July 19, 2011 |
Major League Soccer announced Monday that Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon is among the 22 players selected to compete against English Premier League champions Manchester United in the MLS All-Star Game on July 27 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. "[Mondragon] has made a huge impact for Philadelphia," all-star coach Hans Backe of the New York Red Bulls told MLSSoccer.com's ExtraTime Radio. The 40-year-old Colombian international, the only member of the Union named to the squad, has been a key addition for the Eastern Conference leaders since transferring from Cologne of the German Bundesliga.
April 1, 2013 |
THE UNION lost to rival New York, 2-1, on Saturday in Harrison, N.J. The Union's Conor Casey scored in the 63rd minute to tie the, after entering for high-scoring Sebastien Le Toux. But the Red Bulls scored the game-winner for their first victory of the season. The Union, which fell to 0-6 at Red Bull Arena, is 2-2 in the MLS. "It was nice, it was really nice to get back out there especially after being out for the first couple weeks," Casey said. "It was a good feeling, but we came here to try and get three points and we weren't successful so obviously that's disappointing for us.. " The Union next plays Saturday at Columbus at 5 p.m.
October 20, 2011 |
HARRISON, N.J. - The Union better hope the adage "defense wins championships" holds weight, because its offense has far too many holes as the team's quest for the MLS Cup begins. In its final game of the regular season Thursday night at Red Bull Arena, the Union lost, 1-0, and was flat-out exposed on prime-time television by a New York side hungry for one of the final playoff spots. The Union (11-8-15, 48 points) which already clinched a postseason berth, was playing for a chance at the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
July 28, 2011 |
HARRISON, N.J. - Faryd Mondragon didn't get by with any help from his MLS All-Star friends last night, allowing a pair of goals in his first-half start en route to a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United. For the second straight year, Manchester United trumped MLS' best, this time at Red Bull Arena. Last year, it was a 5-2 defeat of the All-Stars at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Manchester's Anderson got things rolling in the 20th minute beating Mondragon with a shot to his right corner.
June 3, 2011
Austria vs. Germany 2:30 p.m. Friday (ESPN2; ESPN3.com) With the league seasons over in Europe, national teams take center stage this weekend for Euro 2012 qualifiers. Los Angeles Galaxy vs. D.C. United 11 p.m. Friday (Fox Soccer Channel) Visitors D.C. United ended the Portland Timbers' five-game MLS home unbeaten streak last weekend. Brazil vs. Netherlands 3 p.m. Saturday (Telefutura; ESPN3.com) Two of the world's most entertaining teams meet in a friendly in the Estádio Serra Dourada as Brazil gets ready for the Copa America.
October 20, 2011
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Union (11-7-15, 48 points) at New York Red Bulls (9-8-16, 43 points) Thursday, 8 p.m., at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J. TV: ESPN2. Last MLS game: The Union played Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw Saturday at PPL Park. New York dropped a 2-0 decision at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. Outlook: New York would clinch the 10th and final MLS playoff spot with a win. . . . The Union would clinch at least one of the top three spots in the Eastern Conference with a win and avoid competing in the wild-card round.
January 23, 2012 |
A City Hall press conference on Tuesday involving Mayor Nutter, and officials from Major League Soccer and the Union has prompted speculation that the Union could be hosting the 2012 MLS all-star game. MLS and Union officials would not comment, but in addition to Nutter, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Chester Mayor John Linder and Union CEO and operating partner Nick Sakiewicz will be among attending the press conference. An official for MLS said on Monday that the date of the all-star game has yet to be released.
June 14, 2013
The Week in Soccer Brazil vs. Japan 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPN/Univision) The Confederations Cup, the traditional warm-up for the World Cup, kicks off with a must-win game for host nation Brazil. The Seleçao's star-studded roster includes recent Barcelona signing Neymar. Japan is led by Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa. FC Dallas at Portland Timbers 5 p.m. Saturday (ESPN) Portland's Diego Valeri, one of MLS's best playmakers, pairs with Will Johnson.
June 9, 2011 |
The virtual polls are open for the Major League Soccer All-Star Game. The league released its 108-player ballot yesterday, featuring the top six players from each team. Fans have until July 5 to cast their votes for the starting 11 for MLS when it faces Manchester United on July 27 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The Union players on the ballot are goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, defender Danny Califf, midfielder Justin Mapp and forwards Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga and Carlos Ruiz.