FOXBOROUGH, Mass. On a day when the pope visited Philadelphia, the pontiff must have sent some inspiration northward to Union goalkeeper Andre Blake.
The young Jamaican goalkeeper had a miracle of a game on the road against the New England Revolution, setting Philadelphia's single-game saves record with 10 to help the Union secure a 1-1 tie in front of 25,885 at Gillette Stadium.
The Philadelphia Union striker joins Clint Dempsey and Didier Drogba on ESPN's Team of the Week.
Conor Casey's brace against the San Jose Earthquakes was good enough to get the Philadelphia Union's 34-year-old striker a position on ESPN's Team of the Week for Week 27. Along with Casey, the Montreal Impact's Didier Drogba, who had a hat trick against the hapless Chicago Fire, and the Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey, who had a goal and an assist against Toronto FC.
Poetry Corner Kicks rhymes a funeral for the Union.
This loss felt final, didn't it? Despite dropping all three points at home, the Philadelphia Union are still technically alive in the playoff chase. But losing to the New England Revolution sure felt like it was our last hope. So here at Poetry Corner Kicks, we held a funeral for our Union.
The Philadelphia Union squander an opportunity to get themselves back into playoff contention, losing 1-0 to the New England Revolution at PPL Park.
On a night where the Eastern Conference playoff race seemed more open than ever before, the Philadelphia Union failed to assert themselves as real competitors for the sixth and final spot in the postseason.
Conceding early for the fourth straight home game, United lose for the second time at RFK this season
Before Saturday night, in the last three home games, D.C. United had somehow managed to win three times, despite giving up four goals within the first ten minutes of those games. Comeback wins against the New England Revolution, the Philadelphia Union, and Real Salt Lake had papered over the early goals in each of those games.
An updated valuation of MLS teams finds the Black and Red up in a couple of different areas.
Forbes has released an updated list of the most valuable teams financially for 2015, and with the top 5 teams remaining virtually unchanged since 2013's list. And without further adieu, here is this year's list:
Join the guys as they talk about DC United's "failed" run in the U.S. Open Cup, the upcoming CONCACAF Champions League and their current run in league play. The boys also give their mid-season player grades.
The New England Revolution are quietly setting themselves up for another run at the MLS Cup this season. The Revs are not talked about as cup contenders but the Red Bulls or DC United will not look forward to having to come to Gillette where the Revs are tied for the second best home record in the league over the last six home matches.
The New England Revolution got extended their winning streak to five games and their unbeaten streak to seven with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Toronto FC on Sunday evening at BMO Field. Diego Fagundez and Kelyn Rowe each scored for the Revs, who also benefitted from a Toronto FC own goal, en route to the victory.
TFC managed to match the crappy September weather with a low pressure display against New England. How could New England make the most of a handful of scoring opportunities while Toronto blustered and blew?
With the clock ticking towards the August 6 transfer window deadline, the Fire are still looking to add a defender or two but until then there are games to be played. Martin Tomszak has a look at FC Dallas in this season's lone Brimstone Cup match.
What Are They All About? FC Dallas
After all the speculation and buildup, the Fire added a new DP striker to the roster earlier this week.
In which we hopefully tell people to pump the brakes that top players can avoid a start and we can still field a team that does things.
D.C. United came off a win over the New England Revolution in the grueling heat and ahead of a game against a generally surging Toronto FC (?) squad, facing a Chicago Fire squad missing their top players, the challenge for Ben Olsen was to pick a squad that could not be a full bore starting one, but one strong enough to take at least one and hopefully all three points.
It is an extra-long episode of Filibuster today, both because there is so much soccer to talk about and because Adam has abandoned us for fairer climes. Jason, Ben, and Leanne press onwards, opening the show talking about D.C. United's 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the US Open Cup.
In which we look at the road ahead while looking just back at the road just left.
D.C. United was trying to find its form in the regular season with something they hadn't had in awhile (a losing streak), though a slightly nervy yet ultimately victorious match in U.S. Open Cup play midweek had to have buoyed them to some degree ahead of an aspiring New England Revolution team.
Coming off two losses in MLS play, United pick up vital 3 points with 5 straight road games on the horizon
Only half way through the MLS season, D.C. United had themselves an important game on Sunday at RFK Stadium against the New England Revolution. With consecutive MLS games behind them, and four straight road MLS games ahead of them, all three points were a must for the team atop the Eastern Conference standings.
We score, and hopefully not bore, or make anyone sore.
D.C. United was playing a New England Revolution squad that was rearing to go and close the game between them and the first place Black and Red. And they were well on their way to doing so, but to borrow from a book, Age and Guile beat Youth, Innocence and (in the case of New England) several bad haircuts, en route to a a come from behind win, 2-1 over the Revs.
The stakes are high as the East's top two teams meet again at steamy RFK Stadium.
It's a hot day today, and D.C. United's games against the New England Revolution tend to be a bit hot as well. The stakes are high in this one: Both teams are looking to get themselves back onto better form, and a win for United would a) see the Black-and-Red go back atop the Supporters Shield race and b) open up a 7 point gap between the capital club and the rest of the Eastern Conference.
The heat is a worry when D.C. United take on the New England Revolution. It is United's last home game in a month, so we hope that they can put on a good performance. Let us know what you think will happen in in the comments!
After witnessing the Open Cup victory in Pittsburgh Wednesday night, I wonder if we've seen sort of a reboot of the offense that has sputtered the past couple games.
In need of better results, the Black-and-Red will host a Revs team in a similar situation on national television this evening.
The top two sides in MLS's Eastern Conference face off today, with D.C. United hosting the New England Revolution. Despite their spots in the standings, neither team is in very good form at the moment.
Chris Rolfe (18) scored a pair of goals in the second half to lead D.C. United to an important 2-1 win over the New England Revolution at steamy RFK Stadium and extend their lead in the Eastern Conference to seven points. Photo: Martin Fernandez.
Much of the pre-game hype leading up to the Fire's tilt with the New England Revolution last Saturday centered on Drogba Watch, as fans waited to see whether an aging striker still has enough magic left to provide some hope for a season that was quickly sinking into oblivion.
The U-16 team beat New England Revolution 5-3 to advanced to the final four of the U.S. Development Academy Under-16 playoffs in Carson, California.
Second half substitute Raheem Taylor-Parkes scored a hat trick to propel the Union Academy Under-16 team into the semifinals with a 5-3 win over New England Revolution at the PPL Park Training Grounds on Wednesday.