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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.

Should we feel better now that the Union have won?
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Should we feel better now that the Union have won?

The Union have won for the first time since last August, but is there reason to believe that things will be getting any better?

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The Union Academy’s future

The academic portion of the Philadelphia Union’s Academy is of necessity undergoing a transition, as it explores a cutting edge in educational technique while still displaying mainstream, rock-solid, independent school values. PSP’s Tim Jones, a retired teacher, explains.

What if coaching isn’t the problem?
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What if coaching isn’t the problem?

A coaching change would be one of the easiest changes to make, but would it work?

The four agreements of union fandom
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The four agreements of union fandom

To save the franchise from themselves, Union fans must communicate clearly with their organization about what needs to be done.