The Union's lack of scoring this year doesn't just look bad to the human eye. It looks bad by statistical measures too.
The New Jersey native had minor ankle surgery in January and missed Portland's first three matches of the National Women's Soccer League season, as well as multiple U.S. national team games.
The Bayern Munich and German national team legend believes the North American bid should overcome Morocco, but believes President Trump's criticism of immigrants has been a factor.
"Olivier is a guy that has, from the moment he came in [during] the preseason with the group, showed that he's a MLS-quality player," Curtin said after Wednesday's practice.
Mbaizo gives the Union needed depth at outside back. He could become a starter quickly, given Matthew Real's recent rough outings.
Bad weather and USWNT teammate Megan Rapinoe spoils the home debut of Carli Lloyd with Sky Blue FC.
Lincoln Financial Field will host a big-time soccer exhibition this summer, as five-time defending German champion Bayern Munich faces six-time defending Italian champion Juventus on July 25.
The Union's lack of success on the field is wearing on its once-rabid fan base.
It was clear to everyone who watched the Union's 2-0 home loss to Orlando City on Friday that a lot of things didn't work right. Haris Medunjanin wasn't afraid to say so, bluntly criticizing his team's performance.
Philadelphia Union fans have a little more than a month to send in their ideas.
Trusty and Real will be watched not just to see if the Union can snap a three-game winless skid. They will also be watched as potential U.S. national team players at the 2022 World Cup.
When Orlando City came to Talen Energy Stadium for last year's season finale against the Union, the visitors gave up six goals. They have kept on conceding ever since.
Sky Blue will play its home opener Sunday against the Seattle Reign. It will be a showdown of national team stars, as Carli Lloyd faces Megan Rapinoe.