PLAYER(S) OF THE MONTH:
- Names: Ellis & Elias Geathers
- Age: 8 years old
- Favorite Food: Pizza (Ellis), Sushi (Elias)
- Favorite Healthy Food: Apples (both)
- Favorite Game at Soccer: Passing games (Ellis), Handball (Elias)
- Hometown: Chester
- Role Models: Philadelphia Eagles (Ellis), Lebron James (Elias)
- Favorite Hobby: Playing minecraft together (both)
Here are three kettlebell exercises that you can add to your workout routine. As always make sure that you use good form and if you have any pain stop right away.
General Mills announced a grant to be awarded to the Philadelphia Union Foundation to strengthen their soccer development and health programs for local children.
The Philadelphia Union Foundation, established in partnership with Philadelphia Union of MLS, provides opportunities for children through the power of relationships to offer transformational change in areas of education, community, health, and recreation.
A portion of the grant will be used to aid Chester City United, a year-round, intramural soccer program for middle school aged students. The program teaches soccer skill development along with fun competition. A significant part of the life-skills mentoring is done by the coaches, parents, and volunteers from the city of Chester. These opportunities provide our children with a group of adults that can help develop significant relationships and will lead to developing a sense of trust within our community.
Chester City United players also have the opportunity to participate in a one-week summer camp; focusing on teamwork, healthy habits, and soccer skills. Courtesy of General Mills, the Union Foundation will be able to continue supporting this initiative, as well as a Fall and Spring program.
Founded in 1866 and ranked among the world’s most innovative companies, General Mills has been nourishing lives in more than 100 countries with a primary focus in creating foods that commit to improving health.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Philadelphia Union Foundation to further nourish the lives of the youth in the Philadelphia area through health and wellness education, physical activity, and mentorship,” said Bill Watts, Director of Field Sales at General Mills.
Rick Jacobs, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Union Foundation agreed and suggested that, “Our foundation successes lie within our ability to find like minded partners that support our four building blocks. What better partner in the area of supporting our youth than General Mills? We appreciate their commitment to our children.”
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To read more about the Philadelphia Union Foundation visit: http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/foundation
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) March 13, 2015
Find out how much Andrew Wenger really knows about his roommate, Danny Cruz, as we ask both players personal lifestyle questions and match up their answers.
The Philadelphia Union hosted a FIFA 15 tournament Thursday night. Jimmy Jackson walked away a winner with two free Philadelphia Union tickets. Jimmy will also be sent to PPL Park to compete for $500. The next FIFA 15 tournament will be held at West Chester University on Saturday March 21st from 7-10pm in the Sykes Student Union Ballrooms. Interested? Details and sign ups at the Sykes information desk, max of 24 teams.
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) March 12, 2015
Philadelphia Union announced Thursday to sign SuperDraft pick Eric Bird. Drafted with the No. 41 pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, Bird, 21, was a two-year captain for the University of Virginia where he helped lead the Cavaliers to a national championship in 2014. At Virginia, he played in 75 games, with 69 starts over his four-year career. He was a two-time NSCAA All-American and finished his career at Virginia with 15 goals and 10 assists. “I’ve worked my entire life to get to this point and couldn’t be happier with the opportunity”, said Bird. The Union will continue the 2015 Regular Season against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday at 9:30p.m, broadcast on The Comcast Network.
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) March 12, 2015
CONCACAF also announced Thursday morning that PPL Park has been selected as the host venue of the 2015 Gold Cup third-place match to take place on Saturday, July 25 at 4 p.m. It is the first time since the 2003 edition that the Gold Cup will feature a third-place match and it will take place just a day before the Gold Cup Final, also held in the City of Brotherly Love at the Lincoln Financial Field. Tickets to all Gold Cup matches will be available to the general public starting on Thursday, March 19 at 10 a.m. by visiting www.GoldCup.org.
— Rally House (@GoRallyHouse) March 11, 2015
Meet Union players Vincent Nogueira and Sebastien Le Toux on Monday March 16 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00P.M at Rally House in Collegeville. Attend for a free autograph and a chance to win an autographed Union ball!
Catch up with Head Coach Jim Curtin at his weekly press conference held this past Wednesday at PPL Park. 7.
Catch a great laugh at this weeks ‘Ask the Union’ as they discuss their thoughts on Planets. 8.
Mar 10, 2015 at 1:53pm PDT
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