Preseason

Rookie Fabian Herbers has a big opportunity in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Union)
Preseason / Union

Stock rising/falling: Union-Impact 2-2

Who helped their case for the season opener, who looks bench-bound following the Union’s 2-2 draw with Montreal?

Stock rising/falling: Union 1-0 Rowdies
Preseason / Union

Stock rising/falling: Union 1-0 Rowdies

Haris Medunjanin, Adam Najem and Ray Gaddis really stood out, but who hurt themselves in the Union’s Saturday friendly? New PSP writer Jim O’Leary breaks it down.

PSP talks to Jim Curtin: Strength in the center
Preseason

PSP talks to Jim Curtin: Strength in the center

The Union will be a different team without Cristian Maidana in 2016. Will Tranquillo Barnetta help add spine to a team that was far too easy to break down last year?

PSP talks to Jim Curtin: Wingers and width
Featured / Preseason

PSP talks to Jim Curtin: Wingers and width

Philly’s starting wingers were held scoreless until May 30 last season. The Union will look to change how they use wingers and width as they seek to do a better job disrupting defenses in 2016.

PSP talks to Jim Curtin: ‘Defense first’ is more than just a mantra
Preseason / Tactics Talk

PSP talks to Jim Curtin: ‘Defense first’ is more than just a mantra

The Union allowed 55 goals last season. To bring that number down the club drafted for defense, and Jim Curtin is looking to implement a top-to-bottom press that takes advantage of the team’s athletic back line in 2016.

Blake made great save after great save in 2016. Photo: Earl Gardner.
Analysis / Preseason

PSP talks tactics with Jim Curtin: A cohesive plan starting from the back

PSP spoke with Jim Curtin about the Union’s tactics. This piece is the first of a series that will build on Curtin’s comments to examine how the Union can find more consistency and success in 2016.

Union announce key preseason dates
Preseason

Union announce key preseason dates

Players report on Jan. 22. Florida portion of preseason begins Feb. 2.

Highlights from Jim Curtin’s appearance on the KYW Philly Soccer Show
Preseason / Transcript

Highlights from Jim Curtin’s appearance on the KYW Philly Soccer Show

Jim Curtin on where Maurice Edu will lineup in 2016, recent signings, the look for more depth among the forwards, the team’s draft strategy and picks, and more.

Stock rising/falling: Union 3-1 Red Bulls
Preseason

Stock rising/falling: Union 3-1 Red Bulls

Who shined and who did not in the Union’s win over NYRB. Adam Cann shares his thoughts.

Stock rising/falling: Union 1-1 (5-3) Crew
Preseason

Stock rising/falling: Union 1-1 (5-3) Crew

Fernando Aristeguieta scored again as a number of strong performances from new players highlighted the Union’s shootout win over Columbus.