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Mark McKenzie’s missed opportunity

This could have been the year Mark McKenzie broke out on an international stage. Instead, the U.S. U-20 captain faces one of the biggest challenges of his young career.

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Taking stock: The Union at midseason

PSP’s Dan Walsh takes stock of Philadelphia Union at midseason after a first half of the season that, despite Saturday’s loss, went better than any in Union history.

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The best damn Union game we’ve ever seen

The Union’s 3-2 comeback win over the New York Red Bulls was as memorable a game as there has been in the Union’s history, PSP’s Dan Walsh writes.

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The scenic route: Finding time for the beautiful game

Time waits for no one, which caused PSP’s Dan Walsh to miss Saturday’s Union game while visiting family in New Jersey. He writes about finding time to follow the game — and everything else in life.

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Five thoughts on the Union

Ernst Tanner aces the player personnel scene, examining how good the Union really are, and more, courtesy of PSP’s Dan Walsh.

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Evaluating the David Accam trade

PSP’s Dan Walsh breaks down the Accam trade and explains why it’s a win for everyone involved, including the Union.

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The Negadelphian’s Guide to the Union in 2019

Have the Union traded one European GM’s tactical dogmatism for another’s? Can their fullbacks pull off a 4-4-2 diamond? Where do Picault, Accam and Ilsinho fit in? And what’s with the guys from Germanic lower divisions? PSP’s Dan Walsh poses eight key questions, plus a theory about how the Union ripped off Chicago in the Sapong trade.

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The perfect signing? Assessing the Fabian deal

PSP’s Dan Walsh assesses the financial details of the Marco Fabian signing, its impact on the fan base, and where it leaves the Union’s roster build.

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Union blow up the draft, lose a key coach, stare at an incomplete roster

B.J. Callaghan made a major impact with the Union that earned him his own U.S. national team callup. Also, commentary from PSP’s Dan Walsh on Ernst Tanner’s rejection of the MLS amateur draft and the abundance of roster spots he still has to fill.

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Goodbye to the great Union tease of 2018

The 2018 Philadelphia Union produced some of the most entertaining soccer in the club’s history. With the stunning trade of Keegan Rosenberry and Borek Dockal’s departure, their stylish possession game appears to be a thing of the past. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks back — and ahead.