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Philadelphia Union

Fans’ View: A fan’s report card on the Union experience in 2017

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Season-ticket holder Scott Pugh assesses his experience over the year.

Fans’ View: The end is near – pending

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While some fans grow weary of the Union, Rashaad Jorden finds sadness in the nearing end of season.

Fans’ View: Let the kids play

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If we can't buy a team we have to build one. With the amount of young talent on the roster, it's time the Union start getting them the experience they need to reach their potential.

Fans’ View: #ComeHomeLeToux

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Le Toux embodied the Philadelphia spirit that this team needs. It's time to bring him back home

Fans’ View: Will Maurice Edu ever return?

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Will Maurice Edu ever return? If so, what is his role? The Union should disclose this to the supporters.

Fans’ View: The time is now

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As the rest of the city's sports teams are patiently stacking up for the future, the Union are in a unique position to grab the attention of starving Philly sports fans.

Fans’ View: Sleeping giants

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We all know that teams go through lots of ups and downs... but when do those fortunes change? Collin Deckert uses history to try and see similarities of Spanish giants and little old Philadelphia.

We’re going streaking!

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Scott Pugh flips a coin to make sense of the Union's streaky stretches.

Fans’ View: The Union season ticketholders’ town hall meeting

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Philadelphia Union held a town hall meeting Thursday for season ticketholders. Union fan Staci Klemmer was there and shares this perspective.

Fan’s View: Insanity is Keeping Us Sane

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Collin Deckert walks through how the Union are driving us insane. But being insane can help us stay sane.

Fans’ View: Tech can bolster Union fan experience

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Philadelphia Union can use technology to enhance game day experiences for fans. Collin Deckert explains how.

Fans’ View: The great unknown

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The great unknown. Those three words could sum up the feelings of many Union fans entering the season. Unknown because it's uncertain how the new signings (Oguchi Onyewu, Jay Simpson, Harris Medunjanin, etc.) will pan out. Unknown because we have idea when the players absent due to injury (Maurice Edu, [.

Fans’ View: Philadelphia Union kick off their 8th season

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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.

Fans’ View: Crunch time

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The Union could be well poised to make a deep run in the playoffs. They just have to get there.

Fans’ View: Nothing bold (and blue) can stay

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Seth Finck wonders why so much of why so much of the Union's gold turns blue.

Fans’ View: Open letter to Tranquillo Barnetta

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Scott Ellis wants Quillo to stay. Here is his plea to the Union midfielder.

Fans’ View: It’s working

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Scott Pugh on how Saturday's win over New England demonstrated how everything we hoped to see with the addition of Ernie Stewart is starting to happen.

Fans’ View: Singing no more

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The fans no longer lead the singing of the national anthem at Union home games. Staci Klemmer wants a return to what was "our tradition" for six seasons.

Fans’ View: Running Bedoyary, Ale-Alejandro Edition

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Will he arrive or won't he? Seth Finck's running diary of the Bedoya rumors.

Fan’s View: Next man up

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The departure of fan favorites can be hard. But, as Scott Ellis explains, such departures are also opportunities for other players to step up.

Fans’ View: Much Edu about nothing

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The Union are top of the Eastern Conference with arguably their best player yet to play a single game. Seth Finck wonders what to do with Maurice Edu when he returns from injury.

Fans’ View: BC!

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Scott Ellis has been a fan of Brian Carroll for sometime.

Fans’ View: It’s all me

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Scott Pugh's positivity is why the Union won against DC. It's all the science.

Fans’ View: Yes, we can have nice things

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Following last weekend's disappointing draw against San Jose, Scott Ellis suggests it might be a good idea to simply sit back and enjoy the ride.

Major League Soccer

Fans’ View: Watching the Union or Bust?

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The "less is more" approach (in regards to watching about soccer on TV) may make the sport more enjoyable

Why MLS is more exciting than the EPL

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Collin Deckert explains how the EPL is not as exciting as MLS, and why.

Fans’ View: First Kick to Pfeffer

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High school soccer player Collin Deckert shares his experience about what it's like to be a kid opening an MLS game on the field at Talen Energy Stadium.

CJ Sapong

Fan’s View: Set Piece Anxiety

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It's well established by now that part of being a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan is the familiar feeling that no matter how well things seem to be going, there's always trouble lurking just ahead. Cynical maybe, but following the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, 76ers, and Union definitely built my immunity to [.

Fans’ View: My new opening day

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Fans' View writer Scott Ellis returns to PSP and Talen Energy Stadium this year after a little hiatus

Copa America Centenario

Fans’ View: It’s not Klinsmann

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After the USMNT's dispiriting loss to Argentina, Scott Pugh says the soccer's problem's in the US come down to culture.

Fans’ View: Yes, I was in the tunnel with the USMNT

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Staci Klemmer on working as a volunteer at the Copa America Centenario games at the Linc.

Fans’ View: The perks of volunteering at international soccer events

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Staci Klemmer on volunteering for major soccer tournaments like the 1994 World Cup and the upcoming Copa America Centenario.

The Rest

Fans’ View: Five reasons why Philly needs an NWSL team

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Philly is one of the largest sports markets, yet we still don't have a top-tier women's professional sports team. My 5 reasons why we need to change this.

Fans’ View: A Flashback to My Youth

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The Street Soccer USA took my back to my childhood soccer-playing days.

Fans’ View: What is this Fan Council thing?

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As readers of this website know, I am not shy about sharing my opinion. So when offered the opportunity to have ongoing small group discussions with the front office, I said "Sign me up!" Last year early in the season, the Union put out a call for fans to apply [...]

Fans’ View: Violence at YSC

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A violent incident last week saw police cars and ambulances at YSC Sports in Wayne. What can be done to stop it happening again?

Fans’ View: The joys of high school soccer

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Staci Klemmer on what it's like when your children tryout for their high school soccer team.