December 24, 2010 |
The Independence are moving to a new home field at Widener University this season because of economics, team owner and CEO David Halstead said Thursday. The Women's Professional Soccer team played its inaugural season at West Chester University. Halstead said it is more cost-effective to play at Widener. West Chester's John A. Farrell Stadium has a capacity of 7,500. The Independence averaged 2,938 last season. Widener's Leslie Quick Stadium seats 4,500. Halstead said the goal for the team is to average 4,000 fans.
June 2, 2011 |
When: Saturday (9:58 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (8:59 a.m.-5:20 p.m.). Saturday's pool play will determine Sunday's single-elimination schedule. Where: PPL Park, Chester Who: Sixteen men's teams and eight women's teams are competing. Temple: The Owls' men play Arizona (12:10 p.m.), Texas (3:16 p.m.) and Oklahoma (7:30 p.m.) on Saturday. The women are in pool play tomorrow at Drexel's Vidas Athletic Complex at 43rd & Powelton. The Owls play Penn State (1:20 p.m.), Brown (3:40 p.m.)
June 5, 2012 |
NBC SPORTS and USA Sevens officials see big things for the future of the Collegiate Rugby Championship, and they say that begins with the stability provided by a multiyear agreement with PPL Park. Over the weekend, officials announced an agreement to extend the tournament's stay on the Chester waterfront through 2014. PPL Park, home of the Union, has hosted the event for the last 2 years after the inaugural event was held at Columbus (Ohio) Crew Stadium. "When there is year-to-year uncertainty you are enjoying it, but you're not invested in planning for the long term," tournament director Dan Lyle said.
May 26, 2012
What: An international soccer friendly between the United States women's national team and China. When: Sunday, 7 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester Saturday practice: Fans are invited to attend the U.S. team's practice on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at PPL Park. Admission and parking are free. Members of the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club will receive premium seating at the session. Fans may join the club at www.ussoccer.com or at the stadium on Saturday.
June 19, 2014 |
It took 110 minutes for the Union to take a lead against its own affiliate in its first game under interim manager Jim Curtin on Tuesday night at PPL Park in Chester. The Union struggled immensely for the majority of the game against the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL PRO league but came away with a 3-1 victory in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Forward Andrew Wenger bounced the ball over sprawling Islanders goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre for a 2-1 lead in the 110th minute and added another goal in the 117th.
July 9, 2014 |
THE UNION and New England Revolution are probably getting a bit sick of each other. For the fourth time in less than 4 months - the third time at PPL Park - the MLS Eastern Conference foes play tonight, this match for a trip to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., with the victor advancing to play Aug. 12 on the road against FC Dallas or the Carolina Railhawks, of the North American Soccer League. Despite its 2014 MLS struggles, the eighth-place Union (4-8-6)
April 29, 2011
The Philadelphia Union MLS soccer team will host the English Premier League club Everton at 7:30 p.m. July 20 at PPL Park in Chester. The date was given incorrectly on Thursday. A column Thursday about the Switch Philly conference misspelled the name of Jen Cheng, chief financial officer and director of marketing at Catapulter, which offers online routing services for ground travel. A story Thursday about a street fair to be held Saturday on South Broad Street wrongly described one part of the planned setup.
April 28, 2011 |
The Union will play English Premier League club Everton on July 20 at PPL Park, the Major League Soccer team announced Wednesday. U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard and Australian star Tim Cahill play for Everton, a five-time FA Cup champion. The Union's full season-ticket holders will receive tickets to the game at no cost. After online sales to full and partial season-ticket holders, individual tickets will go on sale May 9.
December 7, 2011 |
THE UNION will open its 2012 season in Portland, Ore. against the Timbers on Monday, March 12. Game time is 9:30 p.m Eastern at Jeld-Wen Field with coverage on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3. It will be just the 11th Monday game in the MLS' 17 seasons. The Union was 0-1-1 against the expansion Timbers last season, losing 1-0 in Portland and playing a 0-0 draw at PPL Park. The Union's home opener will be on Sunday, March 18; the opponent and time have yet to be announced by the league.
October 26, 2011
The Union's first playoff game against the Houston Dynamo will be held at either 3, 4 or 5 p.m. Sunday at PPL Park. The start time depends on which team the LA Galaxy will play in the first leg of the conference semifinals. The Galaxy opponent will determined after tonight and tomorrow's wild-card games. If LA plays Columbus, the Union will play at 3. If LA plays Colorado, the Union will play at 4. If LA plays New York, the Union will play at 5. ESPN2 will televise the Union-Dynamo game, no matter the time.