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.Back to Top
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.
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.
Sebastien Le Toux, Andre Blake, Tranquillo Barnetta, Vincent Nogueira, Brian Carroll, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Cristian Maidana, Maurice Edu and Michael Farfan
League: Major League Soccer
Conference: Eastern Conference
Location: Chester, Pennsylvania
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium