Philadelphia Union started their 2018 campaign the right way this past weekend with a 2-0 shutout win over the New England Revolution. With the win, the Union now own a record of 11-2-1 at Talen Energy Stadium, since May 6, 2017.
Around the country, the Power Rankings are in and you can see where the Union rank among the pundits.
Soccer America No. 8:
The folks at Soccer America moved Philadelphia Union up five slots from last week from 13 to number eight. The writers were impressed with the youth movement saying “Young debutants Auston Trusty and Anthony Fontana (goal) enabled Union in must-win opener.”
ESPN No. 12:
The rankings from the World Wide Web showed favorably for Philadelphia Union. ESPN voters bumped the Union up five spots from 17 to 12. ESPN had this to say about the Boys in Blue “The Union's biggest offseason acquisition (David Accam) didn't score, but last year's top goal scorer (C.J. Sapong) and an 18-year-old local kid (Anthony Fontana) did. The competition will get tougher from here.”
MLS No. 17:
The editor’s from MLS moved Philadelphia up three spots this week from their preseason ranking. The Union made a mini climb in the eyes of MLS Power Ranking voters by landing in the 17 spot compared to their 20th ranking from a week ago.
The Union will be off this week, but return to action on March 17 when they host Columbus Crew SC at Talen Energy Stadium.