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.

Full transcript: Jim Curtin’s midweek presser
Transcript

Full transcript: Jim Curtin’s midweek presser

Jim Curtin talked about a rough first half in Orlando, Fafa Picault’s contributions, and Jay Simpson’s health in his midweek press conference.

Post-match analysis: Union at Orlando City SC
Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: Union at Orlando City SC

Philadelphia Union were timid and impatient, and Orlando City used speed to pounce of the defense’s mistakes.

Prize-winning Club Frontera documentary screening & discussion Wednesday at Villanova
Culture / Local

Prize-winning Club Frontera documentary screening & discussion Wednesday at Villanova

Club Frontera, an award-winning documentary about Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles, will be screened for free at Villanova University Wednesday followed by a discussion with the director.

Post-match analysis: Union 2-2 Toronto FC
Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: Union 2-2 Toronto FC

Bad weather gave the Union the opportunity to grab three points against the Eastern Conference champions, but Mark Geiger wasn’t having it. Post-match analysis of a promising performance in Philly’s home opener.

Match preview: Union vs Toronto FC
Match previews

Match preview: Union vs Toronto FC

The defending Eastern Conference champions come to Chester looking for their first win of the season as the Union try to show they can compete with the team that exposed them last season.

Post-match analysis: Whitecaps 0-0 Union
Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: Whitecaps 0-0 Union

The Union put in a strong performance that indicates they can find success on the road, but their lack of big chances leaves questions about the attack unanswered. Adam Cann dives in with about as thorough an analysis as you’re ever going to read.

Preview: Philadelphia Union at Vancouver Whitecaps
Match previews

Preview: Philadelphia Union at Vancouver Whitecaps

PSP’s Adam Cann talked with reporter Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Sun to get a sense of just what to expect from the Whitecaps, and he produced this somewhat unorthodox match preview.

Tactical season preview: New and … improved?
Analysis

Tactical season preview: New and … improved?

Philadelphia Union’s roster changes necessitate a different tactical approach in 2017.

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 2-3 DC United
Union match reports

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 2-3 DC United

Philadelphia Union gave up three early goals and only pulled two back in the second half as they finished out an uneven preseason with a loss to DC United.

Preseason match report: Tampa Bay Rowdies 0-1 Philadelphia Union
Union match reports

Preseason match report: Tampa Bay Rowdies 0-1 Philadelphia Union

Derrick Jones scored the lone goal of the match as Philadelphia Union defeated Tampa Bay Rowdies in their opening Suncoast Invitational match.