Philadelphia Union Academy
Tomas Romero and C.J. dos Santos will be on opposing sides in Group C play in Panama
Two goalkeepers with ties to the region and the Philadelphia Union Academy will be competing in the U17 CONCACAF Championship kicking off later this week in Panama.
Current academy and Bethlehem Steel FC goalkeeper Tomas Romero (Cherry Hill, N.
The Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper part of 22-player roster for Florida camp
Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Matthew Freese has caught the eye of a U.S. goalkeeping legend.
Freese was called up by United States U19 head coach Brad Friedel for a domestic training camp being held in Sunrise, Florida through February 10.
Bethlehem Steel FC and Union Academy forward has college soccer in his future planning
Wake Forest lost one recruit from the Philadelphia Union Academy for the fall but could be gaining another.
Forward Justin McMaster has committed to the ACC power for the fall, joining Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC teammate Mark McKenzie in the Demon Deacons potential 2017 recruiting class.
Fourteen current Academy players have committed to college programs for the fall
College Signing Day is this Wednesday and, based on previous verbal commitments, there are at least four dozen players from the Philadelphia Union Academy who could be signing their national letters of intent on the first day of the signing period.
Manny Perez will be joining teammate Freeman Dwamena on the West Coast this fall
Former USMNT head coach Steve Sampson has another Philadelphia Union Academy player to look forward to coaching this fall with the recent verbal commitment from midfielder Emmanuel Perez.
Perez announced his decision on social media over the weekend about a month after defender Freeman Dwamena announced his own commitment to the Division 1 program.
Maloney was the fifth pick in the third round and the 49th overall
Philadelphia Union Academy alum Connor Maloney was drafted on Tuesday by the Columbus Crew SC with the fifth pick in the third round and the 49th overall selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Maloney, who will turn 22 in May, was on the Union team that won the 2012 Generation adidas Cup but did not qualify to sign a homegrown contract despite spending time at Reading United and training with the first team as recently as last summer.
Union Academy defender previously committed to Wake Forest
Philadelphia Union Academy defender Matthew Real has signed a professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC.
The 17-year-old left back from Drexel Hill, Pa. previously committed to attend Wake Forest University this fall and is highly regarded by TopDrawerSoccer.
Colton Storm drafted by SKC and Brian Nana-Sinkham taken by Seattle Sounders
Two former Philadelphia Union Academy defenders were taken in the first round of Friday's MLS SuperDraft.
North Carolina senior Colton Storm (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) was selected 14th overall by Sporting Kansas City and Stanford senior Brian Nana-Sinkham (Lititz, Pa.
Players of the Year and Best XIs recognizing national, local and Philadelphia Union Academy players
Another college soccer season officially ended nearly two weeks ago, with a gut-wrenching penalty shootout that saw Stanford capture the national championship for the second straight season after a scoreless draw with Wake Forest.
PSP's Tim Jones, a former longtime independent school teacher, reports his observations from spending a day in the classroom with the players who attend YSC Academy.
Axel Picazo named to 23-player roster for the IMG Cup
Philadelphia Union Academy midfielder Axel Picazo is one of 23 players recently called up by head coach Shaun Tsakiris for a domestic training camp and tournament in Florida.
Picazo and the U.S. Under-16 Boys National Team play a friendly against Clearwater Chargers tonight in preparation for the IMG Cup December 17-19.
Freeman Dwamena will head west to play college soccer in 2017
Philadelphia Union Academy defender Freeman Dwamena is heading west next fall to play college soccer for former USMNT coach Steve Sampson.
Dwamena, 18, of Philadelphia, verbally committed to Cal Poly on social media last week.
Patrick Murphy is staying close to home for college
Philadelphia Union Academy defender Patrick Murphy is staying close to home to play college soccer.
Murphy, of Lansdale, Pa., announced his decision on Twitter earlier this week.
I am extremely excited to announce that I have verbally committed to play soccer at Drexel University.
Top players, coaches and teams were recognized Thursday evening
Philadelphia's six Division 1 men's soccer programs celebrated the 2016 season and honored the top players and coaches at the annual Philadelphia Soccer Six banquet on Thursday night.
Temple star Jorge Gomez Sanchez received the Chris Jones Player of the Year award while his teammate Joonas Jokinen was honored with the John McAdams Academic Player of the Year award.
Penn will host cross-state rivals at Rhodes Field on March 25
After renewing their rivalry with Temple last fall, Pitt will be traveling to Philadelphia again this spring to take on another in-state program for the first time in a friendly on March 25.
Penn will host the Saturday afternoon match at Rhodes Field in West Philly at 2 p.
The Bethlehem Steel FC midfielder is the lone call-up from the Union organization
Bethlehem Steel FC midfielder Yosef Samuel will have a chance to impress United States U20 head coach Tab Ramos ahead of the U20 World Cup at a training camp in London, England.
The 19-year-old Philadelphia Union Academy grad was one of 25 players called into the camp, which will be held through April 10.
Tonny Temple played for the Union U14 team from 2013-15
United States U17 forward Tonny Temple trained with Bethlehem Steel FC while he was back in the area over the weekend.
The Millville, Pa., native, who is part of the final class at the U17 U.S. Soccer Residency Program in Florida, came off the bench in the second half of a scrimmage for Steel FC against the first team on Saturday.
Philadelphia Union Academy grad entering first full season with Bethlehem Steel FC
When Yosef Samuel signed his first professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC last September, he had only a 29-minute cameo in the last game of the season to introduce himself to the league.
