Philadelphia Union Details
Almost every facet of the Philadelphia Union soccer team is touched by Philly's own Ben Franklin. Philadelphia was awarded an MLS team after grassroots support spearheaded by the Sons of Ben. The club announced its name, crest and colors at Philadelphia's City Hall, a place quite familiar to Founding Fathers buffs. Philadelphia Union references the Union of the Thirteen Colonies. The club's primary uniform colors are Navy blue and gold, representing the Continental Army's uniforms during the Revolutionary War. The rattlesnake in center of the Philadelphia Union shield pays tribute to a legendary political cartoon by -- you guessed it -- Benjamin Franklin.
Yes, amidst all the patriotism, there are still soccer matches to play. Philadelphia's first ever match was a 2-0 loss to Seattle Sounders FC, but the club did manage to win its inaugural home contest over D.C. United (of course) in front of almost 35,000 fans.
2011 was the club's best season on the pitch to date. The U finished in third place in the Eastern Conference, scoring 44 goals and allowing 36. After qualifying for the playoffs against Toronto FC, Philly was defeated 1-0 by Houston in the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Sébastien Le Toux scored 11 goals as the club's most exciting forward.
Le Toux would leave the Union in 2012, only to return in 2013 and join American strikers Jack McInerney and Conor Casey to lead Philadelphia in a run at the Eastern Conference lead early in the year. Midfielder Danny Cruz scored two historic goals in a one-minute span, leading to a 2-2 draw against Seattle. Jack McInerney scored 10 goals before spring turned to summer. But the club couldn't maintain the pace, and Philly finished out of the playoffs again.
In the offseason prior to the 2018 season, the Union traded for Chicago Fire star David Accam, an electrifying winger who gives Philadelphia an injection of speed and star power. This boost may be just what the club needs to make a return to the playoffs.
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When do Philadelphia Union playoff tickets go on sale?
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Philadelphia Union schedule
For a list of upcoming Philadelphia Union games, feel free to browse the game listings above. The 2018 Philadelphia Union regular season runs from March 3, 2018 to October 28, 2018.
How much do Philadelphia Union tickets cost?
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When do the Philadelphia Union play D.C. United?
In the 2018 season, the Philadelphia Union play D.C. United April 28 at Talen Energy Stadium and August 29 at Audi Field.