game vs Columbus"
This past Wednesday night, the Union traveled north of the border in search of points agaisnt a Montreal team that was decimated by injuries and Gold Cup absences. Philly fielded a strong lineup missing only three starters, and executed a pressing style of defense early. Fafa Picault turned Montreal over inside their own box. Ilsinho […]Read more "Selfishness and bickering led to Union’s loss at Montreal, can they turn it around in Columbus?"
The Union enter their second half of the season with the hardest strength of schedule. The second half of the season kicks off with three games in Eight days for Philly. The Union started to pick up momentum heading into their week off. Will they be able to pick up where they left off? The […]Read more "Three games in Eight days, Can Union’s momentum continue at Montreal?"
The Union are back in action tonight, but this is a less than competitive match. They meet English Premier League (EPL) side Swansea City. This match is an opportunity for players to get a run through against a lower-tier EPL side in their preseason. Jim Curtin said fans could see a lot of player rotation […]Read more "Who could feature in the Union’s friendly vs Swansea?"
Philly come off of a huge 3-0 win and face a team who have yet to lose at home this season. Kansas City is 6-0-3 at home this season. The Union can end SKC’s longstanding home win streak. Both teams are belittled with absences due to the Gold Cup. The Union are without Alejandro Bedoya and Andre […]Read more "The Union can end SKC’s longstanding home win streak"
Last weekend I was writing about how this Union team needed a strong response after getting knocked out of the Open Cup.The Union created 27 shots agaisnt the Red Bulls but only scored once and lost in penalties to the Red Bulls. I was about 900 words in, going on and on about finishing chances, […]Read more "Union’s response after their Open Cup defeat shows fans they’re still alive"
The Union have had a very poor last four games. Four straight losses, with a goal difference of -6 from those games give little hope for the Union’s young season. This weekend Montreal comes to town. The Union look to make an impact in the last game of a three-week hame stand. Montreal just got […]Read more "Philadelphia Union look to make an Impact at end of three game home stand"
The Union’s last win was Aug 27th, 2016. It’s been seven months since the last time the Union celebrated three points from a competitive game. 2017 has started off less than ideally; after two draws the Union have lost three in a row. Tonight they face a New York City side who’ll look to move […]Read more "Philadelphia Union look to end seven month winless slump vs NYCFC"
The Union lost their third in a row this past weekend. After getting the opening goal, the Union concede three that could have been contained. This horrific start to 2017 has provided the Union with last place in all of MLS. This slump is one that has carried over from 2016; the Union are winless since […]Read more "What needs to change? Union’s troubles are manifested in an out of position player in 4-2-3-1"