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.

Blake’s award reflects importance to team, not just skill in net
Commentary

Blake’s award reflects importance to team, not just skill in net

Like the rest of the Union defense, Andre Blake was far from perfect in 2016. But his play offered confidence to a team that often struggled for consistency over a long MLS season.

Morris beats KR to ROY, US-Mexico time, & USWNT lays a whupping on Romania
Daily news roundups

Morris beats KR to ROY, US-Mexico time, & USWNT lays a whupping on Romania

Morris wins ROY, Alex Morgan, Christen Press and USWNT blast Romania, USMNT preps for showdown with Mexico in Columbus.

Preview: Union vs New York Red Bulls
Match previews

Preview: Union vs New York Red Bulls

The Union are in the playoffs barring an epic collapse on Sunday. PSP reviews a few key concepts that New Jersey uses to win as the rivals face off yet again.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 0-2 Orlando City SC
Player ratings

Player ratings & analysis: Union 0-2 Orlando City SC

What initially looked like a horrific performance turns out to be a series of bad decisions. The Union were the better team, but they let themselves down with by abdicating control of the match.

Preview: Union vs Orlando City SC
Match previews

Preview: Union vs Orlando City SC

A win on Sunday would be huge for the Union. To do it, they need to shore up the set piece defense and control the match from start to finish. Easy, right?

International friendly: USMNT 2-0 Cuba
USMNT

International friendly: USMNT 2-0 Cuba

Substitute Chris Wondolowski scored one and set up Julian Green for a second as the US Men’s National Team struggled to assert itself against a lively Cuban side on a terrible pitch in Havana.

Player ratings & analysis: NYRB 3-2 Union
Player ratings

Player ratings & analysis: NYRB 3-2 Union

The Union didn’t dominate the opening 15 minutes, NY just had the wrong approach. Philly was in control for a bit after going ahead, but Josh Yaro’s injury gave the home side a chance to regroup and dominate.

Preview: Union at New York Red Bulls
Match previews

Preview: Union at New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls have struggled to hold leads this year, but they have done a great job grabbing the first goal. Can Philly hold on early and knock their rivals out late?