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Scenes from a soccer life in Italy, England, and Philly

Ahead of a clash between his former adopted country Italy and his current one, England, PSP editor-at-large Dan Walsh shares his thoughts on both countries’ soccer cultures, dual national players, the Union, the Euros, and more.

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Five simmering questions for the Union

Will Bedoya get run into the ground? Do the Union have enough depth? Will Glesnes give us all heart attacks? Is time to trade Fontana? And did you hear what Charlie Davies said? PSP’s Dan Walsh pops up to answer these questions.

A View from Afar / Union

Union playoff loss not a choke, but an afterthought

Philadelphia Union’s season ended the day they won the Supporters’ Shield. Everything else has been postscript, PSP’s Dan Walsh writes.

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Philadelphia Union, the team for the world’s moment

In a week like no other, Philadelphians, Philadelphia Union, and a local boy reminded us of something important: Sometimes, the good guys win. PSP’s Dan Walsh takes stock of the Union’s Supporters’ Shield victory at this extraordinary moment in history.

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With Supporters’ Shield on the line, who starts in goal?

The Union host New England this Sunday with the Supporters’ Shield on the line and Andre Blake injured. After backup Joe Bendik’s historically bad performance, PSP’s Dan Walsh examines the Union’s dilemma.

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Not over yet: The Union’s biggest games are still to come

PSP’s Dan Walsh snuffs out the celebration with a cautionary tale that shows why the Union’s next 3 games are more important than the last one. Also, why TFC’s injuries induce yawns, the team is the star, and Warren Creavalle is key.

A View from Afar / Commentary / Union

No Supporters’ Shield means the Union will win it, right?

PSP’s Dan Walsh emerges from a British cave to explain why the Supporters’ Shield Foundation’s refusal to award the shield this year pretty much guarantees the Union will win it.

And other surreal things from this surreal year.

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The state of the Union

PSP’s Dan Walsh checks in from his new overseas digs to lay out the state of the Union after a wild off-season.

A View from Afar / Season Reviews / Union

Season review: Union center backs do the unexpected, for better or worse

For better or worse, the Union’s center backs did the unexpected this yar. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at how things went for Jack Elliott, Mark McKenzie, and Auston Trusty and what the future holds for the talented young trio.

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The Union’s season ends, but optimism and excitement remain

The greatest season in Philadelphia Union history has ended, but there’s more to come. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at why the Union lost and why so much more may be on the horizon.