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: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Philadelphia Union

Goals off set piece scrambles nearly helped the Union pull off a rare road win, but a few systemic issues remain to be solved before a showdown with Toronto FC.

Match report: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Philadelphia Union
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Match report: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Philadelphia Union

A last second penalty to San Jose allowed the home side to even the scoreline, leaving the Union with a single point when they were moments from an elusive road win.

The Union, the process, and the No. 10
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The Union, the process, and the No. 10

There has been ample time for Philadelphia Union to acquire help at the No. 10. Through two transfer windows, the Union found nobody. PSP’s Adam Cann lays out the problem in depth and takes the front office to task on it.

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact

Montreal Impact used another simple move up the left to punish Philadelphia Union for the second time this season.

Tactical analysis: New England Revolution 3-0 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: New England Revolution 3-0 Philadelphia Union

The Union were undone by a strategy that exposed their fullbacks and their lack of attacking cohesion.

Tactical quick hits: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew
Tactical Analysis

Tactical quick hits: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew

The Union returned to their aggressive style, and it paid off.

Tactical analysis: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union

Neither team was good in the final third, but Columbus stuck to their gameplan and it paid off with a big win over the Union

Tactical notes: Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical notes: Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union gave up two soft goals and failed to create their own in a 2-1 defeat to Montreal.

Anthony Fontana signs Homegrown contract with Philadelphia Union
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Anthony Fontana signs Homegrown contract with Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union ink their sixth homegrown signing, but Anthony Fontana won’t join the active roster until 2018.

Tactics quick hits: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactics quick hits: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

PSP’s Adam Cann fires off some quick hit observations about the tactical dynamics of Philadelphia Union’s road draw against Sporting Kansas City.