March 23, 2013 |
Maybe last year, when the Union struggled with a 10-18-6 Major League Soccer record, this would have been a bigger story. But for now, center back Bakary Soumare's request to be traded is far from a crisis. The Union acquired Soumare last year from Vancouver, and they had fairly high expectations. But he had a knee problem and played only one game for the Union, and it wasn't a very good one. Soumare didn't move very well, and the defense followed that pattern in a 3-1 home loss to Chicago on Aug. 12. After that, he didn't see any action.
November 20, 2012
THREE UNION players - forward Freddy Adu, midfielder Michael Farfan and defender Amobi Okugo - will hone their skills in the offseason with Galatasaray in Turkey and SC Freiberg, of the German Bundesliga, the club announced. Adu will have a 2-week training stint with Galatasaray, while Farfan and Okugo will travel to Germany to train with Freiberg. This marks the second straight season that those three have trained with European clubs in the offseason. Adu spent 2 weeks with Spanish side Rayo Vallecano last season; Farfan traveled to Sunderland last January; and Okugo spent time with Freiberg last December.
August 14, 2014 |
A PENALTY KICK by Maurice Edu was the difference-maker as the Union advanced to the finals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the first time with a win on penalty kicks at FC Dallas last night. The teams were knotted after regulation, 1-1, as Amobi Okugo scored for the Union in the 47th minute and Dallas' Fabian Castillo tied it in the 81st minute. The teams then played 30 minutes of overtime. The Union outscored Dallas on penalty kicks, 4-3. The Union will host the winner of tonight's semifinal between the Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire on Sept.
June 3, 2011
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Union (6-3-2) at Colorado (4-3-6) Saturday, 9 p.m., at Dick's Sporting Goods Park (TCN) Most recent game: The Union demolished Toronto FC last Saturday, 6-2. Colorado played visiting Sporting Kansas City to a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Outlook: The Union will be without Carlos Ruiz, who is playing with Guatemala's national team. Colorado is without three players who have national team commitments - Omar Cummings and Tyrone Marshall of Jamaica and Sanna Nyassi of Gambia.
March 17, 2013
Who: New England Revolution (1-0) at Union (1-1) When/Where: 5 p.m. at PPL Park. TV: TCN Union at home: 0-1; Revolution on the road: 1-0 Goals for: NE 1, Union 3. Goals against: NE 0, Union 4. Last outing: New England earned a 1-0 win against the host Chicago Fire in its season opener last Saturday. The Union scored a 2-1 win at Colorado on Sunday. About the Revolution: Jerry Bengtson scored the game's lone goal in the 62d minute in the Revolution's win against the Fire.
June 30, 2012
What: Union (3-8-2, 11 points) at Houston (5-5-5, 20 points) When: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston TV: TCN Outlook: The Union have scored nine goals - three by forward Jack McInerney - in three games since John Hackworth took over as coach from Peter Nowak. . . . . Union defender Sheanon Williams is doubtful Saturday with a broken toe, and defender Raymon Gaddis is on a one-game suspension for a late tackle on Kansas City's Roger Espinoza last Saturday.
December 12, 2014
THE UNION was forced to say goodbye to its promising 2014 first-round pick yesterday. With Major League Soccer adding two teams - Orlando City SC and New York City FC- for next year, an expansion draft was held to help fill their rosters. In the fourth round, Orlando plucked 24-year-old Pedro Ribeiro from the Union roster. Ribeiro, a 6-4 midfielder/forward who was selected 15th overall in 2014, split time with Harrisburg City - the Union's USL affiliate - and the Union. He joined the Union toward the end of the summer and made his debut on Aug. 15. In nine games, including three starts, Ribeiro scored two goals - including a game-winner against Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 18. Ribeiro is set to join former Union teammate Amobi Okugo in Orlando.
November 22, 2011
Midfielder Freddy Adu was among 11 players the Union left unprotected for tomorrow's MLS expansion draft, according to a news release the team issued yesterday. Adu, a former teen soccer prodigy, joined the Union in August and scored two goals in 11 games. Also left unprotected were defenders Juan Diego Gonzalez and Joe Tait; goalkeepers Chase Harrison and Thorne Holder; forwards Levi Houapeu, Veljko Paunovic and Ryan Richter; and midfielders Morgan Langley, Justin Mapp, Stefani Miglioranzi and Kyle Nakazawa.
March 25, 2011
Immediately after the Union earned a 1-0 MLS win in Houston on Saturday, goalkeeper Zac MacMath and midfielder Amobi Okugo left the team to train for the U-20 championships in Guatemala, March 28 to April 10. Both players will miss three MLS matches, plus a U.S. Open Cup match against D.C. United. Though Okugo appeared in the 85th minute against Houston and could work his way into the midfield rotation, MacMath isn't expected to see much time in goal behind Faryd Mondragon. That said, MacMath still was conflicted in leaving the team.