The Union’s trade for Austin Berry filled the team’s biggest gap. After answering every key offseason question, John Hackworth’s team looks like a conference title contender.
The US international joins the Union from Premier League side Stoke City as a designated player on a one-year loan with the option to buy.
PSP’s Adam Cann talks to Coastal Carolina head men’s soccer coach Shaun Docking about Union first round draft pick Pedro Ribeiro.
The Union traded up to take UConn goalie Andre Blake with the first pick of the draft. Two trades with Dallas and Toronto landed the Union at #15 where they chose Coastal Carolina’s midfield distributor Pedro Ribeiro. In round 2, the Union nabbed defenders Kevin Cope and Robbie Derschang.
A coach’s quality comes out at game time: Did he choose the right lineup? And are those players properly prepared? At times, John Hackworth can seem both stubborn and flexible in his lineup choices and his tactics. After his first full year in charge, PSP looks at what Hack got right and what he can improve going forward.
When your friend is struggling, you help him out. Conor Casey and Jack McInerney haven’t played as typical strike partners, but they’ve both done the hard work to make sure the other could succeed. Along the way, they’ve both proven they still have a lot more to offer.