October 21, 2014
FOR THE FOURTH time in 5 years, soccer fans in Philadelphia won't witness the hometown club in the MLS playoffs. But at the very least, the Union sent the PPL Park regulars out with a win. "I know we came up short and the focus now, the only word I use around the guys is playoffs for next year," Union interim manager Jim Curtin said after Saturday night's home finale, a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City. "We're not going to talk about championships or anything like that. We're talking about the playoffs for 2015 and that's the goal.
July 20, 2011
What: International club friendly Who: Everton FC vs. Union When: Tonight, 7:30 Where: PPL Park, Chester TV: Comcast SportsNet For kicks: U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard, also Everton's No. 1, will not be in attendance; it's expected that backup Jan Mucha will be his replacement . . . Everton has been training at the Eagles' NovaCare complex this week and held an open practice session at PPL Park yesterday ....
April 27, 2011 |
The Union will host English Premier League club Everton on July 20 at PPL Park. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Everton features U.S. men's national team goalkeeper Tim Howard and Australian international Tim Cahill. Five-time FA Cup champions and winners of nine top flight league titles in England, the Blues are currently in seventh place in the Premier League, just five points behind Liverpool F.C. PPL Park is the Toffees' first stop on their United States tour. The team also visit D.C. United on July 23 at RFK Stadium.
June 20, 2014 |
A Bala Cynwyd parking lot operator claims in a federal racketeering lawsuit that officials in Chester City conspired with the owners of the Philadelphia Union and PPL Park to stop the company from operating its lots during the Union's Major League Soccer games and other events. For four games in 2013, the suit claims, Police Commissioner Joseph Bail ordered three ranking officers to close the lots owned by T.I.C.B. Partners by blocking streets with city vehicles or police tape. According to the lawsuit, Bail was also put on the payroll of the company that manages the park and paid $400 for every event he attended there, though it did not specify his duties.
June 7, 2011 |
When PPL Park was being built, Philadelphia Union fans imagined what it could become: a grand soccer locus that routinely hosted large crowds. That came to be. Now fans may need to envision the year-old stadium in a new way: bigger. Union officials are developing long-term plans to expand the arena, contemplating a three-phase process, the first to increase seating from 18,500 to 20,000. If all goes well, that construction could start in 2014, according to team chief executive officer Nick Sakiewicz.
March 18, 2013 |
JACK McINERNEY'S goal in the 76th minute gave the Union a 1-0 victory over visiting New England at PPL Park on Saturday night. It was McInerney's second goal in two games as the Union improved to 2-1-0. It was his third game-winning goal against the Revolution in his career. "I don't know what it is with [the Revolution], but I know I get in good spots against them," McInerney said. "They sit high up [on defense] and I like it because I can get balls played back in behind them in the box that amount to good goals.
August 15, 2011
Amy Rodriguez' goal was too little, too late as the Independence dropped its regular-season finale, 2-1, to the magicjack yesterday at Boca Raton, Fla., to finish in second place in WPS. The Indy's next game will be the playoff semifinal against either the magicjack or the Boston Breakers, Saturday at PPL Park at 4 p.m.
May 24, 2012
The Union will play the U.S. Pro league's Rochester Rhinos in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at PPL Park in Chester. The Union is 0-2 in Open Cup matches. This will be their first-ever home Open Cup match. The winner advances to the fourth round on June 5. - Daily News staff
August 26, 2011
Because of the forecasted weather conditions brought on by Hurricane Irene, the Union and Major League Soccer rescheduled Sunday's 7 p.m. match at PPL Park against the New England Revolution to Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. The game will be telecast locally on the Comcast Network and nationally on Galavision. All season-ticket cards, printed tickets, and parking passes (Game 13) will be honored on Sept. 7.
July 18, 2012
Aston Villa at Union What: Aston Villa vs. Union in an international friendly. When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV: None Outlook: English striker Darren Bent and U.S. internationals Brad Guzan and Eric Lichaj highlight Aston Villa's roster for the English Premier League team's three-match American tour. . . . Based in Birmingham, Aston Villa is owned by Randy Lerner, who also owns the NFL's Cleveland Browns. - Inquirer staff