By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 26, 2014) US Soccer Players - It’s hard to feel too badly for the Philadelphia Union, considering that their current predicament is completely of their own making. It’s not the first time they have found themselves in this position. The predicament in question is the ongoing internal debate over the future status of interim head coach Jim Curtin. The . . .
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By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 1, 2015) US Soccer Players - Sometimes teams lose, organizations fail, and fans moan. It’s part of sports, a condition that is as old as the games we raise to oversized levels of importance in our daily lives. If there are winners - and therefore well-run teams - there must be losers - and therefore poorly run teams. Zero sum games work like that. . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 11, 2019) US Soccer Players - A famous movie maker once opined that 80 percent of life is just showing up. Sometimes the most striking way to make a statement, however, is not showing up at all. That’s what the Philadelphia Union did this week. It’s no secret that the MLS SuperDraft has steadily drifted towards the periphery of Major League Soccer’s player . . .
After spending the 2014 MLS season with the Philadelphia Union on loan from Stoke City, USMNT midfielder Maurice Edu made his return to MLS permanent. “I couldn’t be happier to permanently return to Philadelphia and to play in front of our great fans,” Edu said in a press statement. “I believe in this team’s future and am excited to be an integral part of that.” Philadelphia Union technical . . .
Two struggling MLS Eastern Conference teams met at PPL Park on Thursday night, with the Philadelphia Union drawing 1-1 with the Chicago Fire. With Philadelphia trying to move into the 5th and final playoff place over the last month of the season, giving up two points in stoppage time could prove crucial. The goals came late in a game shown on ESPN2. Amobi Okugo scored for Philadelphia in the 88th . . .
By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 22, 2014) US Soccer Players - Pity the fan of the dysfunctional MLS club, if only for the salient fact that it’s nearly impossible to know who to blame when things go wrong. Losing is hard to take. Missing the MLS playoffs despite high expectations is not easy to stomach. Yet, when fans turn to the only tool at their disposal outside of boycotting games - . . .
Maurice Edu's return to MLS became official on Monday afternoon, with the Philadelphia Union confirming that they'd signed the USMNT midfielder from Stoke City on-loan for 2014. Philadelphia has an option to make the loan permanent at the end of the season. “As a U.S. international with experience playing against some of the best competition in the world, Maurice adds a wealth of knowledge, skill . . .
The Philadelphia Union wait on the winner of the Seattle Sounders vs Chicago Fire game to see who they face in the 2014 US Open Cup final. Philadelphia advanced with a penalty win over FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Tuesday. The game finished regulation tied 1-1 with Philadelphia's Amobi Okugo opening the scoring in the 47th minute. Fabian Castillo equalized for FC Dallas in the 81st minute. In . . .
The Philadelphia Union announced on Tuesday that John Hackworth had been 'relieved of duties.' Hackworth took the Philadelphia Union coaching job on an interim basis in June, 2012. Prior to that, he served as an assistant under Union coach Peter Nowak. Both Nowak and Hackworth joined the club from the USMNT coaching staff under then head coach Bob Bradley. "We are a very ambitious club and . . .
Week 7 of the 2015 MLS season started on Wednesday night with NYCFC drawing with the Philadelphia Union at Yankee Stadium. This was a quick rematch after the Union beat NYCFC 2-1 at PPL Park in Week 6. Mehdi Ballouchy opened the scoring for NYCFC in the 57th minute with the Union equalizing in the 86th through a CJ Sapong goal. NYCFC outshot Philadelphia 17 to 12 but only put five of those on . . .