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Is it time to reevaluate Zach Pfeffer?
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Is it time to reevaluate Zach Pfeffer?

Maybe it’s time to dial back the expectations on Zach Pfeffer. PSP’s Dan Walsh explores.

Five thoughts on the Union and MLS
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Five thoughts on the Union and MLS

With Maidana’s injury, Pfeffer could get an extended run with the Union. Will he, or won’t he leave for international duty? PSP’s Dan Walsh weighs in on that and a few other Union topics, including Cruz’s loan and the center backs’ struggles.

Is the glass half empty or half full?
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Is the glass half empty or half full?

Is the glass half full or half empty for Philadelphia Union? Well, maybe it’s both. PSP’s Dan Walsh has a go.

Five thoughts on the Union’s recent personnel moves
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Five thoughts on the Union’s recent personnel moves

After a busy week for Philadelphia Union in terms of personnel moves, PSP’s Dan Walsh weighs in on the recent comings and goings.

Is Junior Lone Star FC the next big thing in Philly soccer?
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Is Junior Lone Star FC the next big thing in Philly soccer?

With a Junior Lone Star product in Philadelphia Union training camp and eight others inking pro or semipro contracts in the last year, the southwest Philly club seems on the cusp of big things. Will things break their way? PSP’s Dan Walsh explores.

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.