Articles written by: James Nalton

James Nalton's work has appeared in the Morning Star, World Soccer, Forbes, The Guardian, and more. He is a regular contributor to PSP.


Early 2023 hiccup shows how good the Union have been

PSP writer James Nalton explores how the Union’s defeat in the Concacaf semifinal second leg might be disappointing but is an indicator of the level of success fans expect from the team — a reflection of the level of success they’ve achieved in recent years.

Commentary / MLS / Union

The St. Louis Union

James Nalton looks at the big picture of the Union’s approach this season, and analyzes similarities expansion team St. Louis City FC’s style of play.

Featured / Tactical Analysis / Union

Narrow margins: The Union’s tactics and success in 2022

James Nalton looks at what’s made the Union so good this year, beginning with their defensive structure.

Analysis / Union

A perfect Union of tactics and recruitment

James Nalton examines how the Union have become one of the best squads in MLS.


Analyzing Mikael Uhre and Philadelphia Union’s forward line

James Nalton takes a close look at what new signings Mikael Uhre and Julian Carranza have brought to the Union’s attack in 2022.


A closer statistical look at the Union’s first half

James Nalton digs into the numbers and what they say, including a possible second-half breakout for a Union attacker.

Analysis / Union

What do the stats say about Philadelphia Union?

James Nalton looks at the numbers after a third of the season, seeing both quality play and room for improvement.


A British writer’s first visit to Subaru Park

PSP contributor James Nalton shares his experience crossing the pond for his first-ever Union match.


Examining Alejandro Bedoya’s role in the Union’s tactical setup

James Nalton looks at what the Union’s 35-year-old captain has brought to the midfield so far this year.


The next wave of Union homegrowns

Guest author James Nalton examines how the Union’s Homegrown midfield trio of Paxten Aaronson, Jack McGlynn, and Quinn Sullivan could make their mark this season.