Articles written by: Earl Reed

A northern Pennsylvania native, Earl's early years shaped him as a Western New Yorker at heart. Sixteen years in the Delaware Valley have now left their inescapable mark on him. Earl has written for EPLTalk and MajorLeagueSoccerTalk, and now hosts the United States of Futbol Show. You can reach Earl via email at, or on Twitter @earl_of_reed.


Does MLS feel chaotic to you too?

Does MLS seem chaotic to you right now? PSP’s Earl Reed looks at the new team emerging in Atlanta, the jump in salaries, and talk of a new TV deal.


The “Philly Sports Fan” needs patience with the Union

Five points from four matches may be disappointing but its hardly surprising given all the new pieces on the Union, not to mention injuries. Earl Reed counsels patience.


Plenty for Union to work on after promising start

PSP’s Earl Reed looks at where Philadelphia Union can improve after a good start to the season.

Season Previews

Five burning questions

Earl Reed considers five burning questions for the Union ahead of Saturday’s season opener.


Chivas USA buyout caps banner offseason for Garber and MLS

The Union weren’t the only ones to answer key questions this offseason. So did the league office.


What can John Hackworth learn from David Moyes’ struggles?

Back in 2011, a John Hackworth-led Union defeated David Moyes’ Everton at PPL Park. Earl Reed considers what Hackworth can learn from Moyes’ struggles at Manchester United.


Transparency? MLS could use consistency to start

A lack of transparency isn’t the problem in MLS. It’s the lack of consistency. PSP’s Earl Reed explains.

MLS Rules

MLS teams need autonomy in evolving market

Is it time for MLS to allow its clubs more autonomy to better compete in the global soccer market? Earl Reed explores.

CBA Negotiations / MLS / MLS Rules

Bradley signing strengthens eastward shift in MLS

Western Conference dominance may finally be over, and that bodes well for Major League Soccer. PSP’s Earl Reed explains.


USMNT snubs don’t bode well for Union

PSP’s Earl Reed writes that the USMNT snubs of Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams and Jack McInerney could bode very badly for Philadelphia Union. Here’s why.