Union observations: Marco Fabián reminds fans why he’s the team’s best player

After cooling off from the sweltering heat of Saturday night’s Union win over the Chicago Fire, here are a few observations on the game and the state of the playoff race.

Union’s Anthony Fontana steps up in best game since MLS debut

Anthony Fontana's performance against the Chicago Fire was his longest outing since his MLS debut at the start of the 2018 season. He capped it off with the Union's second goal of the game.

Union’s Anthony Fontana steps up in best game since MLS debut

Anthony Fontana's performance against the Chicago Fire was his longest outing since his MLS debut at the start of the 2018 season. He capped it off with the Union's second goal of the game.

Marco Fabián, Anthony Fontana goals give Union 2-0 win over Chicago Fire

After dropping points against four previous teams who played defensive bunkers at Talen Energy Stadium, this time the Union broke through..

Marco Fabián, Anthony Fontana goals give Union 2-0 win over Chicago Fire

After dropping points against four previous teams who played defensive bunkers at Talen Energy Stadium, this time the Union broke through..

Union’s TV host Marisa Pilla is latest Philly-area sports broadcaster to reach national stage, as NWSL and MLS sideline reporter

After three years as the Union's pregame and halftime host, plus work as a sideline reporter in the Big East and Ivy League, the Bucks County native has earned national TV work on MLS and NWSL games.

Union’s TV host Marisa Pilla is latest Philly-area sports broadcaster to reach national stage, as NWSL and MLS sideline reporter

After three years as the Union's pregame and halftime host, plus work as a sideline reporter in the Big East and Ivy League, the Bucks County native has earned national TV work on MLS and NWSL games.
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Union trade for goalkeeper Joe Bendik as Carlos Miguel Coronel goes back to Red Bull Salzburg

As sporting director Ernst Tanner foreshadowed earlier in the week, the Union said farewell to goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel on Friday. His replacement is MLS veteran Joe Bendik, acquired from the Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2020 second round draft pick.

All 23 USWNT World Cup champions play in the NWSL. Here’s how to watch them every week.

This weekend, the 23 players from the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team return to their National Women’s Soccer League clubs. Here’s a viewer’s guide to where to find them, and their international and American teammates you should know about.

Union midfielder Warren Creavalle hosts audio visual album themed pop-up shop in Northern Liberties

Creavalle was inspired by musicians who have combined audiovisual during the 1970's and 80's.

Union academy’s Cole Turner picks pro soccer over Naval Academy

Cole Turner, an 18-year-old midfielder, is not your average Union academy product who rose through the ranks to the pros.

Philly to build 17 new soccer fields and mini-pitches, in partnership with Union and youth soccer

Marking further proof of soccer’s growth in Philadelphia, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Union and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer are committing $3.5 million to build soccer facilities across the city over the next five years.

Union’s Alejandro Bedoya moves on fast from Real Salt Lake loss; U.S. women coming to the Linc?

"Nobody played well," Bedoya said. "It just didn't happen for us from the beginning to the end."

After World Cup title win, Julie Ertz returns to NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars and publishes a children’s book

Ertz has barely had time to breathe since the Women's World Cup ended a week and a half ago.

Reviewing the Union’s bad loss at Real Salt Lake

You might want to join Jim Curtin in burning the tape from the Union’s 4-0 thumping at Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Before you light the bonfire, though, here are a few observations.

‘We might burn the film,’ Jim Curtin says of Union’s 4-0 loss at Real Salt Lake

“There are no positives to take away from that one,” the Union's manager said. “We will obviously watch the film and – actually, we might burn the film.”

Union fall to Real Salt Lake, 4-0; Jefferson Savarino has two goals

Jefferson Savarino had two goals and an assist to help Real Salt Lake beat the Philadelphia Union 4-0

Andrew Wooten is ready for his Union debut, and to get the USMNT’s attention again

The team’s new striker has wanted to play in America for a few years. On Saturday, the time might come when the Union visit Real Salt Lake.

Opinion

20 years before Megan Rapinoe’s victory, I scored a goal on Mia Hamm as an 11-year-old. It changed my life. | Perspective

In 1999, the ubiquitous nature of seeing these women on TV, on magazine covers, in newspapers, on Wheaties boxes, made me think that being a woman who excelled at sports - and having that excellence celebrated - was normal.

Union want to avoid complacency in midst of success

Curtin continued to echo Wednesday that the team didn't take ninth-place Orlando serious in its 2-2 tie Sunday.

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