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January 25, 2012 | BY KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
MLS COMMISSIONER Don Garber ventured via regional rail from New York to Philadelphia yesterday to announce that PPL Park would be the venue for this year's All-Star Game. It was a surprisingly unusual way for Garber to travel, but considering rumor and speculation all but confirmed that the Union won hosting rights before his arrival, it's possible his mindset was on saving a buck, even as he confirmed MLS' worst-kept secret. Inside the Mayor's Reception Room at City Hall, Garber said this year's event, against an opponent to be announced "within the next 60 days," will be held at the Union's picturesque stadium on Chester's waterfront.
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May 23, 2013
The Union will host a third-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game against PDL side Ocean City Nor'easters next Tuesday (7:30 p.m.) at PPL Park, the club announced. Ocean City advanced after defeating the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, 1-0, last night in the second round of play. The winner plays June 12. Tickets will go on sale to the general public today at noon. Call 877-21-UNION for more info.
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April 27, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE FIELD for the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship has been announced. The event will return for a second year at PPL Park in Chester on June 2 and 3. More than 50,000 fans attended the two-day event last year, making it the largest annual rugby event in North America. Returning teams are Army, Navy, Notre Dame, and defending champion Dartmouth along with local teams Temple and Penn State. Delaware will make its debut in the 16-team field, which also includes Cal, Florida, N.C. State, Wisconsin, Arizona, Maryland, Life University, Texas and Oklahoma.
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July 25, 2014
THE FINAL, semifinal and third-place games of this October's CONCACAF women's championship will be played at Chester's PPL Park, U.S. Soccer announced yesterday. The games will be held Oct. 24 and 26, with the winner, runner-up and third-place finisher automatically qualifying for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. Ticket information is not yet available, and kickoff times for the tournament will not be set until Sept. 5. Fox Sports will broadcast the matches across its multiple channels.
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January 10, 2012 | BY KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
WHILE PPL PARK is in the running to host the 2012 MLS All-Star Game, the decision to award the stadium hosting rights has not been etched in stone, contrary to a recent Internet report that the Union already won the bid. The Union-centric soccer blog "Broad Street Hooligans" claimed (and then retracted, somewhat) that someone connected to the stadium witnessed a cellphone text to a Union official that the club was awarded the match, to be played on Aug. 1. But nothing is official, according to Union CEO and managing partner Nick Sakiewicz.
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December 13, 2013 | By KERITH GABRIEL, For the Daily News
COLLEGE SOCCER descends upon the Greater Philadelphia region this weekend with PPL Park, home of the Union of the MLS, as the host venue for the 2013 installment of the NCAA men's College Cup. For the better part of a month, 32 college programs have battled for the chance to play in the soccer-specific stadium on Chester's waterfront. Notre Dame (15-1-6 overall) enters the tournament as the top seed at No. 3 and will play No. 7 New Mexico (14-5-2) in today's first semifinal, kicking off at 5 p.m. In the nightcap, it's a matchup between ACC rivals when No. 5 Maryland (16-3-5)
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April 12, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
While the Big East continues its fact-finding about Villanova football possibly joining the conference, the likely venue for the Wildcats could be expanding. Union CEO and managing partner Nick Sakiewicz told the Daily News yesterday that increasing the capacity of PPL Park always has been a possibility, no matter what Villanova does. "We designed the stadium for expansion, and it has been something that we have been discussing," Sakiewicz said. "Villanova could feasibly accelerate those plans as another tenant in the building.
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May 5, 2011 | By KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
They all had a story - a reason why they were involved. When PPL Park hosts the inaugural Fall Brawl for a Cure college lacrosse tournament in October, it will be for more than just pride for the four teams involved. To them, it's another major step in efforts to eradicate cancer. Villanova, Stony Brook, Loyola (Md.) and Siena College will highlight an all-day tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society on Saturday, Oct. 22. Youth games will be played on adjacent fields set up around the stadium starting at 9 a.m., before the pairing of Stony Brook and Loyola at 3 p.m., followed by Siena and Villanova, currently ranked eighth in the nation.
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May 4, 2011
The Fall Brawl for the Cure college men's lacrosse tournament will be held in October at PPL Park. Chester mayor Wendell Butler, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz and other brass will be on hand at an 11 a.m. news conference today to officially announce the four-team, 1-day tournament, which will feature Villanova, Loyola (Md.), Stony Brook and Siena College competing on Oct. 22. This season, Villanova (11-3) is eighth in the nation in RPI. Stony Brook (9-3) is 12th, Loyola (8-4) is 16th, and Siena (11-4)
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December 21, 2014 | Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union will open their sixth Major League Soccer season, Saturday March 7 with a 4 p.m. game against the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park. On Friday, MLS released just the league's home openers. The Union's first road game is March 14 at Real Salt Lake. The Union are 1-3-1 in opening games after last year's 1-1 draw at Portland on March 8. The following week the Union won their home opener, 1-0 over New England and are 3-2 all-time in openers at PPL Park. The Union are coming off a 10-12-12 season for 42 points, seven out of the fifth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
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August 28, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took Union goalkeeper Andre Blake more than a year to earn his second career Major League Soccer start. Barring an unforeseen circumstance, it should take only a week to earn his third. Union coach Jim Curtin all but said during his news conference Wednesday that Blake will be in goal when the Union (7-13-6) host the New England Revolution (9-9-7) on Saturday at PPL Park. "He is part of the plan right now," Curtin said when asked if Blake would start the MLS game. "We are still discussing it, but that is in our minds to have him as the starter this week.
