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).
October 15, 2015 SUCCESSFUL SURGERY
Maurice Edu to miss last two Union games
CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union defender Maurice Edu had successful surgery to repair a sports hernia and it will cause him to miss the final two games of the 2015 season. Edu will be ready for the start of the 2016 preseason.
October 3, 2015 IT'S OFFICIAL
Union playoff hunt ends with loss to Toronto
TORONTO--Call it a case of two clubs going in completely opposite directions. Toronto FC inched closer to its first playoff berth in franchise history with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union Saturday at BMO Field.
September 30, 2015 HEARTBREAKINGLY CLOSE
Union lose Open Cup final in pks
CHESTER, Pa. – This was a maddening case of déjà vu. For the second straight year, the Philadelphia Union fell in the championship match of the U.S. Open Cup on their home pitch. Sporting Kansas City outlasted the Union, 7-6, in a thrilling set of penalty kicks Wednesday at PPL Park and won the U.S. Open Cup for the third time following trophies in 2004 and ’12.
September 22, 2015 MAKING THE LEAP
Marquez becoming a staple in back for the Union
CHESTER, Pa. – What a meteoric rise. It wasn’t that long ago that Richie Marquez was competing in Division III for the University of the Redlands in California. While that may seem light years away from Major League Soccer, Marquez doesn’t view it that way.
September 20, 2015 LIFE SUPPORT
Union pick up vital three points against Houston
CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union’s faint playoff hopes remain alive. Tranquillo Barnetta and C.J. Sapong each scored one goal and the defense did the rest in a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo Sunday night before an announced crowd of 14,784 at PPL Park.
September 8, 2015 TURN OUT THE VOTE
Fans can have say in Bethlehem team's name
CHESTER, Pa. — The fan vote for the Philadelphia Union’s USL team name will start today at 2 p.m., the club announced. Fans have the option to vote on four different names as well as submitting their own ideas for the USL team that will play their matches at Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University starting in 2016.
August 29, 2015 SHOOTING BLANKS
Union come up empty against New England
CHESTER, Pa. – Diego Fagundez’s goal in the 51st minute was all the offense mustered, but it was enough to propel the New England Revolution past the Philadelphia Union, 1-0, before a crowd of 17,117 Saturday night at PPL Park.
August 28, 2015 ON WAIVERS
Union drop Raymond Lee
CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union have waived defender Raymond Lee. A rookie out of Saint Louis University, Lee was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft with the No. 71 overall pick.
August 19, 2015 A TEAM OF THEIR OWN
Union to put USL team in Lehigh Valley
BETHLEHEM, Pa.--Philadelphia Union will own and operate a USL team in Bethlehem starting in the 2016 season, the club announced Wednesday at a formal press conference at Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University.
August 16, 2015 NO WINNERS
3-3 draw doesn't help either Union or Fire
CHESTER, Pa. – Fernando Aristeguieta, Fabinho and Sebastien Le Toux each scored one goal, but the Philadelphia Union had to settle for a 3-3 draw with the Chicago Fire before a crowd of 17,608 Sunday night at PPL Park.
August 12, 2015
Union headed to second straight Open Cup final
CHESTER, Pa. – There were no champagne bottles popping, not even high-fives throughout the victorious locker room. Not yet. It will take one more win before any of that happens.
August 8, 2015 LUCKLESS DRAW
Union settle for 0-0 tie with Orlando City
ORLANDO--The Philadelphia Union needed three points. They got one. Despite playing in a difficult atmosphere against Orlando City SC (7-10-7) Saturday night at the Citrus Bowl, the Union (6-13-5), created several quality scoring chances only to settle for a scoreless draw.
August 5, 2015 THIRD IN LINE
Union would host Open Cup final if they face KC
CHICAGO--In order for the Philadelphia Union to host the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final at PPL park, they not only have to defeat the Chicago Fire next Wednesday, but they also need Sporting Kansas City to defeat Real Salt Lake in the other semi-final match.
August 1, 2015 THIRD STRAIGHT LOSS
Union fall to Red Bulls 3-1
CHESTER, Pa. – Sacha Kljestan, Bradley Wright-Phillips and Anatole Abang each scored in the second half and the New York Red Bulls defeated the Philadelphia Union, 3-1, Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 18,883 at PPL Park.
July 29, 2015 SWISS IMPORT
Union sign midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta
CHESTER, Pa. – It looks like the Philadelphia Union has made their summer signing, and while other MLS clubs were picking up the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba and Gio dos Santos, the Union have acquired midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta via a free transfer.
July 27, 2015 TERMINATED
Union end Carlos Valdes contract
CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union and MLS have mutually terminated the contract with defender Carlos Valdes, the club announced Monday. The defender has been on loan with Nacional of the Uruguayan Primera Division since February.
July 21, 2015 BIGGEST WIN EVER
Shorthanded Union prevail over Red Bulls in pks
HARRISON, NJ--Jim Curtin didn’t mince words. The Philadelphia Union head coach has been a part of numerous big victories in his brief stint in charge. But this latest win -- a result of penalty kicks which pushed the Union past the New York Red Bulls in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup Tuesday at Red Bull Arena – stood out above the rest.
July 21, 2015 FINDING A WAY THROUGH
Union advance in Open Cup on penalties
HARRISON, N.J. – The Philadelphia Union prevailed over the New York Red Bulls on penalty kicks on Tuesday, winning their US Open Cup quarterfinal match at Red Bull Arena despite a 40th-minute ejection, allowing a goal in the fourth-minute of second-half injury time and seeing a ball hit the post in extra time.
July 13, 2015 STAYING FOCUSED
Wenger perseveres through slump
CHESTER, Pa. – Going 21 matches without a goal will draw boos. Especially in Philadelphia. But Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin kept calling upon Andrew Wenger. And the forward came through with a huge goal in what wound up as a 3-0 victory over the Portland Timbers last Saturday night at PPL Park.
July 8, 2015 HAT TRICK HERO
Taylor-Parkes leads Union U16s over New England
CHESTER, Pa.-- Raheem Taylor-Parkes scored three goals to lead the Philadelphia Union U16s to a 5-3 exctra time win over the New England Revolution in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy quarterfinal match at PPL Park’s Training Grounds.
For only the sixth time, the USA's Hope Solo and Germany's Nadine Angerer will meet in a game.
June 29, 2015 OPEN SEASON
Union Cup run continues Tuesday against DC United at PPL Park
CHESTER, Pa. – There are three trophies available to win in Major League Soccer. The Philadelphia Union nearly captured one of them last season but ultimately fell to Seattle Sounders FC, 3-1, in the championship game of the U.S. Open Cup at PPL Park. That loss stung for a while because the Union came so close. A new season brings a whole new opportunity.
June 24, 2015 SAPONG SHOCKS THE SOUNDERS
Union top Seattle, 1-0
CHESTER, Pa. – C.J. Sapong’s goal in the 69th minute lifted the Philadelphia Union over Western Conference power Seattle Sounders FC, 1-0, before a crowd of 18,072 Wednesday night at PPL Park.
June 24, 2015 BACK FROM CAROLINA
Union's Catic returns from loan to NASL club
CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union forward Dzenan Catic has returned to the team after his loan ended with the Carolina RailHawks. Catic was loaned out on May 8 in exchange for goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre. While in Carolina, he played in four games and started one.