Commentary

In defense of Roland Alberg
Commentary

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?

Is tonight’s game a rivalry match?
Commentary / Featured / Union

Is tonight’s game a rivalry match?

In the absence of a true regional rivalry, perhaps Union fans can look further afield to find a match worth getting worked up about.

Halfway there: Gili starts, Haris’ defense, direct play, and other notes at the midseason mark
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Halfway there: Gili starts, Haris’ defense, direct play, and other notes at the midseason mark

Giliano Wijnaldum has earned a starting role and why the change in Union fortunes is all about Haris Medunjanin.

The Union ship of Theseus
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The Union ship of Theseus

When Earnie Stewart took the helm of the Philadelphia Union, he inherited a fanbase so tired of failure as to mutiny against the team’s ownership. How each defines that relationship is a significant part of the team’s “now” narrative.

Who is Elías Aguilar?
Commentary / Union

Who is Elías Aguilar?

Elias Aguilar was training with the team in Chester yesterday, but what if it was more than just “training”?

The heat is on: Looking ahead to MLS summer labyrinth after the international break
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The heat is on: Looking ahead to MLS summer labyrinth after the international break

After the international break, the Union are about to hit a crucial stretch that could make or break their season.