The Philadelphia Union's goalkeeping situation gets even weirder.
One of the Philadelphia Union's best players this season has been Brian Sylvestre. The twenty-two year old goalkeeper was called up on loan from the Carolina RailHawks on May 7, after the club's number one (Rais M'Bolhi) was exiled, came back, and was exiled again, the club's number two went out with his second meniscectomy this year, and the number three got a concussion.
I am a Philadelphia Union fan living in Brooklyn, New York. I have been to PPL Park a few times for games, but most of the times that I get to go to a game in person is when the Union come to town. This past Saturday, my whole family got to come to the game - my wife, my 5 year old, my 3 year old, and my 4 month old.
Harrisburg asking the Commonwealth for a nicer Island
This morning, the Harrisburg City Islanders moved one step closer to a new stadium. Harrisburg Capital of Soccer, Inc., the team's parent company, applied for a grant that will help fund a new, multi-use stadium on City Island. The grant, which is funded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, is worth $5 million dollars.
United States Attorney General bringing wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering charges against "more than 10" FIFA officials, including Jeffrey Webb, Eugenio Figueredo, and Jack Warner.
In a stunning move, officials in Switzerland have begun an operation "to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges" reports the New York Times.
Brazilian left back recognized for excellent performance against the New York Red Bulls.
Fabinho has been named to Pro Soccer Talk's Week 12 Team of the Week. You read that right, Fabinho, according to this list, was one of the best defenders in MLS this week. Despite the fact that Fabinho is often and understandably criticized by the Philadelphia Union fan base, the Brazilian left-back put in quite a performance during the Union's first ever win at Red Bull Arena.
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 when the Union finally won at Red Bull arena that will be analyzed.
What has been a very exciting few weeks in Union land has come to a close.
The Philadelphia Union are finally emerging from a run of Chivas USA terribleness with yet another much-needed win, this time on the road at Red Bull Arena for a franchise first. A pair of second half goals from Vincent Nogueira and C.J. Sapong are what lifted the Union to their second straight victory giving them their first win streak of the 2015 season.
Instead of scoring goals for the Venezuela National Team during the Copa América in Chile, Fernando Aristeguieta will be scoring them for the Philadelphia Union during June.
Venezuela National Team manager Noel Sanvicente and the Federación Venezolana de Fútbol (the Venezuelan Football Federation) announced its final 26 man roster for the Copa América tournament, which starts on June 11th and runs through July 4th.
Another Sunday match, another opponent the Union aren't expected to challenge. Can the boys in blue pull an upset on the red-hot New York Red Bulls? From previews to reviews and analysis, this is the whole story.
Date: Sunday, May 24th, 5:00 PM EST
Place: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
TV: Fox Sports 1
Still on a high after handing DC United their second loss of the season, the Union will head up to Harrison in the hope of knocking off another regional rival.