The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2014

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 1-1 Impact

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Video of John Hackworth's postgame press conference and locker room interviews with Brian Carroll, Jack McInerney, Ray Gaddis, Maurice Edu and Amobi Okugo. Also, postgame quote sheet.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Montreal Impact

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It was only the fourth match but, for the second time in the young 2014 season, the Union squandered two points as Marco Di Vaio stole a road point for the visiting Impact.

The Week in Tweets

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Reaction to the loss in Columbus, Mo gets a call up, and mermaids? It's The Week in Tweets.

Union vs Impact quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's history against Montreal with match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Preveiws & news ahead of Saturday’s game, guilty plea in HCI player shooting, more news

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Previewing Saturday's game. Montreal's Di Vaio and Romero eager to play. Gunman who shot former HCI player pleads guilty. More news.

Footy on the Telly, March 28-April 3

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Preview: Union vs Montreal Impact

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Montreal has played better than its record. Can the Union keep another clean sheet at home? And where does the in-form Leo Fernandes fit into the first XI?

Reaction to Edu callup, Jack & Leo confident goals will come, more

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Reaction to Maurice Edu's USMNT callup. McInerney and Fernandes confident goals will come. Wheeler on centerback conversion. More news.

Edu gets USA callup for Mexico friendly

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Maurice Edu called up for the USA friendly against Mexico on April 2, will depart for training camp on Sunday.

Fans’ view: Take a hit, fall in love

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If love is like a drug, the 2014 Union might be turning Seth Fink into an addict.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Leo Fernandes

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Greg and Eli are joined by Union midfielder Leo Fernandes, who talks about the hard work he put in during the offseason and the chemistry he's shown on field with his teammates, particularly with Sebastien Le Toux

The US and the 1934 World Cup

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The 1934 US World Cup team had a Philadelphia manager and coach and also included five players from the Philadelphia German Americans ASL team.

Injury updates, preventables & execution, other Union press conference notes, more news

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Notes from John Hackworth's weekly Union press conference. How Fernandes readied for the new season. More news.

Transcript and video from John Hackworth’s weekly press conference

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John Hackworth discusses what went wrong in Columbus, the team's injury status and related player selection issues, looks ahead to Montreal, and much more.

The Union’s co[l]itis attack, and other early season surprises

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PSP's Dan Walsh was surprised to find the Union-Crew game unavailable on Match Day Live. When he found out why, it was just one of the surprises from the first three weeks of the Union season.

All Three Points podcast: Starting with the men in the middle

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Chris and Jeremy review the Union's performance three games into the new season.

Fernandes & Gaddis named to TOW, more Union & league news, further FIFA follies

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Leo and Ray named to SI's Team of the Week. Power Rankings. More Union and league news. FIFA: the fun never stops. More news.

Player of the Week: Leo Fernandes

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The insertion of Leo Fernandes was the spark that a ignited a spirited fightback in the Union's 2-1 loss in Columbus.

Player ratings & analysis: Crew 2-1 Union

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Good teams take positives from losses. Luckily for the Union, there were plenty of positives in Saturday's loss to the Crew.

Recaps and reaction to loss in Columbus, Ribeiro & Marquez play in HCI preseasoner, more

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Recaps from Saturday's loss. Pedro Ribeiro and Richie Marquez play in City Islanders preseason win. MLS results. FIFA blows it again. More news.

Philly Soccer 100: Tacony tops Hibs in American Cup semi, local cup and league play

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One hundred years ago in Philly soccer history, Tacony defeated Hibernian in the American Cup semis and Philly's run in the first Open Cup came to an end.

Postgame quotes: Crew 2-1 Union

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Postgame quotes from John Hackworth, Brian Carroll, and Le Fernandes after the Union's 2-1 road loss to Columbus.

Match Report: Columbus Crew 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Leo Fernandes' second half goal, his first in MLS, would not be enough to overcome Bernardo Anor's two first half goals for the Crew.

Union vs Crew quick reference

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The Union are 3-5-1 against Columbus all time. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

The Week in Tweets

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Pre and post home opener tweets, Sheanon's birthday and Jack can't change a tire. It's The Week in Tweets.

Crew previews, Fred signed, Unioners on HCI roster, more

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Previews of Saturday's game in Columbus. Carroll looking forward to facing former club. Depth. Union's McLaughlin and Hernandez on City Islanders roster. More.

Footy on the Telly, March 21-March 27

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio. This week includes Union in Columbus, El Clásico, and the Manchester derby.

Preview: Union at Columbus Crew

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Columbus waltzed through DC United in Week 1. Can the Union midfield replicate their performance against Portland and take down the Crew?

Spotlight: Leo Fernandes

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Against New England, Leo Fernandes made sure the league knew the 2014 Philadelphia Union is for real, and has depth.

Notes from Hack’s presser, MLS ref lockout over, Cherundolo retires, Garber on Qatar WC, more

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Bullet points from Wednesday's weekly Union press conference. Referee lockout ends. Steve Cherundolo retires. Garber calls Qatar 2022 "a monumental disaster." More news.

Fan’s View: But where are the goals?

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It's party time in Unionland. But Scott Pugh has one little nagging concern.

Transcript and video from John Hackworth’s weekly press conference

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Video and transcript from John Hackworth's weekly press conference. Topics include injury update, thoughts on the Crew, team chemistry, depth and tactical flexibility, and much more.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: The strong start continues

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Greg and Mike are joined by philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald to talk about the Union's strong start to the season after Saturday's win over New England.

Tweaking tactics: Heaps at the half

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John Hackworth got his tactics right for a second straight match, but Jay Heaps' halftime response was spot on and took the wind out of the Union's sails.

Bricks, glass, soccer, life

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Two bricks shattered one PSP writer's night this past weekend. What happened next drew lines between the soccer world and the rest of his world. Take a read.

The US at the 1930 World Cup

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We continue our series on the US at the World Cup with a look at the first World Cup in 1930, where the Bert Patenaude scored the first hat trick in World Cup history and the US finished the tournament in third place.

Amobi mic’d up, more Union props, Green commits to Red, White, & Blue, more news

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Amobi Okugo is mic'd up in new video. More weekly honors for Union players. Julian Green commits to the US. Latest on latest Jack Warner-2022 WC bribery allegations. More news.

Plenty for Union to work on after promising start

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PSP's Earl Reed looks at where Philadelphia Union can improve after a good start to the season.

Plenty for Union to work on after promising start

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PSP's Earl Reed looks at where Philadelphia Union can improve after a good start to the season.

Edu, Okugo, Fernandes make TOW lists, vote MacMath, power rankings surge, Le Touch, more

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Union players make Team of the Week lists as team surges up power rankings. Le Toux has Le Touch in home openers. Another Jack Warner bribery report. More.

Harrisburg City Islanders preseason news and notes

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We are happy begin our coverage of Harrisburg City Islanders 2014 season, courtesy of new PSP contributor Sam Hershey.

In pictures: Union 1-0 Revolution

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow presents his look at the Union's 2014 home opener.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 1-0 Revs

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The Union have never played a better half than they played in the first half against New England on Saturday, winning 1-0.

Player of the Week: Leo Fernandes

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Thrust into the starting lineup with little warning, Leo Fernandes served notice on Saturday that he he has the skills, intelligence, and physicality to be more than spot-duty contributor.

Reaction and recaps from home opener win, league results wrap, more news

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Roundup of quotes, recaps, and reaction from Saturday's Union win. Goal.com names Union Team of the Week. MLS results roundup. More news.

In pictures: A day in the River End

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner spent opening day with the Sons of Ben as they prepared for Saturday's game, presented another successful Stache Bash, marched into PPL Park, and cheered the Union on to their first win of the season. Here's a look at what he saw.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 1-0 Revolution

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Video of John Hackworth's postgame press conference and locker room interviews with Ray Gaddis, Amobi Okugo, Aaron Wheeler, and Leo Fernandes. Also, postgame quotesheet.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 1-0 New England Revolution

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Sebastien Le Toux's goal was all the Union needed as the rode an electric first half performance to their first full points of 2014.

