Articles written by: Steven Whisler

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.

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Match previews

Open Cup final preview: Philadelphia Union v. Houston Dynamo

The Philadelphia Union on the verge of the club’s first-ever trophy — can they go on the road to Houston and bring back the Open Cup?

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Open Cup nears, Academy moves, TFC toast, more

All eyes are firmly set on tomorrow’s massive quest for Philadelphia Union’s first trophy.

Player ratings

Player ratings: Seattle Sounders 0-1 Philadelphia Union

The Union found just the right mix of grit and luck to churn out a huge road midweek road win in Seattle.

Featured / Raves / Union

Raves: Alejandro Bedoya, the real deal

Alejandro Bedoya personifies the best of American soccer players on and off the field, and he’s the latest entry in PSP’s Raves series.

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Daily news roundups

News roundup: Gooch goodbyes, Miami wants Messi, NWSL semis, more

The Union’s new signees start training (and immediately hop in coach and fly 3,000 miles across the country). Plus, a big matchup tonight in NWSL, and Zlatan and Beckham want Messi in MLSsi.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Phang harangue, Schmid out, US v Mex anew, more

I like the new mascot, okay!

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Philly Lone Star, Sounders streak, and the Ponytail Posse

The Lone Stars get a rebrand and Hope Solo actually makes a good point for once.

Analysis

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 1-0 New England Revolution

The Union weren’t perfect, but they handled New England’s manic press to earn a huge victory over the playoff wannabes.

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Daily news roundups

News roundup: Gaddis an all-timer, MLS’ cynical farce, Mourin-oh-no, more

Ray Gaddis inks himself in the Union record book and the MLS is rightfully called out for their contemptuous double-dealing with fans.

Analysis / Tactical Analysis

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 2-0 New York City FC

The Union not only played some breathtaking footy Saturday night, but absolutely shredded NYCFC’s game plan by enforcing their will and style on the match.

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