2019 Philadelphia Union season

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Philadelphia Union
2019 season
OwnerJay Sugarman
Head CoachJim Curtin
StadiumTalen Energy Stadium (Capacity: 18,500)
MLSTBD
MLS Cup PlayoffsTBD
U.S. Open CupTBD
Top goalscorerLeague: 4 players tied (4)
All: 4 players tied (4)
Highest home attendance18,767
(June 8 vs. New York Red Bulls)
Lowest home attendance12,890
(May 1 vs. FC Cincinnati)
Average home league attendance16,355
Biggest win6–1
(May 4, 2019 vs. New England)
Biggest defeat1–3
(March 2, 2019 at Toronto)
(and 4 other 2-goal losses)
← 2018
2020 →

The 2019 Philadelphia Union season is the club's tenth season in Major League Soccer, the top flight of American soccer.

Background[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of June 11, 2019[1]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Matt Freese (HGP)  United States
2 Defender Warren Creavalle  Guyana
3 Defender Jack Elliott (Int)  England
4 Defender Mark McKenzie (HGP)  United States
6 Midfielder Haris Medunjanin (Int)  Bosnia and Herzegovina
9 Midfielder Fafà Picault  United States
10 Midfielder Marco Fabián (DP, Int)  Mexico
11 Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya (DP)  United States
15 Defender Olivier Mbaizo (Int)  Cameroon
17 Forward Sergio Santos (Int)  Brazil
18 Goalkeeper Andre Blake  Jamaica
19 Forward Cory Burke (Int)  Jamaica
20 Forward Michee Ngalina  Democratic Republic of the Congo
21 Midfielder Anthony Fontana (HGP)  United States
22 Midfielder Brenden Aaronson (HGP)  United States
23 Forward Kacper Przybyłko (Int)  Poland
25 Midfielder Ilsinho  Brazil
26 Defender Auston Trusty (HGP)  United States
27 Defender Kai Wagner (Int)  Germany
28 Defender Ray Gaddis  United States
31 Goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel (Int)  Brazil
32 Defender Matthew Real (HGP)  United States
33 Defender Fabinho  Brazil
35 Midfielder Jamiro Monteiro (Int)  Cape Verde
78 Defender Aurelien Collin  France

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date No. Pos. Player Transferred from Fee/Notes Source
December 14, 2018 17 FW Brazil Sergio Santos Chile Audax Italiano $500,000; TAM signing [2][3]
December 21, 2018 1 GK United States Matt Freese United States Harvard University Homegrown signing [4]
January 22, 2019 78 DF France Aurelien Collin United States New York Red Bulls Free Agent [5][6]
February 6, 2019 27 DF Germany Kai Wagner Germany Würzburger Kickers Undisclosed fee [5]
February 8, 2019 10 MF Mexico Marco Fabian Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Free transfer; 5% sell-on fee [7]
May 8, 2019 20 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Michee Ngalina United States Bethlehem Steel FC Free transfer [8]

Loan in[edit]

Date No. Pos. Player Parent Club Fee/Notes Source
January 24, 2019 31 GK Brazil Carlos Miguel Coronel Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1-year loan, option to buy [9]
March 5, 2019 35 MF Cape Verde Jamiro Monteiro France FC Metz 4-month loan, full-year option, option to buy
Extended loan, end of 2019 season
[10][11]

Out[edit]

Date No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Source
November 19, 2018 15 DF Ghana Joshua Yaro United States San Antonio FC Declined contract option [12][13]
16 DF United States Richie Marquez Declined contract option [12]
20 MF United States Marcus Epps United States New York Red Bulls Declined contract option [12][14]
24 MF United States Adam Najem United States Memphis 901 FC Declined contract option [12][15]
27 GK United States John McCarthy United States Tampa Bay Rowdies End of Contract [12][16]
27 FW England Jay Simpson England Leyton Orient Declined contract option [12][17]
29 GK United States Jake McGuire Sweden Gefle IF Declined contract option [12][18]
December 9, 2018 14 MF Germany Fabian Herbers United States Chicago Fire 2nd round 2019 SuperDraft [19]
December 19, 2019 12 DF United States Keegan Rosenberry United States Colorado Rapids $150,000 GAM (2019)
$100,000 GAM (2020)
$100,000 GAM (2020)[A]
$50,000 TAM (2020)
[20]
February 23, 2019 17 FW United States C.J. Sapong United States Chicago Fire $200,000 GAM (2019)
$100,000 GAM (2020)
$100,000 TAM (2020)
$50,000 TAM (2020)[A]
[20]
May 8, 2019 7 MF Ghana David Accam United States Columbus Crew $100,000 TAM
$400,000 GAM
Int'l Roster Spot
[21]
May 9, 2019 8 MF United States Derrick Jones United States Nashville SC $175,000 GAM [22]
  • ^ Contingent on undisclosed 2019 season performance metrics.
  • Current staff[edit]

