Philadelphia

FC Dallas

Je-Vaughn Watson wants out of Dallas

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

The FC Dallas and Jamaica right back wants to come to Philadelphia to be close to his daughter, however it doesn't look like that scenario will play out.

Steven Goff of the Washington Post reported earlier via Twitter that 32-year-old Je-Vaughn Watson of FC Dallas was looking to come to Philadelphia to be closer to his daughter.

Fire 3 Red Bulls 2 -recap and ratings

Fire Confidential | ChicagoNow at related • 0 views
MLS is hard to figure sometimes and the Fire are even more perplexing. After defeating front running FC Dallas at Toyota Park on August 2, Chicago proceeded to drop two games to Philadelphia and another to Western Conference bottom dwellers Colorado. The New York Red Bulls entered this game riding a five game unbeaten string, rested from a long break, and looked poised to overtake DC United at the top of the East with games in hand.

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-8-16

Brotherly Game at related • 2 views

Lots of news and changes are going on within each league from MLS all the way to NASL. But don't worry because we've got you covered. Check out the latest news and links below!

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.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-28-15:

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Another slow day on the rumor mill but with each passing day we are closer to the opening of the January transfer window as well as the MLS Draft. Get excited and check out the latest news below.

Christmas soccer in Philly, 1915 |The Philly Soccer Page:
Another installment of Philadelphia soccer history courtesy of The Philly Soccer Page.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-14-15

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

It was a slow news weekend for the MLS news-wise with free agency creeping along, but there were some interesting new tidbits about Euro 2016, USL unionization and TV ratings for the MLS Cup Final. Check it out and more below!

USL players on brink of union recognition | Inside World Football
The United Soccer League Players Association (USLPA) - consisting of those players employed in the United Soccer League (USL), which is considered the third tier of US soccer – is coming close to formal unionization.

10 things we learned from MLS Gameweek 19

World Cup Buzz at related • 1 view

Here are the ten things we learned from week nineteen of the 2015 MLS season.

1. Hats Off To Jim Curtin

Jim Curtin, without a doubt, has the hardest managerial job in Major League Soccer. Ask any Union fan, or anyone who covers the team, and they'll tell you that the aggressively inept ownership of Nick Sakiewicz has made it impossible for Philadelphia to succeed.

10 things we learned from MLS Gameweek 19

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Here are the ten things we learned from week nineteen of the 2015 MLS season.

1. Hats Off To Jim Curtin

Jim Curtin, without a doubt, has the hardest managerial job in Major League Soccer. Ask any Union fan, or anyone who covers the team, and they'll tell you that the aggressively inept ownership of Nick Sakiewicz has made it impossible for Philadelphia to succeed.

MLS attendances up 11% compared to last season

World Cup Buzz at related • 2 views

In a weekend of MLS matches, the attendances at DC United, FC Dallas and Montreal Impact were not terrific.

The rest of the clubs did well with the exception of Philadelphia, who drew below their normal 18,000+. Orlando drew Seattle-like numbers for the LA Galaxy's visit.

Overall, attendance is up 11.

MLS attendances up 11% compared to last season

EPL Talk at related • 1 view

In a weekend of MLS matches, the attendances at DC United, FC Dallas and Montreal Impact were not terrific.

The rest of the clubs did well with the exception of Philadelphia, who drew below their normal 18,000+. Orlando drew Seattle-like numbers for the LA Galaxy's visit.

Overall, attendance is up 11.

Philadelphia finding you don’t need to buy good goalkeeping

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

If I had written a story about the Philadelphia Union a week ago, I might have rightly considered them the worst team in Major League Soccer. However, a victory and a draw over New York City F.C. has at least bandaged some wounds. But a team in 2014 that had a playoff position in their grasp still has some major questions.

Una visita al estadio del Philadelphia Union

Soccer Politics Blog at related • 0 views

El estadio como representación del equipo y de la cultura

El Philadelphia Union fue establecido en 2008

Mi primera (y sola) experiencia con un partido profesional de fútbol pasó cuando tenía dieciséis años. Una prima me invitó venir para un partido entre el Philadelphia Union y el San Jose Earthquakes.

Berry Whine: Union defender rips Curtin, Albright in interview

Brotherly Game at related • 1 view

Comments in his recent interview probably ensure he won't be playing in Philadelphia - or Major League Soccer - anytime soon.

Major League Soccer is a small community.

Players, coaches, owners all know one another. Some have spent time together working for an organization, others strike up friendships during their careers.

Philadelphia Union

Aristeguieta looking to compete for FC Nantes

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

The enigmatic striker has returned to Nantes and is looking to stay and compete for a starting job, making a return to Philadelphia doubtful.

It appears ever less likely that Venezuelan striker Fernando Aristeguieta will return to the Philadelphia Union. In a report by Adrien Chauvin for 90min.

Report: Scotland international James McFadden to join the Union

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

The Motherwell forward tells the BBC that he's looking to come to Philadelphia to start 2016.

