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.

Tactical analysis: Union 1-0 DC United
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Union 1-0 DC United

The Union got a big win over DC United at home, but controlling a match in the late moments remains a big issue.

Tactical analysis: Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Union 0-2 New York Red Bulls

The Union were never on the front foot, but still had two big chances to take points against a New York team that was disjointed in attack.

Tactical analysis: NYCFC 2-1 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: NYCFC 2-1 Philadelphia Union

NYC executed their tactical approach better than Philly and it paid off with a late win.

Post-match analysis: Real Salt Lake 1-0 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: Real Salt Lake 1-0 Philadelphia Union

Real Salt Lake out-Union’d the Union last weekend.

Summary of Jim Curtin’s midweek presser
Press Conference

Summary of Jim Curtin’s midweek presser

Jim Curtin discussed the health of Josh Yaro, Roland Alberg, and Fabian Herbers in his midweek press conference.

Post-match analysis: Union 2-1 Colorado Rapids
Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: Union 2-1 Colorado Rapids

The Union persevered against a well-organized Rapids defense to secure a club-record fourth consecutive victory.

PSP talks tactics with Union head coach Jim Curtin
Interview

PSP talks tactics with Union head coach Jim Curtin

Jim Curtin has guided Philadelphia Union through some difficult times, but now he is tasked with helping the club build a new foundation for success. A slow start has led many to question whether he’s up for the job. PSP spoke to Curtin to find out more about how the adjustments he has made to help the team get back on track.

Post-match analysis: Union 2-0 Houston Dynamo
Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: Union 2-0 Houston Dynamo

The front four were stupendous as the Union earned their third straight win to rise within touching distance of the red line.

Post-match analysis: DC United 0-4 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: DC United 0-4 Philadelphia Union

The Union rode a dominant performance from Haris Medunjanin to their second consecutive win.

Derrick Jones named to US Men’s U-20 World Cup squad
US

Derrick Jones named to US Men’s U-20 World Cup squad

Union midfielder Derrick Jones was called up for Men’s U-20 World Cup.