    As of June 11, 2019[23]
    Position Staff Nationality
    Head coach Jim Curtin  United States
    Technical director Chris Albright  United States
    Assistant coach and director of goalkeeping Oka Nikolov  Macedonia
    Assistant coach Pat Noonan  United States
    Head athletic trainer Paul Rushing  United States
    Team coordinator Josh Gros  United States
    Sporting director Ernst Tanner  Germany
    Academy director Tommy Wilson  Scotland

    Note: Dick Schreuder served as assistant coach through Week 17 and departed for TSG Hoffenheim after June 8.[24]

    Competitions[edit]

    Preseason[edit]

    MLS season[edit]

    U.S. Open Cup[edit]

    Friendlies[edit]

    Standings[edit]

    Eastern Conference[edit]

    Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
    1 Philadelphia Union 22 10 6 6 39 32 +7 36 Conference Semifinals & 2020 CONCACAF Champions League
    2 D.C. United 21 8 5 8 27 23 +4 32 Conference Quarterfinals
    3 New York Red Bulls 20 9 7 4 35 28 +7 31
    4 Atlanta United FC 20 9 8 3 28 25 +3 30
    5 Montreal Impact[a] 22 9 10 3 26 36 −10 30
    6 New York City FC 18 7 3 8 31 22 +9 29
    7 Toronto FC[a] 20 7 8 5 32 33 −1 26
    8 Orlando City SC 20 7 9 4 28 27 +1 25
    9 New England Revolution 20 6 8 6 24 38 −14 24
    10 Chicago Fire 21 5 9 7 32 31 +1 22
    11 Columbus Crew SC 21 5 14 2 17 31 −14 17
    12 FC Cincinnati 20 5 13 2 20 45 −25 17
    Updated to match(es) played on July 13, 2019. Source: MLS
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored ; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
    Notes:
    1. ^ a b Canadian clubs cannot qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League through MLS play.

    League standings[edit]

    Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
    1 Los Angeles FC 20 14 2 4 53 17 +36 46 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[a]
    2 Philadelphia Union 22 10 6 6 39 32 +7 36
    3 Seattle Sounders FC 20 10 5 5 31 26 +5 35
    4 LA Galaxy 20 11 8 1 27 25 +2 34
    5 Minnesota United FC 20 10 7 3 37 29 +8 33
    6 D.C. United 21 8 5 8 27 23 +4 32
    Updated to match(es) played on July 14, 2019. Source: MLS
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) coin toss or drawing of lots
    Notes:
    1. ^ As Supporters' Shield champions (USA2)

    Results summary[edit]

    Overall Home Away
    Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
    17 9 4 4 31 20  +11 31 6 2 2 22 11  +11 3 2 2 9 9  0

    Last updated: June 11, 2019.
    Source: MLS

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    GroundHAAHAHAHAHHAHHHAHAAAHAHAAHAHHHAAAH
    ResultLLTWWWLWDWWWDLTWW
    Position10121284453311112211
    Updated to match(es) played on June 11, 2019. Source: 2019 MLS season & Weekly MLS Standing
    A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; L = Loss; T = Tie

    Position references Eastern Conference standings.

    Statistics[edit]

    Appearances and goals[edit]

