Breaking News / Union
Bakary Soumare is being traded to Chicago. Soumare has confirmed the deal for PSP. Updated: 6:42 p.m. The Union confirmed they received a 2014 draft pick and allocation money.
The Kleberson effect, Negadelphia vs. Hack, and the best ref in MLS. One PSP writer has a few thoughts to share.
In an interview with PSP, Farfan explains why he asked for a trade and abdicated his starting role at left back.
Trading Gabriel Farfan? This may be John Hackworth’s most questionable move, writes one PSP contributor who has been a big Hackworth defender. Here’s why. UPDATED with video of Hackworth’s press conference on Wednesday.
The former all-star looks set to replace injured center back Jeff Parke in Saturday’s nationally televised game. “My expectation is that he makes the most of this,” Union manager John Hackworth said.
UPDATED with quotes from Soumare.
Analysis / Union
PSP analyzes Philadelphia Union’s salary breakdown and identifies the steals (like Ray Gaddis, pictured), veteran bargains, surprises, and winner of the Juan Diego Gonzalez Award. Also, we take a look at several potential trade scenarios for Bakary Soumare.
PSP makes the case for why 5 refs are better than 3 (and goal-line technology). Yes, we’re using common sense again, in a way that no one else seems to be, because unlike Europe, we actually have other successful team sports to draw upon for examples. Also, a few quick hits on the Union.
Player ratings / Union
Are the Union a possession or counterattacking team? What’s going on with the Union midfield? PSP explores with some postgame analysis and player ratings for Sunday’s game against DCU.