CHESTER, PA Jim Curtin continues to preach that the Philadelphia Union are a break or two away from ending their now 15-game winless streak.
Well, on Saturday the Union received exactly that on two of their first three goals in the 3-3 draw with the Montreal Impact in which the club blew a three-goal lead and ended its three-game homestand with one point.
CHESTER, PA As the ball rolled away from the body of Andre Blake in the 87th minute, the positive feelings created by the Philadelphia Union throughout Saturday's match were instantly taken away and replaced with the normal grief thatthat the club has been used to feeling.
Union's Alberg shows glimpses of potential in return to starting lineup We've heard the criticism of Roland Alberg: he doesn't run; he doesn't play defense; he's lazy; he came into camp overweight; he doesn't fit the system.
How the Sons of Ben have continued building a relationship with their city of Chester At the end of February 2008, Don Garber officially announced that Major League Soccer would be expanding to Philadelphia in the 2010 season.
New York City beat Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Friday night to clamberback to the top of the MLSEastern Conference table.
Indeed, it looked like Jack Harrison's 52nd-minute opener was shaping up to be the only goal of the match right up until David Villa doubled New York's tally in the final minute of normal time with a proper belter of a strike.
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Friday sees three MLS games on the schedule, two being on National TV and one being the first Cascadia Cup match of the year as the Sounders head to Vancouver (this is not the gamethread you are looking for).
The Union blow a 3-0 lead as they remain winless in 2017
A Roland Alberg brace was still not enough for the Union to grab their first win of the season, as the Union draw with Montreal 3-3. The game got off to a perfect start for the Union as they opened the scoring in the fifth minute off a great move from Roland Alberg off an assist by CJ Sapong.
The two worst teams in the Eastern conference square off this Saturday. Montreal is looking to build on their first victory of 2017. The winless streak is significant for the Union, but so is their four game losing streak. Is this the week Jim Curtin's men change their fortune?
Calls for Curtin's job ring out after another winless week.
After yet another loss, this time to the Portland Timbers at home, Philadelphia Union fans have had a whole week to stew. And rightfully so! This team has been pretty terrible this season. No one in the organization—from the players, to Jim Curtin, to Earnie Stewart—has been spared from criticism recently, and you'll see that again in the questions down below.
The Union lost in Chester. The Steel lost in Harrisburg. In Frisco, a group of teenagers brought joy to the field, finishing fourth in the Generation Adidas Cup. The Philadelphia Union U17s are PSP's players of the week.
David Villa's goal wasn't the difference, but it was a dagger nonetheless.
The Philadelphia Union yet lose yet again, this time to hated rival New York City FC. The Union had a number of good chances with movement and getting the ball into dangerous areas in the first half, but they were unable to convert in the final third.
NYCFC handed the Union yet another loss on Friday night.
At first, David Villa's Goal of the Year candidate appeared a fitting end to another feckless performance from the Philadelphia Union. The World Cup champion's 54-yard chip soared over Andre Blake, who went flying into his net shortly after the ball did.
D.C. United hoped to snap run of bad luck in New Jersey against a New York Red Bulls side that found themselves in need of an identity or form or whatever, similar to what D.C. did two weeks prior. And like two weeks prior when D.C. beat the Philadelphia Union, the Black-and-Red found themselves on the bad end of a 2-0 result.
Philadelphia Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC defender one of 23 players on U.S. roster
Philadelphia Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC defender Mark McKenzie will be traveling to Slovakia later this month with the United States U18 team for the Slovakia Cup.
The Bear, Delaware native who is committed to play at Wake Forest University this fall, has made two starts this season for Bethlehem Steel FC and has a goal in nine appearances this season for the Union U18 team.
Yesterday I published an article entitled "Poor decisions, not puppies, are to blame for Union's struggles" that tried to dispel the myth that the gameday enhancements that have been made by the Philadelphia Union to get people to attend matches were not the cause of the club's current record in the standings.
Tigres got a goal in each half and kept the Union offense in check in the Premier Division semifinal on Thursday
Miguel Rodríguez had a goal in each half and the Philadelphia Union offense couldn't take advantage of a red card in a 2-0 loss to Tigres UANL in the Premier Division semifinal of the Generation adidas Cup at Toyota Stadium on Thursday.