Articles written by: Tim Jones

Still learning soccer after nearly five decades. A southwestern Ohio buckeye transplanted to Chester County. Used to teach history, enjoys new ideas, sometimes bakes bread, is a sports fan, and loves apparently unconnected connections.

MLS NEXT Pro Match Report

Match report: Philadelphia Union II 2-2 (5-4) Inter Miami II

A big save in the shootout from Matt Freese earned Union II a second point on Sunday.

Commentary

Union Academy youth shines in the MLS NEXT All-Star Game

Academy striker Marcos Zambrano-Delgado scored the winning goal in Wednesday’s exhibition.

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Match Report: FC Cincinnati 2 2-3 Philadelphia Union II

The Baby Boys in Blue managed to seize all three points from FC Cincinnati 2, a side who is significantly improved to the one Union II took apart in late March.

Analysis

Exploring Union II’s playoff prospects

Tim Jones dives deep into the path for a Union II playoff appearance, including the obstacles along the way.

MLS NEXT Pro Match Report / Philadelphia Union II

Match report: Philadelphia Union II 2-1 Columbus Crew 2

In an enjoyable, evenly matched game, a goal-of-the-week match winner in stoppage time decided the fixture in Union II’s favor.

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Match report: Orlando City B 1-3 Philadelphia Union II

Quinn Sullivan put Union II on his back in the last fifteen minutes of the match, changing the result from a disappointing draw to a decisive late win.

Analysis

2023’s Union roster build begins

Future roster builds are on-going, and both the transfer window and academic year cycles reveal them for organizations specializing in player development.

MLS NEXT Pro Match Report / Philadelphia Union II / USL Match report

Match report: Philadelphia Union II 1 – 2 Toronto FC II

To borrow from a baseball hall-of-famer it was deja vu all over again, as for the second time this season Toronto FC II defeated Philadelphia Union II with an end-of-match goal to take all three points.

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Match report: Rochester NY FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union II

For the second time this season, the former Rhinos earned a 3-0 victory over Union II.

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Match report: Philadelphia Union II 0-5 New York City FC II

Short-handed Philadelphia Union II had their heads handed to them by New York City FC II 5-0 Monday evening at Subaru Park.