Philadelphia Union starting XI: (4-4-2) Zac MacMath; Raymon Gaddis, Bakary Soumare, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams; Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz, Kleberson, Michael Farfan; Jack McInerney, Sebastien Le Toux
Philadelphia Union bench: Chris Konopka, Chris Albright, Keon Daniel, Leo Fernandes, Roger Torres, Conor Casey, Antoine Hoppenot
Chicago Fire starting XI: (4-4-2) Sean Johnson; Wells Thompson, Jalil Anibaba, Austin Berry, Gonzalo Segares; Dilly Duka, Logan Pause, Jeff Larentowicz, Joel Lindpere; Patrick Nyarko; Chris Rolfe
Chicago Fire bench: Paolo Tornaghi, Michael Videira, Corben Bone, Brendan King, Alex, Quincy Amerikwa, Sherjill MacDonald
Prediction: The last time these two squads met, the Union won but things could have gone better.
Bakary Soumare denies reports that Union offered him to Chicago after Saturday's game. Area US Open Cup play begins tonight with Reading United hosting LVU Sonic and Ocean City hosting Red Bulls U-23s. Union PA license plates now available. More.
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If given the choice, who would you rather have running the company for which you work: a talented, volatile and antagonistic man with a Napoleon complex or a decent simpleton who seems to be a stooge for the board of directors and a bane of the shareholders and employees?
Hackworth says Union could have done more to win but poor officiating played big part in Saturday's draw. Cruz on his brace. With Parke injured and Williams suspended, is it Soumare time. HCI win. More news.
The Seattle Sounders are about to embark on a very difficult month of May, but also a month that will give them a chance to climb out of the MLS Western Conference basement after a rough start to the season.
The Sounders are at PP&L Park tonight to take on the Philadelphia Union in one of the day's more intriguing match-ups as the Sounders look to stop MLS leading scorer Jack McInerney, and the Union defense tries to stop Eddie Johnson, who is back after a long injury layoff.
JAck McInerney becomes only the second Union player to be named MLS Player of the Month. Hack says the defense needs return to earlier form for Union to have success against Seattle. PDA U-18s ranked No. 1 in the country. More.
Hackworth describes Saturday's performance in loss to NE as the Union's worst of the year. Jimmy McLaughlin scores in Harrisburg's home opener win. NYT reports Abu Dhabi royal nearing purchase of 20th MLS team. Garber says "way too muc" soccer on TV. More
Quotes and reaction from Unions first win at RFK as McInerney rises to top of league scoring table. Hernandez and Jordan score as City Islanders make it two in a row. Warner and Blazer fraudulently profited. More news.
In front of an expectedly low Sunday evening crowd of 12,349, D.C. United dropped their fourth straight game (and fifth overall, all within the first seven games of the 2013 season) to the Philadelphia Union 3-2. It was a game that felt desperate even before the opening kick, but D.C. United made it even more desperate only 11 minutes into the match when they found themselves down by two goals.
Never has a soccer match's statistics had less meaning in the result of a game. On Sunday night, according to every statistic but one, D.C. United outplayed the Philadelphia Union. More shots, more shots on target, vastly more open play crosses, more than 55% duels rate and roughly 2/3 of the possession.
Just so everyone knows, I wrote the recap of the Fire game prior to Wednesday's game against the Galaxy being played. Against the Fire, Zac MacMath was the one on fire. It seemed that every time you turned around, he was there making another save. Jack McInerney got a decent shot off which ended up being the decider, which shot him to the top of the scoring charts in MLS.
Quotes, reports, and reaction from Union's win in Chicago. City Islanders top Antigua 4-0 while Reading thumps Westchester 8-0 in season opener. Eastern Conference roundup as Union move to 5th. More news.
Previews and quotes ahead of Saturday's Union game in Chicago. The Union have plans for "European-style" academy to launch this fall. Hackworth fined for ref rant. Carli Lloyd set to return for WNY. More news.
Jack McInerney was the athlete guest on last night's edition of the Michael Barkann hosted "Philly Sports Talk," formerly "Daily News Live," on CSN Philly. Here are some of the quotes from his appearance on the show:
Barkann asks McInerney difference betwen current head coach John Hackworth and former head coach Peter Nowak.
Hackworth says why disrupt Casey-Mac partnership when its working so well. Union officials to talk PPL expansion. Klinsmann says Donovan USA return not a sure thing. FIFA general secretary says democracy makes things hard. More news.
Jack McInerney is youngest player ever to lead MLS goalscorers list, first Union player to be named the MLS Player of the Week since 2011, first Union player to top Full Castrol Index. MLS ranked seventh best league in the world. Blatter hacked. More.
On the surface, a team playing two games in a week seems like a great time to double up on fantasy points, but that didn't necessarily prove to be true this past week. Before we get into that, it's time to recognize DCU4Lifers SC, who catapulted to the top of the league with an 111 point week. Two Sporting Kansas City players led the way.