SP: WC Ends, Celtic Coming to PPL Park

A round-up of Union, MLS and World Cup news

The Union will welcome Celtic FC to PPL Park Wednesday night, the first international match at the club's brand new stadium.

A day before the friendly, Celtic held a training session in South Philly.

The MLS All Star First XI were announced on MLSsoccer.com Tuesday, and there was one notable omission from the Union.

PPL Park and the Philadelphia Union are generating jobs and a sense of pride for the city of Chester at a time when both are needed.

The World Cup created new soccer fans across the United
States. Now
it’s MLS’ job to keep
Americans interested in soccer
.

The KYW-PSP podcast chatted with midfielder Shea Salinas about the Union, his versatility and more.

The Union are looking to add some new blood to their roster when the international transfer window opens on Thursday. 

JP Dellacamera is set to rejoin the Union as their play-by-play man when the club takes on Toronto this Saturday at PPL Park, but he offers ten things to remember about the World Cup in the meantime.

Although the match against Celtic is a friendly, the Union
believe it is an important game that can build confidence for league matches to
come. 

While no one wanted to see empty seats at the World Cup, they may just help USA's bid to bring the tournament stateside in 2018.

Despite a devastating loss in stoppage time against San
Jose, Sebastien Le Toux
believes the Union will be just fine.  

Controlling games without getting results has been an unfortunate trend
for the Union so far this season. The expansion side
must start getting the points they deserve if they want to climb up the standings.

Spain’s style of play not only led them to the 2008 European
Championship and helped them become 2010 World Cup champions, but it may also
enable them to be a threat for years to come

How will South Africa be affected by the World Cup and the tournament’s end? The world must
continue to help this troubled nation
.  

The World Cup final was not the beautiful game everyone had
hoped for, but
Spain’s toughness propelled them to victory, and they are World
Champions for the next four years because of it.

The 1500 block of Locust street outside of Union Pub Partner Fado Irish Pub was the place to be in Philadelphia for the World Cup Final.

While huge watch parties don't help TV viewership numbers, the World Cup final was record breaking in America. The deciding match was the most watched soccer match in U.S. history.

Despite failing to take gold in the World Cup, the Netherlands were greeted like champions upon returning home.

Pitch Invasion chronicles the World Cup through the lens of newspaper headlines from around the world throughout the month-long tournament.