Jay Sugarman

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia football: Comparing Union players to Eagles players

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As the Union's season crawls to a disappointing conclusion, the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their season this Sunday in Washington D.C. PSP is here to offer the definitive comparison of the two teams. Some choices are simple (I wonder who Doug Pederson is), while Carson Wentz's counterpart may surprise you.

The false dilemma: To spend or not to spend

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To spend or not to spend. That was and still is the question. Nick Fishman takes a closer look at the issue.

Studs up: An open letter to an open response to an open letter

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PSP's most notorious reader gets another turn at the mic, sounding off on Jay Sugarman and Earnie Stewart and all those music quotes PSP readers keep sharing.

Player of the week: C.J. Sapong

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Philadelphia, and their fans, were in desperate need of a win. C.J. Sapong ensured the Union would get just that. He is our "Player of the week."

An open response from Jay Sugarman

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Philadelphia Union majority owner Jay Sugarman responds to PSP's call for him to improve the Union or sell the team. Read his open letter to PSP, which he sent to PSP Wednesday night.

An open letter to Jay Sugarman

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PSP's Dan Walsh has followed Philadelphia Union from literally day 1, so he's seen it all. He has a message for Jay Sugarman: Catch up with MLS 3.0 or move on.

Poll: Housecleaning at Philadelphia Union

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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.

On leadership and Philadelphia Union

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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.

A chat about the 2017 Union, part 5

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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 links, league news, more

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Could Union players face off in February's USA-Jamaica friendly? More Union notes. League news. More.

Big game on Sunday, Sugarman on new training complex and Bedoya deal, more news

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Union host Orlando on Sunday. Jay Sugarman on the Union's new training complex and acquiring Alejandro Bedoya. More news.

Ilsinho “progressing well” and other Union news, more

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Curtin says Ilsinho's hamstring injury is "nothing too severe." Power rankings. Should Barnetta's goal have been disallowed? Sapong's strong start. More news.

Off to Florida, McDermott’s plans, Fernando loaned to Ligue 2 side, new Union kit unveil on Thursday, more

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Union begins Florida phase of training. New CBO Tim McDermott speaks to the press. Nantes loans Aristeguieta to Red Star FC. New Union first kit to be unveiled on Thursday. More.

New Union CBO, more preseason games, open practice, more news

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Union announce new chief business officer. Preseason match schedule now at six games. Video and more from open practice. More news.

Union name Tim McDermott new Chief Business Officer

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Philly native McDermott comes to the Union with NBA, NFL, and NHL experience.

Union bits, BSFC bobs, league stuff, national team news, more

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Hope you had a good weekend. Let's catch up.

Re-Entry Draft today, Stewart introduced, updated roster info. more news

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Re-Entry Draft at 3 pm today. Stewart introduced. Updated roster information. More news.

Transcript: Earnie Stewart’s introductory press conference

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Earnie Stewart was introduce to the media on Thursday afternoon. Here's a transcript of the press conference.

The latest Union coach speculation

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Despite Jim Curtin getting the nod from ownership for a return next year, there has been some speculation about alternatives on the coaching staff. PSP's Dan Walsh takes a crack at it.

Off-Podium: Union minority owner Richie Graham

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After the pres conference unveiling Brendan Burke as the head coach of Bethlehem Steel, Union minority owner Richie Graham spoke to reporters.

Union 2.0 begins in Earnest

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Philadelphia Union 2.0 has begun. PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out.

Union unveil Bethlehem Steel FC USL name and logo

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Union unveil Bethlehem Steel FC name and logo for their new USL team.

“Super excited”: Sugarman on Stewart hire, Union to unveil USL team name/crest today, more

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Sugarman says Stewart hiring start of "something really good." Union to unveil USL team name and crest today. More news.

Official: Earnie Stewart named Union’s Sporting Director

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Stewart will be club's sporting director, effective January 1, 2016.

A look at the Union quotes of the week

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PSP's Dan Walsh dissects the key quotes of the last few days regarding Philadelphia Union and looks at what they mean for the team in the big picture.

Downed in Toronto, notes from Sugarman presser, league results, USMNT news, more

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Union out of playoff contention after loss in Toronto. Notes from Sugarman's press conference. League results. US U-23s win Olympic qualifier. US 23-player roster for Mexico game released. More.

Fans’ view: A surprise meeting with Jay Sugarman

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Fans' View contributor Staci Klemmer was part of a small group of Union fans invited to meet with Union owner Jay Sugarman on Friday. She shares her impressions from the meeting.

Sugarman: Curtin likely to return, Sakiewicz ownership stake limited

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Union principal owner answered a range of questions during a 40-minute chat with reporters Friday. Here are the highlights.

A few Mbolhi details, Union finances, new US Soccer rules for youth game, more

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A few details on Mbolhi's departure. A look at Sugarman's finances. US soccer announces birth-year registration, small-sided field changes. More news.

US faces Germany in WWC semi, Union faces DC in USOC, that Sakiewicz interview, more

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US faces Germany tonight in Women's World Cup semis. Union faces DC in US Open Cup. That Sakiewicz interview. More news.

How to play Moneyball in MLS

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Here's how to play Moneyball in MLS -- and how not to. PSP's Dan Walsh identifies the best models to emulate, lays out the inefficiencies that MLS clubs can exploit, and evaluates Philadelphia Union version's of Moneyball.

Photo Essay: The 2015 MLS SuperDraft

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner shares his look at last week's SuperDraft in Philadelphia.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Union front office hot stove talk

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Kevin Kinkead joins Greg and Eli on the latest pod to discuss recent Union happenings, including club owner Jay Sugarman's recent press conference appearance.

Talking about practice

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What do a pair of practice pitches reveal about the Union's increasing ambitions? Peter Andrews ponders.

Philadelphia Union announce David Seltzer as new investor in the club

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Philadelphia area financial advisor joins Jay Sugarman et al as investors in the club.

Give credit where credit is due - the much maligned Nick Sakiewicz has always had a bit of a nose for the business side of things (when he's not collecting goalkeepers and playing real-life Football Manager).

Reaction to Meulensteen/Sugarman presser, reaction to US loss to COL, more FIFA investigation fallout

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Reaction to Friday's big Union presser. Reaction to USMNT loss to Colombia. More fallout from release of summary report of investigation into FIFA corruption.

The Rest

Re-Entry Draft today, no Waiver Draft selections, MLS Expansion details, more

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Another day, another draft. Tiago Lopes returns as City Islanders president. Garber outlines MLS expansion details. NASL saga continues. More.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 2-2-16

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The Union's new kit will be revealed in two days! But in the mean time check out the news on the Union's new front office hire and some articles concerning business practices within the MLS.

McDermott brings local pulse to Union's front office | The Mercury Region:
When Jay Sugarman addressed the media in early October, he laid out a rough roadmap of what he envisioned for the Philadelphia Union.

Stewart and Sugarman to usher in new era

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Jay Sugarman finds "common soul" in Earnie Stewart

"For me, for fans hopefully, and certainly for the staff--Jim [Curtin] and Chris [Albright]--in particular, it feels like a new chapter."

You could sense the relief in Jay Sugarman's voice as he talked about the new direction of the Philadelphia Union.

Union’s Fernandes named NASL Young Player of the Year, more Union bits, more news

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Union's Fernandes honored. Sapong an ambassador. Lahoud to release an album. 76ers owner to buy "sizeable" share of Crystal Palace. More news.