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Why do we fall?

The Union’s cup run is over, but they still have all to play for. Peter Andrews on what we learned last night and where the team can go from here.

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The lessons of Toronto FC

The Union take on Toronto in the midst of a franchise shake-up. What can the Union learn from the struggles of their Canadian doppelgängers?

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The power of the Cup

Peter Andrews on why the U.S. Open Cup — despite its many flaws, and the Union’s ugly performances in it — still captures our imaginations.

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A player’s perspective: Should college soccer change its format?

PSP contributor Carlo deMarco, a sophomore midfielder at UMass, shares his view on the proposed change to the men’s college soccer season.

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Aiming higher in the transfer window

Peter Andrews on how comparing last summer’s transfer activity (remember Gilberto?) to the current window reveals the overhauled scope of the Union’s ambition.

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What’s going on with the Union’s roster construction?

The Union have drafted two goalkeepers with top five picks in the last four SuperDrafts and now reportedly are poised to buy one. Earl Reed considers.

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Five Union thoughts: Coaching search, Le Toux the forward, and more

Former Manchester United assistant Rene Meulensteen is a Union fan? Only because he’s a candidate to be the next Union manager. Also, Le Toux the forward, Mike Lahoud’s good form, and the Mac-Wenger link.

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2014 World Cup / Commentary

Mark Geiger flips the Geiger Counter

South Jersey native Mark Geiger’s MLS officiating has been notable enough (for the wrong reasons) to start the Geiger Counter as a regular measure of bad MLS refereeing. His stellar performance at the World Cup forces a reevaluation.

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Jim Curtin: A Philly guy in charge

Jim Curtin said all the right things at his first public appearance as Philadelphia Union’s head coach. More importantly, it was clear he meant them. PSP’s Dan Walsh weighs in.

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Observations from a wild night at PPL Park

Were you at Saturday’s wild Union game? PSP’s Dan Walsh was in the stands at PPL Park, and he has some observations to share. (Hint: This is not analysis. Well, most of it isn’t.)