The Philadelphia Union announced their 2018 television plan earlier today, and it looks to be an improvement over the last deal. Philadelphia Union games, which had solely been on 6abc prior to this season, will be shown on both 6abc and PHL17 with PHL17 serving as the flagship station.
Also announced in the press release was the return to the booth of both JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth, who have called Union matches since the middle of the 2016 season.
Unfortunately we’ll need to wait until the schedule is released fully to see which channel the matches will be on. Nationally televised games (Fridays and Sundays) are still going to be on ESPN, FS1, Univision, etc. however all other local games will be available on either 6abc or PHL17. This is of significant benefit to people (such as myself) who don’t have Comcast, as most matches last year were televised on CSN Philadelphia - which is only available via Comcast.
"Combining the strength and reach of two broadcast institutions in @6abc, the most watched TV station in Philadelphia, alongside @PHL17 allows Union fans to access our locally televised broadcasts in greater numbers than ever before."#DOOP pic.twitter.com/iItru918wJ— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) December 20, 2017