Friday's match is the first time D.C. United will face off against Chris Pontius, the most recent mover between United and the Philadelphia Union
Over the past couple of weeks, ahead of Major League Soccer's Heineken Rivalry Week, there has been plenty of push back from fans of both D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union, as the league seems hell-bent on creating a rivalry between the two teams.
A late goal from Simon Dawkins tarnishes the Union's perfect home record.
The ten-man San Jose Earthquakes rallied to steal a point from the Philadelphia Union, who had been perfect at home up to that point. Simon Dawkins's late goal equalled out Chris Pontius's first-half strike.
The Union got their goal off a 30th-minute corner kick.
The Philadelphia Union did all of the right things - and had a bit of luck - in their win over New York City FC.
1.) Over before it started? New York City FC's starting eleven was missing some of its marquee players. David Villa started, as did Kwadwo Poku, however Mix Diskerud was on the bench - which is more than could be said for either Frank Lampard or Andrea Pirlo.
Week 8 in MLS had it all. Controversial calls, impressive goals, blowout wins and disappointing performances. Here's a look at all nine match stories and follow-up features from over the weekend on SBI:
Yet another controversial call has Orlando City SC frustrated, as the Lions fell to the New York Red Bulls, 3-2, on Sunday.
The Union aren't sending crosses into the box as often this year. Is that a secret to their success?
This past offseason the Philadelphia Union departed with a trio of offensive-minded players and replaced them with a trio of midfielders that would better hold possession in the midfield. They traded their creative wizard and assist leader Cristian Maidana and let forwards Fernando Aristeguieta and Conor Casey walk.
You know you're off to a good start when the ugly is the hardest part of the format
Welcome back to the 2016 version of the good the bad and the ugly for the Philadelphia Union. This isn't how we thought this was going to turn out but we won't complain about finally getting results. Let's dive in shall we?
The fan votes for the Philadelphia Union's 3-0 drubbing of the New England Revolution are in!
CJ Sapong stole the hearts of the Union faithful this week as fans voted him this week's top player. His brace was the highlight of an impressive overall performance against the New England Revolution.
Philadelphia Union opened their 2016 home season with an emphatic 3-0 win over a 10-man New England side despite missing two penalty kicks. CJ Sapong had a brace and Sebastien Le Toux finished off the scoring.
What were the moments in the game that had a ripple effect on the rest of the match?
Pontius' goal was really a team effort. While Chris Pontius will be on the scoresheet, it was Josh Yaro, Warren Creavalle, and Ray Gaddis whose hard work started the entire thing. San Jose was driving down the Union's right flank, and Josh Yaro did well to challenge a pass to Simon Dawkins.
The results of this week's fan vote are in, and we have our first repeat winner who is not named Andre Blake.
The fans chose CJ Sapong as this week's MVP for his work on the second Union goal and overall work up top against NYCFC. In a very tight race, however, Chris Pontius took the overall rating when compiling the four scores out there on the superweb.
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LA Galaxy draw Sporting Kansas City 1-1 As we usually do after the weekend comes to a close, we look ahead to the Union's next opponent, who will be the Los Angeles Galaxy. Remember, the Union will be off this weekend as their next game will be next Wednesday, May 11th.
The league was led this week by Otten's Army, with a score of 92 points. Sebastian Giovinco (TOR, $12.2) was the captain and led the team with 28 points, scoring two goals. Four players scored 9 points -- Cyle Larin (ORL, $9.2), Lamar Neagle, (DCU, $7.7), Chris Pontius, (PHI, $7.