After a four-match stretch where the Union went up against the Costa Rican U-23 national team, some semi-pro nobodies, and two professional soccer teams, they have been crowned the champions of preseason soccer in Bradenton, Florida.
The Union took on the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night, after marching through the group stage with relative ease.
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The rotating door of coaches and players has harmed the Union over the past six seasons and they need to find consistency to truly succeed
For the past six seasons the Union have sat somewhere between a pretty good soccer team and an absolute hot mess. Exciting and memorable moments have been intertwined with mismanagement and a perceived lack of direction.
Philadelphia Union Academy U-16 forward Jerren "J.J." Nixon is traveling to Honduras with the Trinidad & Tobago team for the CONCACAF U-17 World Cup qualification.
The United States Under-17 team roster for CONCACAF World Cup qualification in Honduras didn't include any Philadelphia Union Academy players, but the Trinidad & Tobago roster does include U-16 team forward Jerren "J.
Measuring the Union's chances to reach MLS Cup based on MLS "expert's" theory.
General Managers and front office personnel are paid the big bucks to figure out the winning formula that is going to bring silverware home. There are many schools of thought on how to build a winning team (don't ask Sam Hinkie though), but MLSsoccer.
The Philadelphia Union's goalkeeper situation just got crystal clear
Andre Blake underwent a successful menisectomy and will miss four to six weeks, according to the club. A menisectomy is a surgery usually used to repair a partially torn meniscus (the cartilage between the thigh and shin), according to this National Institute of Health web page.
Brotherly Game caught up with Brendan Doherty who followed the Rochester Rhinos and Union goalkeeper John McCarthy's rookie season.
The Philadelphia Union bolstered their already strong goalkeeping unit when they signed John McCarthy to backup Rais M'Bolhi and Andre Blake. McCarthy, a 2013 LaSalle graduate, had as good a rookie year for the Rochester Rhinos in USL PRO as a player can have, winning Goalkeeper of the Year and Rookie of the Year Award with a 0.
It's been a wild ride of ups and downs in the short life of the Philadelphia Union. However, I've realized that I'm excited and optimistic about the start of the season. While this scares me a bit, there is a reason to my madness.
Anyone who knows me (and if you don't, stop me when you see me at PPL.
The Philadelphia Union simply dominated London United in Saturday's friendly at the IMG Academy. In the first half the teams played evenly, as the Union had many of their bench players and reserve squad playing the first 60 minutes. The first ten minutes were rather quiet until a Richie Marquez header off a Zach Pfeffer corner broke the deadlock to give the Union a 1-0 lead.
The Union take on London United in the second match of the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic in Bradenton, Florida.
The Philadelphia Union's preseason continues with the second match in the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic this evening at 7:30 PM. After beating the Costa Rica U-23's 3-0 in the first match of the tournament, the Union were originally supposed to play TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but Mazembe couldn't make the trip to the United States and were replaced by "London United" - a team made up of out-of-contract MLS Players.