Philadelphia Union 2016 Season
7/9/15 - The Philadelphia Union hasn’t had the best or the worst of seasons either. They are winning games, but they haven’t won more than one game in a row yet this season. The Union faced off against Montreal on June 27 and both teams walked away with another tie to their record, ending the game at 2-2. The game was more of a battle with a soggy field, crazy goals, and a couple of ejections. Montreal’s team Captain, Patrice Bernier, was awarded a second yellow card for a brutal open-field tackle and ejected from the game in the second half. Watch them live when they take on the number three seed in the Western Conference, the Portland Timbers on July 11. Tickets are still available and start at $31 a piece.
6/12/15 - The Philadelphia Union are hanging on by a thread for playoff contention. They are currently in seventh place in the eastern conference and are treating each game like it’s their last. Their record is standing at four wins and nine losses, but that doesn’t depict the truth about the closeness of each game. On June 6 the Union were ready to compete against the New York City FC. The game started out slowly, leaving both team scoreless at half time. The second half brought a lot more excitement and energy offensively. The game ended with a 1-2 score for the New York City FC. Watch the Union play live on June 20 against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Tickets for that game run between $16-$71 a piece.
After making it to the MLS postseason in 2011, the Philadelphia Union have fallen back to a mid-table Eastern Conference squad, finishing eighth in the conference in 2012 and moving up to seventh last year. To that end, the Union made some moves, including the acquisition of American international Maurice Edu on loan from Stoke City of the English Premier League. This is Edu’s second loan, as he spent part of 2013 with Bursaspor, a Turkish side. Still, finding the back of the net regularly is Sebastien Le Toux, who holds Union team records for both goals and assists.