The Philly Soccer Page " Philadelphia Union 3-2 DC United
The win puts the Union on 43 points, just one point behind conference leading Kansas City with a game in hand.
It’s been awhile since I was able to post (anyone miss me?) so I figured today was as good a day as any. Due to the timing, my location, and a limited budget during my work’s travel season I was unable to attend the I-95 Rivalry last night. Thankfully it was nationally televised so I am able to bring you my insight of the game from my vantage point of almost 100 miles away.
What a crazy match.
Is the way the season will end? Who knows? But we want to hear your thoughts. One thing seems certain. As Adam wrote in the match preview for tonight’s game with DC United, for the Philadelphia Union, the playoffs start tonight.
And so went last night's penultimate home match for the Union, who looked sharp early, fell late in the first half, pulled the second-half comeback shenanigans that has kept this club in the playoff hunt, and, courtesy of rookie midfielder Michael Farfan, escaped with a much-needed 3-2 win in front of 17,963 at PPL Park.
Michael Farfan is a stand-up performer. On the night the Union rookie midfielder-defender had his best offensive showing, he criticized himself for his defense.
CHESTER – Redemption is a beautiful thing. For Michael Farfan Thursday, it was everything.
CHESTER, Pa. -- Although Thursday’s contest wasn’t without it’s share of dramatics and hair-pulling frustration, the Union are three points closer to where they want to be.
Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath has taken the traditional path to soccer, unlike his father. The younger MacMath has been playing the game since he was 4, although for the longest time he was a field player and, apparently, an accomplished one at that.
Another proficient offensive showing by Sebastien Le Toux and a clutch performance by Michael Farfan gave the Union one of their most important wins of the year.
He’s out for Sunday’s match at Chivas USA, too, but Mondragon said he might receive clearance from team doctors to play the home finale, Oct. 15 against Toronto FC. His manager is even more optimistic.
The only constant on the team sheet has been Brian Carroll. The 30-year-old has been nearly omnipresent in deep-lying, center-midfield role this season, making his 26th start in the team’s 30th match Thursday.
CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union just won one of the most exciting games of the MLS season, leapfrogged two teams in the Eastern Conference standings, and put a dent into one of their biggest rival’s playoff hopes.
While everyone is waiting for others to help Sebastien Le Toux offensively, the French striker is taking matters into his own hands and carrying the team. On Thursday night he continued his torrid streak with another two-goal effort, his third multiple-goal game of the season.
CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union fans are beginning to learn what Union players have known all along: Michael Farfan can turn a game on its head.
CHESTER, Pa. – Union manager Peter Nowak had a simple explanation for why his star striker is playing so well recently: "He joined the Twitter."
CHESTER, Pa. – There have been a number of growth spurts throughout the season for this young Union squad.
CHESTER, Pa. – Sébastien Le Toux’s brace and Michael Farfan’s one-goal, one-assist evening lifted the Philadelphia Union to a critical 3-2 victory over visiting D.C. United in a nationally televised showdown Thursday night at PPL Park.
NEW YORK – MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, announced today the debut of the League’s breast cancer awareness campaign as part of Soccer Kicks Cancer, a three-month campaign focused on raising awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment and providing strength and hope in the fight against cancer affecting men, women and children. All 18 MLS clubs will conduct one night of local activation to raise awareness and funds for the cause throughout the month of October.