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

Culture / Local

Prize-winning Club Frontera documentary screening & discussion Wednesday at Villanova

Club Frontera, an award-winning documentary about Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles, will be screened for free at Villanova University Wednesday followed by a discussion with the director.

Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: Union 2-2 Toronto FC

Bad weather gave the Union the opportunity to grab three points against the Eastern Conference champions, but Mark Geiger wasn’t having it. Post-match analysis of a promising performance in Philly’s home opener.

Match previews

Match preview: Union vs Toronto FC

The defending Eastern Conference champions come to Chester looking for their first win of the season as the Union try to show they can compete with the team that exposed them last season.

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Tactical Analysis

Post-match analysis: Whitecaps 0-0 Union

The Union put in a strong performance that indicates they can find success on the road, but their lack of big chances leaves questions about the attack unanswered. Adam Cann dives in with about as thorough an analysis as you’re ever going to read.

Match previews

Preview: Philadelphia Union at Vancouver Whitecaps

PSP’s Adam Cann talked with reporter Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Sun to get a sense of just what to expect from the Whitecaps, and he produced this somewhat unorthodox match preview.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Tactical season preview: New and … improved?

Philadelphia Union’s roster changes necessitate a different tactical approach in 2017.

Union match reports

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 2-3 DC United

Philadelphia Union gave up three early goals and only pulled two back in the second half as they finished out an uneven preseason with a loss to DC United.

Union match reports

Preseason match report: Tampa Bay Rowdies 0-1 Philadelphia Union

Derrick Jones scored the lone goal of the match as Philadelphia Union defeated Tampa Bay Rowdies in their opening Suncoast Invitational match.

Daily news roundups

PSP’s midweek bits ‘n bobs

Notes from Jay Simpson’s presser, insight into the academic side of the Union academy, and lots of Gulati quotes.


Transcript: Oguchi Onyewu on signing for Philadelphia Union

Oguchi Onyewu discussed the role he would like to play for Philadelphia Union and how he recovered from injury to earn a chance in MLS in 2017.