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Giovinco for the win 10/30/17
Analysis / USL

Monday’s night’s player development lessons

While Red Bulls did not win Monday night’s first leg hosting Toronto in the playoffs, their excellent player development process was fully on display.

A creativity problem — the Union’s No. 10s
Analysis / Season Reviews / Union

A creativity problem — the Union’s No. 10s

PSP’s Adam Cann breaks down the DEEP numbers that reveal what went wrong at the Union’s No. 10 position this year.

Chaos: The Canadian Premier League, NASL, and USL
Analysis

Chaos: The Canadian Premier League, NASL, and USL

Soccer Canada has approved the Canadian Premier League for play in 2018. NASL met Friday to try to appeal from U. S. Soccer’s demoting them from division 2. The only certainty about the future of minor league professional soccer in North America is that it won’t be the same in 2018.

The Steel and the playoffs — it’s gonna be close
Analysis / Featured / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

The Steel and the playoffs — it’s gonna be close

PSP looks at the Steel’s playoff chances, both the old-fashioned eyeball instinctual way and using Chris Sherman’s statistics. the techniques both old and new say it will be extremely close against Red Bulls 2 for the final slot and the right to go to Louisville on Friday October 20th.

A more frugal 2018 Union bench?
Analysis

A more frugal 2018 Union bench?

Possible off-season organization roster promotions ranging from plausible to bold. They would clear salary space for needed help, if our salary guesses are anywhere close to reasonable.

Distance, time and money: USL conference realignment
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Distance, time and money: USL conference realignment

PSP analyzes travel time and travel costs for the USL east and the USL west, and guesses what realignment into three conferences might look like.

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night
Analysis / USMNT

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night

Analysis and thoughts on the World Cup Qualifier between the USMNT and Costa Rica.

Steel playoff chances revisited
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Steel playoff chances revisited

At the three-quarter mark of the season, Bethlehem Steel FC are still in the playoff picture but are in a dogfight with four other sides for one of the bottom three qualifying slots. Here’s our opinion of their chances.

Yaro and Rosenberry remain full of potential, in need of progress
Analysis

Yaro and Rosenberry remain full of potential, in need of progress

Keegan Rosenberry and Josh Yaro finally took the field together in 2017. The results? Much like 2016.

Santi Moab's winner in Ottawa 8/5/17
Analysis

An assessment a little past midseason: Bethlehem Steel FC

PSP analyzes why the 2017 version of the Bethlehem Steel is better than that of the previous year. There are three clear reasons.