The Philly Union are in their fifth season of play in the MLS and have already made a strong impact on the MLS. A group of their passionate fans named the Sons of Ben lobbied for the MLS to create the team throughout 2007. In 2008, they got their wish and construction began on PPL Park. Despite the location being far from downtown Philadelphia and the team not always being in contention in recent years, the Union have drawn plenty of fans which bodes well for when the team does turn it around. Their rivals are the New York Red Bulls and DC United. As one of the teams created in this era of rapid expansion in the MLS, Philly is a huge market to have covered for the league.
The Union were third in the Eastern Conference in their second season but lost in the Conference Semifinals. Sebastian Le Toux is their all time leading scorer and midfielder Brian Carroll is the team captain. In friendlies the last few years they’ve taken on big time European competition and held their own with them. In 2010 they lost to Manchester United 1-0, 2011 they lost to Real Madrid 2-1, and 2012 they lost to Aston Villa 1-0. They did beat Chivas back in 2010, however. As the team improves they look to become a stronger international trheat and national power. Get your Philadelphia Union tickets today from Gold Coast Tickets!