Saturday, December 20, 2014

Philadelphia Union

Union to kick off 2015 with March 7 home game vs. Colorado

Friday, December 19, 2014, 11:01 AM
For just the second time in team history, the Union will play their regular season opener on home soil. They'll host the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park on Saturday, March 7. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m., and I'm told the game is likely to be televised on WPVI-6. A week later, the Union will head to the... Read more

Union to spend preseason in Clearwater

Friday, December 19, 2014, 10:00 AM
The Philadelphia Union will have a "spring training" trip of their own in 2015, and it will be right next door to the Phillies' longtime home in Clearwater. Jim Curtin's squad will spend much of February on the soccer fields at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, which is literally across a street from... Read more

Union lose Pedro Ribeiro to Orlando in expansion draft

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2:41 PM
The Union only lost one player in Wednesday's expansion draft, but it was a player for whom many observers had high hopes. Brazilian forward/midfielder hybrid Pedro Ribeiro is headed to Orlando City. Ribeiro made nine appearances for the Union in 2014, his rookie season. He scored two goals in nine... Read more

Union put Zac MacMath, Rais Mbolhi in expansion draft pool

Monday, December 8, 2014, 8:13 PM
Here's the list of players that the Union have made available for Orlando City and New York City FC to take in the Expansion Draft, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10: Goalkeepers: Zac MacMath, Rais Mbolhi Defenders: Austin Berry, Richard Marquez Midfielders: Corben Bone, Brian... Read more

Union trade Amobi Okugo to Orlando, acquire C.J. Sapong

Monday, December 8, 2014, 5:11 PM
Major League Soccer's half-day trading window ahead of the December 10 expansion draft included two significant deals by the Union. The first move sent midfielder Amobi Okugo, the last remaining player from the team's inaugural season in 2010, to expansion club Orlando City. In exchange, the Union... Read more

After a disappointing season, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz faces winter full of questions

Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:48 AM
For as much as Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz has said publicly that he can brush off the heat aimed at him from fans, there's no doubt that he understands both the quantity and sharpness of the criticism that has come his way in recent weeks. He would not be human if it wasn't affecting him... Read more

Philadelphia Union 2014 player salaries as of September 29

Monday, September 29, 2014, 9:16 PM
The Major League Soccer Players' Union skipped over its midsummer release of salary figures this year, but made up for that by filling its annual September release with lots of news. As this release includes signings during the summer transfer window, we now know how much the Union are paying goalkeeper... Read more

Union to remove interim tag from manager Jim Curtin

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:17 PM
Updated Wednesday afternoon: As you'll see in the above video from the Inquirer's Marc Narducci, Jim Curtin announced at his weekly press conference Wednesday that officially, he is still the Union's interim manager. "I'm still fighting to have the interim tag dropped," Curtin said. "To be honest... Read more

Live video: Soccer Morning with NASN and Soccerly.com, September 16

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:18 AM
Jason Davis is out for another day, so I have been invited back for a return engagement in the Soccer Morning host's chair. You can watch the show via YouTube - I'll mbed the video when it goes live. I'll be joined by two guests today. First up will be Alicia Rodriguez, author of The Goat Parade,... Read more

Live chat: Union vs. Sounders U.S. Open Cup preview

Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:29 PM
Throughout this week, Philly.com and the Seattle Times are collaborating on some projects to bring you enhanced coverage of the U.S. Open Cup final between the Union and the Sounders. You have already seen the video preview that I hosted Monday with Matt Pentz, the Times' Sounders beat writer, previewing... Read more
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