Jul 18, 2011, 8:07 AM EDT
The Union ended their long road swing with a 3-0 throttling of a struggling New England Revolution club at Gillette Stadium. The U came out firing and controlled the run of play throughout the first half, beginning with some attacking waves that would earn them a lead they’d hold throughout.
Jul 17, 2011, 6:27 PM EDT
Philadelphia Union travel to New England to take on the Revolution. Peter Nowak’s side faces Benny Feilhaber as they look to move to the top of the Eastern Conference
Jul 17, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT
The United States Women’s National team takes on Japan today in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Hope Solo look to help lead the US to its third title.
Jul 13, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT
Yes, it’s women’s soccer, but any sports fan can appreciate the absolutely remarkable victory this group of American ladies pulled off on Sunday after being crushed by both the referees and the Brazilians on Sunday. And plus, if there ever was a day were you could fit in something different into your sports viewing schedule, it’s the day after the MLB All-Star game.
Jul 7, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Union have traded starting left back Jordan Harvey to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for allocation money.
Jul 3, 2011, 12:07 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Union earned a much needed road point as they went into RFK Stadium and tied D.C. United 2-2. Carlos Ruiz scored the equalizer in the 84th minute.
Jun 26, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT
Down 1-0 to visiting Chivas USA and approaching 300 minutes without a goal, the Union finally gave the PPL Park faithful something to Doop about. The team dominated the inferior Sporting KC side on Wednesday but failed to score in a 0-0 draw. On Saturday night we got pretty much the exact opposite.
A near last-place Western team, Chivas came to play on Saturday, giving the Union some real competition and even a bit of a fright, once leading and once leveling the match. But the U found their scoring touch, with Veljko Paunovic notching his first MLS goal to level it at 1, and Carlos Ruiz punching home a beautiful go-ahead finish. Chivas would tie it at 2 on a goal by the giant, Justin Braun, whom Rev warned us about in his preview. But the Union finally went ahead for good on a gorgeous Danny Mwanga strike in the 82nd minute.
Jun 25, 2011, 6:01 PM EDT
US Soccer faces Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup Final in the Rose Bowl.
Jun 25, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Union need Sebastien Le Toux to step up as they host Chivas USA at PPL Park
Jun 23, 2011, 7:52 AM EDT
The stars were out in The River End last night…
Jun 22, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT
US Soccer faces Panama in the semifinals of the Gold Cup. Coach Bob Bradley has decided to start the game with Landon Donovan on the bench
Jun 22, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT
I’d imagine when you’re accustomed to regularly playing weekend games a mid-week match can disrupt your typical routine. Similarly, flying cross country, playing a game three time zones away, flying back across the country, and playing another match less than four days later has to really mess with you.
Those are the circumstances the Union face tonight as they host Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park (7:30PM/The Comcast Network). The U, who lost 1-0 to Vancouver on Saturday night, now must regroup as they look to extend their seven game home unbeaten streak.
Jun 19, 2011, 8:55 AM EDT
Not a great night for the Philadelphia Union in Vancouver, but the lone goal by Whitecaps FC was well worth a watch.
Jun 18, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Phillies take on the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field in game two of their interleague series. The Philadelphia Union face off with the Whitecaps FC in Vancouver.
Jun 15, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT
The U.S. Men’s National Team only scored one goal in their Gold Cup match against Guadeloupe on Tuesday night, but boy was Jozy Altidore’s blast a beauty. >>The one goal the U.S. scored on non-FIFA powerhouse Guadeloupe [Dirty Tackle]
Jun 14, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT
US Soccer needs to beat Guadeloupe to advance in the Gold Cup
Jun 10, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT
The Union look to remain unbeaten at home as they face CONCACAF Champions League runner-up Real Salt Lake (4PM/ABC). Peter Nowak’s side returns to PPL Park after picking up four of a possible six points from back-to-back road games.
RSL sits in fourth place in the West with 20 points. Although their technically mid-table in their conference they’ve only played 11 games. By contrast, the Galaxy, who lead the West with 30 points have played five more games than RSL. Similarly, the Union, who are in first place in the East, have only played 12 games.
Jun 5, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT
We were eager to see how the Union would follow-up their best-ever scoring effort on the road in the Colorado altitude, and overall, they didn’t disappoint, earning a 1-all tie against the Rapids. It would have been more encouraging to see a W and possibly another multi-goal game, but the biggest take-home from this one was the Union’s composure in going hard for a goal after conceding the opening tally on a second-half PK.
Jun 4, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT
The Union, fresh off of their six goal explosion last week against Toronto, are in Colorado tonight to face the defending MLS Cup Champion Rapids (9PM/The Comcast Network). Both teams will be without offensive contributors. The Rapids will be without Omar Cummings, who has not played since April due to an ankle injury, was just…
Jun 4, 2011, 10:05 AM EDT
US v. Spain: This time it’s for all the tapas (4:30PM/ESPN). On a serious note, I’d crush some patatas bravas right now. A lot has happened since these two teams last met at the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa. The US stunned Spain 2-0 that day. Spain, the 2008 European Champions, was in the…
May 30, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT
Justin Mapp, who struck two goals from distance, was voted the MLS Player of the Week for Match Week 11. Amazingly, it’s been almost six years between Player of the Week awards for Mapp. He last won the honor back in Week 23 of the 2005 season. Full marks to Mapp for his performance on…
May 28, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT
Before today, the most goals the Union had scored on the season was two, a feat they’d accomplished only once. In their season-plus of existence, their highest single-game goal total was three. Today, they doubled it, topping home side Toronto FC, 6-2. The Union are now fully atop the table in the Eastern Conference, having…
May 28, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT
Barca. ManU. Both teams won their domestic league. Both teams feature a veritable who’s who of footballing talent. Barcelona’s La Masia trained three man symphony of Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta lead the way for the La Liga champions. ManU is led by the ageless Ryan Giggs, the now traditional 10-shirt wearing Wayne Rooney, and El…
May 28, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT
The appetizer to your Memorial Day Soccer Saturday kicks off at 12:30 on Comcast SportsNet. It was such an amazing sentence to read that I couldn’t resist lifting it directly from the MLS.com game preview…”Toronto FC remain home to take on the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field”. Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia…
May 24, 2011, 1:26 PM EDT
Carlos Ruiz of the Union netted an amazing long goal off a failed free kick attempt, putting a left-footed boot off the crossbar from long distance [video]. The goal immediately got a few “goal of the year” comments and linked just about everywhere. But, as great as it was, I’m not even sure it was the best goal of the MLS weekend.
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