Derrick Jones debuts for the Union in a scoreless draw in British Columbia.
It wasn't the prettiest of matches, and it certainly did not produce any breathtaking highlights to be gawked at years to come, but the Philadelphia Union played a brand of effective soccer that netted them a nice 0-0 draw on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps, a result many Union fans will gladly take.
New Year's resolutions for the Philadelphia Union – midfielders In part one of our New Year's resolutions series, we talked about Union defense and goalkeeping. In part two, the focus was on the forwards, the midfield is up next.
An update on everything academy for the Philadelphia Union
The New York Red Bulls are all that stand between the Philadelphia Union's U18 and U16 teams and first place in their division. This Saturday, both Union youth teams will have a chance to do something about that when they host their Atlantic Division rivals at the Talen Energy Stadium Training Grounds.
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.
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.
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.
Montreal Impact held the Union Academy to draws in a double header at Talen Energy Stadium Training Grounds on Sunday.
The Philadelphia Union Academy U18 team extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games, but failed to keep pace with division leader New York Red Bulls with a scoreless draw against Montreal Impact at the Talen Energy Stadium Training Grounds on Sunday.
The U18, U16 and U14 teams all picked up Ws on the road at Players Development Academy on Saturday in U.S. Development Academy play.
The Philadelphia Union Academy U18 team conceded its first goal of the calendar year but still held on to win their seventh straight game and avenge an early season loss at Players Development Academy on Saturday.
U.S. U17s won all three matches against Brazil, Turkey and Portugal
Philadelphia Union Academy defender Rayshaun McGann and the U.S. U17 team won the 2016 Nike International Friendlies tournament in Florida with a resounding three wins over Portugal, Turkey and Brazil.
McGann, 16, was used as a substitute in all three games by head coach John Hackworth.
Will Campbell and Billy McConnell anchoring the Reading United defense; Brett Campbell scores his 11th career PDL goal and more.
Billy McConnell and Will Campbell have made quite the pair in the middle of Reading United's defense so far this season. The Union Academy alums have paired three out of Reading's four games so far this season, anchoring a defense that has not surrendered a goal.
Reading United AC's roster published on the PDL website includes seven Philadelphia Union Academy alumni.
Seven former Philadelphia Union Academy players and two others who play college soccer locally are part of the 28-man roster for Reading United's upcoming Premier Development season.
Academy alums Zachary Zandi (Villanova), North Carolina midfielder Sean Wilson, Northeastern midfielder Kevin Carvalho and Lehigh forward Doyle Tuvesson join previously announced roster additions Brett Campbell, a forward at Georgetown, Indiana defender Billy McConnell and North Carolina defender Will Campbell.
Lehigh Valley United Sonic have added four Division 1 players to its roster for the upcoming Premier Development League season.
Former Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Kyle Morton, Villanova midfielder Miguel Polley and Penn State center back Robby Sagel will all be spending the summer in Allentown with Lehigh Valley United Sonic.
Preseason is over for the Steel. It is time to fearlessly forecast their future. PSP's Tim Jones looks at Bethlehem's projected lineup, how they'll play, and how the Union loanees and Union Academy players fit in.
Here are the results of our all-time Union fan poll. We promise the results won't cause riots.
Fans voted for the best Union players and moments. Let's dig in and see if you agree. The first vote was for best Union Academy player. Given the season should-be-rookie-of-the-year Keegan Rosenberry had, this vote was the biggest landslide of the group, with Keegan getting 89.
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.
The Union offense was clicking on all cylinders in a match streamed live on U.S. Soccer's YouTube account Tuesday.
Results are never a priority in showcase matches like the one the Union Academy U14 team played in Frisco, Texas on Tuesday, but in this case the scoreboard did tell a tale of an offense that was clicking on all cylinders for the Union in a 3-1 win over Chicago Fire.