Chris Pontius

Keegan Rosenberry

2017 Expansion Draft: Who the Union are protecting, and what that says about 2018

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Reading the tea leaves and trying to extrapolate that to what this team will look like next season.

Player to watch: Keegan Rosenberry

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After a disappointing season, what does the offseason and 2018 hold for Keegan Rosenberry?

Philadelphia Union

Assessing the Union departures

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PSP assesses the personnel departures announced by Philadelphia Union this week.

PSP roundtable: The state of the Union

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We asked PSP's writers the big questions about the state of the Union. Here's what they had to say.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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After Philadelphia's thrashing of Orlando, it's hard to ignore it may have been the final game for some in the 'blue and gold.' PSP takes a look at their performances, as well those who are likely to return.

Player ratings: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union

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PSP dives into the player ratings of the Union's final road game of 2017, a 3-2 defeat in Chicago.

GAME THREAD: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: October 15, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Place: Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL
  • Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 7 wins, 7 losses, and 5 draws against Chicago Fire
  • Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

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Game Info

  • Date: October 1, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: ESPN - Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman, Reporter: Julie Stewart-Binks
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 3 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws against Seattle Sounders
  • Know Thy Enemy: Sounder at Heart

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

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Seattle Sounders are coming to Talen Energy Stadium. Here's what to look out for in the match against the Western Conference power house.

GAME THREAD: Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: September 27, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union played Atlanta United to a 2-2 draw in their first and only meeting.

Player of the week: Chris Pontius

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Our "player of the week" is the man who scored his first two goals of the season, helping the Union extinguish the Fire.

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire

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Tweaking the midfield shape pays off as the Union stifle Chicago and ride Chris Pontius' first goals of the season to victory.

Player Ratings: Philadelphia Union 3 – 1 Chicago Fire

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The Union gave a standout performance in contrast with their recent run. Christian Sandler breaks down who the biggest contributors were.

Chris Pontius "feels good" to break drought as Union look to finish strong

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CHESTER, PA Chris Pontius' 2017 season has been full of ups and downs.

The Philadelphia Union winger earned a summer call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team and won the Gold Cup with them, but he's struggled to find the back of the net at the club level.

Finally, on Saturday, Pontius broke through in the scoring column with a pair of strikes in the Union's 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire

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Chris Pontius scored twice and C.J. Sapong added a goal as the Union defeated the Chicago Fire 3-1 in Chester on Saturday night. Pontius finally broke into the goals column with his first two of the season, nodding in a Keegan Rosenberry cross in the 10th minute and knocking home [...]

Halftime Recap: Philadelphia Union 1, Chicago Fire 0

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The Union lead through 45 thanks to Chris Pontius's tally.

Thanks to Chris Pontius's first goal of the season, the Philadelphia Union are ahead of the Chicago Fire at the break.

Pontius found the net just ten minutes into the match, contorting himself to flick a cross past Fire goalkeeper Matt Lampson.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 3-1 Fire

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans.

Player Ratings: New York Red Bulls 0 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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The good, the bad, and the concerningly disinterested.

Match report: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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Goals by C.J. Sapong and Ethan Finlay canceled each other out as —with a little help from VAR — Philadelphia Union earned a 1-1 draw at Minnesota United.

Philadelphia football: Comparing Union players to Eagles players

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As the Union's season crawls to a disappointing conclusion, the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their season this Sunday in Washington D.C. PSP is here to offer the definitive comparison of the two teams. Some choices are simple (I wonder who Doug Pederson is), while Carson Wentz's counterpart may surprise you.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Atlanta United

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Tyrone Mears scored in stoppage time to earn Atlanta United a 2-2 draw in Philadelphia.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United

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Game Info

  • Date: August 26, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS LIVE
  • All-Time Record: First meeting between the clubs
  • Know Thy Enemy: Dirty South Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Giliano Wijnaldum, Jack Elliott, Josh Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Player Ratings: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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Poor performances from several players overshadowed a few bright spots on the Union's final trip to Canada this season.

