The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2016

Postgame quotes: Rapids 1-1 Union

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Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Brian Carroll, Ray Gaddis, Ken Tribbett, and more.

Recap: USMNT 4–0 Bolivia

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The US finished tuning up for the Copa America in style, swatting away Bolivia comprehensively, 4–0. Christian Pulisic became the US's youngest scorer of the modern era with the fourth and final goal.

Match Report: Colorado Rapids 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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Brian Carroll's goal in the 92nd minute rescued a road point for the Union in Colorado.

Transcript: Jim Curtin’s teleconference before Union at Rapids

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Transcript of Jim Curtin's teleconference on Friday before Saturday's road game against Colorado Rapids.

Preview: Union at Colorado Rapids

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Two conference leaders meet in Denver, but one will be missing key players and the other may rest some stars. What kind of match will we see?

Union vs Rapids quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's history against Colorado. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Preview: USMNT v Bolivia

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On Saturday, the US wraps up its pre-Copa set of warm-up friendlies with a game against Bolivia. Coming off a slow-burning but ultimately encouraging win, the US will hope to build on the sparks it lit in the second half against Ecuador.

Union in Colorado, All-Star Ballot time, West Chester at National Amateur Championship, US hosts Bolivia

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Union news ahead of Saturday's game against the Rapids. West Chester going for National Amateur title. US hosts Bolivia on Saturday. More news.

Footy on the Telly, May 27-June 2

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

West Chester United in National Amateur Championship this weekend

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Following last week's disappointing second round exit from the U.S. Open Cup, WCU is playing for US Soccer's National Amateur Championship this weekend in Tennessee.

Player ratings & analysis: Orlando City 2-2 Philadelphia Union

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Nobody had a great night as Orlando City, Philadelphia, and Sorin Stoica struggled through an ugly, messy midweek matchup.

“A lot of character”: recaps and reaction to Union’s draw in Orlando, US tops Ecuador, more news

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Officiating overshadows resilient Union performance. OC and LVU drop games. Nagbe scores his first US goal in win over Ecuador. More news.

Match Report: Orlando City 2-2 Philadelphia Union

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The Union fought back to earn a draw in Orlando through Ken Tribbett's first MLS goal.

Recap: USMNT 1–0 Ecuador

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The US beat Ecuador on Wednesday night, 1–0, with a 90th-minute goal from second-half substitute Darlington Nagbe.

Postgame quotes: Orlando 2-2 Union

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Postgame remarks from Jim Curtin, Tranquillo Barnetta, Ken Tribbett, and more.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Tough three-game stretch for 1st place Union

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Greg and Kevin are joined by Dave Zeitlin to talk about the tough stretch of three games in eight days, one that begins with two road games. The guys also talk USMNT.

Fans’ View: It’s all me

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Scott Pugh's positivity is why the Union won against DC. It's all the science.

Help wanted at PSP

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PSP needs a few good volunteers, including to write about Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC. Click on for more.

Union v Orlando quick reference

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Highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, match stats, and more.

Union SEBA Projection updates

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Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projection for the Union, as well as projections for Bethlehem Steel and Harrisburg City Islanders, using data from games through May 22, 2016.

Orlando tonight, USA faces Ecuador, more news

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Union begin two-game road trip tonight against Orlando. USMNT's Copa America preparations continue tonight against Ecuador. More news.

Union sell Michael Lahoud to NASL-side Miami FC

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The Union confirm the transfer of Michael Lahoud to NASL-side Miami FC.

Ugly? More like exciting and dramatic

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Was that an ugly win for Philadelphia Union on Friday? It looked pretty exciting and wild from this point of view. PSP's Dan Walsh brings some perspective.

Preview: Union at Orlando City SC

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Late victories have both teams looking to build on recent momentum, but Orlando is a tough place to play and Philly needs to rest players ahead of tough tests against Colorado and Columbus.

Preview: USMNT v Ecuador

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The US faces Ecuador in a warm-up for the Copa America on Wednesday. Both teams will likely score. How much? That part's hard to say.

Player of the week: Richie Marquez

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Who else could it be?

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Injury updates on Fabinho, Ilsinho, and Nogueira. Curtin on reported Lahoud sale. Marquez makes MLS Team of the Week, More news.

In Pictures: Philadelphia Fury 1-1 SD Eibar

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Sunday afternoon as the Philadelphia Fury held on to earn a 1-1 tie with SD Eibar in an international friendly.

Transcript and video: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Curtin discusses the challenges posed by playing two games in four days, discusses Blake's availability before the Copa America, gives an injury update on Ilsinho and Nogueira, and much more.

