Articles written by: Christian Sandler

Christian has a degree in journalism but now sells golf clubs for a living. Funny how that works. He grew up in Tampa, but has roots in Bucks County, where he now lives. Find him on a golf course or in movie theater.

Coach Burke counsels calm
Commentary / USL / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

How much does the USL actually matter?

The USL matters on very different levels for clubs in the league. In some cases, it may not matter at all.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC
Match previews / Uncategorized / Union

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC

The Union host the struggling Reds in the last match before a World Cup break.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 4-1 Real Salt Lake
Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 4-1 Real Salt Lake

The Union offense dismantles Real Salt Lake, 4-1

Burke and Jones in mid-discussion.
Report / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 3-0 New York Red Bulls ll

Goals from Michee Ngalina, Fabian Herbers, and Adam Najem powered Bethlehem Steel past New York Red Bulls II in a damp midweek match at Goodman Stadium.

A look at the Steel roster: depth or disappointment?
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

A look at the Steel roster: depth or disappointment?

What can we take so far this season from the players who’ve spent time with both the Steel and the Union? PSP’s Christian Sandler on the difficulty of evaluating Bethlehem’s Union loanees.

Player ratings: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union
Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union

It was another disappointing and deflating night for the Union on the road.

A long season is looming for the Union
Opinion / Union

A long season is looming for the Union

After a rough start to the season, things look bleak for a Union team struggling with old problems. PSP’s Christian Sandler on the frustration and apathy setting in among the fan base.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids
Match previews / Union

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids

Borek Dockal looks to take his game up a notch as the Union travel to Colorado for their first road match of the season.

Andre Blake is not the answer
Opinion / Signing News / Union

Andre Blake is not the answer

Andre Blake deserves the money, but it shouldn’t be coming from the Union, writes Christian Sandler.

NBC Sports had it right, now it’s wrong
English Premier League / Opinion

NBC Sports had it right, now it’s wrong

Christian Sandler sees some problems with NBC’s “Premier League Pass”