Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lessons from the Montréal Impact's growth in MLS

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 11:32 PM
MONTRÉAL - On the surface, there aren’t many similarities between the Impact and the Union. The Impact are built to capture the imagination of a colorful, passionate and wildly diverse city. They don’t hesitate to spend big money on big stars, most recently goal-scoring phenom Didier... Read more

Gina Lewandowski's national team dream finally comes true

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:51 PM
By her own admission, Lehigh Valley native Gina Lewandowski had all but given up on any chance of joining the U.S. women's national team. At 30 years old, she figured her time had passed - especially with a new generation of young stars starting to finally crack coach Jill Ellis' lineup. Yet a few... Read more

After six years as a pro, Jack McInerney grows up

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:08 PM
MONTREAL - If you think a long time has passed since the Union traded Jack McInerney away, you are not alone. Even though it has been just 19 months, so much has happened to him that his tenure at PPL Park feels like a distant past. Back then, McInerney was a proverbial baby-faced assassin. The Chattanooga... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS conference semifinals, European derbies

Friday, November 6, 2015, 12:12 PM
Updated Sunday morning because two of the players I mentioned in Schalke-Dortmund aren't playing. Schalke's Johannes Geis is suspended and Marco Reus is injured. Whoops. Schalke 04 at Borussia Dortmund 9:30 a.m. Sunday (Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes) The Bundesliga’s most famous rivalry gets... Read more

Red Bulls' winning ways can be model for Union

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 9:01 AM
After the final whistle blew on the New York Red Bulls' 4-1 pounding of the Union at Red Bull Arena on October 18, New York manager Jesse Marsch gathered his players at midfield, took hold of a microphone and turned to salute the supporters clubs in the South Ward. "I hope that we've made you proud... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Cup Playoffs conference semifinals quadrupleheader

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 12:56 AM
I'm including broadcasters this time, and I'm including Canadian coverage too since I have a lot of readers up there these days. The return legs for all four series will be played next Sunday, with the exact order of games still to be determined. E1. New York Red Bulls at E4. D.C. United, 3:00 p... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL, Serie A, UEFA Champions League

Friday, October 30, 2015, 10:32 PM
Liverpool at Chelsea 8:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) When Jurgen Klopp took over as Liverpool’s coach, he introduced himself as “The Normal One.” It was a tribute to Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho, who called himself “The Special One” when the Blues first hired him in 2004... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Cup Playoffs knockout round

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5:54 PM
All four knockout round games will be televised on UniMás in Spanish and English (via the SAP function on your remote control), and streamed live on Some teams will also offer English-language broadcasts in their local markets. For more details, as well as the schedule of... Read more

Union officially unveil Bethlehem Steel FC

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 3:50 PM
Updated Wednesday, October 28: I noted this as a rumored possibility in the original version of this post, and now it's official: the Union have appointed Brendan Burke as Bethlehm Steel's head coach. Burke served as the head coach of Reading United, the Union's PDL affiliate, from 2008 to 2013, and... Read more

Union hire Earnie Stewart as sporting director

Monday, October 26, 2015, 9:13 AM
The Union finally have made the long-awaited hire of a sporting director who will oversee all of the club's soccer operations - and that hire is a spectacular one. Earnie Stewart, a U.S. men's national team legend and U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame member, has agreed to take the job. Currently the technical... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald
Lauren Green Inquirer Staff Writer
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