Articles written by: Steven Whisler

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.

Halfway there: Gili starts, Haris’ defense, direct play, and other notes at the midseason mark
Commentary

Halfway there: Gili starts, Haris’ defense, direct play, and other notes at the midseason mark

Giliano Wijnaldum has earned a starting role and why the change in Union fortunes is all about Haris Medunjanin.

News roundup: Steady Haris, midseason awards, top league leaps, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Steady Haris, midseason awards, top league leaps, more

The new Union captain brings a cool hand to the midfield and why is it so hard for second tier players to make the jump to MLS?

Match report: New York Red Bulls 1 (5) – 1 (3) Philadelphia Union
Union match reports

Match report: New York Red Bulls 1 (5) – 1 (3) Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia had the Red Bulls on the ropes but failed to capitalize before falling in a shootout in yet another epic Open Cup match.

News roundup: Picault’s spotlight, NASL soccer city, Gold Cup roster postures, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Picault’s spotlight, NASL soccer city, Gold Cup roster postures, more

Fafa Picault’s play is earning praise, Gold Cup roster snubs and opportunism, Euro stars invest in San Diego, and the summer Champions League qualifiers you’ve never heard of.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. Union
Match previews

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. Union

The Union need a win. D.C. comes to town fresh off a slump-busting midweek win over Atlanta. Can the Union take the season series at home on Saturday?

News roundup: Straight reds, Steel-City, leaky kits, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Straight reds, Steel-City, leaky kits, more

Derrick Jones’ straight red was hardly surprising, the Steel take on a struggling rival, Pfeffer living the co-ed life, charges have been dropped against Sheanon Williams, and all your daily news.

The heat is on: Looking ahead to MLS summer labyrinth after the international break
Commentary

The heat is on: Looking ahead to MLS summer labyrinth after the international break

After the international break, the Union are about to hit a crucial stretch that could make or break their season.

News roundup: Open Cup riffs, Pulse remembrance, Arena the Phoenix, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Open Cup riffs, Pulse remembrance, Arena the Phoenix, more

The Yanks are marching and Arena’s earning accolades, plus Open Cup musing, Orlando remembers, and more.

News roundup: Union dead ball doom, Blake call-up, Pugh scores, Pulisic-dependent, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union dead ball doom, Blake call-up, Pugh scores, Pulisic-dependent, more

What does it say that the USMNT is already hooked on Pulisic? More reflections on MLS Week 14 and the USMNT squad ahead of the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.

Player ratings: New York City FC 2-1 Philadelphia Union
Player ratings

Player ratings: New York City FC 2-1 Philadelphia Union

Up a goal through 80 minutes, the Union lost focus on two sloppy set pieces to return from the Bronx with zero points.