August 14, 2014 BACK IN THE MIX
White emerging as a key man in the Union defense
One of the first things Interim Manager Jim Curtin did when he took over the helm of the Philadelphia Union was to put Ethan White on the field. The center back, who also has featured in the Union’s U.S. Open Cup matches, will look to make it six straight Major League soccer starts on Friday, when Philadelphia faces off against Houston ( 9 p.m. NBC Sports).
August 12, 2014 SEMI-TOUGH
Union outlast FC Dallas to advance to Open Cup Final
FRISCO, TX – The Philadelphia Union have made the most of their U.S. Open Cup matches. Late game heroics, results that needed extra time to be resolved, and a mid-game storm stoppage have all occurred during the Union’s Open Cup competitions. With the excitement of the contests that preceded, it was only fitting that Tuesday’s semifinal game against FC Dallas needed penalties for Philadelphia to earn the right to move on in the tournament, 1-1 (4-3).
August 9, 2014 VALUABLE WIN
Union continue climb up Eastern Conference table
CHESTER, Pa. – The roar of the crowd as his name was announced over the PA system and the chorus of “Carlos Valdes” chants that rang throughout PPL Park on Saturday night made it apparent that the Philadelphia Union’s contest against Montreal was all about the return of the Colombian defender.
August 9, 2014 LE TOUX DELIVERS AGAIN
Scores two to lead Union past Montreal
CHESTER, Pa. – Another terrific effort from Sebastien Le Toux powered the Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night at PPL Park. The Union are now unbeaten in their last five league matches, going 2-0-3 in that span.
August 4, 2014 HE’S BACK
Valdes returns to Union
CHESTER, Pa.--As he walked into the media room at PPL Park for a press conference early Monday afternoon, Carlos Valdes had something he wanted to say. “Carlos Valdes is back,” the Colombian defender announced.
July 31, 2014 SIX-POINTER
Union face key conference match in Kansas City on Friday
With the acquisition of Algerian National goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi and subsequent whirlwind surrounding the newest addition to the Philadelphia Union roster, it makes sense that the majority of the attention bestowed upon the Union this week hasn’t been about upcoming matches.
July 25, 2014 PROVING GROUND
Andre Blake gets a chance to impress against Crystal Palace
CHESTER, Pa. – All season long, Andre Blake has been sitting on the Philadelphia Union bench waiting for an opportunity to show his stuff. Besides a couple of starts in U.S. Open Cup games and appearances in exhibition contests, the former number one pick hasn’t been able to show all he can do between the pipes. He got a chance in Friday’s international friendly with Crystal Palace, and came up big with six saves.
July 25, 2014 SMALL DIFFERENCE
With own goal, Union fall to Crystal Palace
CHESTER, Pa. – On a bye week that saw the Philadelphia Union off from training on Monday and Tuesday, a first-half own goal was the difference, as the Union dropped its international friendly with Crystal Palace, 1-0, at PPL Park.
July 23, 2014 NO HOLDING BACK
Healthy Le Toux making his mark on the Union
You don’t have to watch the Philadelphia Union play soccer for a full 90 minutes to see Sebastien Le Toux is all over the field. Give him five, ten, maybe fifteen minutes, and the impact the 30-year old midfielder has for Philadelphia will become quite apparent.