Philadelphia Union Reserves

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Philadelphia Union Reserves
Philadelphia Union 2010.svg
Nickname(s) The Union Reserves
Founded 2011
Stadium Chester Park
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
Owner United States Keystone Sports & Entertainment
Head Coach Republic of Ireland Brendan Burke
League MLS Reserve Division
Website Club home page

Philadelphia Union Reserves were the reserve team for the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer and competed in the East Division of the MLS Reserve League.

The team played its home games at Chester Park in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, the home of the Union practice facility. The team's colors are navy blue and gold. First team assistant coach and head coach of Reading United A.C. Brendan Burke was the head coach of the reserve side.

Due to the Union's affiliation with the Harrisburg City Islanders, the Union will not field a Reserve team in 2013.

History[edit]

The new MLS Reserve Division was resurrected for the 2011 season, after not having played since 2008. Each team played 10 games against divisional opponenets, with clubs being allowed schedule additional games against non-MLS opponents, the League began 20 March 2011 and concluded 16 October 2011. Philadelphia Union Reserves played 10 regional Reserve League games as part of the East division in 2011. The Re-launching of the MLS Reserve Division was made possible by the growth of first team rosters from 24 in 2010 to 30 players in 2011. Reading United A.C. Head Coach and former Boston College standout Brendan Burke guided the first ever Union Reserve squad. The most successful coach in Reading’s 15-year history, Burke compiled a 38-9-6 record and led the squad to their first ever PDL regular season title since taking over the reins in 2008. In 2010, he was named a PDL Coach of the Year finalist.

For 2013 and beyond, the Union have chosen to affiliate with the Harrisburg City Islanders. Under this arrangement, in lieu of fielding a Reserve team, the Union will loan a minimum of four players to the City Islanders. Because of this, the Union will no longer field a Reserve team.

Players[edit]

Academy roster[edit]

This list shows players who have played or dressed as substitutes for the team in official 2012 MLS Reserve Division games, but are not part of the senior roster.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
United States MF Andrew Adland
United States MF Matthew Baker
United States DF Shane Campbell
United States DF Andreas Chronis
United States DF Christian Ibeagha
No. Position Player
United States FW Darius Madison
United States DF Andrew Marshall
United States MF Keegan Rosenberry
United States GK Brian Rowe
United States MF Colton Storm

Senior roster[edit]

Senior players who have played in Reserve League matches during the most recent season.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Chris Konopka
5 United States MF Greg Jordan
8 Colombia MF Roger Torres
9 United States FW Jack McInerney
12 United States FW Chandler Hoffman
14 United States MF Amobi Okugo
17 Costa Rica FW Josué Martínez
No. Position Player
20 United States MF Jimmy McLaughlin
24 Costa Rica DF Porfirio López
27 United States MF Zach Pfeffer
28 United States DF Ray Gaddis
29 United States FW Antoine Hoppenot
31 Mexico FW Cristhian Hernández
32 United States GK Chase Harrison

Ground[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

  • Republic of Ireland Brendan Burke (2011–2012)

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Standings Head Coach Top Scorer
Reserve
Season
GP Pts W L T Position Nat. Name Nat. Name Goals
2011 10 7 2 7 1 6th Republic of Ireland Brendan Burke United States Jack McInerney 3
2012 10 14 4 4 2 3rd Republic of Ireland Brendan Burke United States Chandler Hoffman 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Jasner (March 1, 2008). "Chester Park". thefieldfinder.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 

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