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Season review: The “Play Your Kids” movement

The Union have some rising stars in their homegrown ranks, but how has the overall development of the Union’s youngest players gone this season? PSP’s Sean Griswold takes a look.

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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.

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The current state of Philadelphia Union’s homegrown players

The Union traded away Derrick Jones, the club’s first Academy product, last month. Who might be next to go? PSP’s Sean Griswold evaluates the Academy products in or near the first team.

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The science behind Ernst Tanner’s youth emphasis

Tim Jones asked YSC Academy Schoolhouse Head of School Dr. Nooha Ahmed Lee about Sporting Director Ernst Tanner’s focus on the 17-t0-21-year-old player age group.

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Five Union Academy products to watch this season

It looks more and more like the Union may have to rely on youth this season. Here are the rostered academy products to watch this season.

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The Union Academy’s 2017 seasons summarized

PSP briefly summarizes how the older teams in its Academy have fared during calendar 2017.

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Players of the week: Union U17s

The Union lost in Chester. The Steel lost in Harrisburg. In Frisco, a group of teenagers brought joy to the field, finishing fourth in the Generation Adidas Cup. The Philadelphia Union U17s are PSP’s players of the week.

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A day at YSC Academy

PSP’s Tim Jones, a former longtime independent school teacher, reports his observations from spending a day in the classroom with the players who attend YSC Academy.

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PSP talks to Yosef Samuel

Yosef Samuel was a standout performer against Jacksonville Armada. PSP talks to the Union academy member about his path to Philly and his goals for this season.

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Union youth at the US Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase

A look at how the Union Academy U-15/16 and U-17/18 teams did at the US Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase in Florida.