November 17, 2014 NEW INVESTOR
Seltzer family joins Union ownership
CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union announced Monday David Seltzer and other family members have joined the club as investors. David Seltzer is a principal and co-founder of Mercator Advisors, a Philadelphia-based financial advisory firm formed in 2001.
November 14, 2014 NO TIMETABLE
Sporting Director search will be ongoing
The Philadelphia Union plans to hire a sporting director sometime in the future, but there is no definite timetable of when that hire will occur. In the interim consultant Rene Meulensteen will handle the role.
November 14, 2014 SPORTING MOVE
Union plans new hire, brings in Meulensteen as consultant
The Philadelphia Union's big announcement on Friday morning was that there will be an announcement sometime in the future that the club has hired a sporting director. In the meantime, the team has hired former Manchester United assistant René Meulensteen as a consultant who will advise Union ownership on all soccer operations, a move that will steer the direction of the club for the next five years.
And just as unsurprising, he is now the full-time head coach of the MLS club.
November 7, 2014 VOTE OF CONFIDENCE
Union name Curtin head coach
CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union interim team manager Jim Curtin got some job security on Friday when the team named him head coach. The Oreland, Pa., native took over for former team manager John Hackworth on June 10, 2014 and led the Union to an 11-6-6 mark in all competitions, including the team's first U.S. Open Cup final.
October 18, 2014 “WHAT OUR FANS DESERVE”
Union close out home slate with quality win over Sporting KC
CHESTER, Pa. – Two young guns who weren’t on the roster at the start of the 2014 season gave the Philadelphia Union a victory in the last home game of the year. With the playoffs no longer in the team’s sights and morale pretty low, Brian Brown and Pedro Ribeiro both scored goals as the Union earned a needed win on Saturday night, a 2-1 decision over Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park.
October 11, 2014 IT’S OVER
Union fall to Crew, ending playoff chance
CHESTER, Pa.---The Philadelphia Union’s inability to close out a game cost them what slim chance they had of making the playoffs, as they squandered a two-goal lead and fell 3-2 to the Columbus Crew at PPL Park Saturday night.