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Thinking through Union absences for 2021 international play

PSP’s Tim Jones presents a worst-case analysis of Union international absences in the season ahead — an important consideration as the club builds a new roster.

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Force majeure? A look at the current MLS labor situation

With the pandemic continuing to wreak havoc on MLS’s finances, PSP’s Steve Holroyd breaks down where things now stand between the league and the players.

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Examining the Union’s 2021 roster: Replacement versus addition

PSP’s Tim Jones builds projected depth and roster charts for the 2021 Union, and ponders what roster moves on which Ernst Tanner and Chris Albright may be working.

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The meaning of two Best XI Homegrowns

Tim Jones iconoclastically unpacks what it meant for Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie to make the 2020 MLS Bext XI.

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A look at potential internal roster replacements

With key players likely to leave the Union this offseason, Tim Jones takes a look at potential replacements from the organization’s position pipelines.

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Match analysis: Philadelphia Union 0-2 New England Revolution

The Union were bounced from the MLS Playoffs Tuesday night, but there’s more to it than just the loss.

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Contributors to the Shield

PSP’s Tim Jones examines the role Bethlehem Steel FC played in developing contributors for the Union’s 2020 roster beyond the Academy boys.

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All you need to know about the Union on Decision Day

Thomas Hill takes a look at the straightforward scenarios facing the Union on Sunday.

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Was the Union’s defense tiring?

Tim Jones examines the Union’s recent tendency to give up late-game goals.

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Match analysis: Philadelphia Union 5 – 0 Toronto FC

As good as it is, the 5-0 scoreline doesn’t paint the whole picture of what happened on Saturday.