Yes, tactics matter. Particularly when you invest in players the way the Union have. PSP's Dan Walsh examines the Union's transfer strategy in light of new MLS salary data, as well as Jim Curtin's approach to tactics.
Who needs to go at Philadelphia Union, who haven't won a game since August? The head coach? The sporting director? The owners? Particular players? Weigh in our readers poll and make your voice heard.
The two worst teams in the Eastern conference square off this Saturday. Montreal is looking to build on their first victory of 2017. The winless streak is significant for the Union, but so is their four game losing streak. Is this the week Jim Curtin's men change their fortune?
The American soccer world sometimes mystifies (and falsifies) what leadership is. PSP's Dan Walsh looks at the issue through the lens of Philadelphia Union.
To keep his job, Jim Curtin needs to do something he rarely does: Change. PSP's Dan Walsh suggests how.
Nothing is working right now in Chester. Peter Andrews explains why Jim Curtin is the man who deserves the lion's share of the blame for the team's poor start.
Forget Jim Curtin. It's time to hold Earnie Stewart accountable for signing players who don't fit the 4-2-3-1 system he and the Union want to employ. PSP's Steve Whisler explains.
For the Union, it was a game without many positives. One player, however, shone brightly. C.J. Sapong is PSP's player of the week.
C.J. Sapong brought the Union to life on Saturday. After a rough opening travel schedule, the Union get an extended home stretch to sort out their offensive problems and figure out what lineup makes them hum. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.
Former University of Tulsa keeper was drafted by the Houston Dynamo in January
The Philadelphia Union signed a third goalkeeper on Friday, inking a deal with former University of Tulsa standout Jake McGuire.
McGuire was drafted in the second round, 30th overall, by the Houston Dynamo in January's MLS SuperDraft but was released by the club to trial with the Union earlier this month.
Former Syracuse star inks a USL deal, becoming the fifth 2017 SuperDraft pick to sign with the organization
While the Philadelphia Union didn't have a first round pick in January's SuperDraft, Earnie Stewart and company still managed to put together a decent draft class while also acquiring one of the top college prospects via a trade with New York Red Bulls.
Mental quick study Derrick Jones may become the first product of the Union Academy and wholly-owned affiliate Bethlehem Steel FC to start for the Union as a complementary player to Haris Medunjanin and Alejandro Bedoya.
After an emotional 2016, Philadelphia Union embark on their eighth season. Second year Sporting Director Earnie Stewart has made a number of moves this offseason leaving fans anticipating a playoff run.
It was just one game, but Union fans can now dream about what Haris Medunjanin will mean to the team. PSP's Peter Andrews spotlights what the Bosnian showed in Saturday's preseason match.
Following a trade for his rights, the Union announced the signing of attacking midfielder Adam Najem.
PSP's Dan Walsh looks at how Earnie Stewart quickly turned a young team with a smattering of veterans into a veteran team with a smattering of youth.
Picault is a Union trialist no more.
The Union hit for a hat trick of signings this week. PSP's Dan Walsh takes a closer look at each signing, changes that Incomplete grade for the off-season, and considers if these moves could pave the way for Roland Alberg's departure.
More roster moves for the Union and other Union bits. League news. More.
The left-footed 31-year-old central midfielder has experience in both attacking and defensive midfield roles.
Union announce signing of two-time US World Cup veteran center back.
Union's Blake, Steel's Burke, called up by Jamaica. Bedoya on what's changed under Arena at USMNT. More.
Transcript of comments to the press from Jim Curtin and Earnie Stewart following the opening of the Union's preseason training.
Union open preseason training with trialists and Oguchi Onyewu. Stewart doesn't expect "a real long trajectory" in signing a No. 6 and experienced center back. League news. More.
Union draft a midfielder and defender. Trusty called up by US U-20s. League news. More.
Union schedule out. SuperDraft won't be as exciting as last year for Philly. League news. More.
A look at players who might be worth taking for the Philadelphia Union with their third and fourth round picks
By the time the Philadelphia Union pick for the first time at Friday's MLS SuperDraft, the pool of players will have already shrunk by 32 players.
That's not great news in a draft restricted to mostly 21 to 23-year-old college seniors.
The 2017 Union schedule will be released today. Union bits. USWNT host Germany at Talen Energy Stadium on March 1. Latest MLS signings. More news.
Earnie Stewart says Union still searching for new signings. Insight on Jay SImpson. Union second most popular MLS team among Combine participants. More news.
Jay Simpson scored 22 goals in 29 games last season in England until a managerial change wrecked that. As Philadelphia Union go bottom-feeding for overlooked bargains, did they just find a gem in Simpson? PSP's Dan Walsh takes a look.
Union sign English forward Jay Simpson. More Union bits. Searls and Burke on USL becoming D2. League news. Carli Lloyd named FIFA's Women's Player of the Year. FIFA approves World Cup expansion to 48 teams. More.
Peter Andrews and Dan Walsh wrap their week-long chat about Philadelphia Union by discussing whether the Union should try to sell Andre Blake and whether the pressure is on team chairman Jay Sugarman to start spending more money on players.
Union re-sign the forward to a one-year deal.
A remarkable rookie, a human highlight reel for a goalkeeper, and an amateur team that kept on winning. Here it is: The best of Philadelphia soccer in 2016.
Curtin wants the Union to be known for producing USMNT players, says team is looking for a striker and center back. More news.
Union pass on Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft. Barnetta named Union's all-time best. Bethlehem sign Roberts. League news. More.
Links for the start of the week.
Philadelphia Union News
Philadelphia Union officially send Kratz to Atlanta United
Alas Kevin, we hardly knew ye.
Philadelphia Union tastes success in first year in the Earnie Stewart era
Earnie Stewart's one year anniversary with the Union just passed, let's see how his first year went.
Union sign Dutch left back Giliano Wijnaldum. Bedoya, Pontius, Rosenberry called up by USMNT. Division 2 sanctioning vote expected today. More.
A week of transfer mechanisms begins today. Seattle win MLS Cup on PKs. Flurry of player moves. State of the league address highlights. More.
Given the Union's defensive struggles down the stretch, a veteran presence should be welcomed.
After a catastrophic collapse from first place in the Eastern Conference all the way to sixth and barely squeezing into the playoffs, the Union conceded goals at an alarming rate. As a matter of fact, they conceded 55 goals in 2016 with MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Andre Blake behind them.