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.

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.

Post-match analysis: Union 3-0 NY Red Bulls
Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: Union 3-0 NY Red Bulls

A strong first half and a break in the second gave the Union their first win of the season.

Post-match analysis: LA Galaxy 0-0 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: LA Galaxy 0-0 Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union escaped LA with a point despite showing off many of the same issues that have driven their 2017 struggles.

Summary of Jim Curtin’s midweek press conference
Press Conference

Summary of Jim Curtin’s midweek press conference

On Tuesday, Jim Curtin spoke to the media about working through a bad run, Josh Yaro’s fitness, and putting together 90 minutes ahead of Philadelphia Union’s trip to play LA Galaxy.

Tactical analysis: Union 3-3 Montreal Impact
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Union 3-3 Montreal Impact

The Union’s played scared to lose, and it cost them against Montreal Impact. PSP’s Adam Cann explains.

Post-match analysis: Union 0-2 NYC FC
Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: Union 0-2 NYC FC

Philadelphia Union made changes in midfield, but still looked reactive and impotent in their second straight home loss.