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League: Major League Soccer
Conference: Eastern Conference
Location: Chester, Pennsylvania
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium
Notable Players: Sebastien Le Toux, Andre Blake, Tranquillo Barnetta, Vincent Nogueira, Brian Carroll, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Cristian Maidana, Maurice Edu and Michael Farfan
Philadelphia Union TicketsThe Philadelphia Union is part of a long tradition of soccer excellence, which stretches back to the early 20th century when the Bethlehem Steel F.C. won five of the first 15 US Open Cup trophies. Following a year-long campaign to secure an MLS expansion franchise in the city, the Union became a reality for the 2010 season, under the ownership of Keystone Sports and Entertainment. The club’s best seasons came in 2011 and 2019, when it made the conference semifinals. Philadelphia has also finished three times as the runner-up in the US Open Cup, the oldest soccer tournament in the United States. Though the Union could not secure the victory, it did push two of the finals match-ups into overtime. Forward Sebastien Le Toux, who played for the club between 2010 and 2011 and again between 2013 and 2016, is the all-time leading scorer with 50 goals and 50 assists in 175 games. If you want to experience the excitement of a match, then purchase Philadelphia Union tickets at StubHub.
What are some of the top matches for the upcoming season?Philadelphia opens up the 2020 MLS season with away games at FC Dallas on February 29th and Los Angeles FC on March 8th. This is followed by the first home game against the San Jose Earthquakes on March 14th. Some of the most important home and away series of the season include DC United (March 22nd and August 22nd), Atlanta United (May 9th and June 20th), New York City FC (April 19th and August 8th) and the New York Red Bulls (September 27th and June 6th). The season concludes with a home game against the Chicago Fire on October 4th. Philadelphia also participates in the 2020 US Open Cup. Thanks to its MLS finish in the previous season, the Union receives an automatic bye until the fourth round on May 19th and 20th. The draw for the round will be announced on April 24th.
What were the club’s results from the last season?Philadelphia finished the 2019 MLS as a three seed in the Eastern Conference with 55 points and a record of 16 wins, 11 losses and seven draws. In the first round of the MLS playoffs, Philadelphia beat the sixth seed New York Red Bulls by a score of 4-3 in overtime. Marco Fabian scored in the 105th minute to clinch the victory. However, the season ended in the second round with a 2-0 loss to the second seed, Atlanta United.
Who is Philadelphia’s biggest rival?Philadelphia has forged several rivalries with fellow East Coast teams such as the New York Red Bulls, New York City FC and DC United. The Union plays each team at least twice during the MLS season.
Who is the club’s head coach?Jim Curtin has served as the head coach of the Philadelphia Union since November 7th, 2014. Early in his soccer career, he played for the Villanova Wildcats between 1997 and 2000, winning team MVP three times. This was followed by a professional career with the Chicago Fire and Chivas USA. Curtin joined the Union staff at the academy ranks in June of 2010. He was promoted to the position of assistant coach on November 29th, 2012.
How large is the venue?Talen Energy Stadium, which opened in 2010, has a seating capacity of 18,500, including 30 luxury suites and a 2,000-seat supporters section. Located on the waterfront of the Delaware River, the stadium features a natural grass pitch and sideline roofs. The promenade and grass area surrounding the stadium is suitable for tailgating.
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