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"
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"
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"
Oh Consistency thou art a wicked witch with a B. The Union tied DC United 2-2, after doing enough to win the game for 94 minutes. Alas, there were 95 minutes in this one, and DC found a late equalizer. This tie is one of those ones that feels like a loss. It’s a result […]Read more "Consistency is a B!%$#: Union continue to give up leads"
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"
Wednesday night at 9:30 PM EST, The Philadelphia Union traded Sebastien Le Toux to the Colorado Rapids for Allocation money. This deal appeared happened real fast for Union fans, on a day that had previously been filled with the joy of welcoming US mens national team player Alejandro Bedoya. At 9:00 PM EST, there were […]Read more "Merci beaucoup Sebastien Le Toux"
Earnie Stewart is a very smart business man, which is why he is the teams first ever sporting director. He is known for getting the most bang for a teams buck, or playing Moneyball, and he did just that in this summer transfer window. Albeit, Stewart did wait for the last day of the window […]Read more "Moneyball: how Bedoya and Davies were added to the Union"
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"