Development Academy season began this weekend, and both the Under 18s and Under 16s enjoyed a visit from Baltimore Bays Chelsea. Meanwhile the U13/14s traveled to the place where one can find a woman with grace, elegance, taste, and culture: Queens!
Across the country this weekend 77 Under-18 and Under-16 teams and 88 Under-14 clubs of varying levels took to the field (or turf, sadly) for the first matches of the season.
MLS unveiled their new logo today just before FIFA '15 was released, much to the displeasure of almost everyone.
I really picked the wrong line of work. Instead of studying how systems work and how to create databases, I should have been a graphical designer. I feel like if I knew how to use photoshop well and understood symbolism, I could make some pretty slick designs which could serve as corporate logos and artwork (or at least logos for some punk rock bands).
Doyle Tuvesson's first college goal is a game-winner for Lehigh; Darius Madison makes 2014 debut off the bench and Connor Maloney scores another in the third week of the college season.
Covers games through 9/16/2014
The 2014 class of incoming freshmen from the Union Academy has seen very little of the field so far this season - Patrick Berneski at Notre Dame, Tyler Skwara at Boston College, Ryan Talbot at South Florida and Joe Harding at Fairfield are still awaiting their debuts - but Doyle Tuvesson has already made a mark both on the field and in the box score for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks.
The Philadelphia Fury defeated the AC Crusaders3-0 on Saturday in the second leg of the teams Soccer Factory Derby last Saturday. In a complete opposite of the teams high scoring season opener, this game saw the Fury dominate from the opening whistle.
The FieldTurf field at Washington Township High School was wet and soggy due to the heavy rain during the day but the ball was still playable and fast.
It took extra time, but the Union eventually fell in a hard-fought match
A couple months ago, the United States found themselves deadlocked with Belgium with time expiring in the second half. With a chance to win the game, Chris Wondolowski was given a perfect opportunity to score a goal that would surely send the United States to the World Cup quarter-finals.
The Union's magical run to the U.S. Open Cup Final ended on Tuesday with a 3-1 loss in extra time to the Seattle Sounders. The Philadelphia Union kept it close but despite their best efforts and many second half near misses, none of it was not enough to defeat an extremely talented Seattle Sounders side this evening.
On September the 16th, it will be the first final in the history of the Philadelphia Union. Hopefully it will be the first of many. To get you in the mood, this is the second of a series of articles discussing some Cup Final Day experiences.
I return with the second of my cup-final day experience articles.