The Week in Tweets

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The Week in Tweets returns: The boys serve up cheesesteaks, do the weather, and even find time to play soccer in Portland.

Union vs Revolution quick reference

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The last time the Philadelphia played New England, the Union gave up four goals in the span of 15 minutes. We've got match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more from the teams' series history.

The ASL’s “Philadelphia Celtic”: Philly’s last chance at success in US soccer’s “Golden Age”

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Steve Holroyd looks at the fascinating, if short, history of the ASL's "Philadelphia Celtic."

Union v NE previews, Edu wants to doop, SoBs will go marching in, more news

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Previews ahead of Saturday's home opener. Edu wants to doop. Sons of Ben will revive tradition of marching into PPL together on Saturday. More news.

Footy on the Telly, March 14-March 20

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Preview: Union vs New England Revolution

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The Union will look for revenge in Saturday's home opener after a 5-1 defeat to New England last August.

Philly Soccer 100: Play resumes after a month of winter postponements

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After yet another weekend of games is cancelled because of winter weather one hundred years ago, play finally returns to Philadelphia soccer.

Philadelphians Abroad: Where the locals have landed

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PSP's Chris Luczkowiak gets you up to date on where local players landed during the offseason and how they did over the MLS season's opening weekend.

Injury update, problems with Fred signing, more quotes from Hack’s presser, more news

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Quotes from Hackworth's weekly press conference including injury update on Casey and Williams, Fred's status, and much more. More Union and league news. Etc., etc.

Fans’ View: The joys of being a soccer mom

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PSP welcomes new Fans' View writer Staci Klemmer -- mother, high school teacher, youth soccer volunteer, Union fanatic -- as she writes about life as a soccer mom.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Antoine Hoppenot

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Antoine Hoppenot joins Greg and Eli to talk about the draw in Portland and Saturday's home opener against New England.

Prelude to the US at the first World Cup

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Our series on the history of the US at the World Cup begins with how the first World Cup came to be in 1930 and a look at the US national team's international play before then.

Cheesesteaks, sweepstakes, replacement refs for week 2, more news

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Union players behind the counter at Jim's Steaks. Replacement refs again as negotiations canceled. USWNT saves face in Algarve Cup. More news.

But will they be fun to watch?

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Going into the start of the 2014 season, many wondered if the Union would be fun to watch. On Saturday, the Union gave their answer.

Player of the Week: Cristian Maidana

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Maidana's performance on Saturday laid down a marker for what the 2014 Union is offensively capable of.

Maidana feels good, Edu on MLS TOW, power rankings, mascot talk, more

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Maidana feels good. Edu named to first MLS Team of the Week of new season. Sakiewicz on possible Union mascot. Power rankings and Castrol Index. More news.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 1-1 Timbers

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Barring the final moments of the match, there was a ton to like about the Union's first performance of 2014. PSP looks at the individual and collective play from the season opener.

Need help getting pumped for Saturday’s home opener? Watch this.

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Local band 56MEN have released a music video that's all about going to see the Union at PPL Park. We think you'll like it.

“A good starting point”: Recaps and reaction from draw in Portland, MLS results, more

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Edu calls Saturday's draw "a good starting point." More quotes, reaction, and recaps from the season opener. MLS roundup. More.

Postgame quotes: Timbers 1-1 Union

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Postgame quotes from John Hackworth, Jack McInerney, and Zach MacMath after the season opening draw in Portland.

Match report: Portland Timbers 1–1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union looked to be the better team for much of the game only to concede a stoppage time equalizer in the 2014 season opener.

Readers predictions on this MLS season

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Here are the real expectations upon Philadelphia Union, courtesy of Philly soccer fans in this week's PSP poll. Your predictions for the Union's finish and the conference winners.

