As PSP readers struggle to discern a way forward for the Philadelphia Union organization, here are some follow-up thoughts from down on the farm.
Bethlehem picked up their first win since July off the back of a Seku Conneh brace.
There might be help for the Union down on the farm from reserve players who have been showing well there. PSP's Tim Jones evaluates Giliano Wijnaldum, Adam Najem, Marcus Epps, Jack Elliott and Auston Trusty for Union duty.
As a second-year pro, Jones isn't eligible for the rookie award
In other sports, Derrick Jones would be firmly in the early conversation for the Rookie of the Year race for his performance in his first three starts. In Major League Soccer as a second-year pro, he isn't eligible for the award Keegan Rosenberry was beat out for last season.
Auston Trusty and company brought home a trophy in Costa Rica
While his teammates were getting ready for their season opener in Vancouver Sunday night, Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and his United States U20 countrymen were hoisting a trophy in Costa Rica after defeating Honduras 5-3 in a penalty shootout.
Auston Trusty and the U.S. U20 team open World Cup qualification in Costa Rica on Saturday
Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and the United States Under-20 team will begin their journey to qualify for the U20 World Cup this weekend in Costa Rica.
They open up play in Group B at the CONCACAF U20 Championship on Saturday against Panama and play Haiti on February 21 and Saint Kitts and Nevis on February 24.
Josh Yaro's injury opens the way for someone else to claim a starting center back spot for Philadelphia Union next to Richie Marquez. Who will step up? PSP's Peter Andrews looks at the candidates.
Auston Trusty broke new ground in 2016, and he can do so much more going forward.
Friendly was part of a five-day preseason camp in Florida
Junior Lone Star FC's U23 team took on Philadelphia Union homegrown defender Auston Trusty and the United States U20 team in a friendly at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on Saturday.
The U.S. team won the match 5-0 behind a pair of first half penalty kicks and three goals in the second half, according to a post on the club's Facebook page.
More roster moves for the Union and other Union bits. League news. More.
Union bits. How did Bedoya and Pontius do in the USMNT's scoreless draw with Serbia? Bradley "sad and embarrassed" by Trump travel ban. More news.
Interviews from Union Media Day with Jim Curtin, Josh Yaro, C.J. Sapong, Auston Trusty, and Fabian Herbers.
SuperDraft Rounds Three and Four today. NYRB trade Dax McCarty to Chicago. More news.
Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft today. Union opens 2017 on the road. Is SheBelieves Cup coming to Chester in March? League news. More.
US U-20 call ups for Derrick Jones and Auston Trusty and other Union bits. MLS Cup final on Saturday. Garber quotes. NASL update. Blatter feels disrespected. More.
Bethlehem went from being a mid-table team getting hot in July to a 12-game season-ending winless streak. Head coach Brendan Burke talked to PSP to reflect on the season, the lessons learned from it, and how that could impact Bethlehem going forward.
Curtin acknowledges team feels "a sense of urgency" ahead of final two games of the season. U-17s wrap up regional Generation adidas Cup qualifiers. US hosts New Zealand tonight. More.
Highlights of Jim Curtin's comments to reporters on Wednesday and other Union news. This weekend's Union U-17's Generation adidas Cup East Regional qualifiers schedule. More.
Philadelphia Union homegrown duo heading to Manchester, England next week
Derrick Jones and Auston Trusty have both been named to Tab Ramos' 22-player roster for the Four Nations Tournament in England this week.
The tournament is scheduled for October 2-11 in Manchester, England.
Trusty has been a regular in U.
Auston Trusty joins Greg and Mike on the latest episode of the pod.
They signed their highest paid player ever -- and he looks to deserve it -- and their first truly homegrown player, and they returned to form and showed they are a legitimate MLS Cup contender. PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out.
Union-New England previews and more Union news. USWNT face Sweden in Olympic quarterfinal. More news.
Union sign 17-year-old defender from Media, Pa. to a homegrown deal.
ESPN reports Union trying to land Alejandro Bedoya before close of transfer window on Wednesday. Ami Rivera steps down as president of Sons of Ben. More news.
Blake and Rosenberry unscathed in All Star starts. Union readying for RSL. Nor'easters host PDL semis on Saturday. LVU U-18s advance to national semis. More news.
News and such. Lots of it.
Union in friendly tonight. Ilsinho voted MLS Player of the Week and more Union news. USWNT Olympic roster announced. more.
PSP photographer Mikey Reeves was on hand for Bethlehem Steel's preseason match with the University of Notre Dame on March 17. Auston Trusty clears the ball away from the Notre Dame attacker. Hugh Roberts brings the ball up the pitch. Jake McGuire quickly throws the ball out to the [...]
Najem, Moar, and Epps impress, but Bethlehem Steel fall 2-1 to Notre Dame in the second of two preseason scrimmages.
Bethlehem Steel FC and Union Academy forward has college soccer in his future planning
Wake Forest lost one recruit from the Philadelphia Union Academy for the fall but could be gaining another.
Forward Justin McMaster has committed to the ACC power for the fall, joining Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC teammate Mark McKenzie in the Demon Deacons potential 2017 recruiting class.
Bethlehem salvaged a point at home on a late Ryan Richter penalty but, aside from Richter's typically stellar play, were thoroughly outplayed by a clinical Charlotte squad.
Auston Trusty made a rare start at left back in match
Auston Trusty and the United States U20 team booked a spot in the World Cup in South Korea and advanced to the final of the CONCACAF U20 Championships with a 2-1 win over El Salvador on Friday night.
Trusty made his first appearance of the tournament with a rare start at left back in a game the U.
The U.S. begins their qualifying quest at the CONCACAF U20 Championship on Feb. 18 in Costa Rica
Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty is one step closer to getting a chance to represent the United States in another youth World Cup.
The Media native has been named to U.S. U20 head coach Tab Ramos' 20-player roster for the CONCACAF U20 Championship later this month in Costa Rica.
Report says Sporting Kansas City led efforts to block Union's homegrown claim on Keegan Rosenberry. Other Union news. More.
Notes from Curtin's weekly press conference and other Union news. Trusty says signing with hometown Union a dream come true. League news. More.
Brian Carroll out with plantar fasciitis injury. Notes from Alejandro Bedoya's introduction. USWNT draws 2-2 with Colombia, faces Sweden in Olympic quarterfinals. More.
The Union announced that Josh Yaro will miss three to four months after shoulder surgery.
A look back at an exciting calendar year for the Philadelphia Union Academy
While the end of the calendar year is in the middle of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, it's still a good time to look back on the highlights from the past 12 months in the Union's youth system.
Bethlehem Steel FC Established
The establishment of a USL team was arguably the most important youth development move the Philadelphia Union made in 2016.
In case you thought this wasn't going to be a busy offseason
Bethlehem Steel FC have made a move for the future, parting ways with four players ahead of the 2017 season.
Nick Bibbs, Jamie Luchini, Gabe Gissie and Fred have all been released shortly after the end of the inaugural season for Bethlehem.