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Union’s off-season grade: Incomplete
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Union’s off-season grade: Incomplete

PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at some prospective new additions to the Union as they start preseason training today with their shopping list of off-season needs apparently incomplete.

Five thoughts on Philadelphia Union
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Five thoughts on Philadelphia Union

Matt Polster is expendable, and so is Ray Gaddis. These and other Philadelphia Union-oriented observations, courtesy of PSP’s Dan Walsh.

The Union go bottom-feeding, but did they find a gem?
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The Union go bottom-feeding, but did they find a gem?

Jay Simpson scored 22 goals in 29 games last season in England until a managerial change wrecked that. As Philadelphia Union go bottom-feeding for overlooked bargains, did they just find a gem in Simpson? PSP’s Dan Walsh takes a look.

Union quiet so far, Re-Entry Draft approaches
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Union quiet so far, Re-Entry Draft approaches

Once again, Philadelphia Union have had a quiet start to their off-season. PSP’s Dan Walsh takes a look at this and the impact of late signings in previous years. Then, a look at several players who could draw interest in Thursday’s MLS Re-Entry Draft, stage 2.

MLS off-season begins in earnest
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MLS off-season begins in earnest

Philadelphia Union could lose a man in today’s expansion draft, but some intriguing names could be available in free agency and the re-entry draft.

Will Atlanta United’s tide lift other clubs?
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Will Atlanta United’s tide lift other clubs?

Atlanta United could shake MLS up with its ambitious moves preceding its entry into the league next season. A big MLS Cup final could similarly raise the league’s profile. How will that affect other clubs, like Philadelphia Union?

MLS conference final first legs show how far league has come
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MLS conference final first legs show how far league has come

The first legs of the MLS conference championships drew over 50,000 fans per match. PSP’s Dan Walsh compares that with what he saw firsthand at soccer matches recently in South America and Europe and finds MLS coming out looking very good in comparison.

USMNT fans have plenty to be thankful for, post-Klinsmann
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USMNT fans have plenty to be thankful for, post-Klinsmann

U.S. Soccer has made a conservative but pragmatic choice in turning to Bruce Arena as the new USMNT coach. This and a few more things to give thanks for.

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.