Articles written by: Brion Shreffler

Fan Culture / Union

Who Are Ya?

Getting to know Union fans at the FC Dallas game

Fan Culture / Featured / Union

Deconstructing the Union mythos

Philadelphia Union need to drop the tough guy act. This is soccer, not hockey or American football. The discipline and beauty of soccer calls for a scalpel as a opposed to the precision of a machete. Aggression is certainly needed but in a highly controlled manner.

Featured / Union / Union match reports / US Open Cup

Wrap of Union USOC loss to Red Bulls

After a very disappointing first half the Union looked set to charge back in the second with substitutions Moreno, Miglioranzi and Le Toux. And then came the injury to Le Toux, a much bigger loss than the match itself.


Unfathomable irony: EPL spoilers?

The sky’s the limit for Wigan and how Chelsea can once again come up miserably short.

Union / Union match reports

A blow-by-blow of Toronto-Philadelphia

PSP has a blow-by-blow breakdown of the Philadelphia – Toronto game.

Fan Culture / Featured / Union

Union fans — Who are ya?

WHO ARE YA? is a new feature looking at Philadelphia Union fans at the home matches. Basically — this is us, these are Union fans, and we think they’re pretty cool. Come meet a few.

Featured / Local

Union-Sounders: the scene at The 700

Philadelphia Union opening night at The 700: Union supporters pack the Northern Liberties pub (and play soccer on Fairmount Street). Here’s the scene, with photos.

USMNT / World Cup

US vs Holland — a blow by blow breakdown of a tough US loss

The opening, much like the entirety of the first half, was marked by the usual stuttering of two teams feeling each other out that’s seen in many a friendly. For the US, there was the danger of risking a perceived “major setback” to their World Cup hopes should a world […]

English Premier League

A Sideshow For Chelsea When They Need It Least

Sure, in the lead-up to matches charged with a side-show backdrop, there’s always going to be the reflexive rhetoric about professionalism, such as what Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti recently spilled ahead of his side’s match against Manchester City on Saturday(7:45 a.m. EST).  Perhaps the aftermath of John Terry’s purported shagging […]

MLS / USMNT / World Cup

Donovan’s play in the EPL undercuts the naysayers, strengthens MLS’ ability to lure top talent

Imagine the impact should Donovan- adjusting to life wonderfully on the right flank rather than his preferred central attacking, nonetheless- help take The Toffees to Europe next season with a finish in the Prem’s top four.