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"
Tim Lovenguth, Matt McClain, Jeff Green, and Matt Nissenfeld break down the last seven days of Philadelphia Union news. From the team’s missed opportunity against Columbus, to what the future holds as a playoff berth looms. APPLE https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/inside-the-river-end/id1027471613 SPOTIFY GOOGLE https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3ByZWFrZXIuY29tL3Nob3cvMTQ4ODY0Ni9lcGlzb2Rlcy9mZWVk Liam JenkinsLiam is a 24-year old sports journalist from the UK and founder of […]Read more "LISTEN: Every Philadelphia Union related cloud has a silver lining"
The post-match mood inside the press conference room at Talen Energy Stadium didn’t quite match the atmosphere throughout the rest of the stadium following Philadelphia Union’s 2-1 victory over Houston Dynamo – a win which helped Philadelphia regain sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. Why? Philly was sloppy and Head Coach Jim […]Read more "Union escape with win but “nowhere near good enough” says Curtin"
The starting XI remained unchanged Sunday night in Chester and Philadelphia Union earn second-straight win thanks to goals from Kacper Przybylko and Jack Elliott. Union Head Coach decided to withhold creative midfielder Jamiro Monterio out of the starting XI Sunday night, instead deciding to leave the same group who smoother DC United a week ago […]Read more "Union keep rolling with an impressive win over Dynamo"
Earlier this month, Jay Sugarman vowed to spend more money this off-season to buy talented players. As the Philadelphia Union’s majority owner Sugarman ultimately has the final say on what or who the team sends his checks to. When backed into a corner by Union fans and reporters alike, Sugarman declared he would indeed open […]Read more "All I want from the Union this Holiday season is a fulfilled promise to spend that money"
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?"
A 10 man Union squad couldn’t hold off Red Bull in a crucial conference match. The Union tried to cope after going down a man, and fought valiantly. However the Red Bulls persisted. A Bradley Wright-Phillips brace in the last 10 minutes of the match killed the Union’s hopes. The Union fell short for the […]Read more "10 man Union couldn’t hold off New York Red Bulls: what we learned"
The Union’s next five matches are crucial for their season. All are agaisnt familiar foes; four eastern conference matches, and the Union’s first US Open Cup match of 2017. The only away match is at NYCFC this afternoon. These matches are so important because if the Union want to find success this season they will need […]Read more "The next month can complete a Union turnaround or crush all hope for one"
The Union had opportunities to start strong, including a Fafa Picault attempt that was cleared off the line. Philly had a few more chances at the beginning of the match during the run of play, but nothing came of it. Throughout the match, the Union regressed back to their uninspiring play reminiscent of the beginning of the season. The bottom line is, […]Read more "Union show fatigue in loss to Salt Lake; seek revenge at Yankee Stadium"
The Union won their fourth straight match setting a franchise record. They beat the Rapids 2-1 last Saturday. This result was different from the last three. The Union conceded for the first time on this four game streak, and found themselves behind in the first 20 minutes. The Union used grit to get back into […]Read more "Grit helped the Union set franchise record as they beat Rapids"