Matt Real

Philadelphia Union

Two Union problems, or why real soccer is not a video game

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Right now, the Union seem defined by their attackers' lack of movement off the ball and the youth of their back line.

Player ratings: FC Dallas 2-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union had their worst display of the season so far. How low can the player ratings go?

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City

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Spoiler alert: NOT GOOD!

In Pictures: Union 0- Orlando City 2

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Pretty pictures from an ugly loss.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Orlando City SC

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Once again, the Union could not finish their chances as they fell to Orlando City SC at home 0-2.

News roundup: previewing Orlando, rumor mongering, and World Cup expansion

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Here's the last roundup of the week.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City

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The fifth match of the Union's 2018 season has Orlando City in town. Friday night lights will be on, the weather will be nice, and the Union will win 3-0.

Curtin breaks the ‘silence’ on Olivier Mbaizo

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The Union finally provided answers on Olivier Mbaizo. The focus also remains on the young back line and a stalled attack

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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It was a frustrating night as the Union drew with San Jose. It stemmed from a confounding problem reflected in these player ratings: The parts were good, but did not sum to a greater whole.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

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Philadelphia Union had a number of chances to take all three points, but they settled for one at home following a 1-1 tie with San Jose Earthquakes.

The left back of the future — and the present

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Matt Real played his first MLS game Saturday. The teenager looked good for most of the match, save for two key moments. For better worse, the future is now for the Union's left back of the future.

Player of the Week: Matt Real

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The teenage left back showed he belonged in his MLS debut on Saturday.

Match report: Colorado Rapids 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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2018 starts the same as 2017 on the road. A good first half was undone by an abysmal second as the Union fell 3-0 in Colorado

In Pictures: Philadelphia Union Meet the Team

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With the season set to get under way, PSP photographer Paul Rudderow shares his snaps Wednesday night's Meet the Team at Dave & Buster's.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

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What to expect when the Revs come to Talen Energy Stadium for the first game of the 2018 season.

Six Union players to watch in 2018

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The performances of these players could make or break the Union's season. PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out.

PSP roundtable chat on Philadelphia Union

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PSP writers weigh in on the big questions about Philadelphia Union as we head into the MLS regular season this week.

Preseason match report: Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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A Union lineup featuring mostly reserves got repeatedly killed on the counterattack as they fell to USL side Tampa Bay in their final preseason match.

Strength of schedule and other Union bits, SoB election update, league news, more

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Union news and more.

Union bits, league news, more

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Got news if you want some.

The next wave of potential Union Academy breakthroughs

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Auston Trusty and Derrick Jones blazed the trail. Now PSP's Tim Jones takes a look at the wave of Philadelphia Union youth prospects bubbling up through the academy to Bethlehem Steel.

David Accam

Player Ratings: Colorado Rapids 3 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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There isn't a whole lot to like about performances in the Union's most recent loss to Colorado, but is there a lot to hate either?

News Roundup: David Accam!, MLS SuperDraft, and classy Middlesbrough fans

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Plus- Big moves in the NWSL, roster moves from around MLS, and bonus FIFA corruption

Mark McKenzie

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 0-2 Tampa Bay Rowdies

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies were the better team on the night, defeating Bethlehem 2-0 in spite of stellar play by keeper John McCarthy.

Youth development 2018-style: “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.”

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PSP has learned new things that reflect the Union's commitment to youth development broadly defined, above and beyond what we are all seeing this preseason.

The Real, McKenzie signings’ implications for the Steel

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While Bethlehem will need to sign another player to replace Matt Real for practice and to fill its minimum USL roster, recovering McKenzie back into the defense on game days plugs a significant hole with a proven USL player since both men are likely to play their games with the Steel next season.

Who’s ready to jump from USL to MLS?

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PSP analyzes which of the Bethlehem Steel's players might be ready to jump to the Union first team.

An assessment a little past midseason: Bethlehem Steel FC

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PSP analyzes why the 2017 version of the Bethlehem Steel is better than that of the previous year. There are three clear reasons.

The Rest

Match Report Bethlehem 2-2 Tampa Bay

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Bethlehem Steel score two equalizers to take a point from the 4th place Tampa Bay Rowdies, only the second point they have taken from an eastern conference top four side all season. But both have occurred in the last 12 days.

Teaching “self-responsibility” at YSC Academy

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Tim Jones looks at how YSC Academy works to educate students for success, be it on the field or off.