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The Philadelphia Union and the always present “sophomore slump”

Sean Griswold explores why second year players have struggled with Union, who despite recent struggles have been trusted and given opportunities to help the team win now and to further their development.


Union Academy prospects with big decisions before NCAA preseason

Late July and early August are times when new Academy talent may sign with the Union or the Steel.

Analysis / Front Office / Signing News / Union

Jim Curtin: Coach of the year (so far)

Jim Curtin’s two-year extension speaks to his ability to find success in a squad that lacks multiple marquee players.


Looking ahead at the season’s midpoint

This coming offseason will bring a new collective bargaining agreement between MLS and MLS’s Players Association. And there will be a players association organized in USL Championship as well.


Making room for Wooten

Andrew Wooten will be ready for Real Salt Lake this weekend and it’s worth reviewing where he might find himself in a crowded striker room

Analysis / Union

A mid-season assessment of the Union’s signings

Examining the Union’s off-season roster moves as the second half of the season begins and considering what further moves might be made.

Analysis / Union

Analysis: Union sign striker Andrew Wooten

What to make of the Wooten signing? PSP’s Peter Andrews breaks it down.


Steel’s “on loan” players at mid-season

PSP assesses the Bethlehem Steel 2019 players that are on loan trying to earn contracts to remain with the club for the next 12 to 24 months.

Analysis / Union

We need to talk about Marco

After playing fewer than a third of available minutes this season, the Union’s biggest signing is becoming a concern.

Coach Burke at the end of the Nashville match 6/9/19

Assessing Bethlehem’s contract players at mid-season

The mid-year analysis of Bethlehem’s players, begun last Thursday with the first-teamers who come down, continues with those under contract to the Steel.