April 3, 2016 |
Union at Chicago Fire Saturday, 5 p.m., Toyota Park, Bridgeville, Ill. Records: Revolution Union, 2-1; Fire, 0-1-2. Coaches: Union, Jim Curtin, 3rd season, 19-23-13; Chicago, Veljko Paunovic, 1st season, 0-2-1. TV: The Comcast Network. Most recent game: The Union beat New England, 3-0, in their home opener on March 20. Chicago played visiting Columbus to a scoreless draw on March 19. Union on the road: 1-1. Fire at home: 0-1-1.
March 13, 2016 |
Union defender Keegan Rosenberry couldn't have had a much more difficult introduction to his Major League Soccer career. Selected No. 3 overall in the MLS SuperDraft out of Georgetown, Rosenberry earned the start at right back and played the entire 90 minutes Sunday in a 2-0 loss at FC Dallas. The 22-year-old rookie had to attempt to keep Fabian Castillo in check, an ambitious task against one of the fastest and most dangerous offensive players in the league. Castillo scored the first goal and applied plenty of heat on the Union, taking five shots, three on goal.
March 8, 2016
FRISCO, Texas - Keegan Rosenberry will long remember his professional soccer debut. He'd probably like to forget it. The Union defender and No. 3 overall choice in the 2016 MLS draft was helpless against the speed of FC Dallas' attack in his team's season-opening, 2-0 loss Sunday at Toyota Stadium. Rosenberry found himself a step behind - often more than one - throughout the afternoon. Not that he was alone. The Union defense, which also includes newcomers Anderson Conceicao and Ken Tribbett, was outrun and thoroughly overmatched by swift Dallas attackers Fabian Castillo, Michael Barrios and Mauro Diaz as the visitors allowed 18 Dallas shots, 10 of them on goal.
March 8, 2016 |
FRISCO, Texas - Keegan Rosenberry will long remember his professional soccer debut. He'd probably like to forget it. The Union defender and No. 3 overall choice in the 2016 MLS draft was helpless against the speed of FC Dallas' attack in his team's season-opening 2-0 loss Sunday at Toyota Stadium, finding himself a step behind - often more than one - throughout the afternoon. Not that he was alone. The Union defense, which also included newcomers Anderson Conceicao and Ken Tribbett, was outrun and thoroughly overmatched by swift Dallas attackers Fabian Castillo, Michael Barrios, and Mauro Diaz as the visitors allowed 18 Dallas shots, 10 on goal.
March 7, 2016 |
Sunday at 3 p.m., Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas Last year's records: Union, 10-17-7, ninth in the Eastern Conference; Dallas, 18-10-6, first in the Western Conference. TV: TCN. Coaches: Union, Jim Curtin, third season, 17-22-13; FC Dallas, Oscar Pareja, third season with Dallas, 34-22-12, overall, 59-52-25. Last year: The Union lost, 2-0, to FC Dallas on March 21 at Talen Energy Stadium. About the Union: Two midfielders unlikely to play are Maurice Edu (stress reaction)
March 5, 2016 |
In going 10-17-7 last season, the Union allowed 55 goals and had a minus-13 goal differential. A defensive improvement was the top offseason priority. That is why it seemed curious that one of the team's biggest changes will be moving arguably its top defender last year to midfield. Coach Jim Curtin has moved Maurice Edu, a defensive quarterback, from center back and returned him to the midfield. Even without Edu, who is injured with a stress reaction in his leg, in the back line, Curtin is confident that the unit will be improved.
March 3, 2016 |
It's likely that when the Union open their seventh Major League Soccer season Sunday at FC Dallas, they will be without two key midfielders. The ailing Maurice Edu has yet to practice with the team, and Tranquillo Barnetta didn't participate in Tuesday's double session workout, the first since the Union returned on Sunday from preseason camp in Florida. Edu had sports hernia surgery in October, but Union coach Jim Curtin said that isn't what has kept him out. According to Curtin, Edu is battling a stress reaction in his leg. "Nothing is broken or anything bad like that, but before he is cleared to physically train with us, he has to have it fully healed," Curtin said.
February 29, 2016
Lindsey Vonn suffered a minor fracture in her left knee Saturday during a World Cup super-G crash in El Tarter, Andorra, but didn't rule out her start in a combined event the next day. "Got caught in the soft snow today and crashed pretty hard," Vonn wrote on Facebook. "I will wait and see how I feel tomorrow to decide if I can race. " Vonn appeared on the start list for the super-G portion of Sunday's combined event, released by the International Ski Federation. Chasing her fifth title, Vonn was leading the overall World Cup standings going into the race, 23 points ahead of Lara Gut . SOCCER The Union capped their 2016 preseason by beating Toronto FC, 1-0, on Saturday, finishing play at the Suncoast Invitational tournament in St. Petersberg, Fla. C.J. Sapong scored the game-winning goal in the 60th minute after intercepting a bad pass from the Toronto defense.
February 25, 2016
UNION DESIGNATED player Maurice Edu has yet to practice with the team following sports hernia surgery, and his availability for the March 6 Major League Soccer opener at FC Dallas is in doubt. "The fact that he hasn't been on the field, you can read into what you want," coach Jim Curtin said on Tuesday in a conference call. "It would be tough" for him to play against Dallas. The Union also signed two players on Tuesday, defender Ken Tribbett and midfielder Cole Missimo. During the preseason, Tribbett, 23, has made a big impression on the Union as a center back.