Commentary

3 tips from rugby to help with MLS’ refereeing problem
Commentary

3 tips from rugby to help with MLS’ refereeing problem

As MLS endures a start to the 2015 season marred by controversial refereeing decisions, PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch looks at 3 ways the refereeing and broadcasting of rugby could provide insight into fixing soccer’s ongoing officiating problem.

Another missed opportunity
Commentary

Another missed opportunity

Once again, the Union let opportunity slip through their fingers. Peter Andrews on a wasted chance to seize the spotlight.

Labor Talk: MLS players must strike
Commentary

Labor Talk: MLS players must strike

Kevin Kinkead expects the players will strike before the start of the season. Here’s why.

Five thoughts on the Union’s recent personnel moves
A View from Afar / Commentary

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.

The Union need to hire a GM — NOW
A View from Afar / Commentary

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.

Preseason malaise
Commentary / Opinion

Preseason malaise

After a disappointing offseason, Peter Andrews explains why — for the first time — he can’t muster any excitement for first kick.

Could the Union improve without major moves?
A View from Afar / Commentary

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
A View from Afar / Commentary

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.)
A View from Afar / Commentary

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
A View from Afar / Commentary

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.