The Portland Timbers were hoping to continue their winning ways on the road against the Montreal Impact, but like in many affairs this season, they fell behind early. After taking the lead before the halftime break, Portland had to rally with a second half goal by Diego Valeri to win 3 to 2 for their second consecutive victory.
MLS returns with a full slate, and four Montreal players lead the charge.
To kick things off we have Bayern Neverlusen leading the way this week with 97 points. Captaining the ship was Montreal's Jack McInerney ($8.2) with 28 points while playing twice, scoring two goals, and should probably get bonus points for scoring what will probably be goal of the year against Houston.
Former Manchester United assistant Rene Meulensteen is a Union fan? Only because he's a candidate to be the next Union manager. PSP's Dan Walsh discusses that, Le Toux the forward, Mike Lahoud's good form, and the Mac-Wenger link.
Maurice Edu says Union need more of an edge to kill off games. How many games will Edu miss if he gets USMNT WC camp call up? Union academy wins at Generation Academy Cup but doesn't advance to semis. City Islanders home opener on Saturday. More.
The trade of Jack McInerney impacts Philadelphia Union perhaps more than any other Union player's departure would. Here's how it changes the team and roles for players like Aaron Wheeler (pictured). Also, a look at Keon Daniel's release.
The news that overshadowed the Union’s 2-2 draw with Chicago was the trade for Andrew Wenger. How will he perform in the city of Brotherly Love?
It was a move that shocked me as much as it shocked the rest of the Philadelphia Union fan base. Met with very extreme mixed reactions ranging from a nightmare scenario to wild acclaim, Jack McInerney was traded to the Montreal Impact for forward/defender/midfielder/keeper (I believe he can play anywhere on the field, why not goalkeeper?
In a surprise move today the Union traded Jack McInerney for Andrew Wenger.
Hearing @MLS trade being announced soon with @PhilaUnion shipping Jack McInerney to @impactmontreal for Andrew Wenger and more.
- Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) April 4, 2014
The Philadelphia Union shocked everyone in the American soccer landscape this morning when they shipped off star 21 year old striker Jack McInerney to Montreal for former Reading United forward Andrew Wenger.
It's been a rough few weeks for Eddie Johnson. Surprisingly left off the United States World Cup training camp roster in combination with a season-long scoring drought and not-so-flattering comments on his new team mates has added up to a ton of media attention and soul searching from the much-maligned 30-year old striker.
Jack McInerney was a player drafted for the future in Philadelphia. His star rose a little sooner than expected and resulted in his trade. His potential won't be met in a Union jersey, but the fact is that it may never be met.
In news that shocked the Unionverse this morning, Taylor Twellman dropped a bombshell that, for some, was not even in the realm of possibilities.
On Saturday, the Impact, theworst team in the conferencewith only seven points ot its credit,beat the Revolution, the first-place team with a point total of 23, 2- 0 in very convincing fashion at Stade Saputo. The hostsdominated in the first half, then prudently fell back in the second to hold onto their lead.
Catch up with ex-Union players including Freddy Adu, Kleberson, Jack McInerney, Justin Mapp, and Kai Herdling.
Freddy Adu wants you to know that he is in the District of Columbia, which is called home by D.C. United of MLS. As you may know, Freddy Adu played for that team before, and he would like to play for that team again.
Three teams in the Eastern Conference have yet to register a victory. Two of them are featured in this match. Both have allowed 9 goals through the first five contests and both have attackers that can find the net. Marco Di Vaio missed the first three games of the season due to suspension and predictably Montreal's offense was shut out in two of those three games.
Poetry Corner Kicks lets The Game do the talking for this recap.
For many of my poetry recaps, I’ll try to take a theme from the game, a trend, or a special moment and let that guide the recap. In the case of this game, however, how do you choose one moment or one trend? You have the first game without Jack McInerney (I’m still digesting that one), we let Mike Magee back on the scoring sheet (like Marco Di Vaio last week), we gave up another late goal that cost us points, Leo Fernandes continues his hot start to the season, Chaco Maidana doesn’t see the starting line-up, Edu scored his first as a member of the Union, and of course, the late penalty double-save from Zac MacMath.