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The Union need to hire a GM — NOW
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The Union need to hire a GM — NOW

Austin Berry’s situation is the latest sign the Union need a general manager sooner than later. While Rene Meulensteen sits in Europe collecting money from the Union, Philadelphia has hit delays on nearly every transaction they’ve tried to make. PSP’s Dan Walsh lays it out.

Could the Union improve without major moves?
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Could the Union improve without major moves?

There’s something to be said for consistency. PSP’s Dan Walsh explores the prospect of whether Philadelphia Union could be better in 2015 specifically because they didn’t change much of the team.

How to play Moneyball in MLS
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How to play Moneyball in MLS

Here’s how to play Moneyball in MLS — and how not to. PSP’s Dan Walsh identifies the best models to emulate, lays out the inefficiencies that MLS clubs can exploit, and evaluates Philadelphia Union’s version of Moneyball.

Don’t panic, Union fans! (Or, panic.)
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Don’t panic, Union fans! (Or, panic.)

Don’t panic, Union fans. Not yet, at least. Here’s why.

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.