June 7, 2013 |
It was the most explosive sequence in the Union's four-year history. Three first-half goals in six minutes propelled the Union to a 3-0 Major League Soccer victory over the Columbus Crew before 16,113 Wednesday night at PPL Park in Chester. The Union (6-5-4) had captured each of their previous five wins by one goal. "I am careful in trying not to make too big a deal of a game one way or another, but I think this one was the kind of game we needed," Union team manager John Hackworth said.
September 25, 1998 |
Official notice: If you have a vacant lot with room for 22 soccer players and 20,000 futbol-happy spectators, call the offices of Major League Soccer. They may call back. Approaching the end of its third season, MLS is no closer to coming to Philadelphia for the same reason it didn't place a franchise here to begin with. There's no place to play. What is changing is the willingness of MLS to wait around for a new stadium to be built so it can be a tenant, share some luxury boxes, and play on grass.
September 16, 2011
As far as anniversaries go, the Union didn't expect to be celebrating one that arrives Saturday. When the Union host the Columbus Crew in Saturday's 7:30 p.m. Major League Soccer matchup at PPL Park in Chester, it will mark the two-month anniversary of their last win. It's hard to believe that the last time the Union earned three points was with a 3-0 win at the New England Revolution on July 17. Since then, the Union are 0-3-5. What is amazing is that the Union are still very much alive in the playoff race, one that has no shortage of contenders.
August 30, 2012 |
CALL IT pilfering. It's what the Columbus Crew came in and did to a Union side desperately looking for three points at home. With a minute to go in second-half stoppage, Crew forward Eddie Gaven coolly tapped home a low cross from midfielder Justin Meram to steal a 2-1 win in front of 16,568 in attendance at PPL Park, inching ever closer to securing the fifth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Crew (11-8-6, 39 points) is tied with Montreal for fifth in points.
April 13, 2012
He is finally healthy and rested after competing for the United States under-23 team, and the Union have never needed Freddy Adu to step up more than now. The Union are 0-3-1 heading into Saturday's 3:30 p.m. matchup with the Columbus Crew at PPL Park in Chester. In the four games, the Union have scored just two goals. Adu's acquisition last August came amid much fanfare, but he never hit his stride, as an ankle injury left him at less than 100 percent. Adu had two goals and an assist in 11 regular-season games for the Union.
April 6, 2013
When/Where: Saturday, 5 p.m. at Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. TV: Live Well Network. Records: Union (2-2, 6 points); Columbus (2-1-1, 7 points). Union on the road: 1-1. Columbus at home: 0-0-1. Goals for: Union 5; Columbus 7. Goals against: Union 6; Columbus 4. Last MLS outing: The Union suffered a 2-1 loss against the host New York Red Bulls last Saturday. The Crew won, 2-1, at D.C. United on March 23. About the Union: Union team manager John Hackworth wouldn't say if 33-year-old Brazilian midfielder Kléberson would make his debut, but he's been practicing with the team, and it would surprise nobody if he plays.
May 16, 1999 |
The Columbus Crew opened their new stadium with a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer game last night. Jeff Cunningham and Stern John scored.
November 27, 2013 |
The Union's 2014 schedule has been released and the opening game is March 8 at Portland. The home opener at PPL Park will be March 15 against New England. The schedule: Saturday, March 8: at Portland Timbers Saturday, March 15: vs. New England Revolution Saturday, March 22 at Columbus Crew Saturday, March 29: vs. Montréal Impact Saturday, April 5: at Chicago Fire Saturday, April 12: vs. Real Salt Lake Wednesday, April 16: at New York Red Bulls Saturday, April 19: vs. Houston Dynamo Saturday, April 26: at Montréal Impact Saturday, May 3: at Seattle Sounders Saturday, May 10: vs. D.C. United Wednesday, May 14: at Sporting Kansas City Saturday, May 17: vs. New England Sunday, May 25: at Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday, May 31: at Chivas USA Saturday, June 7: vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday, June 28: at New England Revolution Friday, July 4: at FC Dallas Saturday, July 12: vs. Colorado Rapids Wednesday, July 16: vs. New York Red Bulls (ESPN2)
January 22, 1997 |
Sixteen players from Ethiopia's national soccer team disappeared yesterday during a stopover in Rome while on their way to a tournament in Morocco, Italian officials said. Two players, the coach and four staff members of the team remained behind in a hotel in Ostia, near Rome's international airport. It was not immediately clear why the players had not made their flight for the African National Cup. "We don't know anything about their motivation," said police officer Luigi D'Angelis, adding that the group that remained behind - who reported the disappearance - couldn't explain, either.