April 23, 2016 TOP OF THE HEAP
Win over NYC lifts Union into top spot in MLS East
CHESTER, Pa. – As the blood continued to drip down Chris Pontius’ face, it was evident that he might have to be shut down for the rest of the match. Luckily, the Philadelphia Union training staff was able to get the nasty cut under control because Pontius scored a clutch first goal and played a stellar all-around match.
April 23, 2016 SHUTOUT AGAINST THE CITY
Union blank NYC FC 2-0
CHESTER, Pa. – Chris Pontius and C.J. Sapong each scored one goal and the defense took care of the rest in a 2-0 Philadelphia Union victory over New York City FC Saturday before a lively sellout crowd of 18,681 at Talen Energy Stadium.
April 22, 2016 NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Union prepare to host NYC FC on Saturday
New York City FC spent a ton of money compiling its roster, but six weeks into the team's second season, it still hasn’t translated into success on the pitch. That being said, the club's plethora of talent will provide a huge challenge for the Philadelphia Union when they meet Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium (4pm, 6abc).
April 19, 2016 PROMISING DEBUT
Rookie defender Yaro holds his own against Sounders
Joshua Yaro was selected No. 2 overall by the Philadelphia Union in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, but hadn’t been selected to the final 18 through the first five league matches. It finally happened in the sixth match, which wound up being a hard-fought 2-1 loss last Saturday night at Seattle Sounders FC
April 14, 2016 DOWN BUT FAR FROM OUT
Union respectful of struggling Sounders
Forget the record. Seattle Sounders FC is off to a less-than-stellar 1-3-1 start (four points) this season as they prepare to host the Philadelphia Union (3-2-0, nine points) in their only meeting Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET at CenturyLink Field (Comcast).
April 8, 2016 "IT'S A NEW UNION"
Philly's confidence growing as season progresses
CHESTER, Pa. – Tranquillo Barnetta has lined up for a free kick from 30 yards out in training on countless occasions with a wall of defenders blocking his path. The ball rarely goes in. When it counted most, Friday in the 90th minute against a quality opponent, Barnetta came up clutch and converted.
April 2, 2016 COMING UP SHORT
Union win streak snapped by Fire
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The ball was fluttering through the wind. It got so bad that many corner kicks ended up being taps because of the blustery conditions. With the wind chill, the temperature hovered in the low ‘20s. Some would say it’s a typical Major League Soccer match in early April, especially at the Chicago Fire's Toyota Park.
April 2, 2016 SEEING RED
Creavalle ejected, Union lose 1-0 to Chicago Fire
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Kennedy Igboananike’s goal in the 51st minute was all the offense the Chicago Fire needed as they registered their first victory of the season with a 1-0 win over the visiting Philadelphia Union on a windy and snowy Saturday at Toyota Park.
March 30, 2016
Rookie Rosenberry making a place for himself with Union
The last few months have been a whirlwind for Keegan Rosenberry. It started at the MLS SuperDraft, when the Philadelphia Union selected the former Georgetown standout defender with the No. 3 overall pick. From there, Rosenberry stamped his place on the club and has been rewarded with three starts in the Union’s surprising 2-1-0 opening this season.
March 30, 2016 FAN BOARD
Union supporters set regular meetings at stadium
CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union will launch a Fan Advisory Board that will begin regularly scheduled meetings in June, the team announced Wednesday. The board will consist of 15-20 members and meet throughout the year at Talen Energy Stadium. Applications will be available at PhiladelphiaUnion.com and must be submitted by April 13.
March 20, 2016 TWO IN A ROW
Union win another, blank Revs 3-0
CHESTER, Pa. – C.J. Sapong scored two goals and Sebastien Le Toux added a late goal leading the Philadelphia Union to their second straight victory, a 3-0 win over the New England Revolution Sunday afternoon before an announced crowd of 17,027 at Talen Energy Stadium.
March 6, 2016 SCHOOLED
Union take loss to FCD as a learning experience
In preparation for a season-opening match at FC Dallas, the Philadelphia Union coaching staff emphasized how vital it would be to get off to a strong start. The Union never got started at all -- definitely not the ideal way open the season.
February 23, 2016 SLOWED MO
Recovering Edu unlikely to be ready for Union opener against FC Dallas
As the regular season opener inches closer, it looks as if Philadelphia Union captain Maurice Edu will be on the sidelines. While head coach Jim Curtin didn’t officially rule Edu out for the opener on March 6 at FC Dallas during his weekly conference call on Wednesday, the prognosis sounded very doubtful.
February 23, 2016 CLASS SIGNING
Missimo inks with Union
CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union have signed midfielder Cole Missimo, the team announced Tuesday. Missimo was selected with the No. 64 overall selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and will become the fifth member of the draft class to join the Union.
February 20, 2016 TWO-TIMERS
Union edge Rowdies in Suncoast Invitational
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union improved to 2-0-0 in the Suncoast Invitational with a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday night. Defender Ken Tribbett headed in Ilsinho’s corner in the 17th minute and Leo Fernandes finished an Ilsinho assist in the 29th minute.
February 19, 2016 EARNING A PLACE
Union signs draft choice Washington
CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union has signed defender Taylor Washington, the team announced Friday. Selected with the No. 23 overall selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, Washington becomes the fourth member of the draft class to join the Union.
February 17, 2016 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACTION
Union ties D.C. United in Suncoast Invitational
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Philadelphia Union midfielder Chris Pontius made his first appearance count against D.C. United, his former club, Wednesday. Pontius helped set up the Union’s goal in the first half, then was whistled for a penalty in the second half of a 1-1 tie in the Suncoast Invitational.
