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Union in the News: October 8th

Union vs. NYCFC

1.       Union lose to NYCFC, 2-1, will host New York Red Bulls in playoffs (Inquirer.com)

2.       Haris Medunjanin slams Union’s lack of discipline as Jim Curtin tries to stay optimistic (Inquirer.com)

3.       In high-stakes finale, spotlight falls on Union's Marco Fabian (Delcotimes.com)

4.       Loss to NYC dampens Union's record-setting season (Delcotimes.com)

5.       Union squander chance to improve playoff position (Delcotimes.com)

6.       Philadelphia Union disappoint in regular-season finale loss to New York City FC (ProSoccerUSA.com)

7.       How NYCFC tore the Philadelphia Union apart on Decision Day | Matchday Central (MLSSoccer.com)

8.       Early mistakes doom the Union as they fall to New York City FC 2-1 (Brotherlygame.com)

9.       Union vs. NYCFC: Preview, projected lineups, how to watch (Brotherlygame.com

10.   Player ratings: New York City FC 2 – 1 Philadelphia Union (Phillysoccerpage.net)

11.   MLS Decision Day Preview: Timbers host Earthquakes, NYCFC visits Union, and more (SBISoccer.com)

 

Playoffs 

1.      MLS playoffs 2019: First-round matchups and players to watch (Inquirer.com)

2.      Warshaw: 24 Takeaways on the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs bracket (MLSSoccer.com)

3.      Which 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs teams enter in the best, worst form? (MLSSoccer.com)

4.      FiveThirtyEight runs rule over Round One of MLS Cup Playoffs (MLSSoccer.com)

5.      New York Red Bulls upbeat about playoff chances vs. Union: "We like the matchup" (MLSSoccer.com)

6.      Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs: How the Round One matchups shape up (MLSSoccer.com)

7.      Philadelphia Union will host New York Red Bulls Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m. (Brotherlygame.com)

 

Spotlights

1.       Philadelphia Union ironman Haris Medunjanin credits strict diet for playing every minute (ProSoccerUSA.com)

2.       2019 MLS statistical leaders: Top performers from the regular season (Mins played, recoveries; MLSSoccer.com)

3.       ‘I fell in love with soccer watching her’ – Meet Auston Trusty, the MLS star inspired by his ex-USWNT sister (Goal.com)

4.       Berhalter: "Aaronson deserves this opportunity with USMNT" (SBISoccer.com)

5.       With Olympic qualifying in March, Kreis talks U-23 progress ahead of October camp in Miami (AmericanSoccerNow.com)

First Team Articles

1.      At climax of Union’s best season, Andre Blake not satisfied with just making playoffs (Inquirer.com)

2.      Team-by-team 2019 MLS statistical leaders (MLSSoccer.com)

3.      Posters tell a story of an entertaining Philadelphia Union season (Brotherlygame.com)

4.      Community Corner: 2019 Storylines (Brotherlygame.com)

5.      10 Thoughts on the Philadelphia Union’s Best Season Ever, Which Ended on a Sour Note (Crossingbroad.com)

6.      A decade after the Philadelphia Union opened their stadium, many Chester locals still aren’t feeling the benefits of its presence (TheAthletic.com)

 

Union on TV/Radio

1.      Union vs. NYCFC score (KYW)

2.      Union vs. NYCFC (ABC7)

3.      1st half recap vs. NYCFC & Looking ahead at playoffs (ESPN)

4.      ClassHroom Union Trivia Question (FOX)

5.      Ray Gaddis and Warren Creavalle give back to community (ABC)

6.      Union end of season wrap up and look at the playoffs (KYW)

7.      Unity Cup at Talen Energy Stadium (CBS)

8.      Ray Gaddis and Warren Creavalle give back to community (NBC)

9.      NYCFC Recap and Playoffs (Comcast Sportsnet)

10.  NYCFC Recap and Playoffs (ABC)

11.  NYCFC Recap and Playoffs (CBS)

 

Bethlehem Steel FC

1. It’s time for a Bethlehem Steel FC rebrand (Brotherlygame.com)

2.  Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-2 Charlotte Independence (Phillysoccerpage.net)

3.       Know before you go: Bethlehem Steel FC vs. Charlotte Independence (PhiladelphiaUnion.com)

4.       HIGHLIGHTS: Bethlehem Steel FC 1, Charlotte Independence 2 (Philadelphiaunion.com)

  1. Set pieces help Charlotte slip by Steel 2-1 (Philadelphiaunion.com)
  2. Bethlehem Steel FC's Willis receives call-up for Concacaf Nations League action

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