August 1, 2013 |
Stoke City's trip to the United States for matches against MLS clubs in preparation for the English Premier League season had been going smoothly until its last stop in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. The English side defeated the Union, 2-0, in a friendly match at PPL Park, but the victory was soured by an apparently serious injury to American midfielder Brek Shea's left knee. He was hurt on a hard tackle by Union defender Matt Kassel. Shea awaits tests on his knee on Wednesday, but Stoke City manager Mark Hughes did not sound optimistic.
July 18, 2013 |
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Brek Shea scored his first international goal off a feed from Landon Donovan in the 82nd minute last night to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica and the top spot in its Gold Cup group. Seconds after Sean Johnson made a brilliant save off a corner kick, Joe Corona cleared the ball, setting up the winning sequence. The veteran Donovan, trying to work his way back into a starring role on the national team after a self-imposed hiatus, took the ball on the right side.
August 16, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY - Former Union defender Michael Orozco Fiscal scored in the 80th minute to give the United States its first-ever win at Mexico with a 1-0 victory in an international friendly on Wednesday night. Brek Shea, who entered two minutes earlier, went down the left flank and around Severo Meza and crossed to Terrence Boyd. Boyd made a quick backheel pass to Orozco Fiscal, who had entered in the 77th. Orozco Fizcal scored past goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa for his first international goal.
May 19, 2012
What: Union (2-6-1, seven points) at FC Dallas (3-6-3, 12 points) When: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Where: Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas TV: The Comcast Network On the web: Streaming online at MLSSoccer.com Last time out: On Aug. 13, 2011, a pair of penalty kick goals by Sebastien Le Toux preserved a 2-2 draw at PPL Park in Chester on what was midfielder Freddy Adu's debut match for the Union....
January 21, 2012
Abby Wambach has been voted the U.S. Soccer Federation's female athlete of the year for the fifth time, matching Mia Hamm 's record. Clint Dempsey has been voted top male athlete for the first time since 2007. The USSF also said Friday that Brek Shea and Sydney Leroux were the top young athletes. The U.S. women's team opened its bid to qualify for the London Olympics with a Friday game with the Dominican Republic. This weekend, Manchester United's game at Arsenal becomes the first English Premier League match to be televised live by a U.S. over-the-air network, Fox Sports.
August 13, 2011
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Union (8-5-9) vs. FC Dallas (12-6-6) Saturday at 8 p.m., PPL Park, Chester. TV: 6ABC. Most recent MLS games: The Union played to a 1-1 draw with the visiting Houston Dynamo last Saturday, and Dallas suffered a 3-1 loss to the Galaxy in Los Angeles. Outlook: Newly acquired Freddy Adu practiced with the Union on Friday and is expected to play, although team manager Peter Nowak wouldn't say for sure that he would be in the lineup.
August 12, 2011 |
Brek Shea didn't have to go far after he played well for the U.S. national team in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field. The 21-year-old midfielder stayed in Philadelphia because he competes for Dallas (12-6-6), which will visit the Union (8-5-9) in Saturday's 8 p.m. Major League Soccer matchup at PPL Park. Both Shea and Dallas teammate Zac Loyd, who was on the U.S. roster, remained in town, waiting for their team to arrive. "When I looked at the [MLS]
August 5, 2011
Former Union defender Michael Orozco Fiscal was named by new coach Jurgen Klinsmann to the 22-player roster of the U.S. national team that will compete in a friendly against Mexico at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Financial Field. Orozco Fiscal started 29 of 30 games for the Union last year. He has returned to San Luis of the Mexican First Division. Goalkeeper Tim Howard, who didn't play last month for Everton FC in a friendly against the Union, is also on the roster. Among the other notables are forwards Landon Donovan of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Freddy Adu of Benfica (Portugal)
July 22, 2011
Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United 5 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2) Man U. blew out Seattle, a much better team than Chicago, 7-0. Will this be a more entertaining game for a national audience than the Union vs. Real Madrid, which isn't on English-language TV? Probably not. Uruguay vs. Paraguay 2 p.m. Sunday (Univision) Star strikers Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez lead Uruguay against a Paraguay side looking for one more upset in the Copa America final.
July 19, 2011
Despite a collective effort that has put the Union atop MLS' Eastern Conference, goalkeeper and captain Faryd Mondragon will be the only player representing the club in the All-Star Game. Mondragon was among 22 players selected to compete against English power Manchester United at Red Bull Arena on July 27. He was selected by New York coach Hans Backe, who will coach the All-Stars against Sir Alex Ferguson's Red Devils. Mondragon, acquired from FC Cologne in the offseason, has been a considerable upgrade for the Union, holding a 0.84 goals-against average and seven shutouts in 19 matches.