Articles written by: Scott Pugh

Scott is a pediatrician and father of two active boys (who he is teaching to say "American football" for the pointy ball sport). His love affair with the Union began while stationed in Italy with the Navy where his first memories of the team invariably include streaming games at 3am or cursing a buffering icon. He is still active in local men's soccer and very happy to be recently promoted to the OVER 35 leagues! You can follow him @spugger77

Fans' View

Fans’ View: I believe

Fan’s View writer Scott Pugh reflects on the belief that filled Talen Energy Stadium this weekend.

Fans' View

Fans’ View: I choose optimism

Despite a rough opening week for the Union, Scott Pugh remains positively positive.

Fans' View / Season Reviews / Union

Fans’ View: A fan’s report card on the Union experience in 2017

Season-ticket holder Scott Pugh assesses his experience over the year.

Fans' View

Fans’ View: We’re going streaking!

Scott Pugh flips a coin to make sense of the Union’s streaky stretches.

Youth Soccer

Union Pre-Academy gets it right — a parent’s view

Tryouts for Philadelphia Union’s inaugural Junior Pre-Academy have begun. PSP contributor Scott Pugh shares his perspective as his young son goes out for the team.

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Fans' View

Fans’ View: Crunch time

The Union could be well poised to make a deep run in the playoffs. They just have to get there.

Commentary / Local

Violence mars soccer experience at YSC Sports

Violence has marred the soccer leagues at YSC Sports in Wayne, Pa., and another incident last week brought police cars and ambulances. What can be done to stop it from happening again? Scott Pugh dives in. This post has been updated.

Fans' View

Fans’ View: It’s working

Scott Pugh on how Saturday’s win over New England demonstrated how everything we hoped to see with the addition of Ernie Stewart is starting to happen.

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Fans' View

Fans’ View: It’s not Klinsmann

After the USMNT’s dispiriting loss to Argentina, Scott Pugh says that soccer’s problems in the US come down to culture.

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Fans' View

Fans’ View: It’s all me

Scott Pugh’s positivity is why the Union won against DC. It’s all the science.