Local teams struggle in week nine; ACC teams jockey for top position behind unbeaten Maryland
Week nine was not a kind one for teams from the Philadelphia region as Temple conceded four times in the second half in Cincinnati, Villanova had a to settle for a draw against Xavier and Saint Joseph's handle on the Atlantic 10 standings took another hit.
Senior captain Matt Mahoney got on the end of Belal Mohamed and did well to settle it and put it in the back of the net in the 78th minute to lift the Owls to a 2-1 win over Delaware in their final non-conference test of the season.
The goal was the first of the season for the right back from Poughkeepsie, N.
Kensington officially kicked off their new Street Soccer USA court with a public demonstration.
Kensington Soccer Club hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon for their brand-new outdoor soccer court. The project was a collaboration between several organizations, which I wrote about here.
Didn't call in to Coach Curtin's presser? We got you covered
Every Wednesday Jim Curtin takes some time out of his day and fields some questions from the media. If you don't want to watch the Facebook video of it, I've compiled some highlights from this week's presser below. If you do want to watch the Facebook video of it, I've added that at the very bottom.
Debates rage behind the scenes at Brotherly Game. Here's one about CJ Sapong and if the Union can advance far in the MLS Cup race without him scoring goals.
It's debate season, and the Philadelphia Union are providing plenty of topics to debate. Here at Brotherly Game we prefer to rationally debate issues over making patently false statements and insulting people.
The fans vote that this was the Union's worst performance of the season. Hard to argue.
The Philadelphia Union had a chance to thrill the home crowd and end a five year playoff drought with an emphatic win, and instead came up very short. With two weeks off, the rested team looked as though they had forgotten how to play together.
Matthew Real scored in the 12th minute and Tiger Graham had a brace to lead the Philadelphia Union U18s to a win over Players Development Academy on Saturday.
In their first meeting since the quarterfinal of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs back in July that PDA won 3-1, goalkeeper Jahmali Waite and the Union defense kept a clean sheet behind a five-goal day for the offense.
The Caribbean Football Union has rescheduled the matches that were postponed by Hurricane Matthew.
The Caribbean Football Union has announced the rescheduling of three matches Caribbean Cup Qualifying - Third Round matches that were postponed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The Group 1 match between Jamaica and Suriname was originally scheduled for October 5 will now take place on November 13 at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Kingston, Jamaica.
Temple suffered their worst defeat to Cincinnati while Villanova settled for a road point against Xavier over the weekend
Temple surrendered four second-half goals in their most lopsided defeat of the season on the road in Cincinnati on Saturday night.
The Owls (8-5-1, 1-2-1) opened the first half in their typical high-octane fashion creating numerous chances and forcing Bearcats goalkeeper Pedro Diaz into four saves in the first half, but it was the home side that broke through with a 49th minute goal from Jack Clark.
This was hugely disappointing, but in the end the Philadelphia Union are still very much alive for the last playoff spot. A strong early season affords them this luxury, but the fact is the Union do not look very much like a playoff team right now.