The scoreline is secondary to some really solid play between the two pro teams in the Union organization
It was a perfect day to soccer in Chester, as the Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC met for a scrimmage in front of a few dozen fans. While there were referees and score was kept, that was less important than the squads getting a tune up and the coaches getting a chance to evaluate the players.
Gordon Wild and Amar Sejdic trained with the first team this week
Two college soccer stars from the University of Maryland spent their spring break training with the Philadelphia Union.
Gordon Wild, who turned down an offer from Major League Soccer to return to College Park for his junior year, and former Real Salt Lake Academy midfielder Amar Sejdic both returned to the area for the week after playing a friendly for Maryland against a reserve-heavy Union side on March 12.
The great unknown. Those three words could sum up the feelings of many Union fans entering the season. Unknown because it's uncertain how the new signings (Oguchi Onyewu, Jay Simpson, Harris Medunjanin, etc.) will pan out. Unknown because we have idea when the players absent due to injury (Maurice Edu, [.
* As I will be on vacation next week with limited access to my computer/programs, there will not be a new forecast next week. I will run it for over-time-graph purposes, but the next published forecast will be on the 29th. Below are the updated season forecasts using data [...]
Despite being overmatched and outplayed on the road, the Philadelphia Union nearly stole a road point from Orlando City.
This is not what the Philadelphia Union had hoped for when they made the trip to Orlando this weekend. Their first win of the season would have been euphoric, and a road draw against an as yet undefeated team would have been satisfying.
In a very physical match, the Philadelphia Union are down a goal to Orlando City SC at the half.
The Union started out pretty well with a couple of good runs forward, however it was Andre Blake's sliding saves that set the tone early. The first was in the box in the eighth minute, and the second was at eleven minutes outside of his box where a sliding tackle upended Jose Rivas.
Despite making progress, Lucho is still questionable to face Columbus
It's been a long two games for D.C. United without their playmaker, Luciano Acosta, but there may be reason for hope in the nation's capital. After picking up an ankle injury in the final preseason game against the Philadelphia Union, Acosta had not practiced for United, who have managed just one point and zero goals scored to start the season.
On paper, the U.S. Men's National Team is in a hole after two disappointing losses to start the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. However, with a new coach, Bruce Arena, in charge, one of the team's veteransis welcoming a clean slate entering next Friday's clash with Honduras at Avaya Stadium.
The Philadelphia Union's captain will represent the US against Honduras and Panama in the upcoming hex matches.
Philadelphia Union captain, midfielder, and designated player Alejandro Bedoya has been named to the United States National Team ahead of their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. These games will be played in San Jose, California against Honduras on March 24th, and in Panama City, Panama against Los Canaleros on the 28th.
Stanford star Brian Nana-Sinkam signed a USL contract with the club that drafted him in the first round earlier this week
Lititz, Pennsylvania native Brian Nana-Sinkam has signed on with the organization that drafted him in the first round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, inking a USL contract with Seattle Sounders 2 earlier this week.
The Golden Jaguars are set to take on Martinique in a friendly on Tuesday
26 year-old Philadelphia Union defensive midfielder Warren Creavalle received a surprise call-up to the Guyana National team this week ahead of their friendly game against Martinique on Tuesday 28th March in Linden, Guyana.
Bad weather gave the Union the opportunity to grab three points against the Eastern Conference champions, but Mark Geiger wasn't having it. Post-match analysis of a promising performance in Philly's home opener.