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Steven Whisler is a somewhat-talented freelance copywriter living in South Philadelphia. He enjoys geeking out on literature, film, and soccer. You can see what he's up to at swwhisler.com.

Commentary

The heat is on: Looking ahead to MLS summer labyrinth after the international break

After the international break, the Union are about to hit a crucial stretch that could make or break their season.

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Daily news roundups

News roundup: Open Cup riffs, Pulse remembrance, Arena the Phoenix, more

The Yanks are marching and Arena’s earning accolades, plus Open Cup musing, Orlando remembers, and more.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union dead ball doom, Blake call-up, Pugh scores, Pulisic-dependent, more

What does it say that the USMNT is already hooked on Pulisic? More reflections on MLS Week 14 and the USMNT squad ahead of the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.

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Player ratings

Player ratings: New York City FC 2-1 Philadelphia Union

Up a goal through 80 minutes, the Union lost focus on two sloppy set pieces to return from the Bronx with zero points.

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Daily news roundups

News roundup: Blake saves, MLS rivalries, local derbies, USMNT previews, more

A slow Union news day leave us time for reflection, meditation, and lots of hoopla about the USMNT’s upcoming WCQ clashes versus Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

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Match previews

Match preview: Real Salt Lake v. Philadelphia Union

Can the Union make it five straight in Sandy, Utah? A road test versus a Western Conference cellar-dweller presents three more points for the taking.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Making noise, Jones at WCQs, Ocean City comeback, and a big de-Pugh

Oh, no, people are talking about the Union. Plus league news, Derrick Jones’ impressive WCQ shift, Mallory Pugh becomes a pro, and Ocean City goes ham.

Commentary

The deep end: Will the Union maximize their bench and maintain momentum?

Riding an out-of-nowhere three-game win streak, the Union’s depth is about to endure its first real test of 2017.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union surge, league roundups, Gold Cup calling, more

The Union’s form is baffling everyone, while traditional powers sputter, and who are the dark horse Gold Cup call-ups?

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: D.C. United 0-4 Philadelphia Union

Four goals, another shutout on the road, and the Union have a different sort of streak going.