Five months later, the 19-year-old is back with the club in preseason preparing for his first full year in Bethlehem.
Tim Jones on new Bethlehem Steel signing, and Union Academy product, Matt Real.
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Seacoast United, BW Gottschee and Lehigh Valley United all fell in matches against the Union over the weekend
Three different opponents all met the same fate in games against the Philadelphia Union Academy over the weekend as the Union U18, U16, U14, U13 and U12 teams outscored opponents 20-2 in six wins.
The local rivals (and some classmates at YSC Academy) face off on Sunday
The Philadelphia Union Academy teams will have their shortest road trip of the season this weekend when they visit local rivals Continental FC at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken.
Six local derby matches will be played on Sunday between the two clubs, beginning with the U14s and two U12 games at 1 p.
Berkshire School standout makes debut for Steel against Harrisburg City Islanders
A highly-ranked youth prospect from Canada has joined the Philadelphia Union Academy, making his debut for Bethlehem Steel in a friendly against Harrisburg City Islanders at YSC Sports on Thursday.
Jacob Shaffelburg checked into the game in the 70th minute for fellow countryman Chris Nanco.
A look back at an exciting calendar year for the Philadelphia Union Academy
While the end of the calendar year is in the middle of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, it's still a good time to look back on the highlights from the past 12 months in the Union's youth system.
Bethlehem Steel FC Established
The establishment of a USL team was arguably the most important youth development move the Philadelphia Union made in 2016.
Could Union players face off in February's USA-Jamaica friendly? More Union notes. League news. More.
Blake first Union player since Le Toux in 2010 to receive MLS Best XI honor. Ocean City has a new head coach. More.
Blake wins fan vote for Player of the Year. Academy teams undefeated in last games before USSDA winter break. LLoyd says USWNT should be paid more than USMNT. More news.
Blake captains Jamaica in Caribbean Cup qualifier as Burke scores game winner. Ryan Richter scores championship winning PK for Cosmos. Fallout for US loss to Mexico. More news.
Butler defeated the Wildcats for the second time this season in overtime
For the second time this season, Butler forward David Goldsmith delivered a dagger to the gut in overtime to lead his team to victory over Villanova.
This time, it was a 1-0 win in double overtime that sent the Bulldogs into the Big East Championship final.
Wildcats will travel to Indianapolis to meet Butler on Thursday
Villanova goalkeeper Will Steiner stopped three penalty kicks to lead the Wildcats to a 3-1 shootout win over DePaul after a scoreless draw at Higgins Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.
Villanova dug itself a hole in the shootout with misses on their first two attempts, but Steiner, who didn't have to make a save on the day until the second overtime, stood tall allowing only one of four attempts by him.
Midfielder was one of 20 players chosen for the trip
Philadelphia Union Academy midfielder Julian Anderson is currently away in Italy with the United States U15 team for the 2017 Torneo delle Nazioni.
Anderson, of Ocean Township, N.J., came off the bench for the U.S. in their first game of the tournament on Tuesday in the 64th minute.
Will Campbell, Kevin Carvalho, Mo Conde and Zach Zandi to spend summer in Reading
Four Philadelphia Union Academy grads will return to Reading United for the 2017 Premier Development League season kicking off on May 13.
Defender Will Campbell (North Carolina), midfielders Kevin Carvalho (Northeastern), Zach Zandi (Villanova) and Mo Conde (University of Mobile) were announced as returnees by the club on Friday.
The Union went 2-0-1 against Bethesda SC in Maryland; U12 team swept PA Classics at home
A pair of wins and a draw in Maryland along with a sweep at home for the U12 team over PA Classics gave the Philadelphia Union Academy another unbeaten weekend in U.S. Soccer Development Academy play.
The U18s made it four wins out of four for 2017 thanks to a 41st minute strike from Darius Lewis, who has scored in three straight games, two of those game-winners in 1-0 wins.
Bethlehem native will join Big East school this fall
After making only two appearances over two seasons in Chapel Hill, Philadelphia Union Academy grad Sean Wilson is moving to Big East program Xavier University this fall.
The Bethlehem native made his commitment this week.
One of the Union's top youth prospects heading into college, Wilson received numerous call-ups to U.
Tracking Philadelphia Union Academy and other signings of local importance on the first day of the college soccer signing period
Today is the first day of the college signing period for soccer, which means standout student athletes from the Philadelphia Union Academy / YSC Academy, Continental FC, PA Classics, Penn Fusion and other area clubs and high schools will make their commitments to play college soccer official.
Tim Jones looks at how YSC Academy works to educate students for success, be it on the field or off.
Morgan Hackworth and Chris Gomez are both heading to new schools
A pair of Syracuse players who spent time together in the Philadelphia Union Academy are leaving the program in search of playing time.
Midfielder Morgan Hackworth, is transferring to Akron, according to TopDrawerSoccer.
Omar Ayala verbally committed to the Atlantic 10 school on social media
Philadelphia Union Academy midfielder Omar Ayala will be go to the opposite end of the state to play college next fall at Duquesne University.
The Union U18 midfielder announced his verbal commitment to the private Pittsburgh school on Instagram earlier this week.
Seth Kuhn verbally commits to the ACC school for the 2018 season
Philadelphia Union Academy midfielder/defender Seth Kuhn will be heading south to play college soccer in 2018.
The 16-year-old from Wyomissing, Pa. announced his verbal commitment to Duke University on Twitter last week.
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