Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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