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The mysterious, lost season of Richie Marquez
A View from Afar / Union

The mysterious, lost season of Richie Marquez

He was the Union’s best defender for two years. Then he got benched after a sickness. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at Richie Marquez’s lost season.

Player ratings: Minnesota United 1 – 1 Philadelphia Union
Player ratings

Player ratings: Minnesota United 1 – 1 Philadelphia Union

If you didn’t watch the game, you didn’t miss much. Did anyone stand out in a messy game in Minnesota?

News roundup: RSL Homegrown push, U.S. youth pipeline, beIN fail, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: RSL Homegrown push, U.S. youth pipeline, beIN fail, more

MLS youth trends, how to fix U.S. qualifying woes, and a Qatari media conglomerate runs into a political mess.

Tactical analysis: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

A wild and ugly game produced some intriguing tactical moves by the managers, but the scoreline reflects Philly’s chronic inability to create good chances out of good positions.

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USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Irma challenges the Steel

Mother Nature is not helping Bethlehem make the playoffs. Their home Tampa match is postponed to the end of the month, creating a back-to-back home-and-homes within a four-day span.

News roundup: VAR saves Union again
Daily news roundups

News roundup: VAR saves Union again

Union Academy loses another prospect to Atlanta, Atlanta opens new stadium, and the rest of the day’s news.

Match report: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union
Union / Union match reports

Match report: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

Goals by C.J. Sapong and Ethan Finlay canceled each other out as — with a little help from VAR — Philadelphia Union earned a 1-1 draw at Minnesota United.

Philly Unity Cup kicks off tonight
Philly Unity Cup

Philly Unity Cup kicks off tonight

The Philly Unity Cup kicks off tonight. The city-wide tourney features 48 teams representing immigrant communities throughout the area. PSP has the story and a preview of a sports tournament unlike any in America.

Updated SEBA World Cup Qualifying forecasts through September 5
SEBA Projections

Updated SEBA World Cup Qualifying forecasts through September 5

USA is still probable to qualify for the World Cup, but not quite as reassuringly probable as we would prefer.

News roundup: News, news, and more news
Daily news roundups

News roundup: News, news, and more news

Union prepare to play vets, FC Cincy outdrawing many MLS teams, Premier League changes transfer window, and the rest of the day’s news.