Articles written by: Eli Pearlman-Storch

Eli writes about Philadelphia Union as PSP’s beat writer, covering the games and going behind the scenes into the locker rooms. He also co-hosts the KYW Philly Soccer Show with Greg Orlandini. Email him at Follow him on Twitter @PSP_Eli.

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Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 1-2 Revs

After another second half let down, the entire team, not specific individuals need to raise their hand and accept a share of the blame for Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Revolution.

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Analysis and Player Ratings: NYCFC 1-1 Union

On Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, it looked as if NYCFC would control the match wire to wire, but the Union’s late game adjustments saw them snatch a late equalizer and an important road point.


Recap/analysis: USA 2-0 Mexico

The field at the Alamodome in San Antonio stole the show in a choppy, frenetic match, but the US continued their dominance of Mexico on home soil, running out 2-0 winners. PSP recaps the game and offers some analysis.

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Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 0-1 Fire

The Union’s 1-0 loss was a failure at all levels. Changes must be made to shake the life back into Philadelphia’s 2015 season before things can get worse.


3 tips from rugby to help with MLS’ refereeing problem

As MLS endures a start to the 2015 season marred by controversial refereeing decisions, PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch looks at 3 ways the refereeing and broadcasting of rugby could provide insight into fixing soccer’s ongoing officiating problem.

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Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 3-3 RSL

Despite offering precious little threat in the attacking third, the Union came away with 3 goals at Rio Tinto. In the end, Allen Chapman stole the show, unfairly sending the Union back East with only a point to show for their efforts.

Tactics Talk

What’s the right formation for 2015?

With only a day left until the season opener, PSP writers Eli Pearlman-Storch and Adam Cann have a conversation about the Union’s options with regards to formation and personnel.

Union match reports

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 New York Red Bulls

Wenger’s brace bracketed Aristeguieta’s tally to fire Philadelphia Union to victory over rivals New York Red Bulls in the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic final, with good fortune and Rais Mbolhi also coming up big in the victory.


Austin Berry seeks move away from Philadelphia Union

Austin Berry talked with the PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch about his situation with Philadelphia Union and desire to find a new club.


Stock Rising/Stock Falling: Analysis of Union 1-3 Armada

Philadelphia Union kicked off their 2015 preseason with a 3-1 loss to Jacksonville Armada on Saturday evening. Jim Curtin won’t be terribly pleased with the individual performances he got from a number of his players.