8:18 PM EDT, Tue June 30, 2015
Own or write a blog that covers the Philadelphia Union? Add your blog posts
Black And Red United 2 hours ago

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union US Open Cup TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

For the third time in four years, United and the Union will meet in the Open Cup's round of 16. The rapid-fire schedule continues tonight for D.C. United, who will face the Philadelphia Union tonight in US Open Cup play. This will be the first USOC visit to PPL Park for United, however, as the near-annual tradition of these teams facing each other in cup play has previously involved the Maryland Soccerplex. Both clubs are coming off of draws on Saturday, but since United has yet another game in three days while the Union are off, expect to see the home side field their best possible squad....
Brotherly Game 2 hours ago

Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United: The Whole Story - U.S. Open Cup Fifth Round

The Philadelphia Union host D.C. United in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as they look to grab their first trophy. From previews to reviews and analysis, this is the whole story. Philadelphia Union (MLS) vs. D.C. United (MLS)Time/Location: 7 p.m. ET; PPL Park in Chester, PAPhiladelphia Union U.S. Open Cup Record: 7-3-2D.C. United U.S. Open Cup Record: 32-11-4Head-to-Head U.S. Open Cup Record: D.C. United leads 2-1Broadcast: U.S. Soccer YouTube It's U.S. Open Cup time again as D.C. United visits PPL Park in the round of 16. D.C. United boasts the second best record in MLS...

D.C. United versus Philadelphia Union preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/Philly Blog Brotherly Game

We talk to Eugen Rupinski to get the lowdown on all things DOOP. D.C. United takes on the Philadelphia Union tonight in the US Open Cup, and so to preview the game we talked to Eugene Rupinski of the Brother Game to preview this matchup. For my answers to Eugene's questions, head over to Brotherly Game! B&RU: Despite being currently out of the playoffs, the Union have been using their first choice lineup in many recent games; would you prefer the concentrate more on the Open Cup or are you fine with this strategy? BG: Personally I'd prefer to focus on the Open Cup, as the possibility...
Black And Red United 4 hours ago

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union US Open Cup live stream: Time, preview, and how to watch online

As it is in most years, United will have to get past the Union - a team they played twice last month - to advance in the Open Cup. Stop me if you've heard this one before: D.C. United will face the Philadelphia Union in a US Open Cup match. Last year was the first time since 2010 that United didn't didn't face their nearest MLS neighbors eithe in America's oldest soccer competition or in the MLS qualifying process to enter the Cup. The last two meetings came in the round of 16, just like tonight's game. The only difference? For once, the Union won the hosting rights, so this game won't be...
Brotherly Game 5 hours ago

Opposite View: Three questions with Ben Bromley of Black and Red United

This week we also sat down with Ben Bromley of Black and Red United, SB Nation's D.C. United blog, about tonight's U.S. Open Cup match against DCU. tBG) With D.C. United contending for the Supporters' Shield, is it smart for them to go for it all in the USOC? B&RU) They didn't use any of their regular starters against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, and they won't use any of their regular starters against the Philadelphia Union. We have a lot of love for the US Open Cup here in DC, especially since winning it in 2013 started this resurgence; however, the regular season is the priority until...
Brotherly Game 7 hours ago

Is the Philadelphia Union's "dire financial situation" a case of mismanagement or not an issue?

Word on twitter street is that the Philadelphia Union are in a dire financial situation. We try to break down how that could be happening. Hint: There's nothing obvious. Rumors are running the game these days for the Philadelphia Union, and the latest rumor is that the team is struggling financially. The true source of this particular rumor is unknown, but Kevin Kinkead from CBS3 lobbed out a few bombs last Tuesday and Wednesday. Absolutely dire money situation for the Union right now — Kevin Kinkead (@KevinKCBS3) June 23, 2015 More than anything, they are so constrained in the player...