February 6, 2016 LOTS IN RESERVE
Union falls to Armada in preseason opener
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union opened preseason with a 1-0 loss to the Jacksonville Armada FC at Community First Park at The Baseball Grounds Saturday night. The Union used 31 players, each receiving at least a half hour of playing time.
February 3, 2016 ON SCHEDULE
Edu's rehab on track for 2016 season
Maurice Edu struggled in more ways than one down the stretch last season. In addition to all his team's losses – 17 of them, to be exact – the Philadelphia Union center back and captain was dealing with pain from a sports hernia. Edu had surgery in October and is still on the mend.
McDermott, the Philadelphia Union’s new Chief Business Officer, will have responsibility for overseeing the club’s business operations and working closely with their USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC, and the Philadelphia Union Academy.
January 29, 2016 SHAPING UP
Union begin rigorous preseason
After finishing 10-17-7 and missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, the Philadelphia Union clearly needed to make changes. That they’ve done.
January 21, 2016 STARTING UP
Union announce preseason plans
The Philadelphia Union will begin preseason training at the University of Pennsylvania Sunday, the team announced Thursday. The Union will host its annual open training session for fans at YSC Sports in Wayne, Pa., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday.
January 20, 2016 RETURNING
Union re-signs Brian Carroll
The Philadelphia Union has re-signed midfielder Brian Carroll, the team announced Wednesday. Carroll, 34, has been with the Union since 2011 and was a part of MLS’s inaugural free agency class this offseason before electing to re-sign with the Union.
January 19, 2016 TWO MORE PICKS
Union drafts defender Lurie, midfielder Missimo
The Philadelphia Union selected Mitchell Lurie and Cole Missimo in the final rounds of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday. The Union selected Lurie with the third pick in the third round (No. 44 overall) and Missimo with the third pick in the fourth round (No. 64 overall).
January 15, 2016 GOING FOR DEPTH
Union bulk up the backline at MLS SuperDraft
Heading into the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, it was obvious that the Union needed help on the backline. They selected Georgetown defenders Joshua Yaro (No. 2) and Keegan Rosenberry (No. 3). Philadelphia then nabbed Creighton midfielder Fabian Herbers at No. 6 and George Mason left back Taylor Washington at No. 23.
January 14, 2016 SOLID SUPERDRAFT
Union nab four solid prospects
Until they prove their mettle in a Philadelphia Union uniform, no one will ever know if Thursday's four MLS SuperDraft selections will be considered successful. They sure look good on paper, though.
January 12, 2016 SPEEDY MOVE
Union acquires Walter Restrepo from Cosmos
The Philadelphia Union have acquired winger Walter Restrepo from the New York Cosmos for an undisclosed transfer fee, the club announced Tuesday. Michael Lahoud will join New York on loan for the duration of the 2016 season.
January 7, 2016 SEVENTH SEASON
Union will open at Dallas, close against Red Bulls
The Philadelphia Union released its 34-match regular season schedule Thursday, following the official announcement from MLS. The Union will open its seventh season at FC Dallas March 6 and conclude the season at Talen Energy Stadium against the New York Red Bulls Oct. 23. The team’s home opener will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20 against New England with the game aired live on 6abc.
December 10, 2015 ROSTER MOVES
Union pick up seven options, drop nine
CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union has picked up the contract options of Eric Ayuk, Leo Fernandes, Sebastien Le Toux, Richie Marquez, Vincent Nogueira, Zach Pfeffer and C.J. Sapong. They will join Tranquillo Barnetta, Andre Blake, Maurice Edu, Raymon Gaddis and John McCarthy, who were already under contract for the 2016 season.
December 1, 2015 PPL PARK NO MORE
Talen Energy takes over naming rights to Union Stadium
Long gone are the days when a stadium's name was an almost eternal part of the community like Connie Mack Stadium, Veterans Stadium and the Spectrum. After just six years, PPL Park is getting a new name. With the recent mergers in the power industry Talen Energy (formerly PPL EnergyPlus) is taking over the naming rights to the home of the Philadelphia Union.
November 3, 2015 A FINALIST
Union up for Fair Play Award
NEW YORK--The Philadelphia Union are a finalist for the Major League Soccer Fair Play award, which the club won in 2014. The Union are finalists along with Seattle Sounders FC and Los Angeles Galaxy.
October 28, 2015 "I ONLY WANT TO PLAY HERE"
Le Toux, Union talking contract
Following a disappointing 10-win season and missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, the Philadelphia Union realize they have a bevy of decisions ahead. One of the biggest deals with the contract of Sebastien Le Toux.
October 25, 2015 POSITIVE FINISH
Union edge Lions 1-0 to end season with win
CHESTER, Pa. – Sebastien Le Toux converted a penalty kick in the 41st minute and that was all the offense the Philadelphia Union needed as they closed out the 2015 MLS campaign with a 1-0 victory over Orlando City SC Sunday night before a crowd of 17,309 at PPL Park.
October 18, 2015 BULL-IED
Union routed by Red Bulls, 4-1
HARRISON, NJ -- The New York Red Bulls scored early and often against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, starting with the fastest goal in MLS history and finishing with a 4-1 win at Red Bull Arena.
October 16, 2015 STILL MOTIVATED
Union ready to put best foot forward against Red Bulls on Sunday
After losing in the championship match of the U.S. Open Cup and then officially being eliminated from the playoff chase, the Philadelphia Union still must finish the season. There are two league matches remaining, starting with Sunday’s battle against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena (3pm, Comcast).