Articles written by: Chris Gibbons

Chris Gibbons is the captain of noted PSP feeder club West Philly FC, and the co-host of the All3Points podcast (@all3points). He writes columns and match analyses in addition to his editing duties, and his pieces are often full of Douglas Adams quotes or the kind of music that shows his nearly middle age.

Match previews

Match preview: New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union

The Union face their foe to the north. No, not the one from last week or the one from two weeks ago, the other one with the light blue shirts.

Commentary / Local / Local Leagues / Youth Soccer

The bottom of the soccer pyramid: An update

An update from one the lowest rungs of the American soccer pyramid, the U9 boys travel team C team

Union match reports

Match report: Minnesota United 3-3 (7-6) Philadelphia Union

Another night, another time zone, another Union soccer match.


The Union ship of Theseus: Revisited

Revisiting an old paradox about what it means to support a team.

Match Report

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Los Angeles FC

Kellyn Acosta’s stoppage-time goal canceled out Daniel Gazdag’s penalty in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League semifinal.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 4-2 Toronto FC

A wet night. A big win. A hat trick!


Darned lies and statistics

Is this the end of the show, or just the end of an act? Chris Gibbons explores the Union’s early season.

Analysis / Tactics Talk / USMNT

All right and getting narrow: two thoughts on tactics

The Union changed their right-sided attack on Saturday, and gave one author flashbacks to the USMNT’s loss against Holland

Match Report

Match report: Philadelphia Union 4-0 Alianza FC

The Philadelphia Union dispatched Alianza FC 4-0 in the second leg of their Concacaf Champion’s League opening round tie.


Chris Donovan: The Union’s straw man

Sometimes all it takes to codify an opinion is a straw man. Enter Chris Donovan.