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.

Postmatch analysis: Union 1-3 Portland Timbers
Tactical Analysis

Postmatch analysis: Union 1-3 Portland Timbers

A strong opening half hour couldn’t prevent the Union from falling to a third straight loss. PSP’s Adam Cann goes deep into the details to explain why things happened the way they did.

Summary of Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference
Press Conference

Summary of Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

Jim Curtin talked about the importance of the Union’s upcoming three game homestand, tweaking the midfield shape, and juggling CJ Sapong and Jay Simpson in his midweek presser.

Match analysis: D.C. United 2-1 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Match analysis: D.C. United 2-1 Philadelphia Union

A poor first half gave way to a more energetic second frame, but Philly’s self-inflicted wounds were too much to overcome against D.C. United. PSP’s Adam Cann explains and provides the best explanation we’ve seen about what’s going on with Alejandro Bedoya.

Match report: D.C. United 2-1 Philadelphia Union
Union match reports

Match report: D.C. United 2-1 Philadelphia Union

DC United scored their first two goals of the season, and CJ Sapong’s third tally of the year wasn’t enough to haul the Union back as Philly lost their second straight match in RFK Stadium on Saturday. Updated.

Full transcript and notes: Jim Curtin’s weekly presser
Press Conference

Full transcript and notes: Jim Curtin’s weekly presser

Jim Curtin talked injuries, a big game against DC United, and Christian Pulisic on Wednesday afternoon.

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.