Satire / Union

In defense of Phang

Someone has to stand up for the Union’s Boy in Blue. That someone has arrived.

Fan Culture / Satire / Union

WtPh? The new Union mascot

Philadelphia Union’s new mascot has arrived, and the reactions are, well … yeah. As you might have guessed. PSP’s Dan Walsh has a little fun with it.

Soccer Books

Putting the book in: American soccer literature to read this winter

Steve Holroyd gives you some of the best American soccer books to read this winter.

Photo by Earl Gardner
Photo essays / Sons of Ben

In pictures: The Sons of Ben Help Kick Hunger

The Sons of Ben held their annual Help Kick Hunger fundraiser over the weekend, and a familiar face showed up to join in the event. PSP’s Earl Gardner was there to capture the event in photos.

Culture / Opinion

The case against soccer-specific stadiums

Chris Gibbons argues that the Union are in the entertainment, not soccer, business – and that calls for a versatile stadium.

Soccer Books

Book review: When the Dream Became Reality, by Bobby Warshaw

PSP’s Dan Walsh reviews the recently published book by the retired player and Harrisburg-area product, finding it a wholly authentic view of American soccer players’ life behind the scenes.

Sons of Ben

A letter of support for Kenny Hanson

Former Sons of Ben president Kenny Hanson has suffered a traumatic brain injury. His friend and fellow member has a heartfelt letter for all to read and support.

Photo by Earl Gardner

A work of fiction: Gulati’s DONGARBER proclamation

In an alternate universe, one where the Union season isn’t beginning to look exactly like almost every other one before it, USSF President Sunil Gulati makes a proclamation that changes everything about American soccer.


Return to the Cliff of Union Despair

You know it’s bad when the Cliff of Union Despair shows up again. In Philly, we all appreciate black humor — it’s always sunny in Philadelphia, right? — so, well … chew on this before the Union’s 3-0 win tonight.


The Union Bible: The Book of Earnest: Ch 17, Vs. 1-3

Back by popular demand, The Union Bible! Read on for the gospel, or something not remotely like it.