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The mysterious, lost season of Richie Marquez
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The mysterious, lost season of Richie Marquez

He was the Union’s best defender for two years. Then he got benched after a sickness. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at Richie Marquez’s lost season.

Playoffs? The road ahead for the Union
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Playoffs? The road ahead for the Union

The Union’s remaining schedule doesn’t look good. PSP’s Dan Walsh breaks it down game-by-game to lay out what their playoff chances really look like. Also, some chatter about some young Union players who need to get some minutes.

Five thoughts on the Union, the universe and everything
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Five thoughts on the Union, the universe and everything

Andre Blake’s international breakthrough, a Union summer transfer window update, Roland Alberg does Roland Alberg things, Najem and Epps, and the man/myth/legend that is Mike Petke. PSP’s Dan Walsh hits it all.

Making the leap, and why it’s time to trade Josh Yaro
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Making the leap, and why it’s time to trade Josh Yaro

PSP’s Dan Walsh writes about the joy of watching young players make the leap and why the Union should trade Josh Yaro. Also, a look at how the Union’s tough remaining schedule will impact their playoff hopes.

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