Philadelphia Union starting XI: (4-4-2) Zac MacMath; Raymon Gaddis, Bakary Soumare, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams; Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz, Kleberson, Michael Farfan; Jack McInerney, Sebastien Le Toux
Philadelphia Union bench: Chris Konopka, Chris Albright, Keon Daniel, Leo Fernandes, Roger Torres, Conor Casey, Antoine Hoppenot
Chicago Fire starting XI: (4-4-2) Sean Johnson; Wells Thompson, Jalil Anibaba, Austin Berry, Gonzalo Segares; Dilly Duka, Logan Pause, Jeff Larentowicz, Joel Lindpere; Patrick Nyarko; Chris Rolfe
Chicago Fire bench: Paolo Tornaghi, Michael Videira, Corben Bone, Brendan King, Alex, Quincy Amerikwa, Sherjill MacDonald
Prediction: The last time these two squads met, the Union won but things could have gone better.
PSP analyzes Philadelphia Union's salary breakdown and identifies the steals (like Ray Gaddis, pictured), veteran bargains, surprises, and winner of the Juan Diego Gonzalez Award. Also, we take a look at several potential trade scenarios for Bakary Soumare.
Going into the locker room at halftime locked at zero with the struggling New England Revolution surely did not please Philadelphia Union head coach John Hackworth. His team was able to generate little offensive opportunity, mostly due to poor midfield play.
Just four shots, two of which came in the first four minutes, were taken by the Union in the first half, and only two of those shots came from within the Revolution box.
PSP makes the case for why 5 refs are better than 3 (and goal-line technology). Yes, we're using common sense again, in a way that no one else seems to be, because unlike Europe, we actually have other successful team sports to draw upon for examples. Also, a few quick hits on the Union.
Quotes and reaction from Unions first win at RFK as McInerney rises to top of league scoring table. Hernandez and Jordan score as City Islanders make it two in a row. Warner and Blazer fraudulently profited. More news.
Head coach John Hackworth chose to keep the majority of his lineup from last weekend's 1-1 tie with Toronto FC intact, with the one change in the form of Michael Farfan on the left side of the midfield instead of Sebastien Le Toux.
Zac MacMath will start in goal behind the backline that has protected him so far this year.
The Union's academy coaching staff is stacked with talent and experience. Here's a look at what that means for the club long-term. Also, a few scattered thoughts about the Union post-Columbus, including the Garfan-Daniel connection, MacMath post-concussion, and Casey's impact on Le Toux.
Amobi Okugo says Union's young veterans must be leaders, playing center back has grown on him. Power rankings roundup. Union partners with Redbox. West Chester United knocked out of USOC qualifying. More.
Kleberson unveiling tonight in Horsham. The Union's history with the Crew. Basso, Brandt, and Ekra return to City Islanders. Gomez and Santos defeat Seattle. FIFA names goal-line technology for Confederations and World Cup. More.
Sheanon Williams says the better team won on Saturday. John Hackworth says the Union must play better. Conor Casey says of yellow card, "fair enough." More quotes, reaction, and reports from Saturday's game.
If the Philadelphia Union want to return to being in the 2013 Eastern Conference playoff picture, it figures that the partnership of Jack McInerney and Sebastien Le Toux needs to blossom. On Saturday evening in the Delaware Valley, that tandem ... Continue reading → Another Game Winner For McInerney, Union Defeat Revs 1-0 is a post from MLS News from Major League Soccer Talk.
The New England Revolution suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday, falling 1-0 in Philadelphia to the Union in a lifeless match. The defeat dropped the Revolution to 1-1-0 (3 points) on the season.
Jack McInerney's 76th minute strike was all the Union (2-1-0, 6 points) would need to grab victory.
The New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union were grouped together as "rivals" for MLS Rivalry week, and they will clash on Saturday in Chester, PA. PPL Park is traditionally a disaster area for the Revs, but after reversing their run of bad luck at Toyota Park last week, they'll look to continue the trend this weekend.
Jack McInerney, named to MLS Team of the Week and ranked No. 2 in MLS in the Castrol Index, says Union offense will take time to gel "if we keep switching it up every week." NBC announces Premiership coverage plans. More.
Sheanon Williams says Boston will bounce back. Sports Illustrated sees McInereny's as MVP, Gold Cup potential. Kleberson says his debut felt good, praises fans. Danny Califf says his future could be in Philly.
After taking a point on the road at Columbus, Philadelphia returned home to PPL Park to take on Toronto FC, and two familiar faces. Former Union captain Danny Califf and 2011 Supplemental Draft Pick Ryan Richter had taken their talents north of the border; Richter would enter in the seventh minute for an injured Darel Russell, while Califf would not see the field.