Articles written by: Ben O'Brien

A resident of Old City in Philadelphia, Ben graduated from Temple University with a degree in Economics and Risk Management. He possesses average soccer playing skills, but excels in watching the game from the couch.

Match previews / Union

Match Preview: Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union

The Union travel to the Windy City on Saturday for a matchup against the Chicago Fire.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union the last MLS club in CCL, two Americans in Champions League final

Plus more on the failed Super League and fast-starting teams around MLS.

Photo by Earl Gardner
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Jim Curtin to Salzburg rumors, Man City’s comeback win in Champions League

Plus, early power rankings and a big signing for Toronto FC.

Match previews / Union

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew

The Union open their 2021 MLS Regular Season campaign in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday. Here is the preview.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union win in CCL, USMNT back into FIFA’s Top 20

All the news that’s fit to print (about soccer).

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union finish preseason with a win, World Cup qualifying upsets

Plus, more on the Leon Flach signing, and protests against Qatar.

MLS / MLS Rules / Season Review / Union

Rethinking MLS Cup

Ben O’Brien thinks it’s time for MLS to rethink the playoff format.

USL - Philadelphia Union II / USL Match report

Match report: Philadelphia Union II 2-3 Hartford Athletic

A missed penalty and a bizarre late goal saw Union II fall to Hartford Athletic, 3-2.

Match Report / USL - Philadelphia Union II / USL Match report

Match report: Hartford Athletic 1-1 Philadelphia Union II

Photo: Marjorie Elzey Philadelphia Union II traveled to Connecticut on Wednesday to take on Hartford Athletic in hopes of avenging their 3-0 loss at home on Sunday. They would settle for a 1-1 draw. Hartford Athletic made a total of five changes to their starting lineup from Sunday. Marlon LeBlanc […]

Local / USL - Philadelphia Union II / USL Match report

Match report: Philadelphia Union II 0-3 Hartford Athletic

Hartford officially knocked the young Union II out of playoff contention with a 3-0 win at Subaru Park.