January 25, 2012 |
In an announcement that offered little suspense but plenty of excitement, officials said Tuesday that the Union will host the 2012 Major League Soccer All-Star Game on July 25 at PPL Park in Chester. The official word came during a news conference at City Hall that included Mayor Nutter, MLS commissioner Don Garber, Union CEO and operating partner Nick Sakiewicz, Chester Mayor John Linder, and several members of the team's Sons of Ben fan club. The 8 p.m. game will feature the MLS all-stars and an international team to be determined.
May 28, 2012 |
After a shaky start on the defensive end, a confident U.S. women's national soccer team continued its unbeaten streak against China with a 4-1 win in front of a sellout crowd of 18,573 at PPL Park in Chester on Sunday night. Heading into the international friendly, the United States had gone 13-0-3 against the Chinese dating from March 2003. On Sunday, forward Alex Morgan led the Americans with two goals. Morgan has scored in eight games for Pia Sundhage's squad since Jan. 20 and has a team-leading 14 goals in 2012.
July 23, 2013 |
THE SONS of Ben may have said it best. During each of the Union's home games at PPL Park, the energetic fan section screams out chants showing support for their beloved team and city. One of the group's most recognized chants is, "No one likes us, no one likes us, no one likes us, we don't care! We're from Philly, no one likes us, no one likes us, we don't care!" That seems fitting after the Union was shut out of this seasson's MLS All-Star Game. Five Union players were on the ballot, and it seemed as if multiple players could be headed to Kansas City for the July 31 game, in which the MLS All-Stars will match up against AS Roma.
July 9, 2015 |
Through a season of injuries, Union rookie Eric Bird hasn't gotten on the field for a Major League Soccer game. But he said he was grateful that the team allowed him to leave for a few days to attend the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver. Bird, 22, had a special rooting interest. He is dating midfielder Morgan Brian, who at 22 was the youngest member of the World Cup team. The two met while both were attending Virginia and have been dating nearly two years. "It was an extremely proud moment of mine going there," Bird said after the Union's practice Tuesday at PPL Park.
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 1, 2015 |
Inside the gates of PPL Park on game days, nearly 18,500 fans bustle around the $122 million Major League Soccer stadium on the Chester waterfront. They cheer the Union, they relax, they buy drinks and food. For a few hours, it's an image from Chester that few might recognize. But by the day's end, those visitors abruptly leave - returning to homes far outside Chester's city limits - without ever venturing beyond the I-95 ramp leading to the complex. It's been nearly five years since PPL Park opened with high expectations: The stadium would become a hub for economic development, the centerpiece of a waterfront stretch that would include housing, corporate offices, and a convention center.
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