Recaps, Jamaica FA says Blake won’t be with team for Friday friendly in Chile, more

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Union news. Bethlehem falls to Harrisburg. Reading and Ocean City win. Fury draw with Eibar in friendly. US Copa roster, win over Puerto Rico. More.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 1-0 DC United

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Richie Marquez stole three points for the Union as a sloppy match revealed how the Union have grown since 2015 and how far they have to go to make a run in this season's playoffs.

Recap: Puerto Rico 1–3 USMNT

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The US defeated Puerto Rico in their first-ever meeting, 3–1, with goals from Tim Ream, Bobby Wood, and Paul Arriola, but the best strike of the night belonged to Puerto Rico's Luis Betancur.

In pictures: Union 1-0 DC United

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner shares his look at Philadelphia Union's 1-0 win over DC United on Friday night.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 1-0 DC United

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Mike and Greg's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Remarks from Riche Marquez, Keegan Rosenberry, Andre Blake, and Chris Pontius.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-0 D.C. United

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Richie Marquez opened his MLS account in extra time to lead Philadelphia Union to a 1-0 win and the top of the Eastern Conference.

Union vs DC United quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's series history against DC with our quick reference. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Preview: USMNT at Puerto Rico

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As a warm-up for the Copa America, the US Men's National Team will take on Puerto Rico for the first time ever on Sunday. The 22-man roster includes 15 players eligible to be selected for the Copa roster, with an additional seven not on the original 40-man preliminary roster.

Separation from mediocrity, USOC, salary numbers, more

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Previews of tonight's home game against DC. Union host in USOC fourth round. Latest MLS players' salary numbers released. US faces Puerto Rico on Sunday. More.

Footy on the Telly, May 20-26

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

Preview: Union vs DC United

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DC United is winless on the road, Philly is averaging two goals per match at home. The Union should win on Friday if they can control Luciano Acosta and create space behind DC's two-man midfield

Fans’ View: The perks of volunteering at international soccer events

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Staci Klemmer on volunteering for major soccer tournaments like the 1994 World Cup and the upcoming Copa America Centenario.

West Chester and Reading out of USOC, Crystal Palace friendly, notes from Curtin’s presser, more

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West Chester United and Reading knocked out of US Open Cup. Union to host Crystal Palace again. Noes from Curtin's press conference and more Union news.

Union to host Crystal Palace in friendly on July 13

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The Premier League team returns to Talen Energy Stadium.

Transcript and video: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Jim Curtin talks about the rivalry with DC, Ilsinho's injury status, is coy about when Andre Blake will leave to join the Jamaican national team, and more.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Keegan Rosenberry

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Keegan Rosenberry stops by the studio. Then Greg and Kevin preview Friday's home game against DC and talk discovery lists.

Union SEBA Projection updates

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PSP welcomes data scientist Chris Sherman, who begins a new regular column with power rankings and the Union's probabilities of reaching the playoffs, winning the Supporters Shield, the MLS Cup, and more.

All Three Points podcast: Kissing your sister ain’t so bad.

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True, the Union drew three in a row, which would be underwhelming if it weren't against two of the top teams in the Western Conference and away to Montreal. Enjoying this team like they haven't since the first couple of seasons, Chris and Jeremy are feeling pretty good about the Blue and Gold.

Fine lines, rivalries, Vote Blake, locals in USOC 2nd round tonight, more news

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Union news. Vote Andre Blake! Locals in US Open Cup second round play tonight. More news.

West Chester United hosts City Islanders in USOC 2nd round play

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Amatuer side West Chester United hosts the professional City Islanders in the second round of of the 2016 US Open Cup on Wednesday night.

The Union are a good team. Can they improve?

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A year ago, you would have given up Philadelphia Union for dead if they gave up a third minute goal on the road. Not anymore. This is a good team. Can they get even better?

Player of the week: Keegan Rosenberry

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In a week of excellent Union performances, it was the rookie right back who stood out the most.

Power rankings, Rosenberry buzz, Okugo signs with Portland, more news

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Union news and more.

Player ratings & analysis: Impact 1-1 Union

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After giving up points at home to Los Angeles, Philadelphia Union snatched a point from Eastern Conference leading Montreal Impact with a tough road performance.

Post Montreal, Zlatan, BSFC and Reading win, Academy teams unbeaten over the weekend, more

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Lots and lots of news.

Postgame quotes: Impact 1-1 Union

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Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Tranquillo Barnetta, and Richie Marquez.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Montreal Impact

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C.J. Sapong and the Union shook off early rust to earn a road point in Montreal.

Union vs Impact quick reference

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

Preview: Union at Montreal Impact

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Montreal scores through Piatti but dominates by involving Harry Shipp. Philly has to play through the midfield quickly to catch their holding midfielders out of position.

In Pictures: Union 2-2 Galaxy

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Union came from behind to earn a 2-2 tie with the LA Galaxy.

