Archive for October, 2013

Analysis / Union

It’s over. Now what? (2013 edition)

The off-season has begun for Philadelphia Union. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at the major issues facing the Union this off-season, assesses the team’s needs, and evaluates which players will likely stay or depart.

Photo by Earl Gardner
Fans' View

Fans’ View: Time for a new shirt sponsor

With the Union entering the last year of their contract with Bimbo, one Union fan thinks it’s time for a new shirt sponsor, whose name doesn’t evoke images of empty-headed but attractive women.

Daily news roundups

Union bits, Seattle wins, MLS clubs clean house, more morning news

Dave Zeitlin has five ways the Union can improve. Seattle tops Colorado in Western Conference knockout game. Clubs firing, hiring. Panama protests Mexico. More news.

Season Reviews

End of season review: Castrol Index vs. PSP Player Ratings

With the end of the 2013 season, we compare how Union players ranked in the Castrol Index and PSP’s player ratings.


Cascadia rivalry should inform expansion

The Cascadia rivalry could potentially serve as a template for future expansion. PSP’s Earl Reed lays out his plan.

High School Soccer

District 12 boys’ high school soccer: Central claims Public League title, Judge crowned Catholic League champs

Father Judge knocked off Lansdale Catholic to claim the Catholic League title while Central defeated Northeast for its first Public League title in 12 years. Also District 12 Class Championships preview.

Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Only two make the playoffs, Warshaw scores again

Greg Cochrane and Andrew Wenger are the only locals to reach the MLS playoffs. Bobby Warshaw remains hot in Sweden.

Daily news roundups

Hack and Sak promise more resources allocated to bring in “final key pieces,” attendance numbers, more

In an open letter to season ticket holders, Sakiewicz and Hackworth say resources have been allocated to bring in “final key pieces.” Slight drop in Union attendance average. Playoff schedule change? More news.

Season Reviews

Postseason roundtable – Philadelphia Union

PSP brought together a roundtable of contributors to talk about the Union’s season.

Guest Column / MLS

A slightly tarnished Supporters’ Shield?

The New York Red Bulls won the Supporters’ Shield fair and square, but they benefited from an unbalanced schedule that helped Eastern Conference clubs. Guest contributor Kevin Kinkead explains.