May 9, 2015 |
Union defender Sheanon Williams has gone from franchise cornerstone to a player battling to remain in the starting lineup. Like many of his teammates, the 25-year-old Williams has gotten off to a rough start this year for the 1-6-3 Union, who visit the Vancouver Whitecaps (5-3-2) on Saturday. Williams is part of a defense that has surrendered 18 goals, the most in Major League Soccer. Union coach Jim Curtin has moved Williams to the left outside back spot, with Ray Gaddis switching over to the right.
September 19, 2015 |
Houston Dynamo defender Sheanon Williams isn't prescribing to the old theory that when he takes the field Sunday for A game as a Major League Soccer opponent at PPL Park, that it will be just another match. Williams, who joined the Union late in their inaugural season in 2010, was traded to the Dynamo on July 23. He had been in an out of the lineup, but since coming to Houston has only been in. Williams has started all eight games, seven at right back and one at left, and has never left the field.
October 20, 2012 |
On Saturday, the Union (10-15-6) begin their final stretch of the Major League Soccer season, playing their last three games over eight days after having a two-week break. That's part of the often-quirky MLS schedule. But just because the Union are out of the playoff hunt doesn't mean these games aren't important. Young players are fighting to make a favorable impression for 2013, and veterans are looking to establish the type of leadership that will also carry over. That brings us to defender Sheanon Williams, 22, who, on paper, fits both categories as a young player and a veteran.
October 8, 2013 |
THE UNION remained in playoff contention with a 1-0 win over Toronto FC on Saturday at PPL Park. Kleberson scored the only goal of the match on a free kick from about 25 yards out during stoppage time in the 95th minute. The Union improved to 12-10-9. It was the first career MLS goal for Kleberson, the veteran Brazilian midfielder acquired in a trade for Freddy Adu earlier this season. "I'm very happy. I feel like the Union fans needed this, I needed to show them that I could score a goal," Kleberson said.
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.
May 12, 2013
Saturday at 1:30 p.m., Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill. Records: Union, 3-3-3; Fire, 2-5-1. TV: NBC Sports Network. Union on the road: 2-2-1; Fire at home: 2-2. Goals for: Union, 12; Fire, 6. Goals against: Union, 14; Fire, 14. Last MLS outing: The Union played visiting Seattle to a 2-2 draw last Saturday. Chicago lost, 2-0, at Montreal on April 27. About the Union: The Union will be without outside defender Sheanon Williams, who earned a red card in last week's draw with Seattle.
July 5, 2013 |
For the second straight game, the Union failed to put away a shorthanded opponent. Javier Morales' penalty kick in stoppage time hit the post and bounced across the goal mouth into the net past a helpless Zac MacMath to salvage a 2-2 tie for 10-man Real Salt Lake (10-5-4) in Sandy, Utah, on Wednesday night. The Union had taken the lead on Sebastien Le Toux's goal in the 13th minute off a Conor Casey pass. Real defender Lovel Palmer was shown a red card and sent off in the 59th minute for a late challenge on Michael Farfan.
October 21, 2012 |
Oscar Boniek Garcia and Brad Davis scored in the second half as the Houston Dynamo beat the visiting Union, 3-1, Saturday night to clinch a spot in the MLS Cup playoffs. The Union's Jack McInerney scored in the 19th minute off a Sheanon Williams cross. McInerney's goal was his fourth in as many games, breaking Sebastien Le Toux's team record for consecutive scoring games, according to a Union tweet. The Dynamo are into the postseason for the sixth time in seven years. The Union had their two-game winning streak ended.
February 11, 2016 |
The Union added goalkeeping depth Tuesday by acquiring English-born keeper Matt Jones on loan from Belenenses of Portugal's Primeira Liga, the top division. He will be on loan for the 2016 Major League Soccer season. Jones holds a U.S. permanent resident card and will not occupy an international spot. That is crucial because the Union do not have one available. MLS rules allow teams eight international slots, but the slots are allowed to be traded. The Union have seven after trading one international slot last year in the Sheanon Williams deal with Houston.
July 2, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - For the second game in a row, the Union played a wide-open offensive affair, but, unlike last week's 3-2 win over visiting Chivas USA, this time they settled for a draw. Carlos Ruiz's goal in the 84th minute helped the Union escape with a 2-2 tie Saturday against a new-look D.C. United at RFK Stadium. The Union twice came back from one-goal deficits. "That's why we have Carlos Ruiz, to score goals like that," said Union team manager Peter Nowak, who has been annoyed at criticism of his forward.