July 28, 2013
Saturday, 7 p.m. at BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia TV: CSN Records: Whitecaps, 9-6-5 (32 points); Union 8-6-7 (31 points) Whitecaps at home: 8-0-4 Union on the road: 3-4-3 Goals for: Vancouver 33, Union 32 Goals against: Vancouver 28, Union 30 Last MLS outing: The Whitecaps lost, 2-1, on the road to the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Union tied visiting Portland, 0-0. About the Whitecaps: Vancouver had its six-game undefeated streak end with a loss to the Galaxy.
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.
March 25, 2011
Central defender Carlos Valdes enjoyed a strong debut with the Union in their MLS season opener on Saturday, a 1-0 win at Houston. Valdes frequently covered up for teammates who were beaten by an attacking Dynamo team. Though he was cool under fire, the 25-year-old Valdes admits to being a little nervous entering his home debut. The Union will host the Vancouver Whitecaps at 4 p.m. Saturday at sold-out PPL Park. "I am excited, but I feel a lot of responsibility because it is my first game in front of the fans, and I want to start out well," Valdes said through an interpreter.
March 31, 2012
What: Vancouver Whitecaps (2-0-1, 7 points) at Union (0-3-0, 0 points) When: Saturday, 4 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV: 6ABC About the Whitecaps: Vancouver is undefeated but considers itself lucky given what goalkeeper Joe Cannon described as a "flat performance" against D.C. United in its last match. The Whitecaps salvaged a point thanks to a scoreless draw at home. . . . One of Vancouver's flaws is its inability to finish, and that will only get tougher with the absence of Swede Eric Hassli, out with an ankle sprain.
March 26, 2012 |
A YEAR AGO, the Union had a 2-0-1 record after three games and sat in first place in MLS' Eastern Conference. This year, after six regulars disappeared from the roster in the offseason, the Union is 0-3-0. But Sebastien Le Toux will be back in PPL Park on Saturday . . . playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps. The latest Union loss was by 1-0 on Saturday at Chicago. "It's never easy to be in a situation like we are right now after three games," team manager Peter Nowak said.
May 27, 2012
What: Union (2-6-2, eight points) at Toronto FC (0-9-0, 0 points) When: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Where: BMO Field, Toronto TV: The Comcast Network On the web: Streaming online at MLS Soccer.com The skinny: Union midfielder Gabriel Gomez has been called up by the Panamanian national team for World Cup qualifying. Gomez, who serves as Panama's captain, will leave Sunday after the Toronto FC game and return after Panama's match against Cuba on June 12. . . . Toronto is at the bottom of the MLS standings, but confidence is sure to come after a win in the Canadian championship, a 1-0 decision over the Vancouver Whitecaps in Wednesday night's final . . . . The win earned Toronto entrance into the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League.
April 16, 2012 |
GABRIEL GOMEZ scored on a penalty kick in the 38th minute Saturday and the Union beat Columbus, 1-0. After Columbus' Eric Gehrig was whistled for a handball in the 18-yard-box, Gomez chipped Crew goalie Andy Greuenbaum and the Union (1-3-1) held on for their first win this season. Toronto FC (0-4-0) is the only remaining winless club in Major League Soccer. It was the second consecutive shutout for Zac MacMath following a scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps 2 weeks ago. In addition, the defense extended its shutout streak to 242 minutes.
May 10, 2013
The Week in Soccer Real Salt Lake at Montreal Impact 2 p.m. Saturday (MLSsoccer.com) Major League Soccer lets fans access MLS Live, its video streaming package, for free this weekend. Montreal's MVP candidate, Patrice Bernier, and red-hot forward Marco Di Vaio lead the Impact. Real's midfield features rising star Luis Gil with vets Kyle Beckerman and Javier Morales. San Jose Earthquakes at Seattle Sounders 4 p.m. Saturday (MLSsoccer.com, Univision Deportes)
September 28, 2012
Chicago Fire at Sporting Kansas City 8:30 p.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network) Sporting Kansas City needs to win this game to keep up its pursuit of the top overall seed in the Major League Soccer playoffs. U.S. under-17 women vs. North Korea 7:45 a.m. Saturday (ESPN3) The United States needs a win in its final group-stage game at the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in order to advance to the knockout round. Chelsea at Arsenal 7:30 a.m. Saturday (ESPN2)