Union v Timbers quick reference

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The Union have never beaten Portland, scoring only one goal in four games. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Talking Tactics: Day 3

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Eli and Adam's conversation about Philadelphia Union's tactical options concludes with the third piece of their conversation.

Season opener previews & predictions, more Union news

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Season opener previews and season predictions. French connection. Maidana on coming to MLS. Pfeffer's goal. Much more.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Opening against the Timbers

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Greg and Eli talk Saturday's Union season opener against Portland and are joined by Kevin Kinkead.

Footy on the Telly: March 7-13

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MLS returns! Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Meet the Team event video with Union players and fans

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PSP's video team of Eli Pearlman-Storch and Daniel Gajdamowicz talk to Union players -- including Ray Gaddis, Danny Cruz, Amobi Okugo, Jimmy McLaughlin and Maurice Edu -- and fans at Tuesday's Meet the Team event.

Preview: Union at Portland Timbers

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The Union start the 2014 campaign on the road against a tough Portland team that allowed only 11 goals at home last season.

Philly Soccer 100: Weather remains an issue, Allied Cup, new Tri-State league proposed

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One hundred years ago, winter weather continued to leave Philly soccer at a standstill. Two Allied Cup tournament games played despite poor conditions. New Tri-State league proposed.

Nogueira on joining MLS and preferred position, Grandpa, US underwhelms, more

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Vincent Nogueira on why he joined MLS and where he likes to play. Fred has a new nickname. Academy news. USMNT looks terrible in loss to Ukraine. More news.

Recap and reaction: Ukraine 2–0 USMNT

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While fans may have hoped to have seen better performances, all data is useful right now.

Union sign Ribeiro and Marquez, waive Kassel

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The Union sign draft picks Pedro Ribeiro and Richie Marquez and waive former New York Red Bulls Homegrown Player Matt Kassel.

Five burning questions

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Earl Reed considers five burning questions for the Union ahead of Saturday's season opener.

Talking Tactics: Day 2

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Eli and Adam's conversation about Philadelphia Union's tactical options continues with part two.

PSP poll: Union, MLS predictions

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How will the Union fare this year? Who will win each conference? Who the Union impact players be this year? Cast your vote in PSP's preseason predictions poll.

Sheanon hopeful, new jersey unveiled, replacement refs possible, US v Ukraine, more

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Sheanon Williams hopeful he'll be fit for season opener. New Union jersey unveiled. With talk of a lockout, replacement refs could start MLS season. More.

Photo essay: 2014 Union Meet the Team Event

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow's look at the Meet the Team/New Home Jersey unveiling at Dave and Busters.

All Three Points podcast: A new era

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The All Three Point's podcast PSP debut looks back over the Union's incredible offseason, competition on the roster, and future storylines ahead of Saturday's season opener in Portland.

2014 Eastern Conference preview

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How will Philadelphia Union fare this year? How about everyone else? PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out in our Eastern Conference preview.

All Three Points podcast: A new era

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The All Three Point's podcast PSP debut looks back over the Union's incredible offseason, competition on the roster, and future storylines ahead of Saturday's season opener in Portland.

Union 2014: Who has the most to prove?

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The Union have put together the best roster in the club's history. Now it's time for the players to raise their hands and be counted. PSP looks at 10 Union players with the most to prove.

Preview: USMNT v Ukraine

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Wednesday's friendly gives Jurgen Klinsmann a look at European-based US players who could fill out the fringes of the World Cup squad.

New home jersey unveiled tonight, season previews, US-Ukraine friendly is on, more

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New Union jersey to be unveiled tonight at Dave & Busters. Season previews in print, pod, and video formats. The Ukraine friendly is go. More news.

Talking Tactics: Day 1

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Eli and Adam are preparing for the beginning of the 2014 MLS season with a back and forth conversation about Philadelphia Union's tactical options. Here's the first installment.

Union top Impact on PKs, BC on new mids, Chipotle, MLS & USMNT news, more

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The Union defeated Montreal on Saturday in their final preseason game. More Union news. Final preseason games results. USMNT news. Much more.