In an interview with BBC Sport. 32 year old forward James McFadden indicated that he was coming to the Philadelphia Union to start the new year.

"Hopefully everything works out and I will be off to Philadelphia in the new year.

Celtic and Dundee to play Scottish Premier League match in Philadelphia?

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

A report by STV Sport indicates a match between Dundee and Celtic could take place next season either in Philadelphia or Boston.

Celtic could be coming back to Philadelphia, if reports from STV Sport are accurate. Dundee has had "preliminary discussions with the Scottish Professional Football League" regarding hosting a league-sanctioned match outside of Scotl for the first time ever.

Season Review: Eric Ayuk

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Everyone's favorite Cameroonian teenager found plying his trade in Thailand gets his season review.

It was a beautiful afternoon in March down at PPL Park, the cathedral of soccer in the Philadelphia tri-state area. Despite the weather, the product on the field wasn't up to par. The Philadelphia Union were losing 2-0, to eventual Western Conference first seed FC Dallas, and also down a man thanks to a Zack Pfeffer elbow to the face to Mauro Diaz.

Olsen talks injuries, changing lineups, ahead of Union clash

Black and Red United at related • 0 views

With just the one day of practice before Saturday's tilt against Philadelphia, Ben Olsen had plenty to say after Friday's training

After a long week, one that included a Saturday game in New England, and a Wednesday game in Portland, D.C. United got back to the practice field on Friday ahead of their weekend game against the Philadelphia Union.

Welcome to the hate club, NYCFC

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

NYCFU

"27 championships bro!"

"Yo, how many Super Bowls do the Eagles have?"

Raise your hand if you're a Philadelphia sports fan (everyone all at once) and have heard either of these phrases at some point in your life.

Hey NY fans, find another line to use!

We know that pipsqueak Eli Manning has 2 Super Bowls (thanks a lot, David Tyree).

#TBT Sporting's History at Home vs Philadelphia Since The Last Win vs the Union

Down the Byline at related • 0 views
Not going to be going as far back into history this time for this week's Throw Back Thursday. Instead I'm going to use it to build on this weekend's game against the Philadelphia Union at Sporting Park. Since Philadelphia came into the league in 2010, they've not had much success, making the playoffs just once along with making the US Open Cup final last year, losing to Seattle.

Philadelphia Union at RealSalt Lake preview: Match Two

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Coming off a drab and disappointing home draw against Colorado, Union look to their first road tilt to notch their season's first goal.

Game: Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union

Date: Saturday, March 14th

Time: 9:30 PM

Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium

Television: The Comcast Network, MLS LIVE

First goal wins!

Lincoln Financial Field

Lincoln Financial Field to host USMNT Copa America Centenario match

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Philadelphia was chosen as a host city for the fable South American tournament's 100th anniversary. As if that wasn't good enough news, they'll be hosting one of the United States Men's national team matches.

In a joint press release, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL announced the match schedule for the highly anticipated Copa America Centenario, being played from June 3rd to June 26th next summer in the United States.

Philadelphia will host Copa America Centenario

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

While teams, dates, and times are still to be determined, Lincoln Financial Field was named as one of the ten sites for the historic event.

The 100th Copa America tournament named Philadelphia as one of the host cities for the tournament, according to a joint statement from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and the Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee (LOC).

Philadelphia Gets Gold: 2015 Gold Cup officially awarded

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Philadelphia to host the 2015 Gold Cup Final at Lincoln Financial Field, third and fourth place matches at PPL Park.

It was officially announced this morning that Philadelphia would be hosting the CONCACAF Gold Cup finals, which will take place at Lincoln Financial Field (or, to one Enrique Sanz, "Financial Lincoln Field"), home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Rest

Why I don't want the Union to sign a superstar Designated Player

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

With apologies to Union Hulk...

"You know what it is, it's not my style, it's not the way I work. That's why it was very important that the first discussions that I had that we talked about the core values of the Union. I want to make sure that we have a playing style that fits for the fans of Philadelphia and that we all can identify ourselves with.

Columbus Crew confirm Conor Casey contract

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

The MLS mainstay finds a new home in Columbus during a time where the Crew find their striker corps in a state of flux.

Much like Jack McInerney before him, Conor Casey joins the oddly specific list of ex-Philadelphia Union strikers to end up in Ohio. Casey started his career with Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga, and after six seasons with Dortmund, Hannover, Karlsruhe, and Mainz 05, he went to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer for two games.

Winter, Samuel, Elney and Young make United States U20 roster

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Two current and two former Philadelphia Union Academy members get call-ups to the United States U20 camp in Miami.

United States U20 coach Tab Ramos called in 36 players to the first camp of the year in Miami, including current Philadelphia Union Academy players Abu Winter and Yosef Samuel as well as former Union Academy players Sebastian Elney and Isaiah Young.

Paid Their Dues: Mwanga, Hoffman find new clubs

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Two former Philadelphia forwards have found new employers, as Danny Mwanga and Chandler Hoffman joined second- and third-division sides, respectively, earlier today.

