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Talking about practice
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Talking about practice

What do a pair of practice pitches reveal about the Union’s increasing ambitions? Peter Andrews ponders.

Jay Sugarman finally steps up
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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.

Not the bad or the ugly
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Not the bad or the ugly

A grim Union season is over, but Peter Andrews wants to remember the scattered moments of brilliance

It’s all just talk from the Union
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It’s all just talk from the Union

For a team that says all the right things about its fans, the Union don’t seem to understand what the fans want. Peter Andrews explores.

Rais Mbolhi's reaction after surrendering the game-tying goal against Chicago says it all. (Photo: Earl Gardner)
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Another stretch run to forget

This was supposed to be the year the Union proved they could contend for the MLS Cup. Instead, the team will need a miracle to reach the playoffs. Earl Reed explores.

Why do we fall?
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Why do we fall?

The Union’s cup run is over, but they still have all to play for. Peter Andrews on what we learned last night and where the team can go from here.

The lessons of Toronto FC
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The lessons of Toronto FC

The Union take on Toronto in the midst of a franchise shake-up. What can the Union learn from the struggles of their Canadian doppelgängers?

The power of the Cup
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The power of the Cup

Peter Andrews on why the U.S. Open Cup — despite its many flaws, and the Union’s ugly performances in it — still captures our imaginations.

A player’s perspective: Should college soccer change its format?
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A player’s perspective: Should college soccer change its format?

PSP contributor Carlo deMarco, a sophomore midfielder at UMass, shares his view on the proposed change to the men’s college soccer season.

Photo: Nicolae Stoian
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Aiming higher in the transfer window

Peter Andrews on how comparing last summer’s transfer activity (remember Gilberto?) to the current window reveals the overhauled scope of the Union’s ambition.

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