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Season review: The personnel moves
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Season review: The personnel moves

How did Earnie Stewart’s acquisitions fare in the 2017 season? Was his decision not to upgrade the team in-season prudent? Peter Andrews reviews the year that was.

The Sugarman question
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The Sugarman question

Can the Union ever be a top team with Jay Sugarman as their owner? Even though the path to getting there is very narrow, Peter Andrews says yes.

The same old same old from the Union
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The same old same old from the Union

With nothing to lose, the Union trotted out the same old lineup on Sunday. Peter Andrews responds with a column made of old sentences from his previous columns.

Disaster
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Disaster

It’s all over. Peter Andrews on U.S. Soccer’s ultimate nightmare.

Five thoughts after a Union win
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Five thoughts after a Union win

Out of nowhere, the Union produced a great home win. But what does it mean in the broader context? Peter Andrews offers five thoughts (and a sub-thought) about the Union as the calendar turns toward October.

The frustration of Chris Pontius
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The frustration of Chris Pontius

Chris Pontius hasn’t scored a goal this season, despite playing almost every game. Peter Andrews considers his frustrating season and why Pontius continues to start every game.

Union a class below their fun-to-watch opponents
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Union a class below their fun-to-watch opponents

Last week’s matches against Toronto and Atlanta were evidence of what creativity, talent, and — yes — cash can do for your soccer team. Peter Andrews on another tough week for the too-boring Philadelphia Union.

The kids aren’t alright
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The kids aren’t alright

The Union plan to build through their academy. But there’s no proof the current staff can manage young players once they’re ready for first-team minutes. Peter Andrews on the regression of the Union’s youngsters this season.

Time to demand more on the road
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Time to demand more on the road

Why can’t the Union replicate their home form on the road? Peter Andrews discusses the need for the Union to be bold on the road, along with his thoughts about Ilsinho, Ray Gaddis, and VAR.

Every player in Union history, ranked
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Every player in Union history, ranked

The Union have signed 126 players to first-team contracts in their history. Let’s remember some guys. Peter Andrews walks us through the good, the bad, the ugly, and the Mbolhi.