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

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Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

A wild and ugly game produced some intriguing tactical moves by the managers, but the scoreline reflects Philly’s chronic inability to create good chances out of good positions.

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World Cup qualifying match report: Honduras 1-1 USMNT

Bobby Wood’s late goal earned a point for the US even as Honduras once again exposed an unprotected and jittery back line.

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USNT Recap

World Cup qualifying match report: USMNT 0-2 Costa Rica

Marcos Urena notched a brace to take down the USMNT in World Cup qualifying in New Jersey.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Epps on target for Steel, transfer deadline day remains wacky

Marcus Epps secured a draw for Bethlehem Steel against Orlando City B, Coutinho returned to the pitch with a goal, and Kinkhead moves on.


Yaro and Rosenberry remain full of potential, in need of progress

Keegan Rosenberry and Josh Yaro finally took the field together in 2017. The results? Much like 2016.

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Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Atlanta United FC

Philadelphia Union lost a lead in extra time for the second time in three matches. What can they do further up the pitch to protect the defense?

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Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Toronto FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union gave up two set piece goals and rarely threatened from open play, falling to a calm and composed Toronto FC side on the road.

Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Philadelphia Union

Goals off set piece scrambles nearly helped the Union pull off a rare road win, but a few systemic issues remain to be solved before a showdown with Toronto FC.

Union match reports

Match report: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Philadelphia Union

A last second penalty to San Jose allowed the home side to even the scoreline, leaving the Union with a single point when they were moments from an elusive road win.

Commentary / Featured / Union

The Union, the process, and the No. 10

There has been ample time for Philadelphia Union to acquire help at the No. 10. Through two transfer windows, the Union found nobody. PSP’s Adam Cann lays out the problem in depth and takes the front office to task on it.