A conversation with Earnie Stewart: On youth and homegrown talent A conversation with Earnie Stewart: On youth and homegrown talent
News roundup: Union win, MLS talks Black History Month and welcome Nashville SC! News roundup: Union win, MLS talks Black History Month and welcome Nashville SC!
Stock rising, stock falling: Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 D.C. United Stock rising, stock falling: Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 D.C. United
Soccer, taxes, and opportunities Soccer, taxes, and opportunities
Union match reports

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 D.C. United

New star signing Marco Fabian and Cory Burke led Philadelphia to a preseason victory in Clearwater.

Youth Soccer

Roxborough United: The little soccer club that could

Roxborough United fights the good fight: against deep-pocketed suburban clubs.

Featured
Photo by Earl Gardner

Meet the 4-4-2 diamond: A deep tactical analysis of the Union’s new formation

Philadelphia Union have thrown out the ol’ familiar 4-2-3-1 in favor of a high-pressing 4-4-2 diamond. What does that mean, and can it work for Jim Curtin’s team?

Local

Soccer, taxes, and opportunities

Changes to American tax law could significantly boost the prospects for redeveloping land near where Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel call home. Chris Gibbons explains how this could play out.

Recent Posts

Footy on the Telly

Footy on the Telly – 2/22 to 3/1

Weird and wonderful competitions on the Telly this week: A cupboard full of Cup games, CONCACAF Champions, SheBelieves, and even Arena Soccer!

MLS / US

A conversation with Earnie Stewart: On youth and homegrown talent

We spoke with the USMNT GM and former Philly frontman on the issues surrounding MLS’ Homegrown territories and how to compensate clubs when their prospects sign oversees.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union win, MLS talks Black History Month and welcome Nashville SC!

Nashville announces it’s club name, colors and crest, and the USL’s Indy Eleven and La Liga could shape the future of the MLS.

Photo by Earl Gardner
Player ratings / Preseason

Stock rising, stock falling: Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 D.C. United

With just over a week left until their opener, which Union players stepped up in their most recent preseason match? Who did not?

Local / Union

Soccer, taxes, and opportunities

Changes to American tax law could significantly boost the prospects for redeveloping land near where Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel call home. Chris Gibbons explains how this could play out.

Union match reports

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 D.C. United

New star signing Marco Fabian and Cory Burke led Philadelphia to a preseason victory in Clearwater.

Union Academy

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.

Photo by Earl Gardner
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Toronto lose and Houston win in CCL, Union vs. D.C. tonight, Champions League draws

Plus host of Women’s World Cup decided in secret, unnecessary travel in youth soccer, Harry Potter in Australia, and more.

Commentary

What makes the Union different this year?

Why the Union’s mediocrity sticks out even amongst the general mediocrity of Philadelphia sports.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union by the numbers, Nani signs at Orlando, CCL fever kicks off, more

North and Central America’s favorite weird, hair-pulling, maddening continental tournament is back.

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