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The source of USMNT malaise is obvious
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The source of USMNT malaise is obvious

Attendance at USMNT matches is down 23%. The USMNT has lost its first two Hex matches for the first time ever. The malaise surrounding the team is obvious. What do you think?

What do the Union need this off-season?
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What do the Union need this off-season?

PSP’s Dan Walsh runs down Philadelphia Union’s likely off-season needs.

Ken Tribbett’s errors obscure larger facts in Union playoff loss
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Ken Tribbett’s errors obscure larger facts in Union playoff loss

Ken Tribbett will have nightmares for years about Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore, but there was more to the Union’s playoff loss than that, PSP’s Dan Walsh writes. Also, a note on the retiring Conor Casey.

Union playoff appearance more formality than achievement
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Union playoff appearance more formality than achievement

When Roland Alberg was caught on camera apparently telling Tranquillo Barnetta to “f*ck off” during Sunday’s loss to NYRB, it seemed to sum up the Union’s late season collapse into the playoffs, PSP’s Dan Walsh writes. But that wasn’t the only thing.

The Union’s collapse is not a regression to the mean
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The Union’s collapse is not a regression to the mean

The Union should be a good team right now. Instead, they’re collapsing toward the playoffs so poorly that they don’t deserve the off-season, and the coaching staff deserves some of the blame, writes PSP’s Dan Walsh.

Union fight to stay above red line
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Union fight to stay above red line

Two home games. Philadelphia Union need to win. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at the playoff chances of the Union and their top competitors.

Herbers went head over heels after his goal against Columbus. Photo: Daniel Studio
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Fabian Herbers and blooding young players in MLS

The Union consistently gave Fabian Herbers a chance this year. Now, he’s paying off.

Tribbett vs. Yaro: Stats and redemption
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Tribbett vs. Yaro: Stats and redemption

The stats show Ken Tribbet is just as good as Josh Yaro, if not better. He’ll get a chance to redeem himself Saturday vs. Toronto. Also, a closer look at the playoff race and observations on the Union’s Kevin Krantz signing, courtesy of PSP’s Dan Walsh.

Six thoughts on Philadelphia Union
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Six thoughts on Philadelphia Union

Some observations on Philadelphia Union, in light of their draw with Montreal on Saturday.

The maddening Roland Alberg and the midfield domino effect
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The maddening Roland Alberg and the midfield domino effect

When everyone’s available, the Union can beat anyone. But when they’re not, the midfield is a mess. PSP’s Dan Walsh lays it out.