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The Union, the process, and the No. 10
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The Union, the process, and the No. 10

There has been ample time for Philadelphia Union to acquire help at the No. 10. Through two transfer windows, the Union found nobody. PSP’s Adam Cann lays out the problem in depth and takes the front office to task on it.

Doubting the process
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Doubting the process

The Union held a town hall meeting for season ticket-holders but refuse to let anyone else know what happened. PSP’s Adam Schorr thinks he knows why.

You should be happy the Union aren’t signing a No. 10 this summer
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You should be happy the Union aren’t signing a No. 10 this summer

Steve Whisler is relieved the Union passed on Nicolás Martinez.

On miracles and passion
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On miracles and passion

Another up and down season has this writer watching the game but not loving it. All it took was a moment of Brazilian brilliance to begin to unlock the love.

A Machiavellian response to USL’s complaining owners
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

A Machiavellian response to USL’s complaining owners

If USL were to expel its player-development sides, NASL could succor them, solve its problems, and make two equal division two leagues in North America a permanent situation.

In defense of Roland Alberg
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In defense of Roland Alberg

The Union have a problem. After a very public confrontation on Wednesday night, Roland Alberg is the most disliked player on the team. With fans, media, and teammates all angered, Nick Fishman comes to Alberg’s defense.

On concussions
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On concussions

The rules for treating concussions properly and the rules governing a soccer game are incompatible, as Derrick Jones’s recent injury may help to illustrate. That incompatibility is, and continues to be, unacceptable.

Fixing the Gold Cup
Commentary / Gold Cup

Fixing the Gold Cup

The Gold Cup is the premier competition for CONCACAF supremacy. It does little to further the US Men’s National Team’s international agenda, however, and getting “results” in the competition have little impact results in subsequent World Cups.

Bethlehem Steel and the USL to MLS pipeline
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Bethlehem Steel and the USL to MLS pipeline

Bethlehem Steel FC has already developed an MLS quality player, with two more potentially on the way. But what should fans really make of the Union’s USL setup?

The missed opportunity in hosting Swansea City
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The missed opportunity in hosting Swansea City

Summer friendlies are great money makers, but could the Union have made more money with a different opponent?