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.
Aug 14, 2011, 10:16 AM EDT
A look at Freddy Adu’s first match with the Union, his potential impact on and off the field, and Union fan James van Riemsdyk’s perspectives on soccer and his own new teammates.
Aug 13, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT
Freddy Adu will make his debut for the Philadelphia Union as they host F.C. Dallas and Brek Shea at PPL Park in MLS action.
Aug 11, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT
Freddy Adu will be making his return to the MLS and he’ll do so by joining the Philadelphia Union, according to SoccerByIves.net.
Aug 10, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT
Philadelphia will be the center of the American soccer world tonight as Jurgen Klinsmann makes his debut as coach of the U.S. national team against regional rival Mexico (9PM/ESPN2). I don’t think I am going out on a limb here by stating this will be the most heavily scrutinized friendly in the history of U.S. Soccer. It’s a perfect storm of soccer storylines, and it will all come to head this evening at Lincoln Financial Field.
Aug 6, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Union host the Houston Dynamo and PPL Park in Major League Soccer action.
Aug 4, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT
The Union put another point on their 2011 total to keep pace in a tight top of the Eastern Conference table. They weren’t able to hold on to a first half lead though, with the Chicago Fire tying things up for good in the early stages of the second half.
Aug 3, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT
Philadelphia Union head to Chicago where they’ll face the MLS Eastern Conference cellar dwelling Fire without Carlos Ruiz, who left the team for Verzcruz
Jul 29, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT
The defending MLS Cup Champion Colorado Rapids face the Union tonight at PPL Park as part of Fox Soccer Night in America (7:30PM/Fox Soccer). The Rapids sit in fifth place in the West, with 31 points from 23 games. The Union, with 31 points, are tied with Columbus at the top of the Eastern Conference table (the Union have two games in hand on Columbus).
Jul 24, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT
Phillies player Ryan Howardhad his photo taken with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and later exchanged jerseys with Juventus players Alessandro Del Piero, Andrea Pirlo, and Giorgio Chiellini
Jul 23, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT
Real Madrid brings Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and their star-studded roster to Lincoln Financial Field to face the Philadelphia Union
Jul 21, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT
It was just a friendly. Neither side fielded their full complement of players. The Union are in midseason form, while Everton are touring the US in pre-season mode. All appropriate disclaimers acknowledged, it still felt good to see the Philadelphia Union beat Everton FC at PPL Park last night. The final score read 1-0, but the Union controlled most of the game, and had a few golden opportunities narrowly miss on a night when pristine finishing eluded them. Their younger players had a chance to play hard against an esteemed English side, and they played their asses off.
Jul 21, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT
To prepare myself a bit for Saturday night’s showdown at the Linc between the Philadelphia Union and Real Madrid, I actually watched all 90 minutes of a soccer game between two teams I have no connection to. What have I become?
Jul 20, 2011, 10:27 AM EDT
The Union are set to take on Everton of the English Premier League later tonight at PPL Park, followed by Real Madrid at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. That’s quite a week of meaningless footie right there, and I’m really looking forward to it.
Here’s a quick compilation of Union extras that are floating around this week.
Jul 18, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT
Watch this amazing goal by Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid against LA Galaxy
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