With so many question marks heading into this morning’s first Philadelphia Union match of the MLS is Back tournament, many fans are now enjoying a peaceful sense of relief after Ale Bedoya found the back of the net in the 63rd minute for the game’s only goal. Goalkeeper Andre Blake stood tall in net saving […]Read more "Union blank NYCFC, Bedoya nets his 20th goal with club"
Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin, forward Kacper Przybylko, captain Ale Bedoya, and defender Mark McKenzie all spoke yesterday via zoom call from inside the bubble. There’s an impromptu ‘media hub’ inside the bubble in Orlando where Curtin and players rotated in and out to field questions from the media. Most were seeking answers regarding […]Read more "Curtin and Union are ready for “big test”: news, notes, and quotes from the bubble"
The MLS is Back tournament is still a go… for now. With news of FC Dallas being forced to withdraw due to accumulating positive COVID test results, MLS fans are right to worry if this tournament has the legs to continue on as advertised. For now, it does according to MLS Commissioner Don Garber. The […]Read more "Union v. NYCFC: 5 things to watch for"
As we countdown the days to the start of the MLS is Back Tournament, Philly Sports Network will preview each of the six groups. Here is a preview of Group A. Matches Each team will play three others in the group to see who makes it out of Group A to the knockout rounds. The […]Read more "Previewing the MLS is Back Tournament: Group A"
With only a week remaining until Head Coach Jim Curtin and the Philadelphia Union travel south to Orlando, COVID concerns are still very prevalent. Yesterday, Major League Soccer released updated testing information. They will continue to release updated aggregate reporting – meaning names will not be released, only numbers – every two days Over the […]Read more "Union set to leave for Orlando tomorrow, but COVID remains a threat"
In one week, MLS will return to play in the unique MLS is Back Tournament. This tournament is set up like an international tournament with a group stage and knockout round to determine a winner. The 26 MLS Clubs were drawn into six different groups and games will take place in Orlando, Fla at Disney’s […]Read more "An in-depth look at the MLS is Back Tournament"
Yesterday the Philadelphia Union returned to their home training grounds along the Delaware River in Chester. It was the first team training session at the Power Training Complex since March 12th when Major League Soccer officially announced a suspension of the 2020 season. The team was training just over the PA/DE line in Wilmington at […]Read more "With a flight booked and games scheduled, Union stay ready"
Ray Gaddis, the nine-year MLS veteran and longest-tenured Union player on the roster, spoke with reporters yesterday via Zoom call to discuss his off-field efforts with the newly formed Black Players Coalition of MLS. “We’re advocating to break down barriers not only within the soccer world, but also educationally, also in the medical field, and […]Read more "Union’s Ray Gaddis and BPCMLS: “We want to advocate and spread cultural awareness”"
Union center back Jack Elliott spoke with reporters yesterday about his experience the past three months, he and his teammates return to training, and his outlook on the MLS is Back Tournament next month. The Philadelphia Union is ramping up their full team training routines in anticipation of the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando […]Read more "Curtin, Elliott, and Union prep for Orlando"
It has been a LONG time since we’ve seen Philadelphia Union soccer, just about two months to be exact. Since we only saw two games of the 2020 season, we haven’t been able to get a good look at the new faces the Union has this season. Two games into the season are very early, […]Read more "2020 Philadelphia Union Way Too Early Report Cards: New Acquisitions"