Is there a formation change that could get the Union back on track?
With the Philadelphia Union winless since a 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on August 27th, 2016, it is clear that some sort of change is needed. Instead of breaking down the tactical play of the Blue and Gold against D.C.
The former Eintracht Frankfurt and Philadelphia Union player will re-join the club as the new goalkeeper coach.
Former Philadelphia Union and Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Oka Nikolov will join the Union's technical staff as an assistant coach, the club said in a press release. Nikolov was signed by John Hackworth in 2013 as a backup to Zac MacMath, and didn't play a single game for the club before departing for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL in 2014.
Philadelphia Union loanee Leo Fernandes was a key player for the New York Cosmos as they make a run at the NASL Championship.
On loan midfielder Leo Fernandes has been named NASL Young Player of the Year. Fernandes, who was loaned to the New York Cosmos back in January, enjoyed an incredibly successful season scoring eight goals and tallying three assists.
The U.S. Under-17 National Team's Aegean Cup journey continues on to the final.
The Americans, coached by John Hackworth, will face off against host Turkey in the Aegean Cup final on Saturday after defeating Belgium, 2-0, on Thursday. The Americans topped Group B after winning two of three group games.
US U-17 head coach John Hackworth has announced his roster for the 2017 CONCACAF Championship, which also doubles as the qualifiers for the U-17 World Cup to be held later this year in India. Unsurprisingly, D.C. United midfielder Chris Durkin has made the roster.
The pipeline of D.C. Youth players training in Italy continues
Via the Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, D.C. United academy player Chris Durkin will be training in Italy with Serie A partner club Inter Milan in April. The training will be for an undetermined period of time, but would be the third consecutive year an Academy player trained with the Nerazzurri, with former homegrown player Michael Seaton going on a training stint in 2014, and several academy players repeating the training in 2015.
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Ugly hazing allegations from Philadelphia stint raise questions for U.S. U-17s coach John Hackworth | Soccer Wire: Hackworth being called into question for his role in Peter Nowack's abuse of the players during Nowack's stint with the Philadelphia Union.
U.S. U17s won all three matches against Brazil, Turkey and Portugal
Philadelphia Union Academy defender Rayshaun McGann and the U.S. U17 team won the 2016 Nike International Friendlies tournament in Florida with a resounding three wins over Portugal, Turkey and Brazil.
McGann, 16, was used as a substitute in all three games by head coach John Hackworth.
Damani Richards reportedly being held in his native Trinidad and Tobago.
Ex-Philadelphia Union trialist Damani Richards is reportedly being held in his native Trinidad and Tobago "with a loaded firearm and a quantity of marijuana at his Cocorite home" according to a report from Wired868.
The Philadelphia Union Academy defender earned his second call-up of the year to John Hackworth's team.
Philadelphia Union Academy defender Rayshaun McGann is in France with the United States U17 team for the 44th International Montaigu Tournament.
McGann, who recently earned a start at center back with the Union U18 team in a win over local rivals Continental FC Delco, is one of 20 players on head coach John Hackworth's roster for the tournament, which kicks off with a game against Brazil in Poire-Sur-Vie, France on Tuesday.