The Union begin the season 0-2-2 but is there hope?
The Philadelphia Union have begun the season in the least ideal way possible, 0 wins, 2 ties and 2 losses. The Union could arguably have two wins but for calls that did not go their way. We've seen two red cards and multiple yellow cards in four games with one foul earning extended punishment.
Every week we "Monday morning manage" the previous Philadelphia Union games, talking about the major points in the game that changed momentum, led to goals and won or lost the points for the Union. This week, it is the 1-0 loss at the windy city (well near there) that will be analyzed
The wind was gusting near the windy city, as Philadelphia played yet another frustrating game of Soccer in their 1-0 loss to the Chicago Fire.
A lifeless performance from the Union yielded them zero points Sunday afternoon in Bridgeview.
The Philadelphia Union came into a largely empty Toyota Park hoping to overcome their depth issues and to erase the memories of the season's first three games, but facing a dreadful Chicago Fire side, they put on a dreadful display of their own, dropping 1-0 to the hometown Fire.
This week we talk with Sean Spence of Hot Time in Old Town, SB Nation's Chicago Fire blog, about the upcoming match between the Fire and the Philadelphia Union.
tBG) The Chicago Fire have undergone some pretty dramatic lineup changes since last season. Is the slow start the club has gotten off to in 2015 due to the club not gelling as much as necessary, or are people starting to second guess some of the personnel moves?
Three games in, three goals scored. Time for someone to step up.
Just three games into the 2015 MLS season, the Philadelphia Union have managed to record three goals, all coming in one game with one being an own goal. They have been shutout in two games, and do not seem to be clicking offensively.
Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer receives an additional ban after his red card on Saturday.
Unfortunately for the Zach Pfeffer and the Philadelphia Union, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has decided to suspend the 20-year-old midfielder and additional game, meaning he'll not only miss the match this weekend against the Chicago Fire, but next weekend against Sporting Kansas City as well.
A two goal loss breeds plenty of negative opinions, especially after a controversial red card, however there is still an optimistic outlook to what happened. No matter how far we need to dig to see out of our rosy colored glasses, you can rest assured that we will find it!
The FC Dallas match up got off to a rocky start as the Philadelphia Union pushed back kick off from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon.