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"
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 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 25-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"