CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 02: Justin Braun #17 of Chivas USA plays the ball during the MLS match against the Philadelphia Union at The Home Depot Center on October 2, 2011 in Carson, California. The Union and Chivas USA played to a 1-1 draw. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
The Philly Soccer Page " The Union watch US Open Cup final with interest
Peter Nowak may be rooting for the Chicago Fire to get their fifth US Open Cup title (10pm, Fox Soccer), but the rest of the Union might want to pull for Seattle.
I am pretty sure that number 1 is no surprise, Stefani Miglioranzi (91) followed very closely by Juan Diego Gonzalez (88). Both players we picked almost unanimously by voters. The un-Fab Four were rounded out by, Thorne Holder (82) and Levi Houapeu (81).
True, nothing can take the shine off an exciting victory over a regional rival like a 3000 mile plane flight, but with so much on the line, it was hard to imagine the Union would not find the energy needed to match Chivas USA. Against a team who knows how to score goals and push numbers forward, the Union’s best defense was to keep the home side off the attack with tidy ball possession and potent attack of their own.
CARSON, Calif. - An opportunity for the Union to regain first place in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference disintegrated with just seconds left to play Sunday night.
Tuesday night will mark the 98th edition of the US Open Cup. While the Philadelphia Union failed to get past DC United in a Cup play-in match in April—in 2010, the Union was bested by New York in their first play-in match–Philadelphia teams, both amateur and professional, have a long history of appearances in the final of America’s oldest soccer competition, winning the Cup ten times.
Michael Farfan is without a doubt the most valuable player picked in Major League Soccer’s amateur draft this year. Even without his sick play against D.C. United and Sporting Kansas City, that would be unquestioned. You don’t often get two starters with one second round draft pick.
In most situations where a team loses a lead by conceding a goal in the final minutes, the manager is fuming afterwards.
The Union were this close to earning three points at Chivas USA on Sunday night.