Articles written by: Blake Zuschnitt

Blake is a follower of all things sports, especially those sports in the Greater Philly region. He has a specific passion for soccer in Philadelphia, and a newly found passion for writing about it.

Analysis / Commentary / Uncategorized

The diamond midfield is the Union’s most effective shape

Blake Zuschnitt looks at the midfield success the Union find when playing in a diamond.


The mountain, Messi, and beyond

Blake Zuschnitt reflects on the Philadelphia Union’s journey from inception to hosting Lionel Messi.

Match previews

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs DC United

Previewing the Union’s match against DC United in Leagues Cup play.

Match previews

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Queretaro FC

The Union finish their group stage matches against Liga MX side Querataro FC.

Analysis / Commentary

Best goals so far

As the MLS season nears a monthlong break, Blake Zuschnitt looks at some of the best goals scored by the Union this season.

Analysis / Commentary / Opinion / US / US Soccer / USMNT / USMNT

Mistakes give opportunity to wisdom

Exploring what the future could hold for Gregg Berhalter at the helm of the U.S. Men’s National Team and how a player like Giovanni Reyna can fit into the system.

Commentary / Opinion

The fine line

Blake Zuschnitt explores the ups and downs faced by Coach Jim Curtain at the start of this season and what his nine-year tenure has taught (sometimes critical) Union fans about his ability to learn, adapt, and right the ship.

Analysis / Breaking News / Commentary / USMNT / USMNT

Flo in the States

Blake Zuschnitt explores the journey of Folarin Balogun committing to US Men’s National Team and what it could mean for the squad’s 2026 World Cup hopes.

Analysis / US Soccer / USMNT

US Soccer’s new sporting director and the USMNT head coaching search

Blake Zuschnitt breaks down the USMNT manager possibilities in light of US Soccer’s hiring of Matt Crocker as sporting director.

Analysis / Union

Thinking forward

Blake Zuschnitt makes the case for how the Union can improve their passing and attacks by looking more to Jack McGlynn.