Articles written by: Scott Pugh

Scott is a pediatrician and father of two active boys (who he is teaching to say "American football" for the pointy ball sport). His love affair with the Union began while stationed in Italy with the Navy where his first memories of the team invariably include streaming games at 3am or cursing a buffering icon. He is still active in local men's soccer and very happy to be recently promoted to the OVER 35 leagues! You can follow him @spugger77

Fans' View

Fans’ View: Style talk…again

Scott Pugh is optimistic about the direction the Union is taking for 2016. But is there too much emphasis on not conceding goals at the expense of entertaining play?

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Fans' View

Fans’ View: The bright side

Union fan Scott Pugh looks on the bright side of life for Philadelphia Union fans.

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Fans’ View: Snakes and Shields

Kids can hear and see some unsettling things at a game. Scott Pugh has some advice to help parents help their children handle such difficult moments.

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Fans’ View: Who are we?

Who are Philadelphia Union striving to be? Scott Pugh wants to know, because he doesn’t see any coherent vision for the club he’s spending all this money on.

Fans' View

Fans’ View: An inspiration for the boys

Scott Pugh on how the US victory at the Women’s World Cup is an inspiration for all young players, girls and boys.

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Fans’ View: Here’s to our fathers

Scott Pugh with a shoutout to soccer dads ahead of Father’s Day.

Fans' View

Fans’ View: Can’t give them away

Scott Pugh has a simple request for the Union: Just do something to entertain me. Please. Updated with Ticket Exchange Program information.

Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer: We’re Doing it Wrong, the conclusion

Scott Pugh concludes his series looking at some of the issues surrounding development in youth soccer.

Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer: We’re doing it wrong, Part 7

In the latest installment of his series on youth soccer, Scott Pugh looks at travel soccer.

Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer: We’re Doing it Wrong, Part 6

Scott Pugh looks at how ways of identifying talent and potential can focus too much on short-term success for the club rather than a player’s long term development.

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