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Match analysis: Philadelphia Union 1–1 Chicago Fire

The Chicago draw brought more of the same listless, uncreative attacking soccer from the Union. However, Jeremy Lane manages to find some straws to cling to.

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Estimating the Union’s contract negotiation priorities

Tim Jones charts the contract situations of the Union’s roster, examining who might be next in line for a new deal.

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The myth of the striker savior

The Union are in search of another striker? Do they really need one? How would someone figure that out for sure?

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Three questions for the Union before two games in four days

Ahead of two matches in Florida, Peter Andrews ponders lineup challenges and the importance of clutch performances for the Union.

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A new Union II roster update

A new Union II roster has appeared. Tim Jones breaks it down and guesses at a likely game day roster against a strong opponent.

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Match analyses: Nashville SC and New York Red Bulls

Two matches in five days, one point from six. Not the team’s best stretch, but one where some important themes emerged.

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Match analyses: Columbus and Chicago

It’s been a busy week in Unionland, with three games packed in. As a result, Jeremy Lane gives you a two-fer today, with analysis of both the home win over Columbus and the road draw against Chicago.

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Follow-up on the new MLS player development league

The cracked, cloudy PSP crystal ball tries to see who some of the 20 MLS participants in the new player development league might be.

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Match analysis: Atlanta United 2 – 2 Philadelphia Union

Jim Curtin out-coached Gabriel Heinze again on Sunday, but an own goal nearly undid the team’s effort. Jakob Glesnes made sure the Union left with at least a point.

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Squad rotation doesn’t matter

Outside observers of Unionville constantly fret over the team’s relatively nonexistent squad rotation. The data says fret not.