SeatGeek Stadium. The only thing amusing about last night's game between the Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire was the name of the stadium. SeatGeek. Bahahaha! That's just amazing. Stop it, you know I'm right. Fun fact: the stadium was formerly called Toyota Park, and that is not nearly as fun! Imagine the fun with marketing these fools...
Sunday, August 11 was an absolutely gorgeous day for sports here on the East Coast, and over 18,500 other people agreed as they filled the stands to watch the Philadelphia Union play against the Houston Dynamo. The game was a sellout! Kacper Przybylko scored his 11th goal of the season off an assist from...
With their 5-1 win over Washington, D.C. Sunday night, the Philadelphia Union are now back on top of their conference. The team also has the third best goal differential in Major League Soccer (MLS). Runner-up, but three points behind in the league, is the Atlanta United. Fastest goal of the season One of the team's new players, Andrew Wooten,...
Many 19-year-olds have no idea what they want to study or do with their lives. That is not the case for Anthony Fontana. He knew by the age of 3-years-old that all he wanted to do was play soccer. Sure, that meant kicking a soccer ball around the house, pretending the various furniture pieces were the defenders,...
Game time temperature was a brutal 93f, but the Union withstood a somewhat frenetic attack from the Chicago Fire. "We definitely kept our composure tonight," said Fafa Picault in the locker room after the game. The 2-0 win was an exercise in composure and a "professional win" per Jim Curtain.  The crowd of 17,000 was lively, and the...
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Everyone knows the most popular sport in Mexico is soccer, aka association football. In other words, the men who play for the clubs in Mexico are fierce, and their games are intense to watch. It is super exciting to hear that the Philadelphia Union will be hosting Mexican club Pumas UNAM in their second international friendly match...
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The question was asked and the community answered. Do you know a leader making a difference in your community? One of the most important missions of Major League Soccer is to address important social issues and improving communities where their teams reside and their games are played. Twenty-four finalists have been named for building better communities, and one of...
Soccer is on the verge of a data analytics revolution. Nadia Haven is the CEO of Marakana, A Silicon Valley company focused on Futbol analytics. Marakana uses a combination of Data Science and Cognitive Neuroscience to advance the practice of Soccer analytics. Nadia talks about her journey and love of the sport. Excellent discussion!  Subscribe and Rate 5...
Philadelphia Union have announced they returned on-loan goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel to Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg. Coronel had been on loan to the Philadelphia Union for the 2019 season. https://twitter.com/PhilaUnion/status/1152254271355854848 In a sad turn of events, FC Salzburg goalkeeper Alexander Walke, will not be able to play in the upcoming season due to a vehicle accident which led to...
Alumni Night Information Becomes Available The Philadelphia Union have announced the initial information for their first ever Alumni Night. The event will feature players of Union teams past, including alumni of the first ever Union team in 2010. The event will take place on Saturday, August 24th, prior to, during, and after their match against D.C. United.  What is...
Cole Signs Pre-Contract Philadelphia Union Academy prospect Cole Turner signed a pre-contract with the Union on Wednesday, July 17th. On January 1st, 2020, he will join the Union squad. In addition, Turner has also signed a contract with USL Affiliate Bethlehem Steel FC, where he will play the remainder of 2019.  Who is Cole Turner? Turner spent three years in...
We have a few firsts happening here...this is the first time the Women's World Cup will be held in France. It is also the first time the Netherlands made it to the final game of the tournament. And most importantly, the US women's soccer team have made it to the final game five times, they are the...