Oct 20, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Union hit the playoffs for the first time in 2011 and next season they’ll hit the local radio airways as the team has inked a partnership with 610 WIP. You’ll be able to hear 17 Union games on the AM dial next season.
Oct 19, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT
The Union clinched their playoff berth with a draw on Saturday which makes Thursday night’s match with the New York Red Bulls a game for postseason positioning. For the Red Bulls, however, they need a victory if they want to control their own postseason destiny.
Oct 16, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT
Faryd Mondragon of the Philadelphia Union is welcomed back by the River End
Oct 16, 2011, 11:56 AM EDT
It was a great feeling leaving PPL Park last night. Even though the Union only tied Toronto FC, 1-1, they won by earning the point they needed to clinch a playoff berth. In their second season, the U have already made it to the MLS’s exclusive postseason. That’s a tremendous source of pride for the team, from ownership to players, staff, and definitely us fans.
Oct 15, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Union can clinch a playoff spot with a win today over Toronto FC in Major League Soccer action.
Oct 14, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT
Where can you turn during a Philly sports crisis like this? Where and how should you reallocate your suddenly available sports watching hours? How about the Union? A Philadelphia soccer primer.
Oct 14, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT
The Philadelphia hockey and soccer teams were well represented at last night’s Mitchell & Ness party where Questlove was DJing.
Oct 4, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT
The Union’s Sebastian Le Toux has emerged from a first half scoring draught in a huge way, racking up 8 goals in his last nine games after scoring just one from March until August. Seven of his goals came in the six matches the U played in September.
Oct 3, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT
If Jimmy Rollins thought it was quiet at Citizens Bank Park last night, he should have heard the Home Depot Center. The sparse crowd there to see the Union take on Chivas USA gives us an even better appreciation for how loud and full PPL Park is on any given game night.
Oct 2, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Union travel to the Home Depot Center to face Chivas USA as in-form goal scorers Juan Pablo Angel and Sebastien Le Toux face off.
Oct 1, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT
Thursday night’s match hosting DC United had huge playoff implications for the Philadelphia Union, and they came out of the gate looking like they fully understood that.
Sebastien Le Toux continued his tear through the MLS’s second half, potting two goals in the game’s first 15 minutes. If you were late coming to PPL Park, you probably missed the first one. The U again did their best to catch the opposing backline flatfooted with the blazing fast Le Toux in motion, and it worked to precision on these two goals, which you can see in the first two minutes of the video below. Right about the 2:00 mark, you’ll see Le Toux doing his flashmob dance.
The match would stay level until the 57th minute, when Michael Farfan struck a great ball from distance, burying it in the top left corner. You can see that just after the 6:30 mark.
Sep 29, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT
Sebastien Le Toux celebrates his second goal of the night against D.C. United by mocking the AT&T flash mob guy
Sep 29, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Union host D.C. United at PPL Park as they battle for playoff positioning in the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference. Freddy Adu faces his old team and former teammate Ben Olsen.
Sep 24, 2011, 10:14 AM EDT
Heading into one of their most important matches of the season, Peter Nowak’s Union side was without several key players. No Faryd Mondragon, Freddy Adu, or Sheanon Williams against a very tough and talented Sporting KC side in their new building? Sounds like a recipe for a point-less trip.
Sep 23, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT
With a win against Sporting Kansas City at LIVESTRONG Park the Philadelphia Union would take over first place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference
Sep 17, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT
Philadelphia Union host the Columbus Crew at PPL Park in a battle of two of the top teams in Major League Soccer Eastern Conference
Sep 16, 2011, 11:07 AM EDT
On Saturday night, I’ll be at PPL Park for the third time in 11 days. Pretty standard stuff for your average Philadelphia Union fan. But the park got a return visit from a more notable fan yesterday, when Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk came to kick it around with Danny Califf for awhile.
The U had a custom 21 van Riemsdyk jersey waiting for him, as well as a sweet pair of Adidas Predators.
Sep 10, 2011, 6:53 PM EDT
The Union, looking to snap a seven game winless streak, host the expansion Portland Timbers at PPL Park tonight (7:30PM/The Comcast Network).
Sep 8, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT
The Union needed a win pretty badly, and it looked for a long while like they were in store for an absolute thrashing, but Le Toux led an impressive second-half charge that brought them back from down 3 goals and earned them a point.
Sep 7, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT
You want storylines? I’ll give you storylines. How about two teams, each winless over their last six games, facing each other? Check. A rookie keeper, drafted #5 overall, thrust into the starting lineup for the first time due to an injury to the team captain and lone MLS All-Star? Check. A rescheduled game being played mid-week thanks to a hurricane? Check.
Sep 6, 2011, 8:18 AM EDT
The Union have ended the summer on a decidedly down note, winless since mid-July. To make their most recent loss, a 2-1 defeat in Salt Lake City, that much more painful, goalkeeper and team captain Faryd Mondragon fractured the ring finger on his right hand.
As you can see here, Mondragon’s headed to surgery this morning, and his tweet yesterday said he’ll be out 2-4 weeks.
Sep 3, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT
Due to bad weather the Union have not played a league match in two weeks. Due to poor play the Union have not won a league game in over six weeks — going 0-2-3 over that stretch. The Union, who look to get back to their winning ways, will face Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium (9PM/The Comast Network).
Aug 26, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT
The hurricane that is swirling out over the Atlantic Ocean could really put a damper on sporting events this weekend up and down the entire East Coast. The Philadelphia Union’s game scheduled for Sunday against the New England Revolution has already been pushed back to September 7th, and the Phillies have moved their Sunday game to a Saturday 1:05 start.
Aug 20, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Union travel to Columbus to face MLS Eastern Conference leader Columbus Crew.
Aug 15, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT
Ahhh, you hate when the pretty blonde sitting in front of you at a sporting event is the fiance of the player you just ripped on to her face.
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