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.

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.

Analysis

Is it time to worry about this Union attack?

Blake Zuschnitt takes a close look at the Union’s attack this season and provides insight on if it’s a reason for concern.

Analysis / MLS

Diving into the new MLS playoff format

Blake Zuschnitt takes a closer look at the new MLS playoff format for the 2023 season and discuss what it could mean for teams.

Analysis

Analyzing the offseason comings and goings

With the Union’s roster looking set, Blake Zuschnitt examines how the new pieces give Jim Curtin depth and flexibility.