Match report: Toronto FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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Toronto easily handled Philadelphia, winning 3-0 at home with goals from Giovinco, Hasler, and Altidore. PSP has the match report after disappointing result.

Match preview: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Philadelphia Union

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The struggling Union travel to San Jose to take on the Earthquake. PSP tries to convince you to stay up late with our match preview. Hey, it can't be worse than "San Andreas."

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact

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Blerim Dzemaili scored twice and Ignacio Piatti added a PK as the Impact defeated the Union 3-0.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

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The Union downed FC Dallas 3-1 behind two goals from C.J. Sapong and one from Ilsinho.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

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Game Info

  • Date: August 5, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union have 0 wins, 5 losses, and 4 draws against FC Dallas
  • Know Thy Enemy: Big D Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy; Giliano Wijnaldum, Oguchi Onyewu, Jack Elliott, Raymon Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/4/17

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Union news, Neymar moves, and much more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

With two-thirds of the season gone, Union's Chris Pontius has yet to score
We're 22 games into the Philadelphia Union season and Chris Pontius hasn't found the back of the net.

McCarthy and Blake share a unique friendship
This month has also shown that the Union have one of the best goalkeeping tandems in the league.

Curtin’s press conference: homegrowns and swan songs

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. The coach touched on two Union players' selection in the MLS Homegrown game, the friendly with Swansea City, and the club's overall first half of the season.

Union draw SKC, LGBT Pride Night details, Gold Cup primer: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/7/17

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Union grab a point before the Gold Cup break, read about that and more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match recap: Philadelphia Union 1, Sporting Kansas City 1
The Union come back in the second half to grab a point in KC

Bruce Arena: Chris Pontius' long-time MLS play earned him USMNT call-up
Pontius' work rate has proven a bright spot this year, with the 30-year-old recording six assists in 17 league appearances this season.

Match report: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union survived a middling performance thanks to a Roland Alberg penalty finish and some big saves by John McCarthy.

Chris Pontius gets Gold Cup call-up, worst week in LA Galaxy history?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/6/17

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The Union travel to Kansas City for tonight's game - read all about it and more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union
In the last match before the Gold Cup break, the Union head to Kansas City to take on an old nemesis.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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As we celebrate our nation's independence, the Philadelphia quelled a Revolution of their own. PSP is here with the player ratings from the Union's 3-0 win over (New) England.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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Sumptuous goals from Ilsinho and Roland Alberg highlighted a solid performance by Philadelphia Union, as they defeated the New England Revolution 3-0.

Stock rising, stock falling: New York Red Bulls 1 (5)-1 (3) Philadelphia Union

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PSP takes a look at who is rising and who is falling after a wild affair in Harrison, N.J.

United States Men's National Team

News roundup: Pontius breaks through, no Almiron, NYCFC stadium bid, USSF drama, more

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Chris Pontius finally scores, Miguel Almiron will be out for Atlanta versus the Union, and a whole bunch of hubbub from the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Panama?

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The Gold Cup gets underway for the United States on Saturday, giving several new U.S. Men's National Team players a chance to prove themselves in meaningful games.

A win over Ghana last Saturday gave the USMNT plenty to build off of as the real games begin this Saturday against Panama. Despite the absences of several key veterans, Panama remains the toughest group stage test the USMNT will face in the coming days.

The Rest

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/24/17

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Union win big, USMNT World Cup jersey leak, and more in the links.

Philadelphia Union News

Union-Fire observations: Chris Pontius helps end 6-game winless streak
Chris Pontius helped the limping Union stun the potent Fire, 3-1, on Saturday night, ending a six-game winless streak.

The frustration of Chris Pontius

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Chris Pontius hasn't scored a goal this season, despite playing almost every game. Peter Andrews considers his frustrating season and why Pontius continues to start every game.