Articles written by: Nick Fishman

A native of South Jersey, Nick Fishman started with the Philly Soccer Page before the 2017 MLS season. He primarily covers the Union beat. Catch him on twitter @nick_fishman or email him at

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Press Conference / Union

Lineup uncertainty looms large ahead of Philly’s clash with Columbus

When Jim Curtin speaks at his weekly press conference, he usually provides clarity. This time, things remained opaque. How will the Union handle the emergence of Aaronson, the availabity of Monteiro, and the collection of international call-ups and injuries?

Featured / Union

Can Fafa Picault succeed as the Union’s No. 9?

Fafa Picault is one of the Union’s most talented attackers, but can he adjust to the transition from winger to the Union’s No. 9 in the club’s new formation? PSP’s Nick Fishman breaks it down, with the player and his coach providing insight.

Press Conference / Union

Santos out a month, and Fabián’s red card provides an opportunity

With the Union choosing not to appeal Fabian’s red card, manager Jim Curtin hinted as to who could fill in at the No. 10. Also, the coach revealed a key injury and spoke on much more at his weekly press conference.

Breaking News / Signing News

Breaking: Philadelphia Union acquire midfielder Jamiro Monteiro

The Union announced the acquisition of midfielder Jamiro Monteiro on loan from French side FC Metz.

Preseason / Union match reports

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 Ottawa Fury

The Union finished up their stint in Florida with a 2-1 over Ottawa Fury, with Fafa Picault and Kacper Przybylko each tallying for the Boys in Blue


A conversation with Earnie Stewart: On youth and homegrown talent

PSP spoke with the USMNT GM and former Philly frontman on the issues surrounding MLS’s Homegrown territories and how to compensate clubs when their prospects sign oversees. The conversation took place last year, but we thought it would still be interesting to share now.

Player of the Week

Player of the week: Olivier Mbaizo

Olivier Mbaizo didn’t have the ideal start to his time in Philadelphia. But the young Cameroonian defender is showing why is future is bright. After picking up two assists, he is PSP’s Player of the week.

Match previews

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. L.A. Galaxy

Get ready, Philly. Zlatan is coming. Nick Fishman previews Saturday’s game with the Union hosting the LA Galaxy.

Match previews

Match preview: LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union

The Union make their inaugural trip to Los Angeles proper to face LAFC for the first time.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: The knockout stage is set, a new star in MLS, and a trip to Hollywood

Here’s the last roundup of the week!

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