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Steven Whisler is a somewhat-talented freelance copywriter living in South Philadelphia. He enjoys geeking out on literature, film, and soccer. You can see what he's up to at swwhisler.com.

News roundup: Money talks, Najem debut, no thanks Terry, pro Pugh, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Money talks, Najem debut, no thanks Terry, pro Pugh, more

The Union can’t afford to be bad, Najem makes a dream come true, and wunderkind Mallory Pugh is turning pro.

News roundup: Under pressure, Steel recap, joint biddin’, more
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News roundup: Under pressure, Steel recap, joint biddin’, more

Speculation and the blame game ramp up in Union land and what will a North American World Cup look like?

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1 – 3 Portland Timbers
Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1 – 3 Portland Timbers

Another week, another disappointing Union performance. Was it group mediocrity or individual mistakes?

It’s time to hold Earnie Stewart accountable
Commentary / Featured

It’s time to hold Earnie Stewart accountable

Forget Jim Curtin. It’s time to hold Earnie Stewart accountable for signing players who don’t fit the 4-2-3-1 system he and the Union want to employ. PSP’s Steve Whisler explains.

News roundup: Sapong super-sub, Marquez backup plan, Zlatan, CCL action, more
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News roundup: Sapong super-sub, Marquez backup plan, Zlatan, CCL action, more

More analysis from the Union’s disappointing weekend adventures, what to do about centerback depth, Vancouver and Dallas head to Mexico to make some history, and what the Zlatan? Updated.

News roundup: Union fan survey, new Steel brass, Panama previews, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union fan survey, new Steel brass, Panama previews, more

The positives and negatives of being a Union fan and every angle imaginable ahead of tonight’s WCQ match versus Panama.

News roundup: Orlando’s blanket, Schweini signs, Cassar out, more
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News roundup: Orlando’s blanket, Schweini signs, Cassar out, more

Player ratings, Orlando’s shut-down strategy, and should the Union chase Polster after Schweini signing?

CJ Sapong takes on Orlando defender. Will he be able to duplicate his from the first half of last season?
Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Union 1-2 Orlando City SC

Our weekly absolutely scientific and not at all arbitrary player ratings from the Union’s latest match.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-2 Notre Dame
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC / USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-2 Notre Dame

Najem, Moar, and Epps impress, but Bethlehem Steel fall 2-1 to Notre Dame in the second of two preseason scrimmages.

News roundup: Strike force, expected goals, WCQ call-ups, more
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News roundup: Strike force, expected goals, WCQ call-ups, more

A further review of weekend action and an incisive look at the numbers behind the scorelines.