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.


PSP talks with Danny Cruz about the CBA

PSP talked with Danny Cruz to learn more about how he, along with Brian Carroll, came to be Union’s MLSPU representative for the current CBA negotiations, what issues he feels are important, and how he and his teammates interact during the ongoing process.

Featured / Season Reviews

Season Review: Antoine Hoppenot’s ups and downs in 2014

Unable to find the back of the net, or even many minutes with the Union, Antoine Hoppenot took his loan opportunity with Harrisburg City Islanders to become a better, more confident player. His next step is to again prove himself in MLS in 2015.

Exclusive / Interview

Season review: Amobi Okugo’s exit interview

Before heading south to Orlando, Amobi Okugo sat down with PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch to discuss his time in Philadelphia and his future with Orlando City.


Okugo to be traded to Orlando City

Source tells PSP that Amobi Okugo will reject Philadelphia Union’s bona fide contract offer and sign with Orlando City SC. Updated

Analysis / Season Reviews

Season review: Vincent Nogueira, a savior or overrated?

Vincent Nogueira was one of the top players wearing blue and gold in 2014, with many even declaring him the best ever to where the Union shirt. Was he? Can he be even better in 2015? PSP explores.

Player ratings

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 2-1 Sporting KC

With players, coaches and fans all turning their attention to 2015, closing out 2014 with a home win was a small but important victory for Jim Curtin and the Philadelphia Union.

Player ratings

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 1-1 Fire

Despite Chicago being ripe for the picking, even without Le Toux and Casey, the Union failed to get numbers forward and put the kind of pressure on the Fire that would yield a desperately needed result.

Union match reports

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Chicago Fire

Amobi Okugo was nearly the hero for the Union, but in the end, Rais Mbolhi’s blunder made the headlines, with the Union settling for a 1-1 draw against Chicago.

Player ratings

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 0-0 Dynamo

For the second straight match, the Union’s new, high-pressing system failed to get the desired result, this time drawing a blank in front of goal.

Union match reports

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-0 Houston Dynamo

Despite being the better team throughout, the Union failed to convert on a series of a chances and were left to accept a 0-0 draw on a night where Houston failed to register a single shot on target.