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"
Kai Wagner returned, Andrew Wooten made his first start with the club, and a pair of defensive-mind changes allowed Aurilien Colin and Warren Creavalle a chance in the starting XI as Philadelphia Union traveled south and earned a massively important win and three points in DC. Much had been made in the days leading up […]Read more "Tactical changes help Union dominate DC to remain in first place"
Saturday’s match really was do-or-die for the boys in blue. This was also my first time viewing from the press box in Talen Energy Stadium. I had a few obvious nerves due to the unknown, coupled with the excitement of watching a match from an area I viewed only from the stands over the past […]Read more "Union vs DC United: Perspective from the Press Box"
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"
MLS’ rivalry week kicks off with two teams that reside along the I-95 corridor of the north-east. DC United and Philadelphia Union have had some cracking matches over the years; including some crazy extra-time US Open Cup games, but their first meeting of 2016 has quite a bit of meaning for both teams. In the past […]Read more "MLS’ rivalry week will determine if the Union stay relevant in eastern conference"
After a gruelling yet ultimately rewarding U.S Open Cup fixture during the week, the Philadelphia Union travel to Washington to face leaders of the East Conference and now familiar foe, D.C. United. United may be leading the Conference but were knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup by the Union just a few games back […]Read more "The final showdown: D.C. United vs Philadelphia Union match preview"