Articles written by: Adam Cann

Adam played soccer for Haverford College and now writes about Philadelphia Union with the kind of tactical analysis rarely seen in the US. He believes soccer bars that don’t open for the early game are not soccer bars. Follow him on Twitter @PSPadam. Email him at acann@phillysoccerpage.com.

Union end of season presser: Curtin stays, Pontius leaving, more
Press Conference

Union end of season presser: Curtin stays, Pontius leaving, more

Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin spoke to the media Wednesday afternoon, confirming that Curtin will return as head coach and that the club will continue to build on the foundation laid over the past two seasons.

A creativity problem — the Union’s No. 10s
Analysis / Season Reviews / Union

A creativity problem — the Union’s No. 10s

PSP’s Adam Cann breaks down the DEEP numbers that reveal what went wrong at the Union’s No. 10 position this year.

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

PSP’s Adam Cann breaks down the Union’s final match of the season.

Tactical analysis: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis / Union

Tactical analysis: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union

The Union came from behind in the first half and gave up a lead late in the second half as Chicago’s big attacking signing registered a hat trick and the Union’s entered in the 90th minute.

Tactical analysis: Atlanta United 3-0 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Atlanta United 3-0 Philadelphia Union

PSP’s Adam Cann breaks down the Union’s 3-0 beatdown loss to Atlanta.

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire

Tweaking the midfield shape pays off as the Union stifle Chicago and ride Chris Pontius’ first goals of the season to victory.

Tactical analysis: New Jersey Red Bulls 0-0 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: New Jersey Red Bulls 0-0 Philadelphia Union

A look at the Union’s draw against the perpetually frustrated Red Bulls.

Tactical analysis: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

A wild and ugly game produced some intriguing tactical moves by the managers, but the scoreline reflects Philly’s chronic inability to create good chances out of good positions.

World Cup qualifying match report: Honduras 1-1 USMNT
USMNT

World Cup qualifying match report: Honduras 1-1 USMNT

Bobby Wood’s late goal earned a point for the US even as Honduras once again exposed an unprotected and jittery back line.

World Cup qualifying match report: USMNT 0-2 Costa Rica
USNT Recap

World Cup qualifying match report: USMNT 0-2 Costa Rica

Marcos Urena notched a brace to take down the USMNT in World Cup qualifying in New Jersey.