Articles written by: Matt Custer

Anyone who can name Ernesto Lopera and Pat Fidelia among his favorite players has been a fan of Philly Footy for a long time. A club founder, coach, ref, apostle of the Union Bible and Founding STH, Matt sometimes posts as the Atomic Spartan.

Footy on the Telly – 9/21 to 9/28
Footy on the Telly

Footy on the Telly – 9/21 to 9/28

All the Footy that’s fit for the Telly.

Fans’ View: Relevance
Fans' View

Fans’ View: Relevance

Is it time to uncurb your enthusiasm, Union fans? Well….

Fans’ view: Five reasons Philadelphia have failed to meet expectations
Fans' View

Fans’ view: Five reasons Philadelphia have failed to meet expectations

MLS Soccer recently published five reasons Atlanta has exceeded expectations. The Union haven’t exactly done the same, writes Matt Custer.

Fans’ View: America and the beautiful game
Fans' View

Fans’ View: America and the beautiful game

Just in time for the 4th, how American is the Beautiful Game?

Footy on the Telly:  June 15-22
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Footy on the Telly: June 15-22

This week’s Footy-Telly is dominated by that little tournament in Russia. Will Vlad score?

Accam's breakout match?
Fans' View

Fan’s View – Union confusion: an Odyssey

The Union saga of 2018, thus far.

Fans’ View: Phandom, the Union, and your health
Fans' View

Fans’ View: Phandom, the Union, and your health

One Union fan looks back on 60+ years of Philly fandom, a recent study on the personal effects of fandom, and how the Union are wrecking his health.

Fan’s View: Potential isn’t enough
Fans' View

Fan’s View: Potential isn’t enough

Booing a come-from-behind home tie? A bit harsh perhaps, but in the light of current Philly sports results….

The “Merciless Rule”
Youth Soccer

The “Merciless Rule”

I learned a long time ago that kids aren’t stupid. They know that scoring is the most fun-filled part of the game, and If soccer isn’t fun they’ll quit. And the kids are right. The Mercy Rule is Merciless.

Fans’ View: What should the Union’s new mission statement say?
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Fans’ View: What should the Union’s new mission statement say?

Philadelphia Union has decided to rework the club’s mission statement. Any suggestions?

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