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The Northeast’s professional soccer malaise
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The Northeast’s professional soccer malaise

The West Coast clubs are a sign that MLS has finally hit the big time. But the Northeast clubs’ malaise brings you back to earth. It’s not just one team. It’s all of them. PSP’s Dan Walsh explains.

Kljestan, Edu, draft, more — 5 thoughts on the Union
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Kljestan, Edu, draft, more — 5 thoughts on the Union

PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at the Sacha Kljestan chatter involving the Union, Maurice Edu’s new contract, the upcoming draft, and more.

5 Union & MLS thoughts
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5 Union & MLS thoughts

Five thoughts on the Union and MLS, running through the Zac MacMath deal, the lack of Union acquisitions so far, and the management messes with both New York clubs. PSP’s Dan Walsh runs it down.

What we learned last week about the Union
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What we learned last week about the Union

Well, that was interesting. PSP’s Dan Walsh takes stock of an eventful last week for Philadelphia Union.

An interesting Monday for the Union
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An interesting Monday for the Union

Roster madness and the Union: Okugo gone to another MLS club, but Fabinho stays? Shocking moves by the Union raise all sorts of questions. UPDATE: This column has been updated with new information on the specifics of what the Union offered Okugo and got for him.

What the latest Valdes transfer rumors reveal
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What the latest Valdes transfer rumors reveal

Dan Walsh looks at the latest transfer rumors around Carlos Valdes and considers what they say about the Union roster under new manager Jim Curtin.

Five thoughts: Union and MLS
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Five thoughts: Union and MLS

New Union investment? Allocation money changes the expansion draft? Can the Union still get Dan Kennedy? (Please, please, please?) PSP’s Dan Walsh dives in with five thoughts on the Union and MLS.

It’s over. Now what? (2014 edition)
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It’s over. Now what? (2014 edition)

The last two years, it was much easier to look ahead to the offseason because the Union’s needs were crystal clear. This year, question marks abound. PSP’s Dan Walsh lays it out.

Union fans want Sakiewicz out — here’s why
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Union fans want Sakiewicz out — here’s why

Union fans want Nick Sakiewicz out, according to a PSP poll. PSP’s Dan Walsh addresses that and cuts through the drama to explain why.

The end: A substitution that didn’t happen
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The end: A substitution that didn’t happen

Each effect has a cause. The Union’s epic collapse against Columbus may have had a few, but one very clear one stands out. PSP’s Dan Walsh explains.