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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?
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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.

Today’s Union Lineup
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Today’s Union Lineup

Should Jim Curtin use tonight’s USOC match against Harrisburg judiciously to experiment?

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Youth development: Broad or deep?

What is the best approach to developing youth players? High school soccer coach and PSP contributor Josh Trott explores.

Finding a 10: What took so long?
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Finding a 10: What took so long?

Ilsinho has been the best fit at the 10 this season. But why did it take so long to get him there? And will it take that long the next time a change needs to be made?

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The false dilemma: To spend or not to spend

To spend or not to spend. That was and still is the question. Nick Fishman takes a closer look at the issue.

On luck and chemistry: Regression to the mean?
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On luck and chemistry: Regression to the mean?

Are the Union, unbeaten in six, better than they were to start the season, when they started without a win in six? A few key stats intrigue.

Fabian Herbers and Derrick Jones on the bench
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The deep end: Will the Union maximize their bench and maintain momentum?

Riding an out-of-nowhere three-game win streak, the Union’s depth is about to endure its first real test of 2017.