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Five thoughts on the Union: Medunjanin’s class and more
A View from Afar

Five thoughts on the Union: Medunjanin’s class and more

PSP’s Dan Walsh shares some thoughts on the Union, starting with Haris Medunjanin’s class and running through to the lesson the Union should learn from the Chicago Fire’s signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Union fans are in the middle of a great story
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Union fans are in the middle of a great story

What do Philadelphia Union have in common w/ Inigo Montoya and Luke Skywalker? You’re still in the middle of the story, dear fans. PSP’s Dan Walsh explains. (Yes, really.)

Yankee Stadium’s soccer pitch is an embarrassment to MLS
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Yankee Stadium’s soccer pitch is an embarrassment to MLS

Slips, falls, pinball soccer — NYC FC’s pitch is a joke. This is not the view of an opposition fan. This comes straight from someone who grew up going to Yankee fans and should be an NYC FC fan. Read on.

(Photo by: Daniel Gajdamowicz)
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How to spend U.S. Soccer’s $100 million surplus

We don’t need a pricey national training center. Instead, fund the game so that it’s not just a game for America’s middle and upper classes. PSP’s Dan Walsh lays out specific ways to do this.

The Union go from futility to juggernaut
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The Union go from futility to juggernaut

The Union have suddenly gone from futility to juggernaut. What changed? A few things, as PSP’s Dan Walsh explains.

Pine time leads to prime time for Sapong, Rosenberry, others
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Pine time leads to prime time for Sapong, Rosenberry, others

Has Jim Curtin’s player management begun paying dividends for the Union?

An open letter to Jay Sugarman
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An open letter to Jay Sugarman

PSP’s Dan Walsh has followed Philadelphia Union from literally day 1, so he’s seen it all. He has a message for Jay Sugarman: Catch up with MLS 3.0 or move on.

Tactics matter more when you make bad investments
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Tactics matter more when you make bad investments

Yes, tactics matter. Particularly when you invest in players the way the Union have. PSP’s Dan Walsh examines the Union’s transfer strategy in light of new MLS salary data, as well as Jim Curtin’s approach to tactics.

On leadership and Philadelphia Union
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On leadership and Philadelphia Union

The American soccer world sometimes mystifies (and falsifies) what leadership is. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at the issue through the lens of Philadelphia Union.

It’s time for major changes at Philadelphia Union
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It’s time for major changes at Philadelphia Union

To keep his job, Jim Curtin needs to do something he rarely does: Change. PSP’s Dan Walsh suggests how.