Mwanga, the club's first draft pick back in 2010, has signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL. There he reunites with former teammate Freddy Adu, who recently signed a new contract.

Five local youths named to NSCAA Youth All-America Teams

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Four members of the NSCAA Youth All-America Boys Team and a member of the Youth All-America Girls Team have ties to the Philadelphia Area - including two Philadelphia Union Academy members.

The National Soccer Association of America (NSCAA) released their annual Youth All-America Teams, and there were five players from the Philadelphia / South Jersey region named to the list.

Derrick Jones becomes first player in Bethlehem Steel FC history

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

History is made in the Lehigh Valley as Derrick Jones becomes the first player signed to Bethlehem Steel FC.

Philadelphia Union Academy prospect Derrick Jones signed with Bethlehem Steel FC today. The resident of Philadelphia has been with the academy for the last three seasons, and now has the distinct honor of becoming the first player to sign to the USL franchise.

DIII semifinalist Amherst has local ties

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Amherst College, which plays Friday in the Division III national semifinal, has a starting goalkeeper who spent time with the Philadelphia Union Academy and three players from Philadelphia on the roster.

The Division III championships in Kansas City this weekend won't feature a team from the Philadelphia region for only the third time since 1998, but one team does have a number of local ties.

The Streak is over!

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

What was actually just four weeks and one day seemed like an eternity. The fans of Philadelphia's professional sports teams have been dragged through the proverbial mud when witnessing their favorite teams in person over this span. Be it by rotten luck, or rotten personnel, the results had been predictably the same.

Report: Dundee FC Interested In Scottish League Game vs. Celtic in Boston, Philadelphia

The Bent Musket at related • 0 views

With NFL games being played in London, it only makes sense for other leagues to play regular season games in the USA, right?

There have always been rumors in the last few years that the English Premier League have wanted to play a regular season fixture in the United States. Now neighboring Scotland wants in on that idea as well.

Sons of Ben win Pope Bot photo of the week contest

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

93.3 WMMR's Preston and Steve Show named the Sons of Ben winners of the Pope Bot Photo of the Week competition

The Sons of Ben were named the winners of the Preston and Steve Show's Pope Bot Photo of the Week contest earlier today. For those who are unaware, Pope Bot was a creation of 93.3 WMMR's morning show Preston and Steve.

Fire notebook - Gilberto arrives, Chicharito does not

Fire Confidential | ChicagoNow at related • 0 views
With the transfer deadline coming up at 4 pm on Thursday it might be a good time for a recap of the all news and non-news surrounding the Fire in the last day. Here's a rundown:
  • Gilberto has joined the team in Portland. The Fire will train on Thursday at 6 cdt before the match on Friday.
  • If the Fire can defeat Philadelphia on August 12 in the USOC semifinal they will host the Cup Final at Toyota Park on Septembet 30.

Seventh Heaven: Mexico dominate to win 7th Gold Cup

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Mexico dominates Jamaica in front of just under 70,000 in Philadelphia to win the country's seventh Gold Cup.

Fueled by their most comprehensive performance in the tournament, Mexico defeated Jamaica 3-1 to lift the 2015 Gold Cup. A record-breaking crowd of 68,930, the largest to ever assemble at a soccer game in Philadelphia, was on hand to watch Andres Guardado and El Tri defeat an upstart Jamaica side.

Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union: The Whole Story - Match day 21

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

The Philadelphia Union take their four match unbeaten streak north of the border to face off against Toronto FC, who are in the midst of a three game winless streak. Can the Union take advantage of a distressed TFC team missing their captain? From previews to reviews and analysis, this is the whole story.

Philadelphia Playlist

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

As part of our series with Hudson River Blue, we've come up with some Philly artists to listen to. Show your civic pride and ditch the Billy Joel for a week for crying out loud.

Summertime - Will Smith

"Back in Philly we be out in the park / A place called the Plateau where everybody go"

Everyone has at one time or another spent a summer day up on the Plat - even the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Monday Morning Game Changers Analyzes How The Union Delivered A Slap In The Face

Brotherly Game at related • 1 view

Every week we "Monday morning manage" the previous Philadelphia Union games, talking about the major points in the game that changed momentum, led to goals and won or lost the points for the Union. This week, it is the 1-0 loss at the windy city (well near there) that will be analyzed

The wind was gusting near the windy city, as Philadelphia played yet another frustrating game of Soccer in their 1-0 loss to the Chicago Fire.

Sons of Ben Movie to premiere in Philadelphia

Brotherly Game at related • 1 view

The critically acclaimed movie will premiere at the Ritz Five Theatre on Walnut Street on June 10.

After what seems like an eternity, the Sons of Ben Movie is set to be unveiled to the public, with an official premiere happening right in Philadelphia. The critically acclaimed film has shown at the Thinking Football Film Festival in Bilbao, Spain and won the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Football Film Festival.