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).
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.