D.C. United versus Philadelphia Union staff and reader predictions

D.C. United takes on the Philadelphia Union for a spot in the US Open Cup quarterfinals. D.C. United travels to Chester today to take on the Philadelphia Union in the US Open Cup. A win, in which the staff is very confident, would take United into the quarterfinals. Let us know what you think will happen in the comments! blazindw Philadelphia has been playing very erratic lately...they beat Seattle 4 days after getting blown all the way out against LA. Philly made it to the USOC final last year so I'm thinking they want to get back. I expect their A lineup on Tuesday. Meanwhile,...
Brotherly Game 9 hours ago

Ayuk omitted from AT&T Goal of the Week nominations

Remember that screamer Eric Ayuk had in the rain against Montreal? MLS doesn't. MLS Rivalry weekend had its fair share of amazing goals, but one of the most amazing goals came from a game that consisted of two non-rivals. In the 8th minute of play, Cristian Maidana played a short cross to forward CJ Sapong who laid it off to youngster Eric Ayuk, who blasted it far post to give the Philadelphia Union the early lead over the Montreal Impact. MLS quickly jumped on the Ayuk bandwagon and tweeted about his goal. We are still unsure if it was because of the goal or the flips he proceeded to do in...
Brotherly Game 11 hours ago

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 2 - Impact 2

Poetry Corner Kicks presses on through the rain Rain. It came down for most of the game when the Philadelphia Union played the Montreal Impact. It was heavy at times and just a slight drizzle at others, but the game was wet and messy from start to finish. The rain rained, goals rained, and cards rained. There were seven cards in the game, but the way the referee was calling things, I’m surprised there weren’t more. Especially since Montreal’s game plan seemed to consist of not much other than mauling CJ Sapong. Oh well. In the end neither team got the win, which was probably the fair...
Black And Red United 11 hours ago

Opposition 11: Who will the Philadelphia Union start in the US Open Cup against D.C. United?

Despite this being their fifth game in two weeks, it looks like Philly will start the best team they can tonight. The current Philadelphia Union lineup has been a bit fluid lately, but that's because they've had the same number of games as D.C. United has had over the back half of June with just one extra day of rest thrown in. Unlike past iterations, however, Jim Curtin has settled on a formation and for the most part has picked a best eleven. The results haven't been great - if you throw in a friendly against their PDL affiliate Reading United, their recent result pattern is LWDLWD - but...
Brotherly Game 14 hours ago

Match Preview: D.C. United versus the Union a battle of will

This Open Cup match features two teams at the opposite ends of the table. We explore the factors that might give the Union the advantage. It's U.S. Open Cup time again as D.C. United visits PPL Park in the round of 16. D.C. United boasts the second best record in MLS and the Union have the second worst record when looking at points per game. However, that's the only bad news if you're a Union fan. Just about every other factor favors the boys in blue. The motivation to win the U.S. Open Cup Certainly every player, every organization wants to win any tournament they compete in. But there can...

D.C. United versus Philadelphia Union lineup: Back to the US Open Cup squad

D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union meet yet again in the US Open Cup. D.C. United, having beaten the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, will now face an MLS opponent in the US Open Cup. The travel to Chester, Pennsylvania, tomorrow night to take on their old friends, the Philadelphia Union. The Union have been relying on their first-choice starters in a brutal stretch of games, whereas Ben Olsen has been rotating his squad. Will we see the same players as those who took on Pittsburgh? The main question is the identity of the midfielder who will be playing alongside Facundo Coria and ahead of...
Brotherly Game Jun 29, 2015

CJ Sapong makes Team of the Week

Goal scorers galore on Week 17's Team of the Week: http://t.co/feTGarji0k #RivalryWeek pic.twitter.com/8IBrHu18yc — Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 29, 2015 CJ Sapong is lined up alongside former teammate Kei Kamara in this week's MLS Team of the Week. Both players have enjoyed excellent seasons with their new clubs, finding ways to facilitate play and score goals from the center forward position. It is worth noting that Sapong beat out a number of forwards who scored multiple times this week for his spot on the team. Portland's Fanendo Adi notched a brace in their Cascadia Cup clash...
Brotherly Game Jun 29, 2015

Nick Sakiewicz opens his mouth, foot flies in

When will he learn? In a stunning show of ignorance or just plain stupidity, Nick Sakiewicz went on the Soccer Morning radio show today and criticized fans for a month-old incident. Philadelphia Union's Nick Sakiewicz on the recent fan protest at PPL Park #DOOP pic.twitter.com/wjiJhTiDNF — Soccer Morning (@SoccerMorning) June 29, 2015 Sakiewicz also called the fan protest at PPL Park "ill-thought of" and said fans didn't quite have a grasp on all of the information #DOOP — Soccer Morning (@SoccerMorning) June 29, 2015 This was curious timing from Sakiewicz, who had issued two...
Mount Royal Soccer Jun 29, 2015

