July 7, 2013
Saturday at 9 p.m., BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston. TV: The Comcast Network. Records: Union, 7-5-6, 27 points; Houston, 6-6-5, 23 points. Union on the road: 3-3-3. Houston at home: 4-2-2. Goals for: Union, 29; Houston, 19. Goals against: Union, 28; Houston, 18. Last MLS outing: The Union played to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday at Real Salt Lake. On Sunday, visiting Houston lost, 2-0, to the New York Red Bulls. About the Union: The Union are coming off consecutive 2-2 draws vs. FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake despite owning a one-goal lead and a man advantage heading into second-half stoppage time in each game.
August 5, 2011 |
The Union's opening 1-0 Major League Soccer victory in Houston on March 19 against the Dynamo seems like a long time ago, back when the Phillies were still competing in Clearwater, Fla. Saturday, the teams will meet for a rematch when Houston visits PPL Park in Chester at 8 p.m. The Union are 8-5-8 and in second place in the Eastern Conference with 32 points. Houston (6-7-9) is just five points behind the Union, but has played one more game. "I feel last time we outplayed them, but they scored the goal," Houston midfielder Brad Davis said in a phone interview.
March 19, 2011 |
When the Union open their second Major League Soccer season Saturday in Houston against the Dynamo, it will be a game matching two teams looking for significant improvement. The Union were 8-15-7 last season and Houston, a two-time MLS champion in 2006 and 2007, slumped to 9-15-6. Each is expected to contend for one of the 10 playoff berths in the 18-team MLS. Even last year, the Union remained mathematically in the playoff hunt until late in the season. "You could see the youngsters were not experienced to handle the pressure, and we tried to warn them about it and calm them down," team manager Peter Nowak said.
July 22, 2010 |
NEW YORK - MLS All-Star coach Bruce Arena has selected San Jose Earthquakes midfielder and former Penn Charter star Bobby Convey as an All-Star to replace injured Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein. Convey will be a member of the 23-man roster that will take on 2009 English Premier League champion Manchester United on July 28 in Houston. Bornstein injured his right knee on Sunday in the 23rd minute of Chivas USA's SuperLiga match against the Houston Dynamo. He is expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks.
December 21, 2010
The second Major League Soccer campaign for the Union begins in March, but the club won't have to wait a month to play its first home game, like it did last season. Starting its second season in a row on the road, the Union opens on Saturday, March 19, at 8:30 p.m., against the Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium. The home opener will be 1 week later, March 26, against the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps at PPL Park. MLS' First Kick begins March 15 when Seattle Sounders FC hosts the Los Angeles Galaxy live on ESPN at 9:30 p.m. MLS will feature a balanced 34-game schedule, with teams facing each other at home and on the road.
June 28, 2013
UNION AGENDA Who: Union (7-5-4) vs. FC Dallas (8-3-5) When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV: NBC Sports Network Radio: WIP (610-AM) Union news: Union forward Jack McInerney, 20, will leave the team after this game to begin practicing in San Diego with the U.S. men's national team competing in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He was named to the roster yesterday. He will miss Union games against Real Salt Lake (July 3), Houston Dynamo (July 6) and Chivas USA (July 12)
July 5, 2013 |
FOR THE SECOND consecutive game, the Union lost a lead in extra time. The Union tied host Real Salt Lake, 2-2, on Wednesday night in Sandy, Utah, as Javier Morales scored on a penalty kick 7 minutes into the extra time. Sebastien Le Toux and Conor Casey scored for the Union (7-5-6). "If you would've told me coming into this game that I would've had a point coming out of here, I would've said I'll take it. The way that it went down, no, we're disappointed," Union manager John Hackworth said.
September 11, 2013 |
THE UNION lost to host San Jose, 1-0, late Sunday night in a Major League Soccer match. The Earthquakes' Shea Salinas scored in the 15th minute and the goal held up. The Union fell to 10-9-9. San Jose is 10-11-7. "I'm extremely disappointed. We let an opportunity to separate ourselves slip by having a poor performance out here in San Jose," Union manager John Hackworth said. "You've got to give credit to the Earthquakes, though. They're a good team; they make it hard on you. They bring so much pressure.
August 13, 2014 |
The Union have a difficult juggling act, balancing the chance to win one tournament with the quest to make the Major League Soccer playoffs. On Tuesday, they will visit FC Dallas in the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a tournament that is open to affiliated amateur and professional teams. On Saturday, the Union climbed into a tie for the fifth and final MLS playoff berth with Columbus after a 2-1 win over visiting Montreal. The Union (6-8-9) have 11 MLS games left.
September 19, 2014 |
THERE'S NO TIME to dwell on what's done. Not when only six regular-season games are left and you're on the outside of the playoff picture looking in at teams that could easily be caught. Following Tuesday's heartbreaking 3-1, extra-time loss to the Seattle Sounders in the final of the U.S. Open Cup at PPL Park, Union interim manager Jim Curtin said his players were crushed emotionally. "We deserve a trophy," he said. "We came up a bit short this time. Our guys will remember that feeling, though, with how close we were.