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...
USWNT pride jerseys
Why are we only talking about Alex Morgan sipping tea? Honestly, with all the crap the US Women's Soccer team has gotten for showboating, and a captain of the team salutes a win with a "tea sip" and everyone thinks it is awesome? Have any of you ever seen a touchdown dances in the end zone? Exactly....
Lindsey Horan, Alex Morgan & Megan Rapinoe
Watching the US Women's Soccer team kill the clock during the last six minutes of the match made my stomach upset and had me wanting to bite my nails. Hearing the crowd shouting "USA" while the team is in Paris playing the host team, France, is pretty surreal. Hearing the announcers exclaim, "AND THE US ADVANCES" felt...
soccer ball on a painted line on the field
There is no doubt this 52 match worldwide competition is intense and hard to keep up with as it is crammed into one month. While the media spends time posting pictures of players crying and keeping tabs on how many seats are left empty in the France stadium, I have to wonder WTF the news is trying...
Am I teaching my kids bad habits by checking the World Cup scores during Father's Day dinner? What if other people at the table actually brought up the topic and then we hopped on my phone? I mean seriously who has "dinner" at 1 p.m. on a Sunday? We do, my family, always 1 p.m. and always on...
Aerial photo of a professional soccer field
Here is a run down of a couple soccer basics, with a few not-so-basic elements as we swim through the murky rules of the 90-minute game. Positions and Roles Obviously, the first thing to notice about the game of soccer is the number of active players during a game. You'll see 11 players - one goal keeper and ten...
Working while the Women’s World Cup is on and the US team is playing is very tricky stuff. Thank the sweet universe for live streaming and super fast updates with audible notifications so I can alt+tab between browsers! The US team came out strong and remained strong through the entire game. Within the first...
About five years ago, my son Finnegan decided he wanted to play soccer. He was five years old, what did he know about soccer? I was a swimmer in school, so I certainly wouldn’t be helpful. However, I did what any parent should do, and I signed him up at the YMCA. This is when we learned...
David Schipper is an American soccer player from San Diego who has played all over the world since graduating from the University of Arizona. He has played in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Latvia, and most recently New Zealand for Southland FC. He wrote about his journey here and here and  was kind of enough to offer...
I’ve been a Union fan since the day they first existed, and what a sorry existence it has been. The Union are the proud winners of rare relevancy, first round playoff exits, and painful losses in a tournament most teams don’t care about. That is to say they’ve done nothing and won nothing, not even the respect of their...