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Union Academy / Union II

The U17 GA Cup victory previewed future Union II additions

The U17 GA Cup victory provided game footage of several candidates to join Philadelphia Union II after MLS NEXT Cup and YSC Academy graduation have transitioned the Academy’s programs into the next year.

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The other Keystone Sports playoff team

The Union Development Squad, the Academy’s oldest team, has made its UPSL conference’s qualifiers and is on the road towards the national playoffs.

Feature / Philadelphia Union II / Union Academy

How a coaching change revitalized the Union II season

Their record may not show it, but a coaching change was exactly what Union II’s young group before things got very very bad.

Feature / Season Review / Union Academy

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.

Analysis / Culture / Front Office / Opinion / Philadelphia Union II / Union Academy

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.

Analysis / Feature / Opinion / Union Academy

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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Commentary / Union Academy

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.

Season Reviews / Union Academy

The Union Academy’s 2017 seasons summarized

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

Player of the Week / Union Academy

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.