Articles written by: Chris Rudderow

Chris is a full time project manager, full time father, full time soccer fan, and part time writer. He's currently working on his first novel; which should be done sometime in 2022.

Fans’ View: The five-year cycle of Union fandom
Fans' View

Fans’ View: The five-year cycle of Union fandom

One Union fan takes us through the five-year cycle of Union fandom and finds he might end up right where he started in 2010.

Fans’ View: From the quiet couch to the soccer pub
Fans' View

Fans’ View: From the quiet couch to the soccer pub

There is a place where everybody knows the SOB name… and, amazingly, they still want to see us.

Fans’ View: Life, the Unionverse and everything
Fans' View

Fans’ View: Life, the Unionverse and everything

One Philadelphia fan’s 2012 followed the Union down the tubes. But much like his team, his own prospects are looking up. It wasn’t the metaphor he expected out of life.

Fans’ View: I don’t want a trophy for “Participation”
Fans' View

Fans’ View: I don’t want a trophy for “Participation”

I don’t want to be an Everton, Fulham, or Stoke City. I hope 6th place and finishing above NYRB never feels like it warrants a trophy.

What if we throw a party and nobody comes?
Fans' View

What if we throw a party and nobody comes?

The winter of our discontent is over. The sun is shining over Chester and it’s time to warm to the team again. It is time that all fans great and small fill the stadium again. It is time we made this a glorious summer.

Fans’ View: News at 11 is that you peaked at 18
Fans' View

Fans’ View: News at 11 is that you peaked at 18

The middle ground that exists between burning out and fading away…It exists. if only Freddy would take it.

Fans’ view: Real life doesn’t come with Ctrl+Z
Fans' View / Featured

Fans’ view: Real life doesn’t come with Ctrl+Z

If the team can’t outshine chicken, can they really expect to outshine the real competition?

Fans’ View: C’mon you Boys in Blue (or black — your call, really)
Fans' View / Featured

Fans’ View: C’mon you Boys in Blue (or black — your call, really)

One Union fan traces out his excited lead-up to opening day, laying out the good, the bad, and … the familiar.