Consider yourself pinched. The Union are hosting a U.S. Open Cup Final. It's going to be awesome. The staff gets a little introspective and discusses what it means now that the Union are one game away from their first trophy.
Hunkleberryfinn, the usual author of this post, has been swamped with a series of wonderful life events, but he did have time to say hello and raise this question to the staff.
The Philadelphia Fury fall to the Ironbound Soul 4-1 in final friendly before season opener.
On Saturday the Philadelphia Fury had their final friendly before they begin their season in the American Soccer League at Total Turf in Pitman, New Jersey. The Fury played against the Newark Ironbound Soul of the ASL.
College freshman with experience suiting up for the Philadelphia Union move into their dorms as they join upperclassmen Academy alumni prepping for the 2014 college soccer season.
A deadly Harry Shipp set piece kept Zach Steffen and Alex Shinsky from tasting College Cup victory at PPL Park in December, but both return to the University of Maryland Terrapins this fall looking for a repeat trip to college soccer's season-ending tournament.
Ray, I'm not even mad at you man. The look on Gaddis' face after his own goal in the 90th minutes said it all – the Philadelphia Union were gassed. Many of the players, including Gaddis, were playing in their third game in seven days and it showed.
The Lads break down the good and bad, but mostly the great after a fantastic week in Unionville.
There was no BA Barachus, Hannibal or Murdoch but Jack Mac pulled a few faces as the 'eh' team rolled in from Canada and played an eh kind of game, leaving Jim Curtin as the only man deserving an A on his report card with the U picking up yet another three points.
Every week we "Monday Morning Manage" every game with our fellow Union faithful. What could have been done better? What were the missed opportunities? Did that sub really need to happen? We bring all the talking points to you each week right here.
Let me say something before we even begin. There were three Union games over the space of seven days.
A solid first half gave way to a sloppy second half, and the Union walked away 2-0 losers Friday night in Houston.
Facing their third game in seven games and their second game in 72 hours in Texas during an extreme weather week, the Union literally and figuratively melted. A second half goal from Will Bruin was the death knell for the Union as they lost 2-0 on the road Friday night.