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.
September 20, 2012 |
TODD ROSS and Sunny Rinko are furious at Food Network's "Sweet Genius" contestant Chad Durkin over the old bake- and-switch. Durkin was to bake, decorate and deliver a cake for their wedding Saturday at the Brandywine Museum in Chadds Ford, but on Tuesday he informed the couple that his reality-TV shooting would render him unable to fulfill the obligations. He told Ross on Wednesday that Bredenbeck's in Chestnut Hill would be making the cake. Ross, who works in insurance in Dallas and is a Swarthmore native and nursing student, is sure Bredenbeck's will do a fine job, but that isn't what he paid for. The couple paid Durkin's CAD Culinary Design $700 in advance, and was to pay him another $700 on Saturday.
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.
October 3, 2015 |
Nick Sakiewicz is out as the Union's CEO and chief operating partner. The team is expected to make the announcement on Friday. CBSphilly.com first reported on Sakiewicz's departure. Reached late Thursday by The Inquirer, Sakiewicz provided this statement: "I enjoyed my time at the Philadelphia Union and am proud of the team and organization and stadium we built," he said. "I wish the Union, [team chairman and owner] Jay Sugarman, and the entire organization the best of luck and continued success.
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.