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Three questions ahead of NYRB and the U.S. Open Cup final

The Union are entering the most important home stretch in team history, beginning with two Eastern Conference six-pointers and the US Open Cup final in the span of a week. Kevin Kinkead asks who should start, who should come off the bench, and who should be rested.

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Generational change needed for MLS ratings to improve

Earl Reed opines that MLS needs to organize to shift the consuming habits of the next generation of sports fan.

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Carlos Valdes — and four DPs?

What does a Carlos Valdes return mean for the Union in terms of roster construction? How will it affect Maurice Edu? Will they have four DPs? And what’s up with PSP going international? PSP’s Dan Walsh dives in.

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“Gaddis Island” — The fullback MLS needs

MLS teams like to draft offensive fullbacks and hope their defense develops. Ray Gaddis is the argument to flip the script.

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Transfer window opens today — whither Valdes, Farfan?

How will the Union, absent a permanent head coach, be in on the transfer window action? (Updated.) PSP’s Dan Walsh dives in.

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How Philadelphia’s radio talent and sports writers have reacted to the World Cup

Philly’s mainstream sports media has never been renowned for embracing soccer. Kevin Kinkead explores how, for this World Cup at least, things have been different.

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PSP roundtable: Hackworth fired

PSP brings together a roundtable chat to talk about Philadelphia Union’s decision to fire manager John Hackworth.

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Philadelphia Union’s fast descent into madness

It took just three months and 14 games for a promising 2014 Union season to crash and burn in spectacular Philadelphia fashion. Kevin Kinkead looks back over the calendar for the key moments in the Union’s downward spiral.

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5 questions: Union edition

After a disastrous opening third of the season in the standings, PSP’s Dan Walsh takes on some of the big questions facing Philadelphia Union right now.

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The adventures of Aaron Wheeler

With John Hackworth hinting that Austin Berry could return to the starting lineup Saturday, PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at the Aaron Wheeler experiment through the lens of last Saturday’s Union-Seattle game.