    Last updated on 11 June 2019
    No. Pos Nat Player Total MLS U.S. Open Cup
    Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
    Goalkeepers
    1 GK United States Matt Freese 3 0 2+1 0 0 0
    13 GK United States Charlie Lyon 0 0 0 0 0 0
    18 GK Jamaica Andre Blake 12 0 12 0 0 0
    31 GK Brazil Carlos Miguel Coronel 4 0 3+1 0 0 0
    Defenders
    3 DF England Jack Elliott 17 1 17 1 0 0
    4 DF United States Mark McKenzie 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
    15 DF Cameroon Olivier Mbaizo 3 0 2+1 0 0 0
    26 DF United States Auston Trusty 16 0 16 0 0 0
    27 DF Germany Kai Wagner 15 0 15 0 0 0
    28 DF United States Ray Gaddis 17 0 17 0 0 0
    32 DF United States Matthew Real 0 0 0 0 0 0
    33 DF Brazil Fabinho 0 0 0 0 0 0
    78 DF France Aurélien Collin 1 0 1 0 0 0
    Midfielders
    2 MF Guyana Warren Creavalle 6 0 2+4 0 0 0
    6 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Haris Medunjanin 17 1 17 1 0 0
    8 MF United States Derrick Jones 2 0 0+2 0 0 0
    10 MF Mexico Marco Fabián 8 2 6+2 2 0 0
    11 MF United States Alejandro Bedoya 17 2 17 2 0 0
    21 MF United States Anthony Fontana 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
    22 MF United States Brenden Aaronson 15 1 13+2 1 0 0
    25 MF Brazil Ilsinho 14 4 4+10 4 0 0
    35 MF Cape Verde Jamiro Monteiro 13 4 11+2 4 0 0
    Forwards
    7 FW Ghana David Accam 8 4 4+4 4 0 0
    9 FW United States Fafà Picault 16 1 10+6 1 0 0
    17 FW Brazil Sergio Santos 9 3 4+5 3 0 0
    19 FW Jamaica Cory Burke 7 2 5+2 2 0 0
    23 FW Poland Kacper Przybyłko 10 4 9+1 4 0 0

    Italics indicate player departed the club mid-season.

    Top scorers[edit]

    Goalkeepers[edit]

    Honors[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ "Players". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
    2. ^ Charles Boehm (December 14, 2018). "Philadelphia Union sign Brazilian striker Sergio Santos via TAM". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
    3. ^ Ryan Bright (December 14, 2018). "Union add attack power in Brazilian forward Sergio Santos". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
    4. ^ Phil West (December 21, 2018). "From Harvard to MLS: Union sign Homegrown goalkeeper Matt Freese". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
    5. ^ a b Tom Bogert (January 22, 2019). "Philadelphia Union sign former MLS Best XI defender Aurelien Collin". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
    6. ^ Matthew Ralph (January 22, 2019). "Union announce Aurelien Collin signing". Brotherly Game. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
    7. ^ www.philly.com (February 8, 2019). "Marco Fabián officially joins Union; Mexican star is team's biggest ever signing". Retrieved February 8, 2019.
    8. ^ Tom Bogert (May 8, 2019). "Philadelphia Union sign forward Michee Ngalina from Bethlehem Steel". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
    9. ^ Boehm, Charles (24 January 2019). "Philadelphia Union sign young Brazilian goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel". Retrieved 11 February 2019.
    10. ^ Tom Bogert (March 5, 2019). "Philadelphia Union add midfielder Jamiro Monteiro on loan". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
    11. ^ Nick Fishman (May 15, 2019). "Union will extend Monteiro's loan for year, full transfer not complete". Philly Soccer Page. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
    12. ^ a b c d e f g Jonathan Tannenwald (November 19, 2018). "Jim Curtin to stay as Union manager; Jay Simpson, Josh Yaro gone as offseason overhaul starts". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    13. ^ "San Antonio FC Signs Defender Joshua Yaro". San Antonio FC. January 11, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    14. ^ "New York Red Bulls sign Waiver Draft selection Marcus Epps". MLSsoccer.com. January 23, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    15. ^ "Memphis 901 FC Adds Dynamic Adam Najem". Memphis 901 FC. February 5, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    16. ^ "Rowdies Sign Goalkeeper John McCarthy". Tampa Bay Rowdies. January 31, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    17. ^ "Jay Simpson agrees deal at Orient". Leyton Orient. February 12, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    18. ^ "Officiellt: Gefle IF värvar Jake ←McGuire" (in Swedish). fotbolltransfers.com. 21 January 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    19. ^ Jonathan Tannenwald (December 9, 2018). "Chicago Fire acquire attacker Fabian Herbers in trade with Philadelphia". Benjamin Baer. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    20. ^ a b Matthew Ralph (May 9, 2019). "Philadelphia Union trade C.J. Sapong to Chicago Fire for allocation money". Brotherly Game. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    21. ^ Tom Bogert (May 8, 2019). "Columbus Crew acquire David Accam from Philadelphia Union". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    22. ^ Matthew Ralph (May 9, 2019). "Derrick Jones traded to Nashville SC for $175,000 in allocation money". Brotherly Game. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
    23. ^ "Technical Staff". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
    24. ^ Jonathan Tannenwald (May 27, 2019). "Union assistant Dick Schreuder leaving for Germany's TSG Hoffenheim". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved June 11, 2019.

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