Articles written by: Adam Cann

Adam played soccer for Haverford College and now writes about Philadelphia Union with the kind of tactical analysis rarely seen in the US. He believes soccer bars that don't open for the early game are not soccer bars. Follow him on Twitter @PSPadam. Email him at

Union match reports

Match report: FC Dallas 2-0 Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union’s attacking problems continued in a 2-0 loss at Dallas, with CJ Sapong’s goalline effort palmed away by Jimmy Maurer moments before Auston Trusty was called for a penalty that Mauro Diaz tucked away.

Analysis / Union

All of the shots: Are the Union a bad attacking team… or what?

The advanced metrics love the Union, but the results don’t back that up so far. What’s going on?

KYW Philly Soccer Show

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Recapping month #1 of the Union season with Adam Cann

KYW Newsradio’s Greg Orlandini chats with Philly Soccer Page writer Adam Cann. They breakdown the Union’s first month of the season.

Press Conference

Focus on Fafa, building on positives at Curtin’s presser

Jim Curtin spoke about controlling play with passing out of the back, Keegan Rosenberry’s good form, and the impending return of Fafa Picault at his midweek presser.

Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Colorado Rapids 3-0 Philadelphia Union

Philly can control a game with their defense, but the attack is a work in progress.

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Exclusive / Interview

PSP talks to Keegan Rosenberry

PSP’s Adam Cann interviewed Keegan Rosenberry. Here are his takeaways.

Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Union 2-0 New England Revolution

Adam Cann breaks down the Union’s tactics from the team’s first match – and victory – in 2018.

Season Previews / Tactical Analysis

Tactical preview: Accam for the attack, but is the defense good enough to make you stay?

PSP’s Adam Cann gives you a comprehensive preview of the Union’s tactics this season

Season Previews

The No. 10 position remains an enigma as the 2018 season begins

Although the Union have finally signed an experienced attacking midfielder, he is unlikely to be ready for week one. How do they start 2018, and why? PSP’s Adam Cann weighs in.

Union match reports

Preseason friendly: Philadelphia Union 5-1 University of South Florida

Bethlehem Steel defender Olivier Mbaizo provided assists from both fullback positions as Philadelphia Union trounced University of South Florida 5-1 in their second preseason showing of 2018.