Analysis / For Pete's Sake

An unexpected departure: thoughts on Ray Gaddis’s retirement

PSP’s Peter Andrews processes the sudden news of Ray Gaddis’s departure, and looks ahead to how the Union might replace him.


Examining the Union’s forthcoming contract negotiations

After compiling available contract data, Tim Jones forecasts 2021’s queue for contract renegotiations.


Thinking about a possible MLS Reserve League

In the absence if any official announcements or much other evidence, Tim Jones thinks about some details that might characterize the rumored and widely assumed future MLS Reserve League.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Analysis / USL - Philadelphia Union II

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.