One of the Union's most creative and most popular players of all time has returned to the organization.
The Hershey native will face some of the biggest names in global soccer in the UEFA Champions League season.
Jim Curtin said after the game that his players "can see now that there's a whole other level."
Jim Curtin made the point loud and clear this week that he believes Toronto FC is not just the best team in MLS this year, but one of the best MLS teams of all time. That point was proven with some force on Wednesday.
The Harrisburg-area native's arrival off the bench in Saturday's 2-2 draw at San Jose broke a streak of 13 games without playing.
There was no missing the tone of annoyance in Maurice Edu's voice as he reflected upon his long-awaited return to competitive soccer.
"I kind of played free," the veteran midfielder said. "I wasn't too worried about my injury at this point."
Between June 3 and August 6, Fox's lead soccer announcer traveled to 16 cities in four countries to call a total of 20 games.
The 21-year-old defender registered his first professional goal, assisted on another, and delivered big defensive plays throughout the 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.
Just seconds away from only the second road win of the season, the Union gave up a late penalty kick and dropped two needed points.
The 31-year-old midfielder will join up with the Union's minor-league USL team. He hasn't played for the Union since Sept. 30, 2015.
The Union will fly to San Jose and back and Toronto and back in a seven-day stretch, and they'll have to do it on commercial flights.
The team's estimated revenue and profit are down from last year, but the franchise value is up.
Local officials have formally expressed interest in bringing the planet's most famous sporting event here for the first time ever.
When the obituary is written on the Union's season in a few months, it's entirely possible that the Montreal Impact will be cited as the cause of death.
Swiss international Blerim Dzemaili was the night's star, scoring the winner in the 69th minute and the finale in the 95th. Ignacio Piatti added a penalty kick goal in the 91st minute.
Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman meets the press at 2:15 p.m. Friday to discuss the team's trade of Jordan Matthews to the Buffalo Bills, and the acquisition of cornerback Ronald Darby.
The cornerback was Pro Football Focus' Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2015.
The star running back was under investigation over domestic violence allegations relating to incidents in February and July of 2016.
Jonathan Tannenwald covers soccer for the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com.