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Archives: Philadelphia Union

He Comes Full Circle – Le Toux Returns To Philly

Posted on by Earl Reed

“Who says you can’t go home?” Those are the words of a popular song by rocker and former Philadelphia Soul owner Jon Bon Jovi. They may also be the words of Sebastien Le Toux, another adopted son of a city … Continue reading

Red Bulls Dominate Philadelphia 3-0, Cruise Into Playoffs

Posted on by Earl Reed

While much of the I-95 Corridor was preparing for a likely natural disaster, the New York Red Bulls put the finishing touches on the disaster known as the 2012 Philadelphia Union season. New York rode two tallies by Kenny Cooper … Continue reading

Midweek Recap – Chicago Stumbles Again, Whitecaps Continue Chivas USA Misery

Posted on by Earl Reed

Two matches on Wednesday night, two completely different results for the playoff teams involved. Chicago 1:3 Philadelphia What is happening to Chicago? This is the second match in a row where the Fire looked outclassed. While that kind of result … Continue reading

Union Loss To Crew Punctuates Their August Swoon

Posted on by Earl Reed

Another year, another winless August for the Philadelphia Union. But unlike 2011, the team didn’t have a fast start to rest upon, and now they sit at a point where the MLS Cup Playoffs are a fading image. On Wednesday … Continue reading

Where Is The Referee Improvement In MLS?

Posted on by Earl Reed

3 Red Cards. A fight. A penalty retaken. These things, when combined, might be seen in one full weekend of action in any other soccer league in the world. Yet it all happened in a single night of Major League Soccer action. … Continue reading

Cooper’s Brace Downs The Union

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

  On a lovely Saturday afternoon with less heat and less humidity the Red Bulls were about to finish up a three game home stand within seven days as they hosted the Philadelphia Union. Even thought this matchup has been … Continue reading

Wild Finish Gives Union 2-1 Victory Over Montreal

Posted on by Earl Reed

A match that appeared to be headed to a scoreless draw came alive in the final 10 minutes, as the Philadelphia Union prevailed 2-1, beating back the Montreal Impact with a stoppage time goal by Carlos Valdes. The tactical match … Continue reading

Sporting Kansas City Frustrates Philadelphia 2-0

Posted on by Earl Reed

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup resumed on Wednesday night, with the first semifinal pitting the Philadelphia Union against visiting Sporting Kansas City. The Union had recently pounded Kansas City 4-0 in league play, the first win in the John … Continue reading

Union Finds A Playmaker In Farfan

Posted on by Earl Reed

If there are two things that Philadelphia Union fans have craved over the last two seasons, it’s a steady lineup and a playmaking midfielder. It turns out that the first, combined with some shrewd personnel deployment, has begotten the second. … Continue reading

To The Semis: Union Topples Harrisburg 5-2

Posted on by Earl Reed

The Harrisburg City Islanders, a USL-Pro side in the third division of the US pyramid, had previously shown that they could overcome a 3 goal deficit against an MLS squad. On Tuesday evening, a repeat of their 3rd Round heroics … Continue reading

Offense Explodes As Union Pounds KC 4-0

Posted on by Earl Reed

Soccer can be a cruel sport. Dominance doesn’t always equal points, and the last two matches at PPL Park have proven that. After being zapped late by D.C. United to lose 1-0 last weekend while dominating possession and shots taken, … Continue reading

New Coaches and Same Results for MLS Teams

Posted on by Robert Hay

For Toronto and Philadelphia, the “international break” was an opportunity for renewal and revival.  Both teams had miserable starts to the season but both still were in shouting distance of fifth place in the Eastern Conference.  For the Union, the … Continue reading

Long Since Time For Nowak To Go

Posted on by Earl Reed

Relationships are tough. The wide range of emotions that flood one’s psyche can cloud the senses and make things seem better (or worse) than they really are. Remorse, nostalgia, jealousy, betrayal, lust – well on a soccer blog, that last … Continue reading

Philadelphia Wins In Rainy U.S. Open Cup Affair

Posted on by Earl Reed

The new-look U.S. Open Cup saw most of the American-based Major League Soccer clubs in action on Tuesday evening. At PPL Park, the Philadelphia Union rode two goals from Freddy Adu to outmatch the visiting USL-Pro side Rochester Rhinos, 3-0. … Continue reading

Union’s Old Guard Dwindles To None With Califf Trade

Posted on by Earl Reed

Mwanga. McInerney. Torres. Okugo. Williams. What do these names have in common? Besides all being under the age of 23, as of today they are the only remnants of the inaugural 2010 Philadelphia Union season. The Union continued with their … Continue reading

Red Bulls Get First Win At PPL Park

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

This is a series that has been topsy-turvy over the course of the 2+ years of existence. This is why you have to be ready for a match like this. This is why you expect something this screwy to go … Continue reading

Penalty Yields Union First Victory, 1-0

Posted on by Earl Reed

After a month without a win to start the 2012 season, Peter Nowak’s squad took full advantage of a first half penalty to overcome the visiting Columbus Crew, 1-0. Gabriel Gomez scored the lone goal, his second in Union colors. … Continue reading

Zéro-Zéro: Return Of Le Toux Leads To Goalless Draw

Posted on by Earl Reed

Sebastien Le Toux came back to Philadelphia on Saturday as expected to face his former club. To the relief of Union fans, the defense they saw in 2011 also reappeared, earning the home team their first point of the 2012 … Continue reading