September 20, 2016
Carli Lloyd scored her 94th international goal, Megan Rapinoe knelt again during the national anthem, and the U.S. women's national team beat the Netherlands, 3-1, Sunday night in a friendly in Atlanta. Rapinoe, who entered as a substitute in the 64th minute, took a knee during the anthem for the second straight national team match and fourth game overall. She has said she wanted to express solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is attempting to bring attention to racial inequality.
August 25, 2016 |
On paper, the Union should have an easy time against the Columbus Crew on Wednesday. But nothing is easy for the Union these days. Although they won the two previous games this year against Columbus, the Crew are playing much better, and last year's MLS Cup finalist is trying to sneak back into the Major League Soccer playoff picture. So the visiting Union are not likely to take Columbus lightly. The Union (9-9-7, 34 points) are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, in which the top six teams make the playoffs.
August 22, 2016 |
Coming off their best performance of the season, the Union weren't able to sustain the effort against one of Major League Soccer's hottest teams. A week after a 4-0 win at New England, the Union had several defensive miscues during a 3-1 loss Saturday night to sizzling Toronto FC before 18,271 at Talen Energy Stadium. The Union (9-9-7, 34 points), fell to 7-3-3 at home. Toronto is 5-0-1 in its last six MLS games and improved to 11-7-7 for 40 points, one behind Eastern Conference leader New York City FC. "I think we gave up some pretty soft goals as a team, but it is just one game," said midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, playing his first home game for the Union after debuting in New England.
August 21, 2016 |
Saturday at 7 p.m. Talen Energy Stadium Records: Toronto, 10-7-6, 36 points; Union, 9-8-7, 34 points. TV: The Comcast Network. Coaches: Toronto, Greg Vanney, 27-28-12; Union, Jim Curtin, 25-28-19. Goals for: Toronto, 33; Union 42. Goals against: Toronto, 24; Union 37. Toronto on the road: 3-6-3. Union at home: 7-2-3. Most recent MLS game: Toronto played to a 1-1 draw at Houston on Sunday. The Union defeated the host New England Revolution, 4-0, on Saturday.
August 21, 2016 |
Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco was Major League Soccer's MVP last season, his first year in the league. The 29-year-old Italian forward certainly isn't suffering from the sophomore jinx. Giovinco will bring his talents to Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday for a key Eastern Conference game against the Union. After totaling 22 goals and 16 assists in 33 games last season, Giovinco entered the weekend tied for first in MLS with 15 goals and tied for second with 11 assists. The former Juventus star has been especially hot lately, with seven goals and four assists in his last five games.
August 18, 2016 |
Union coach Jim Curtin expressed optimism that forward C.J. Sapong would be available Saturday for the Major League Soccer match against Toronto FC at Talen Energy Stadium. Sapong, who scored the first goal last Saturday in a 4-0 win over the host New England Revolution, was injured late in the first half. He suffered a head injury going up for a ball against defender Jose Goncalves. "At halftime we thought he would be able to continue, but then he started to get a little bit of discomfort with his neck so we made the proactive decision" not to play him, Curtin said Tuesday.
March 7, 2016
Here is the 2016 Union MLS schedule: Home games at Talen Energy Stadium March 6 at FC Dallas, 3 12 at Columbus Crew SC, 7:30 20 N.E. Revolution, 2:30 April 2 at Chicago Fire, 5 8 Orlando City SC, 7 16 at Seattle Sounders FC, 10 23 New York City FC, 4 30 San Jose Earthquakes, 4 May 11 LA Galaxy, 7 14 at Montreal Impact, 5 20 D.C.
February 29, 2016
Lindsey Vonn suffered a minor fracture in her left knee Saturday during a World Cup super-G crash in El Tarter, Andorra, but didn't rule out her start in a combined event the next day. "Got caught in the soft snow today and crashed pretty hard," Vonn wrote on Facebook. "I will wait and see how I feel tomorrow to decide if I can race. " Vonn appeared on the start list for the super-G portion of Sunday's combined event, released by the International Ski Federation. Chasing her fifth title, Vonn was leading the overall World Cup standings going into the race, 23 points ahead of Lara Gut . SOCCER The Union capped their 2016 preseason by beating Toronto FC, 1-0, on Saturday, finishing play at the Suncoast Invitational tournament in St. Petersberg, Fla. C.J. Sapong scored the game-winning goal in the 60th minute after intercepting a bad pass from the Toronto defense.
October 4, 2015 |
Now what? The Union once again have to bounce off the canvas after what may be the most difficult result in their six-year franchise history. On Wednesday they had come even closer to winning their first trophy than the year before when they lost 3-1 in extra time to Seattle in the 2014 U.S. Open Cup final. Then on Wednesday, the Union took the game into penalty kicks, only to lose 7-6 in that segment to Sporting Kansas City after the teams played to a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes in another exciting Open Cup final at PPL Park.
July 18, 2015 |
Union center back Richie Marquez saw his first Major League Soccer action earlier this season against Toronto, coming in as an injury replacement for Michael Lahoud on May 2. He has been hard to get out of the lineup ever since. Since his debut, Marquez, 23, has started nine of the last 10 games. "I definitely feel a lot more confident now," said Marquez, the 44th overall choice in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Redlands in California. The Union (6-10-4)