Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Union CEO apologizes to his fans

Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz
CHESTER, Pa - Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz released an open letter to his fans after the Sons of Ben's staged a "Union fans deserve better" rally before Sunday's win over D.C. United, the club's first in seven matches and second this season.

"We agree wholeheartedly with the Sons of Ben and we share the frustrations of all fans to the start of the season," Sakiewicz wrote. "We are committed to assisting (team manager) Jim Curtain and his staff in every way so we can get the team back on the right track."

Sakiewicz also confirmed that Rene Meulensteen's consultancy with the club would end this month and the search for a Head of Soccer Operations is ongoing.

"We have several ongoing conversations at the present time and we are working to get that person in place once we agree upon who we believe the best candidate is to help us achieve our goals," he said.

Currently the Union are near the bottom of the Eastern Conference table and were ranked 18th of 20 MLS teams in ESPN's most recent power poll.

"All of us here are committed to winning on the field," Sakiewicz penned. "Our ultimate goal is to bring a championship to you, the very best fans in Major League Soccer. We will continue to work tirelessly to achieve that goal and will never give up that top priority to get there."

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