Off to Montreal and other Union news, Lehigh Valley doubleheader, more news

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Union face Montreal on the road on Saturday. USL/PDL doubleheader at Goodman Stadium on Sunday. More news.

Footy on the Telly, May 13-19

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

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 2-2 LA Galaxy

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Two wonderful goals from LA Galaxy canceled out Philadelphia Union's strong performance as the teams split points on Wednesday night.

Reaction to draw with Galaxy, Reading United and West Chester United advance to USOC second round, more

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Reaction to Union's come-from-behind draw with LAG. Reading United and West Chester United advance to second round of US Open Cup. More news.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 2-2 Galaxy

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Mike and Kevin's postgame wrap. Transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Comments from Keegan Rosenberry, Chris Pontius, Vincent Nogueira,and CJ Sapong. More.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Los Angeles Galaxy

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Keegan Rosenberry scored his first MLS goal as the Union came from behind to rescue a point, drawing LA Galaxy 2-2.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Facing the Galaxy and Impact

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Greg, Kevin, and Mike talk about the Union's big games against the Galaxy and the Impact.

Union vs Galaxy quick reference

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Get up to speed on the Union's history against the Galaxy. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Union host Galaxy tonight, Reading United and West Chester in US Open Cup play tonight, more

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Previews and Union news ahead of tonight's game against LAG. Area clubs begin US Open Cup play tonight. More news.

West Chester United in their first-ever US Open Cup game on Wednesday

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West Chester United is on the road to face Virginia NPSL side Fredericksburg FC in the first round of the US Open Cup on Wednesday.

Union eager to test themselves against LAG, more news

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Curtin says team is eager to face the Galaxy. Ken Tribbett available for selection. More news.

No, kids, you can’t go to the Union-Galaxy match. It’s a school night.

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Philadelphia Union have never hosted the Los Angeles Galaxy for a weekend game, and it won't happen this year either. This scheduling oversight disadvantages school-age children who are fans. PSP explains.

Preview: Union vs LA Galaxy

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The Galaxy have been scoring at will lately, but they have yet to spend much time with Gerrard, Keane, and Dos Santos together. Will it all come together against Philly's aggressive defense?

Transcript and video: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Jim Curtin talks about the challenges the Union will have when they face the Galaxy on Wednesday, the team's injury status, and more.

Union bits, BSFC and Hburg draw, Academy teams victorious, league results, Platini ban upheld, more

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No Union game over the weekend but there's plenty of news.

Union bits, BSFC on the road, Harrisburg hosts Cincinnati, LA stadium vote, NSHOF class, more

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Union off this weekend. Bethlehem on the road to Orlando. Harrisburg hosts Cincinnati. 2016 National Soccer Hall of Fame class announced. More news.

Footy on the Telly: May 6-12

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

1916: Bethlehem Steel wins the US Open Cup and American Cup

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On May 6, 1916, Bethlehem Steel became the first team to win the National Challenge Cup, known today as the US Open Cup, twice in a row.

Union bits, doubleheader, National Soccer Hall of Fame groundbreaking today, more

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News and such.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Garrison Draper

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Garrison Draper, the Union's Director of Performance, joins Greg and Kevin to discuss how the team is using sports science to improve its play on the pitch.

We’ve got swag

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A t-shirt and hat celebrating the 100th anniversary of Bethlehem Steel winning the first national double in US soccer history? A t-shirt that imagines a logo Philadelphia Union may have worn in 1916? A "Union Pundit" shirt? Yeah, PSP now has swag.

Fans’ View: Yes, we can have nice things

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Following last weekend's disappointing draw against San Jose, Scott Ellis suggests it might be a good idea to simply sit back and enjoy the ride.

Blake named to Jamaica provisional Copa roster, McCarthy named to USL Team of the Week, more

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Jamaica names Andre Blake to Copa AMerica roster but doesn't say when camp starts. John McCarthy named to USL's Team of the Week. Fan vote for name of Union-DC Rivalry Week matchup. More.

In Pictures: Union 1-1 Earthquakes

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PSP photographer Daniel Gajdamowicz's at the Union's 1-1 draw with San Jose.

MLS opens the game

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MLS is on course to break the single season record for red cards this year. That's a good thing, according to PSP's Dan Walsh.

Power rankings and more Union bits, Leicester Premier League champs, more

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Got news if you want some.

Analysis & player ratings: Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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The Union were the better side, but they stumbled to the finish line as San Jose roared back after going a man down.

Recaps and reaction to Union’s draw with SJ, BSFC draws with Louisville, Academy teams sweep, more

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Reaction to Union's draw with San Jose. Bethlehem draws with Louisville. Academy teams undefeated in weekend play. League results. US preliminary Copa roster announced. More.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 1-1 Earthquakes

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Mike and Matthew's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Comments from Chris Pontius, Josh Yaro, and Richie Marquez.