October 25, 2012 |
KANSAS CITY - C.J. Sapong scored in the 82nd minute as Sporting Kansas City defeated the Union, 2-1, before 19,428 fans in MLS action at Livestrong Sporting Park Wednesday night. SKC, the Eastern Conference champion, finished its season at 18-7-9. Kansas City opened the scoring on a goal by Jacob Peterson, assisted by Sapong and Kei Kamara in the 40th minute. The Union (10-17-6) answered 13 minutes later on an unassisted goal by Antoine Hoppenot. The Union, which failed to make the playoffs, plays its final game of the season on Saturday against the New York Red Bulls at PPL Park at 1:30 p.m.
October 5, 2012
The Union proved too hot to handle on Wednesday, defeating the Fire, 3-1, in Chicago for their first road victory since July. Goals by Jack McInerney, Gabriel Gómez, and Antoine Hoppenot were enough to stop the Fire, ending their six-game winning streak at home. The Union made two changes to the lineup that lost in Columbus, 3-2, on Saturday. Striker McInerney came in for Josué Martinez, while Keon Daniel replaced Gabriel Farfan. It wouldn' take long - seven minutes - for those changes to take effect on a rain-slicked surface.
May 28, 2013 |
THREE GOALS weren't enough for the Union at Montreal on Saturday night. Jack McInerney, Antoine Hoppenot and Sebastien Le Toux scored but the Union lost, 5-3, to the Impact (7-2-2). "You can't let this one linger for too long. We still have a lot of games left," McInerney said of the 5-5-3 Union. "Obviously, we have a game on Tuesday and a big game next Saturday on the road, so it's time to regroup - and I think we'll be OK. We'll recover. " The Union has a busy week. It plays tomorrow night (7:30)
July 30, 2013 |
THE UNION handed the Vancouver Whitecaps FC their first MLS home loss of the season, 1-0, on Saturday night. The only goal was in the 85th minute from Antoine Hoppenot. The win improved the Union's record to 9-6-7. Vancouver is 9-5-7. "[Aaron] Wheeler played me a good ball and I was through," Hoppenot said of the goal. "The ball was bouncing, and all I had to do was put it into the back of the net. Most of the work was done by Wheeler, so you've got to thank him for that goal.
July 5, 2013 |
For the second straight game, the Union failed to put away a shorthanded opponent. Javier Morales' penalty kick in stoppage time hit the post and bounced across the goal mouth into the net past a helpless Zac MacMath to salvage a 2-2 tie for 10-man Real Salt Lake (10-5-4) in Sandy, Utah, on Wednesday night. The Union had taken the lead on Sebastien Le Toux's goal in the 13th minute off a Conor Casey pass. Real defender Lovel Palmer was shown a red card and sent off in the 59th minute for a late challenge on Michael Farfan.
July 9, 2013 |
THE UNION dropped a 1-0 decision in Houston on Saturday night, but remain tied for third place in the East with 27 points. The Dynamo got a second-half goal from Ricardo Clark to secure the win over the Union (7-6-6). "This is a tough league; you're going to win some and you're going to lose some, especially when you play in these kinds of conditions with our third game in 8 days," manager John Hackworth said after the match. "I thought our team put out a fantastic effort. It just wasn't there tonight.
October 5, 2012 |
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Jack McInerney had a goal and an assist to lead the Union to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night. Gabriel Gomez and Antoine Hoppenot also scored to help Philadelphia (9-15-6) win for the second time in three games after an eight-game winless streak. With head coach Frank Klopas serving a one-game suspension, the Fire were coached by assistants Mike Matkovich and Leo Percovich. Dominic Oduro scored for Chicago (16-10-5), which lost its second straight and remained tied with New York for second place in the Eastern Conference, five points behind Kansas City with three matches remaining.
August 12, 2012
Chicago Fire (10-7-5, 35 points) at Union (7-11-2, 23 points) When: Sunday, 7 p.m., PPL Park. TV: TCN; Radio: WIP-AM (610). Coaches: Union, John Hackworth (5-4); Chicago: Frank Klopas (18-12-15). Chicago on the road: 3-5-3; Union at home: 5-4-1. Goals for: Chicago, 25; Union 22; Goals against: Chicago 24; Union 24 . Last game: The Fire defeated visiting Toronto, 2-1, on Aug. 4; The Union lost, 2-0, at Montreal on Aug. 4. Last meeting: Chicago beat the Union, 1-0, in the Fire's home opener on March 24. About the Fire: With 10 wins, the Fire have exceeded their victory total of last season, when they went 9-9-16.
March 11, 2013 |
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Jack McInerney scored in the 79th minute as the Union defeated the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, 2-1, in Major League Soccer. Amobi Okugo added a goal for the Union (1-1). The third-year MLS expansion team had been 0-3-2 in its first five meeting with the Rapids. Severe weather conditions forced the postponement of the game originally scheduled for Saturday. Longtime Rapids forward Conor Casey did not make the trip with the Union because of an injured right hamstring.