A Summer of Hope for Philadelphia
Alright Philadelphia, we know what the summer looks like for the Phillies and their slim to non chance of playing baseball in October, it’s gonna be a long summer and season to watch this team. But I have your solution. Another team in Philadelphia plays in the Summer and they are going to be contenders this year. The Philadelphia Union, MLS team, are under way in their season and have come off strong.
Yesterday the Union notched their first victory of the season against the New England Revolution; it was also the Union’s home opener. With the victory the Union increased their point total to 4 after a disappointing draw last week in the season opener to Portland. The Union led the game against Portland the entire match and gave up the latest possible goal on a corner.
I would like to tell you the break down that happened during the sequence but the Portland TV people decided it be a good idea to go to a replay while the corner was taken. WAY TO GO PORTLAND.
Sorry had to rant there, simple stuff like that in broadcasting infuriates me. But anyway, the Union.
The Union are going to be a lot of fun to watch this year. After a disappointing season last year, concluding with missing out on the post season. The team went out and bolstered the mid field. Maurice Edu, the biggest acquisition for the team this year, headlines the new midfield and has already notched an assist.
After the Portland match, the mid field was the talk of the city. The mid field squad was dominating on all aspects of the field. Creating counter-attacks off the defense and being able to sustain the offensive pressure.
This is the Union’s 5th year in the MLS and this will be their most competitive season to date. If the sellout crowd at PPL Park made any statement yesterday, it’s that the city of Philadelphia is ready for the Union to make a statement.