Montréal Impact versus Philadelphia Union -- Post Game Review

The Montréal Impact play well, but can't quite get over the hump, in a 2-2 draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. The Montréal Impact came away with a 2-2 draw against the Philadelphia Union Saturday night, in what was a wet and fairly wild affair. The game ended 10 vs 10 after two red cards were handed out in the span of 10 minutes in the second half. Despite the rain, which made the game almost unwatchable on TV at times, the game was played with a fair amount of quality, with neither team wasting a great deal of possession. Road revival Despite the draw, it was one of the...
Brotherly Game Jun 29, 2015

Monday Morning Game Changers: What Happened To Maurice Edu?

Every week we "Monday morning manage" the previous Philadelphia Union games, talking about the major points in the game that changed momentum, led to goals and won or lost the points for the Union. This week, we analyze the two home games against Seattle and Montreal. After a bad loss against the LA Galaxy, there was no time for rest as the Philadelphia Union headed home to face the Seattle Sounders and Montreal Impact to end a busy week of Soccer. When you mention the words monsoon and Seattle in the same sentence, many Union fans will remember back to the game in 2011 where the weather...
Brotherly Game Jun 28, 2015

Philadelphia Union transfer rumor: M'Bolhi to Antalyaspor has stalled, could be off completely

Reports say that negotiations have broken down between Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi and Turkish Super Lig club Antalyaspor. From there, it gets complicated. Multiple sources are now reporting that the proposed transfer of beleaguered Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi to Turkish Super Lig club Antalyaspor has hit a snag. Turkish journalist Koray Geçgel was the first to report this, via twitter: antalyaspor, m'bolhi transferinden vazgeçti! — Koray Geçgel (@kry_zaragoza) June 28, 2015 Geçgel  says in that tweet that Antalyaspor and M'Bolhi have given up on...
Brotherly Game Jun 28, 2015

Downpours, draws, and dives: Union tie Montreal in monsoon

It was a crazy night in Flavortown. With the good comes the bad, the old adage goes. For the Philadelphia Union, the bad never failed to overshadow the good in a wild 2-2 draw on Saturday night. Eric Ayuk gave his team an early lead with an 8th-minute thunderbolt, not out of place considering the conditions. CJ Sapong muscled off Montreal's Victor Cabrera to knock down Cristian Maidana's beautiful dinked entry pass. The young Cameroonian caught it perfectly on the half-volley, giving 'keeper Evan Bush absolutely no chance. Twenty minutes later, Ignacio Piatti shook both Union defenders...
Brotherly Game Jun 27, 2015

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

Will Mother Nature have the biggest impact on the game? UNION GAME #19 VS PPL Park, Chester, PA June 27, 2015 7:00 PM ET 6ABC - Marc Zumoff and Peter Pappas Online Streaming: MLS Livemlsmdl.0.html TBG Match Preview Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer Starting XI C.J. Sapong Forward Dominic Oduro Zach Pfeffer, Cristian Maidana, Eric Ayuk Brian Carroll, Vincent Nogueira Midfield Dilly Duka, Ignacio Piatti, Andres Romero Patrice Bernier, Calum Mallace Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Maurice Edu, Ray Gaddis Defense Donny Toia, Laurent Ciman,...
Brotherly Game Jun 27, 2015

Opposite View: Three questions with Sofiane Benzaza of Mount Royal Soccer

This week we also sat down with Sofiane Benzaza of Mount Royal Soccer, SB Nation's Montreal Impact blog, about the weekend match between the Impact and the Philadelphia Union. tBG) The Philadelphia Union and Montreal Impact will be linked for the foreseeable future due to the Andrew Wenger/Jack McInerney trade. Looking at their overall bodies of work so far, who won? MRS) I am still surprised that this is still a question, my dear Eugene. Looking at the quality shown by both players, goals scored, style of play and impact on the club, the Impact is still winning this trade. As much as I...

Union Player News