Monday, February 8, 2016

2016 Bethlehem Steel schedule

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 3:03 PM
Here's the schedule for the debut season of Bethlehem Steel FC, the Union's new minor league team. Named after the legendary American soccer dynasty of the early 20th century, Steel competes in the USL, the third division of American soccer's league hierarchy. The team is owned and operated by the... Read more

FIFA Executive Committee's Moya Dodd champions reform from within

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 9:37 PM
When Moya Dodd walked on to the field at Vancouver's BC Place last July to be part of the Women's World Cup Final trophy presentation, she was met by a chorus of boos. That wasn't entirely intentional on the crowd's part. The booing was intentional, to be sure, as the public took advantage of a rare... Read more

Live updates: 2016 National Women's Soccer League draft

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 10:41 PM
BALTIMORE - Penn State's Raquel Rodriguez, who won the the MAC Hermann Trophy as the best player in women's college soccer last season, won't have to go far to start her professional career. She was picked by northern New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC with the No. 2 overall pick in Friday's National Women's... Read more

Live updates: 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 3:05 PM
BALTIMORE - Every year, we say the MLS draft is diminishing in importance. And most of the time, it's true. This one, though, is a big deal for the Union. They have the No. 3 and No. 6 picks, and the top of the draft pool is deep enough that both of those picks should be able to land serious MLS-caliber... Read more

Judge ends Peter Nowak's lawsuit against Union

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 8:22 PM
Updated on January 13: For much of the duration of Peter Nowak's lawsuit, he was out of the public spotlight. By coincidence (or so it seems), Nowak got a new job just a few days after proceedings ended. He has been hired by Lechia Gdansk, a club in the middle of the top division in Nowak's native... Read more

2016 Philadelphia Union schedule

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 10:59 AM
The Union's full 2016 season schedule has arrived. A couple quick highlights, becaucse for the most part it speaks for itself: - Steven Gerrard's Los Angeles Galaxy visit on May 11, a Wednesday night. It's not a certainty that Gerrard will be there, but he could make the cross-country trip. Or you... Read more

Spanking, dehydration and ignorance of concussions: New details about Peter Nowak's Union tenure

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 11:13 PM
After years of waiting, Union fans and observers across Major League Soccer now know the truth about just what happened during Nowak’s tempestuous tenure as the team's manager. On Tuesday, the federal judge presiding over Nowak's long-running wrongful termination lawsuit against the Philadelphia... Read more

2016 Major League Soccer national television schedule

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 9:22 PM
Major League Soccer's 2016 national television schedule is once again packed with big games spread across ESPN, Fox and Univision networks. The highlight is a return to coverage on an over-the-air English-language channel, as Fox airs four games on its broadcast channel. ESPN also has scheduled five... Read more

Union to open 2016 season at Dallas on March 6

Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 12:52 PM
Updated on Tuesday, January 5 and again on Thursday, January 7 For the first time since 2005, every team in Major League Soccer will play on opening day when the league's 21st season kicks off on March 6. MLS has announced the schedule of home openers for all 20 clubs. The Union's will be on Sunday... Read more

A history of soccer at Lincoln Financial Field

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 8:05 PM
The item was buried deep in the March 18, 2003 edition of the Inquirer, behind coverage of Phillies spring training, the Flyers and the NCAA tournament. Jim Thome had hit a pair of home runs against the Yankees, after all. Eric Desjardins, Tony Amonte and Sami Kapanen had scored in a win over the... Read more
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