Philadelphia Union and the city of Chester have settled a $500,000 payment due to the city government and are close to resolving the last remaining payout from 2010.
Apparently the Union are playing the New York Sebastien Le Touxs on Saturday. Le Toux says firing
Nowak "the perfect thing to do." MLS goes smart. More news.
Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz
John Hackworth spoke at Wednesday's press conference about life as a the Union's new head coach.
"The days have been long, but I enjoy the work. The group of guys that we are working with and the
whole staff has been fantastic...but there is a lot of work to be done and it's the type of work
anyone in my shoes would like to do.
Photo: Earl Gardner
You can follow all of the action from tonight's friendly between Harrisburg City Islanders and
the Philadelphia Union with a live chat from HersheyPark hosted by PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch. The
chat starts at 6:45pm.
Brian Carroll says of tonight's friendly, "I am not sure who we plan on playing and who they
plan on playing, but all I know is, no matter what, it's going to be a tough-fought game, both in
the friendly and when we play them in the Open Cup.
Photo: David Cooper, courtesy of Toronto Star
Breaking: Real Madrid will play Celtic on August 11 at the Linc.
The Union host Rochester Rhinos tonight in US Open Cup play at PPL Park. Here's a preview from
the Rhinos and another from Philly Soccer News.
Photo: Paul Rudderow
It's official, PPL Park will be the site of the 2012 MLS All-Star Game on July 25.
The opponent, "a renowned international club," will be announced at a later date.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sackiewicz, Philadelphia Mayor Michael
Nutter and Chester Mayor John Linder were on hand at the press conference at Philadelphia's City
Hall on Tuesday morning for the announcement.
Following the announcement by the Philadelphia Union that a press conference has been scheduled
for Tuesday at 11am to take place at City Hall in Center City Philadelphia, philly.com reports that
the Union will host the 2012 MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park.
The press release from the Union says that team CEO Nick Sackiewicz, MLS Commissioner Don
Garber, Chester Mayor John Linder and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter are all scheduled to be in
Manchester United will not play Major League Soccer's (MLS) All-Stars for a third straight year,
but one of their English Premier League rivals will be at PPL Park this summer.
Chelsea will face the best of MLS on July 25, a source with knowledge of the game informed the
Brotherly Game. An internal memo was also sent to Philadelphia Union affiliated organizations,
according to the source, that stated the London club's summer tour date in Philadelphia was to be
at PPL Park.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber officially announced today that the 2012 AT&T MLS
All-Star Game will be hosted by Philadelphia at PPL Park.
"That's why Philadelphia is the best sports city in the USA," Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
said, "top notch fans, top notch stadium.
Their Words "Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and City of Chester Mayer John Linder will join
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Philadelphia Union CEO and Operating Partner Nick
Sakiewicz in making a significant soccer announcement at a press conference Tuesday at City Hall."
from the Philadelphia Union's press release.