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The author's view at The Den for Millwall-Ipswich. Not a bad seat in the bad house. (Photo: Dan Walsh)
A View from Afar / Culture

A Philadelphian abroad: An exchange of football in London

PSP’s Dan Walsh had a surreal football experience while in London several weeks ago. The Eagles were in town to play the Jaguars, and all he wanted was to catch an English soccer match. A strange and enlightening series of encounters ensued.

Ten good, available domestic players who could help Philadelphia Union
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Ten good, available domestic players who could help Philadelphia Union

These 10 players are available, talented, and worth considering by Philadelphia Union because they fill positions of need. PSP’s Dan Walsh runs down the list.

Why the Union fell short
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Why the Union fell short

The Union were one of MLS’s best teams from May 10 until they stepped on the Yankee Stadium pitch. PSP’s Dan Walsh breaks down what went wrong at the end and notes that, on the whole this year, Jim Curtin deserves more credit than blame.

The nasty underbelly of Anthony Precourt’s $82 million Columbus-Austin scam
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The nasty underbelly of Anthony Precourt’s $82 million Columbus-Austin scam

Everyone is rightly happy that the Columbus Crew will stay in Columbus. PSP’s Dan Walsh wants to talk more about how Anthony Precourt is scamming MLS for an expansion club in Austin at an $82 million discount.

Five thoughts on the Union: Fixing the fatal flaw, 3rd place, Curtin’s future
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Five thoughts on the Union: Fixing the fatal flaw, 3rd place, Curtin’s future

The Union’s fatal flaw, how to address it (hint: he’s pictured), the remaining schedule and their shot at third place, and Jim Curtin’s prospects for a 2019 return, courtesy of PSP’s Dan Walsh.

Believing in the unbelievable: The Union’s current run
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Believing in the unbelievable: The Union’s current run

The Union’s play over the last week defies belief if you’ve been watching this team for years. We don’t believe what we’re seeing either, but wow, it’s all true. PSP’s Dan Walsh sorts through it.

How the Union overcame a unique defensive game plan
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How the Union overcame a unique defensive game plan

New England came out with a unique plan to stop the Union. Here’s what they did, how it worked, and how a disciplined Union beat them anyway.

Don’t look now: The Union are good
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Don’t look now: The Union are good

The Union have won all nine games that Cory Burke has started at striker, and they are 10-6-1 since their dreadful start to the year. This team is good, and their upcoming five-game stretch will show just how good, PSP’s Dan Walsh writes.

A good few days for the Union
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A good few days for the Union

After leaving Hoffenheim amid acrimony, Ernst Tanner turned lemons into lemonade with a great achievement at Salzburg. PSP’s Dan Walsh takes stock of the Union’s new sporting director and major developments at striker and in the U.S. Open Cup.

Go big or go home: Fixing the Union’s striker position
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Go big or go home: Fixing the Union’s striker position

C.J. Sapong has hit another epic slump. With the summer transfer window opening next week, it’s time for the Union to do something about it, PSP’s Dan Walsh writes.

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