Philadelphia Union

1 Stadium Drive
Chester, PA 19013

WebsiteGet Directions

The Philadelphia Union is a professional soccer team based in Chester, Pennsylvania, and competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). The club was established in 2008 and began competing in the league in 2010. Home matches are played at Subaru Park, a soccer-specific stadium located on the banks of the Delaware River with a capacity of around 18,500.

The Union’s colors are navy blue and gold, reflecting the uniforms of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Their crest features a rattlesnake, a symbol from the Gadsden flag, along with thirteen gold stars representing the original Thirteen Colonies. This symbolism connects the team deeply to the historical roots of Philadelphia.

Owned by Keystone Sports and Entertainment and led by principal owner Jay Sugarman, the Union has steadily built a competitive presence in MLS. Their supporters, known as the Sons of Ben, are renowned for their passionate and vocal support, creating a vibrant match day atmosphere.

The Union’s most notable achievement came in 2020 when they won the Supporters’ Shield, awarded to the team with the best regular-season record. They are also known for their strong focus on youth development, operating one of the most productive academies in MLS, which has produced several players who have progressed to professional careers both domestically and internationally.

The Philadelphia Union is celebrated for its community involvement and dedication to fostering local talent, steadily growing a loyal fan base in the Greater Philadelphia area and contributing to the broader growth of soccer in the United States.