Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Philadelphia Union

Valdés may be leaving Union again; Curtin says 'there will be signings'

Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:58 PM
The Union hoped to open preseason training without the drama that has clouded past winters. And they almost got away with it. Just three of the 35 players on the preseason roster weren't on the field when the team kicked off its first official practice session Monday morning at YSC Sports in Wayne... Read more

Union release 2015 preseason training camp roster

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3:54 PM
The Union will officially open preseason training on Monday at YSC Sports in Wayne. Ahead of the first full practice, the team put out its preseason roster on Sunday. It includes some trialists and academy prospects who've been invited to train with the first team. Goalkeepers (5): Andre Blake, Rais... Read more

Union add defensive depth in late rounds of MLS SuperDraft

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4:09 PM
After the first two rounds of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft took place last week amid glitz and glamour of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the final two rounds were confined to a conference call. By the time the rapid-fire half-hour of selections was over, the Union had reeled in two players... Read more

Union to spend preseason in Clearwater

Monday, January 19, 2015, 11:38 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

Rene Meulensteen opens up about his role with the Union

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2:03 AM
To wrap up coverage of this year's NSCAA Convention, I wanted to go back to an event on Friday that was of consequence for Union fans, but might have flown a little bit under the radar for some people. Rene Meulensteen was in town this week, and he was pretty busy. On Thursday, he joined Union owner... Read more

Manolo Sanchez hopes to earn place in MLS SuperDraft spotlight

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 4:16 PM
Manolo Sanchez could just as easily have been a baseball player instead of a soccer player. The University City native spent as much time on diamonds as rectangular fields while growing up. But once soccer really took hold of him, it never let go. Over the years, the world's game has led Sanchez... Read more

Union secure transfer of Maurice Edu, agree multi-year contract

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 1:32 PM
UPDATE: The deal was finally made official on January 14. When the Union brought Maurice Edu to PPL Park last offseason, they did so via a year-long loan from England's Stoke City, which owned his rights. That loan expired after the 2014 campaign, which meant that if Edu was to stay here, a transfer... Read more

2015 Philadelphia Union schedule

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 1:59 PM
The Union’s 2015 schedule has been unveiled. It features at least nine national TV games, with kickoff times for the last two weeks of the season still to be fully determined. First up is a home game against the Colorado Rapids on March 7. It's just the second time since the team launched in... Read more

Union loan Zac MacMath to Colorado Rapids

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 4:02 PM
It's no secret that the Union have spent many months trying to get rid of goalkeeper Zac MacMath. They tried repeatedly to trade him, to no avail. They left him unprotected in the expansion draft in the hope that Orlando City or New York City FC would take him, and neither did. So they were yet again... Read more

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
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