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August 13, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
WHEN THE Union fell to the heavily favored Seattle Sounders, 3-1, after extra time, in last year's U.S. Open Cup final, coach Jim Curtin did what he thought was the classy thing to do. As the Sounders received their championship medals on the Union's home turf at PPL Park, Curtin made his team stay on the field to watch every last second of the ceremony. It was as a gesture of good sportsmanship, but it also served as a reminder to his young club. "I don't think some guys wanted to, but I think you have to watch that and you have to remember it, because you don't ever want to feel that way again," Curtin said.
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August 1, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Union coach Jim Curtin was directly critical of his team before the home stretch of its season. "We're close, but it's no coincidence we're not good enough right now," Curtin said at his weekly news conference Wednesday. "That's the message to these guys. " Curtin was discussing his team's latest result, a 3-2 road loss to D.C. United on Sunday after the Union scored twice in the first five minutes. It was another lapse in a season derailed by injuries and missed opportunities.
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July 28, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THE CONCACAF Gold Cup was never going to provide all the answers for the United States' men's national team, but it wasn't expected to produce so many questions. The big question after USA lost to Panama in the third-place game on Saturday at PPL Park is: Was the tournament simply a disappointment or was a huge setback? As always with the United States, roster selection was an issue of debate with some saying Jürgen Klinsmann again sacrificed quality for the sake of future development.
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July 26, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union are making no secret of their desire to acquire midfielder-forward Tranquillo Barnetta, who has been on Switzerland's roster for the last three World Cups. Barnetta, 30, practiced with the Union at PPL Park on Friday. The Union (6-11-4) were preparing for Sunday's Major League Soccer game at D.C. United (10-7-5). "He is here seeing if Philadelphia and MLS is a fit," Union technical director Chris Albright said. "It is a player whose pedigree speaks for itself, [being] in the last three World Cups.
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July 26, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann hears the mounting criticism and instead of lashing back at his critics, he says it is actually good for the sport. Really? Klinsmann has borne the brunt of the criticism following Wednesday's 2-1 semifinal loss to Jamaica during a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal in Atlanta. "It is very fine with me," he said about the criticism while speaking during a news conference on Friday at PPL Park, the venue for Saturday's 4 p.m. third-place Gold Cup game against Panama.
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July 25, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The final whistle blew, and this is all that came to mind trying to sum up Wednesday night and the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the U.S. men's national team: Colossal failure. The U.S. men will show up Saturday afternoon at PPL Park in Chester ready to play in the most meaningless of athletic endeavors, a third-place game. Even if the Americans handle Panama - which can't be blamed at all if it doesn't really want to be here -  this Gold Cup still goes down as the one in which the United States lost in the semifinals on home soil to a country it simply doesn't lose to on home soil.
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July 24, 2015 | BY GARRETT MILEY, For the Daily News
THE PITCH conditions throughout the CONCACAF Gold Cup have been a hot topic of discussion among players, commentators and fans alike. Games have been played all over the United States on varying field setups. After holding matches in Dallas and Kansas City in MLS grass-field stadiums, play moved to larger-capacity stadiums for the later rounds. Gillette Stadium, for example, is a turf field, which is fine for the New England Patriots and other teams to play football on. While all games in the Gold Cup have technically been played on grass pitches, many stadiums laid grass sod over turf fields when hosting the CONCACAF national teams.
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July 16, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a team that recently began its preseason training, AFC Bournemouth looked to be in midseason form. At least it seemed that way to the Union, who lost, 4-1, to the Cherries Tuesday night in an international friendly at PPL Park. The team will make its first entry into the English Premier League. Bournemouth's players rarely held the ball, relying on crisp passing, and their decision-making separated them from the Union. No doubt, this faster-paced game will benefit the Union when they return to Major League Soccer play Saturday in Toronto.
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July 15, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don't tell the Union that the match against AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday night at PPL Park doesn't count. It's technically only a friendly, against a team that recently began its preseason training, but the rapid success of Bournemouth and its promotion to the English Premier League adds plenty of prestige to the match. Bournemouth, with roots dating back to 1890, has been elevated to the EPL for the first time in franchise history, a fact that isn't lost on Union coach Jim Curtin.
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