Analysis

Analysis

Postgame analysis: Atlanta United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

The press does its job and Aaronson shines in his big league debut.

Analysis

Postgame analysis: Union 0-2 Sporting KC

A missed penalty, a straight red, and an own goal; Sunday’s matchup looked like the Union was playing against itself, and losing. Like any of the recent seasons with the Union, there is a lot to be skeptical about and some things to be hopeful about. 

Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

The new United Soccer League Championship and Bethlehem’s prospects in it

Bethlehem’s league has made some changes for 2019, as has Steel itself.

Analysis / For Pete's Sake

Postgame analysis: Union 1-3 Toronto FC

Lineup choices, the end of the right-side tilt, the 3-5-2, and the foibles of Haris Medunjanin. PSP’s Peter Andrews breaks down the good and the bad from a disappointing loss in the season opener.

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Analysis / Union

Meet the 4-4-2 diamond: A deep tactical analysis of the Union’s new formation

Philadelphia Union have thrown out the ol’ familiar 4-2-3-1 in favor of a high-pressing 4-4-2 diamond. What does that mean, and can it work for Jim Curtin’s team?

Analysis / For Pete's Sake

In Marco Fabian, Union on the verge of the biggest signing in club history

The Union looks set to make the sort of splash their fans have been craving. PSP’s Peter Andrews breaks down the reported signing of Mexican attacker Marco Fabian.

Analysis / Local

Is the end of pro soccer in the Lehigh Valley at hand?

With anemic attendance likely for Bethlehem Steel in Chester this year, PSP’s Dan Walsh explores the problems with the team playing in Chester and options for the club’s future in the Lehigh Valley.

Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Ernst Tanner’s Bethlehem “to do” list

Ernst Tanner and his two technical staffs have quite a few players left to find and sign. Santos and Freese are the tip of the iceberg.

Analysis / Union

The early returns on Ernst Tanner after a statement signing

Ernst Tanner made a statement with an early striker signing. PSP’s Dan Walsh assesses the Union sporting director’s early moves, which are a mixed bag so far but definitely look impactful.

Analysis / Union

Postgame analysis: NYCFC 3 – 1 Philadelphia Union

Jim Curtin said that NYC deserved to win that game. PSP’s Ryan Rose agrees and takes a look at why.