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The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 1: Native American and British footballing traditions
Philadelphia Soccer History

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 1: Native American and British footballing traditions

Our series looking at the origins of soccer in Philadelphia begins with a look at the football traditions British colonists brought with them, and those of the Native Americans they encountered.

Preview: Republic of Ireland v USMNT
USMNT

Preview: Republic of Ireland v USMNT

The U.S. needs a win, and Republic of Ireland is without its biggest star. Still, the U.S. team has developed a habit of giving up late goals. What’s it gonna be?

Reaction to Meulensteen/Sugarman presser, reaction to US loss to COL, more FIFA investigation fallout
Daily news roundups

Reaction to Meulensteen/Sugarman presser, reaction to US loss to COL, more FIFA investigation fallout

Reaction to Friday’s big Union presser. Reaction to USMNT loss to Colombia. More fallout from release of summary report of investigation into FIFA corruption.

Recap: USMNT 1–2 Colombia
USMNT / USNT Recap

Recap: USMNT 1–2 Colombia

In an entertaining and open match, the U.S. fell to Colombia, 2–1, in London. While Colombia dominated for long stretches, the U.S. could have pulled the upset with better finishing from its young forwards.

Jay Sugarman finally steps up
Commentary / Featured

Jay Sugarman finally steps up

Philadelphia Union principal owner Jay Sugarman. In a news conference. About the Union. Wait, what? Yeah. Really. PSP reacts with hearts aflutter.

Transcript and video: Jay Sugarman and Rene Meulensteen press conference
Press Conference

Transcript and video: Jay Sugarman and Rene Meulensteen press conference

Video and transcript of the press conference announcing Rene Meulensteen’s hiring as a consultant as the Union looks for a sporting director with extensive comments from team owner Jay Sugarman, as well as Nick Sakiewicz, Jim Curtin, and Tommy Wilson.

Meulensteen joins Union as a consultant as team begins search for sporting director
Breaking News

Meulensteen joins Union as a consultant as team begins search for sporting director

The Union have announced the hiring of Rene Meulensteen as a consultant as the team begins search for a sporting director.

Offseason Issues: What constitutes offseason success?
Offseason Issues

Offseason Issues: What constitutes offseason success?

The Union are ready to wheel and deal. Before they do, Peter Andrews examines what a successful offseason will look like.