It's been 103 days since the Philadelphia Union saw their season go out on a whimper. After a disastrous start that led to the termination of manager John Hackworth, the club came within inches of winning the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophy and within only a few points of making the playoffs.
The 2015 campaign starts tonight at 5:30 PM in Jacksonville, Florida against NASL side Jacksonville Armada FC. EverBank Field will once again host the Union during preseason, and the match will be streamed live on the Union's website.
Since taking the field in October against the Columbus Crew, not a whole lot has changed for the Union. The club has seen the departure of Amobi Okugo and Pedro Ribeiro to Orlando City SC as well as Zac MacMath and Carlos Valdes going out on loan to the colorado Rapids and Uruguayan giants Nacional, respectively. The club has also seen the addition of CJ Sapong from Sporting Kansas City and Dzenan Catic, Eric Bird, Aaron Simmons, and Raymond Lee through the MLS SuperDraft, however this has left some fans wondering what other pieces will be added before the Union take the pitch on March 7 against Colorado in the season opener.
Tonight all of the speculation will get put on hold for 90 minutes, and we'll all finally get to see what the Union have - and don't have - on the pitch.
Philadelphia Union vs. Jacksonville Armada
Time: 5:30 PM EST
Venue: EverBank Field, Jacksonville