The Philadelphia Union's rookies stepped up in a major way on Wednesday night.
Two of the three rookies selected in the 2016 MLS Draft by the Union contributed a goal each in a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Wednesday.Fabian Herbers opened the scoring for the visitors at Mapfre Stadium, while Keegan Rosenberry netted a vital winner in the 74th minute.
CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union have become used to receiving contributions from their rookie class in 2016.
Forward Fabian Herbers, who was one of three top-six selections in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, delivered his first-career MLSstrike in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew at Talen Energy Stadium.
CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union had a goal in mind that few could have envisioned them realizing before the season began, but Jim Curtin can put a check mark next to it after the club's latest impressive performance.
The Union achieved their goal of securing first place in the Eastern Conference at the Copa America Centenario break after beating the Columbus Crew, 3-2, at Talen Energy Stadium on Wednesday.
The Union took down the Crew to maintain two undefeated streaks.
After disposing of Columbus Crew SC, the Philadelphia Union will head into the summer break with an undefeated streak of eight games. Goals from Chris Pontius, Vincent Nogueira, and Fabian Herbers ensured the home side all three points, though the Crew stayed competitive until the end, narrowing the lead to one in second-half stoppage time.
Day after day, Zack Steffen returned home from training withBundesliga club Freiburg and day after day, he felt the same uneasiness.
On the field, he was rising through the club's ranks, all but sealing a spot with the first teamahead of what could have been a breakthrough season. But off the field Steffen had never felt more alone, more isolated, as days came and went.
One of the brightest prospects in the U.S. soccer pool has returned stateside with a move to MLS.
The Columbus Crew announced on Friday that the club has signed U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper Zack Steffen. The 21-year-old goalkeeper joins as a Discovery Signing after spending the last year-and-a-half with German club SC Freiburg.
Toronto FC consigned Columbus Crew to their ninth-straight winless game with a 3-0 spanking in MLS on Sunday evening, with Sebastian Giovinco once again proving instrumental for the Canadian marauders.
The diminutive Italian midfielder pitched in with a goal and two assists over the course of the night, with the first 'assist' of the night proving to be a thing of great beauty.
New England Revolution forward Kei Kamara was itching to score against the team that jettisoned him in May coming off of an MVP finalist season in 2015.
After working hard and coming up empty all game, Kamara pounced in the 71st minute when Revs teammate Teal Bunbury went down in the box and the Columbus Crew defense gave up on the play, allowing their former teammate to swoop in and cap off a 3-1 Revolution home win.
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 13, 2016) US Soccer Players - The MLS schedule is that the games get heaviest just as the weather outside gets hottest. The MLS schedule makers seem to have a streak of the sadist in them. The turnaround shortens during the months when it's most difficult to play.
A stoppage time goal from David Villa seemingly had New York City FC on the path to three points. Up a goal with just seconds remaining in what had been an attack-heavy thriller, NYCFC looked like they would emerge from MAPFRE Stadium with a hard-fought win.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Goals haven't come easily for Kei Kamara since he was—much to his surprise—traded from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution on May 12th. One of the top scorers in MLS over the past few seasons, Kamara had just two goals in seven MLS matches for the Revolution going into the match, with both goals coming in a 3-2 losing effort in Montreal last weekend.
In their first league game back from the Copa America Centenario, both Matt Besler and Graham Zusi made their presence felt for Kansas City as they picked up a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew at Children's Mercy Park. It took both players until the second half to really take the game over, but when they did both players did well.
Our David Musante put together some of his favorite photos from the Union's win on Wednesday.
It is always a fun experience to shoot a Union match at Talen Energy Stadium. I was out for my first match Wednesday night that saw the Union take on the Columbus Crew before the Copa America Centenario break.
The Union did well to get three points at home, but how did each player do individually?
After a meatgrinder stretch that saw the Union play six games in just 21 days, the guys are getting a well-deserved break to rest and recuperate. Tonight's win against a dangerous Columbus Crew SC team was a real gut check for the team, and they rose to the occasion.