Articles written by: Shayan Waseh

Shayan is a medical student in Philadelphia that would much rather watch and play soccer than do anything else. Originally from Buffalo, NY, he lived in Philadelphia for a few years before moving to his current home in South Jersey with his wife. If you attend Union matches, you'll recognize him by his groans directed at the referee. Follow me on Twitter: @shayan_waseh

Analysis / Commentary

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Montreal Impact

Shayan Waseh breaks down the Union’s victory against Montreal Impact.

Analysis / Commentary

The Union need pragmatism to go the extra mile

What’s been holding the Union back this season? PSP’s Shayan Waseh argues that the team needs an extra dose of caution.

Commentary / Union

Philadelphia and the set piece

While Philadelphia Union have begun to tap their potential in players like Kai Wagner and David Accam, the one area where the Union have yet to translate raw opportunity into tangible advantage is their set-piece game.

Analysis / Tactical Analysis

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 3 – 0 Columbus Crew

Impressive individual performances, as well as a dynamic team effort, was ultimately the deciding factor in Philadelphia’s victory against a lethargic Columbus Crew side.


Postgame analysis: Union 0-2 Sporting KC

A missed penalty, a straight red, and an own goal; Sunday’s matchup looked like the Union was playing against itself, and losing. Like any of the recent seasons with the Union, there is a lot to be skeptical about and some things to be hopeful about. 

Commentary / Union

The growing pains of the 4-4-2 diamond

Were the Union able to successfully do what they set out to do in implementing their new approach on Saturday? As with most things related to the Union, Shayan Waseh answers the question with a half-hearted shrug and an equivocal “maybe.”

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Commentary / Preseason / Season Previews

Five Philadelphia Union players to watch in 2019

With unexpected players stepping into starting roles last season, and a diverse mix of new players joining the Union in the offseason, there will be a lot of individuals to look out for on the pitch in 2019.

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Player ratings / Preseason

Stock rising, stock falling: Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 D.C. United

With just over a week left until their opener, which Union players stepped up in their most recent preseason match? Who did not?

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Commentary / Union

Breaking down the big shifts of the Union offseason

Now, with less than a month left before opening day, the Union look like a different team. Breaking down that metamorphosis necessitates looking at the major shifts that happened in the recent offseason.