The mountain, Messi, and beyond

Blake Zuschnitt reflects on the Philadelphia Union’s journey from inception to hosting Lionel Messi.


The Messi paradox

Chris Gibbons thinks about Lionel Messi’s arrival on MLS’s shores.


History between America and Mexico provides background for Leagues Cup

Former history teacher Tim Jones delves into historic conflicts between Mexico and the United States to set the stage for the tournament that starts on Friday.

Analysis / Commentary

Best goals so far

As the MLS season nears a monthlong break, Blake Zuschnitt looks at some of the best goals scored by the Union this season.

Commentary / Philadelphia Union II

The intriguing role of Union II loanee Carlos Rojas

Tim Jones has noticed something interesting about Union II’s defensive center midfield spot.


The change strip: Summer update

A look at some of the hot, new kit redesigns that are beginning to drop.


Analyzing Union II’s recent goalkeeper signing

Tim Jones focuses in on the signing of 17-year-old Andrew Rick from the Union Academy.

Commentary / The Overlap / Union

The Overlap: More miscellany

Jeremy Lane has a[nother] potpourri of takes after a[nother] comfortable Union win.

Analysis / Commentary / Opinion / US / US Soccer / USMNT / USMNT

Mistakes give opportunity to wisdom

Exploring what the future could hold for Gregg Berhalter at the helm of the U.S. Men’s National Team and how a player like Giovanni Reyna can fit into the system.

Commentary / For Pete's Sake

Four thoughts on the USMNT’s busy few days

Berhalter’s back, and so is the Nations League title. Peter Andrews looks at the news from the national team.