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.

Player ratings / Uncategorized

Player ratings: FC Cincinnati 1 – 0 Philadelphia Union

How did the Union players fare in their final appearance of 2023?

Commentary / Uncategorized

Storybook endings

Is this the end of Kai Wagner and Alejandro Bedoya’s tenure as Union stars?

Uncategorized / Union match reports

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-0 Nashville SC

A cold night in Chester saw two defensively stout, playoff teams play to a scoreless draw.

Analysis / Statistics / Uncategorized

2023 Union season stat round up: Through 32 matches

Breaking down the Union’s statistical highs and lows as the MLS seasons nears its end.

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.