Sunday, May 24, 2015

Philadelphia Union

Sons of Ben president discusses protest march

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 8:23 PM
Before Sunday's Union game against D.C. United, the Sons of Ben marched in protest from their pregame tailgate to the stadium. They raised a banner which read "UNION FANS DESERVE BETTER," and carried a coffin whose interior depicted Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz with the inscription "NICK SAKIEWICZ SERIAL... Read more

Jim Curtin confirms Rais Mbolhi won't play for Union anymore

Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:22 PM
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Spending time in Major League Soccer's most northwestern outpost naturally puts visitors at ease. This city's pristine waterfronts, abundant greenery and dramatic mountains make for a superb backdrop to a buzzing hive of modern urbanity. Jim Curtin and the Union are in sore need... Read more

A few details on Comcast, Univision Deportes and MLS

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:52 PM
A reminder: Today's @PhilaUnion vs. @FCDallas game is exclusively on Univision Deportes, which is not in HD in the Philadelphia market... — Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) March 21, 2015 When Comcast finally was compelled to stop protecting Telemundo and strike a carriage deal for UDN... Read more

Union game vs. FC Dallas postponed due to snow

Friday, March 20, 2015, 1:28 PM
The Union's game against FC Dallas, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night, has been rescheduled to 4 p.m. Saturday because of the snowstorm currently hitting the Philadelphia region. "After careful review and consultation with the participating clubs and local authorities, Major League Soccer... Read more

Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz reflect on MLS CBA negotiations

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:47 PM
Brian Carroll and Danny Cruz were the Philadelphia Union's two player reps for the dramatic collective bargaining negotiations between Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union. Now that the deal is done, the two midfielders took some time on Thursday to talk with reporters about the process.... Read more

MLS CBA uncertainty leaves Union's season opener in doubt

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:04 PM
After two preseason training stints in Florida, the Union are back in town and are preparing for Saturday’s season opener against the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park (4 p.m., 6ABC). There’s just one small problem: the game might not happen. Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union are... Read more

Union beat New York Red Bulls in preseason tournament finale

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:34 PM
The Union are coming home to start the 2015 season with a trophy in hand. Andrew Wenger scored a brace that bookended Fernando Aristeguieta's fourth of the preseason, as Philadephia beat the New York Red Bulls, 3-1, in the final of the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic in Bradenton, Fla. For much of the game... Read more

Union beat Columbus on penalties, reach IMG tournament final

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 5:00 PM
The Union concluded group stage play at the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic in Bradenton, Fla., with a 1-1 draw against the Columbus Crew. Columbus put the ball in the Union's net twice in the game's first few minutes, but both attempts were ruled out for offside. In the 27th minute, Fernando Aristeguieta... Read more

Union sign Philly native John McCarthy as 3rd GK; Andre Blake has knee surgery

Monday, February 23, 2015, 1:42 PM
Alright, put aside the goalkeeper jokes for a minute. The Union's news on Monday was actually rather serious. First, the team offiicaly announced the signing of John McCarthy as the third netminder on their depth chart. The move had been in the works for a while, as evidenced by McCarthy's 90-minute... Read more

Fernando Aristeguieta scores twice in Union debut

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 12:59 AM
Fernando Aristeguieta left quite a first impression Saturday night in his Union debut. Is that so. Just a day after officially joining the team on a season-long loan from French club Nantes, the Venezuelan striker scored two goals to help the Union rout London United, 6-0, in their second group stage... Read more
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