A roundtable panel of PSP contributors reviews the first half of Philadelphia Union’s season.
Jim Curtin’s counterattacking system was the success story of 2014 in Philadelphia. But its limitations were also the team’s downfall. By combining Curtin’s tactics with a possession-based approach, the Union can be in the 2015 playoff picture.
Unable to find the back of the net, or even many minutes with the Union, Antoine Hoppenot took his loan opportunity with Harrisburg City Islanders to become a better, more confident player. His next step is to again prove himself in MLS in 2015.
Sébastien Le Toux became a star in Philly. Then he went away and his star faded. Then he came back, but his star was just flickering. In 2014, it burst back into life.
PSP reevaluates those early assumptions about the things we thought we knew about Philadelphia Union in early 2014 and how they played out over time.