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11 soccer heresies from afar

PSP’s Dan Walsh tosses out 11 soccer thoughts that might seem like heresy to soccer fans in Philadelphia and elsewhere.

A View from Afar / Commentary

11 thoughts to start the season

Eleven thoughts to start the MLS season, courtesy of PSP’s Dan Walsh, along with a review of last week’s readers poll.

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2015 vs. 2016: A stronger roster at (almost) every position

With Ilsinho in the fold, Peter Andrews goes position-by-position to see how the Union have gotten better (or worse!) over the course of the offseason.

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A View from Afar / Commentary

The importance of going local

The Chicago Fire’s trade of hometown boy Harry Shipp is a potential cautionary tale for other MLS clubs, including Philadelphia Union, to heed. PSP’s Dan Walsh explains.

A View from Afar / Commentary

A few thoughts on the Union, MLS, soccer

PSP’s Dan Walsh with a few thoughts on Philadelphia Union, MLS and soccer, as a local guy gets a crack in Union training camp.

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Five thoughts on the Union’s recent player personnel moves

PSP’s Dan Walsh weighs in on the Union’s draft and Zach Pfeffer trade, lays out the skinny behind Anderson Conceicao’s background and generally floats some words about all the Union’s recent moves.

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A look behind a different curtain: Arbitration 101

PSP contributor and labor lawyer Steve Holroyd lays out the arbitration process as revealed in the release of the latest documents in Peter Nowak’s lawsuit against the Union, and what to expect next.

A View from Afar / Commentary

Questions on the home(grown) front

Homegrown Jimmy McLaughlin is quietly out, Keegan Rosenberry and Darius Madison do not appear to be in, but Derrick Jones is. What’s going on with Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC on the homegrown player front? PSP’s Dan Walsh has a look. Also, Bethlehem Steel FC needs a shorthand name. Time for PSP readers to step up.

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Commentary / MLS

On “free agency” and the future of MLS

Peter Andrews on how the limited grant of free agency in the most recent CBA presents a danger to the league’s status as a “single entity” under the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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A View from Afar / Commentary

The latest Union coach speculation

Despite Jim Curtin getting the nod from ownership for a return next year, there has been some speculation about alternatives on the coaching staff. PSP’s Dan Walsh takes a crack at it.