The Union could underachieve enough on their own. But now that the soccer gods have been offended by the front office's sins against soccer, the Union have become a league-wide joke once again. PSP's Dan Walsh regretfully explains.
A look at the ups and downs of the Union's five year history and the two coaches who have paced the sidelines. Hackworth's tenure to date looks just a bit better than Nowak's, but Hackworth's teams have been inconsistent in their goal scoring and that has brought wild swings in results.
There were high hopes for the Union this year after a busy offseason, but fans and analysts have seen the team reach new franchise lows.
The Union have been one of the better teams in the league in drafting players since 2010. Which picks made the grade?
Since the team's inception in 2010, the Philadelphia Union have been one of the better teams in drafting players who play MLS minutes. Of course, some of that has to do with the club being relatively new and thus having open roster spots while it develops an identity on the pitch, however it also is a testament to the club's ability to spot and develop talent.
Photo: Earl Gardner Author's note: This post takes a big picture look at John Hackworth's performance during his first year as Union manager. For an evaluation of his on-field tactical management, read Adam Cann's accompanying post tomorrow. To say that John Hackworth inherited a troubled Philadelphia Union club one year [.
PSP provides some of the missing details on the Freddy Adu-Kleberson deal after talking to Adu's agent and the Union. PSP also provides a bit of an autopsy as Adu's chapter in the Union book finally closes.
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.
It's been a long time coming. The Fire's all-time leading goal scorer will be officially inducted into the club's Ring of Fire during a ceremony on October 3. Razov will join Peter Nowak, Frank Klopas, Lubos Kubik, Peter Wilt, Bob Bradley, Chris Armas, and CJ Brown as the eighth individual to be honored.