For Union, attention to detail means wins | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/10/2011
Hey, it's not a issue for us, either. While blogs have done a superb job of running with it, the mainstream media have kept it quiet. In fact, only two credentialed reporters waited to shed light on the situation Wednesday, only after the fan-driven blog, the Brotherly Game, first reported it Sunday. Not exactly "blowing it out of proportion."
Podcast: ‘Union Sound’ With Union Midfielder, Justin Mapp
Having been a fan of the Union's Justin Mapp for most of his career, his renewed success since slipping on the Union colors has been extra interesting and exciting to me, and I am beyond pleased to have gotten to spend some time with the soft-spoken midfielder again.
Average attendance for the 25,000-seat arena ranges between 16,000 and 17,000, according to Jurgen Mainka, a Red Bulls spokesman.
If you aren’t familiar with how right fullback Tony Beltran plays, think Sheanon Williams. The Real Salt Lake defender took some time to talk to the Philly Soccer Page after Wednesday night’s tough 2–1 road loss to Columbus Crew. You’ll get a chance to see the UCLA product—Kyle Nakazawa played with him there—when the Union hosts RSL on Saturday at PPL Park.
It’s time for a changing of the guard in Major League Soccer. Real Salt Lake’s infamous "fortress" (as if slapping a fake endorsement from the Spanish king on their team name wasn’t pretentious enough) is in shambles after a loss to the Sounders two weeks ago snapped their 29 game unbeaten streak in league play.
Union are 2-0-1 in their last 3 matches, and RSL lost on Wednesday at Columbus. I would like to say that these trends mean an easy Union win, but that would be short-sighted. Salt Lake is another team with a great defense, much like Union, as they’ve given up only 6 goals in their 11 league matches. Union are pourous by comparison, conceding 10 goals in their 12 league matches. In other words, don’t expect a 6-goal outburst like what we saw in Toronto.
Philadelphia Union will host a depleted Real Salt Lake squad this Saturday at PPL Park.
About Saturday’s U.S.-Panama clash: Will we see the same American center back combo as Bob Bradley’s boys clash with stubborn little ol’ Panama? Will fast Freddy Adu get into the 18? Will Tim Howard be a regular badass in goal, or a super badass? I don’t have answers to these vexing questions.
After starting out the season 1-3 on the road, which included an opening, 1-0 win at Houston, followed by three straight 1-0 losses, the Union faced many questions about their inability to play well away from PPL Park.
There is always the temptation to say the No. 1 overall selection in the 2010 Major League Soccer SuperDraft has arrived when he goes on one of those explosions. But the truth is there is a long way to go before Mwanga is a finished product.
After spending two fruitful weeks on the road, the Union are making their awaited return to the friendly confines of PPL Park on Saturday, when they face stingy Western Conference side, Real Salt Lake.
The theme of the initial festival will center around soccer. The Philadelphia Union’s Mobile Marketing Tour, along with the presence of several local soccer clubs, will be featured.
A little more than a month ago, Real Salt Lake were poised to make MLS history. Hosting Monterrey in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League f...
CHESTER, Pa. – The bad news for the Philadelphia Union is that Justin Mapp was playing his best soccer of the season when he left last Saturday’s...
High-profile international matches are quickly becoming an annual tradition for the Union.Last season, the Union were able to bring English Premier Le...
Chester, Pa. (June 8, 2011) - PPL Park has won the inaugural NCS4 Facility Achievement Award, jointly announced today by Philadelphia Union and the...