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.)
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.
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.
November 30, 2011 |
The Union's home opener is set for March 18 at PPL Park, Major League Soccer has announced. The league revealed the home opening dates for each team, but did not provide opponents. MLS will have six games on March 10, two on March 11 and one on March 12. It is possible the Union would open on the road in one of those games. The entire regular-season schedule is expected to be released by the end of the year. Each club will play 34 games in the regular season.
March 26, 2011 |
In front of a sold-out crowd of 18,591, the Philadelphia Union defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps, 1-0, in the Union's home opener at PPL Park in Chester on Saturday. The Union's Carlos Ruiz scored the game's only goal in the 77th minute, assisted by Sebastien Le Toux, and the defense held the rest of the way with a man advantage following a red card on striker Eric Hassli. The second straight 1-0 victory marks the first winning streak in franchise history for the Union.
June 27, 2012 |
AGENDA What: U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal Who: Harrisburg City at Union When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV/Radio: None Tickets/Parking: $15 for season ticketholders, $25 for general public. Parking is free. For more info, go to www.philadelphiaunion.com or call 877-21-UNION. INJURY REPORT (as of June 22) Out for Union: Krystian Witkowski, FW (concussion symptoms); Sheanon Williams, D (right big toe avulsion fracture); Gabriel Gomez, MF (left knee contusion/patellar tendinitis)