Photo by Earl Gardner
The Uwishunu photo of the day: A collage from the Union's Toronto tie that put the home team
into the playoffs!
The Union reserves fell 3-1 to the TFC reserves. Pfeffer netted for the good guys.
Veljko Paunovic is having an MRI on his hamstring today.
There is a clear difference between playing well and creating chances, and the Philadelphia
Union embodied the former on Saturday night.
A controversial (read: very poor) penalty call was the difference as the Union fell 2-1 to the
Eastern Conference leading Columbus Crew Saturday night in front of what looked to be 45
Even a broken clock is right twice a day. And while the Union offense isn't necessarily broken,
but it only coalesces for the briefest of moments before returning to an unfocused state.
In front of 10,557 Saturday night at Toyota Park just west of downtown Chicago, the Philadelphia
Union found fleeting success and are no closer to re-discovering their identity.
The Union lost 1-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night. It was the expansion club's first
win since the opening match of the season.
Many will question the team selection, which left Keon Daniel (goal against RSL) and Michael
Farfan (assist against RSL) sitting next to in-form Danny Mwanga on the bench.
As the Union prepare for Saturday's showdown with Toronto FC at BMO Field there are plenty of
positives to build on from the 2-1 victory over Chicago that saw the Union rise to the top of the
Eastern Conference standings. Reading the buzz about the Union from this and other sites dedicated
to the U, the following discussion attempts to identify and elaborate onÂ the key issues in the
minds of the Union faithful.
Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz
Paunovic or Dax McCarty? Who would you take? New York dispatched with a high-priced, moody and
inconsistent veteran offensive player (Dwayne "Tiny Dancer" de Rosario) and received Dax McCarty in
return. The best part of this trade?
Photo by Daniel Gajdamowicz
After a troubling performance that echoed the team's early season issues, the Philadelphia Union
have a host of questions facing them as they take the red eye home and prepare for Kansas City on
Wednesday. The PSP put together a list of the ten most pressing questions based on comments made by
fans during last night's PSP Live Commentary.
Soorie, What Are They All Aboot, eh? Toronto FC
"It is very important for us that we won. This is the first consecutive win we have had since I have been here". Although Paunovic spoke those words with a sigh of relief, by the end of his post-match press conference after Chicago's 3-0 thrashing of New England, he was full of hope and confidence.
Former Union attacker and current Serbian U-19 coach will be visiting Philadelphia for the 2014 MLS Super Draft according to his Facebook status.
It appears that former Philadelphia Union attacker Veljko Paunovic will be returning to Philadelphia for the 2014 MLS Super Draft. According to Veljko's Facebook status, he's coming back:
The attacker and former Atletic Madrid player was affectionately called the "Serb of Ben" and OSB or "Old Serby Bastard" by the fans.