Last year's Eastern Conference Champions come to Talen Energy Stadium for the Philadelphia Union's home opener. Here is everything you need to know about the match, from previews and press conference to reviews and reactions.
Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC
Time: 4:30 PM EST, 3:30 PM CST, 1:30 PM PST, 9:30 AM UTC
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA)
Television: US - CSN Philly, Canada - TSN 4 and 5
Streaming: TSN GO, MLS Live (Subscription Only)
Referees: REF: MARK GEIGER AR1: Logan Brown AR2: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho 4TH: Jose Carlos Rivero
All-time Record: 6-6-5, 4 GD
What Toronto will look like:
The team that bounced the Union out of the playoffs last season make their return to Talen Energy Stadium on the back of a scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake on opening weekend.
The Chicago Fire kicked in four goals in this seven goal affair against the Philadelphia Union. But it was the Union who walked away home winners once again. The Union gained a big three points and remain undefeated at home through 8 matches at Talen Energy Stadium (6-0-2). It is easy to be excited about this result, and Roland Alberg stole the show with his hat trick and forcing of the own goal, but the defense is starting to lose the luster it had before the Copa break.
The Union has announced new security measures for entrance into Talen Energy Stadium as part of a new league-wide security protocol "to correspond with security measures taken by the other professional sports leagues in North America."
The number one ranked United States will play Colombia in a friendly at Talen Energy Stadium.
The United States Women's National Team will face the Colombian Women's National Team on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 PM. The match will air on ESPN, and tickets will be available at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 29 through ussoccer.
The Union will also open the season in Vancouver against the Whitecaps.
Mark your calendars, folks. The Union will take on the defending Eastern Conference Champions Toronto FC on March 11 at 4:30 p.m. at Talen Energy Stadium. Supporters will pile in for the club's eighth MLS season, the second since Talen Energy has assumed the naming rights of the former PPL Park.
Could Talen Energy Stadium undergo yet another name change?
Talen Energy released a statement today stating that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of Riverstone Holdings LLC, a private investment firm. The cost of the transaction is estimated to be $5.2 billion, as Riverstone paid $14 per share to the stockholders.
U12, U13 and U14s slated to host games on Saturday; U18 and U16 games scheduled for Sunday at Talen Energy Stadium Training Fields
The Philadelphia Union Academy and Continental FC Delco will renew their local rivalry this weekend with a full slate of games slated for Saturday at YSC Sports and Sunday at the Training Fields outside Talen Energy Stadium.
Despite ugliness with New York City FC supporters, the Union aren't moving away support.
I was able to ask Mike Scanlon, the General Manager of Talen Energy Stadium, some questions via email regarding the incident between several New York City FC and Philadelphia Union fans where bottles were thrown and people escorted from the stadium.