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An Introduction to The Union for New Fans
Looking to jump into the world of the Philadelphia Union, but unsure where to start? Don't worry! Writer Drew Gobrecht is here to help! Or... well. He's here to ramble incoherently at you for a while, anyway. Just humor him. He's very excited.
An intro to Major League Soccer for new fans
Looking to jump into Major League Soccer but unsure where to start? Don't worry! Writer Drew Gobrecht is here to help! Or ... well. He's here to ramble incoherently at you for a while, anyway. Just humor him. He's very excited.
So Uh... What Just Happened? - Making Sense of The Union's Deadline Day Deals
It was only a few days ago that everyone in Union-land was ready to give up on the team making any substantial moves during the Summer Transfer Window. Boy were we all wrong. In a flurry of action literally hours before the trade deadline the Union made several huge moves, the Union brought in two new players and shipped out a fan favorite. Let's try to make sense of all of this madness.
Match Preview: Philadelphia vs. Real Salt Lake
The Union return home and will look to bounce back from the worst loss of the season against the Impact last weekend. With a full week off, hopefully the Union will be able to stop what some have viewed as a slow slide back into mediocrity.
Let's appreciate the Union's young defensive core
The Union have a very young defense, which worried a lot of people going into the season. But the group has performed so admirably this season that it's easy to forget just how young they are.
Screw it, I'm cutting the brakes on the hype train
Yes, it's only five games into the season. Yes, the Union have let us down before. But the time for cautious optimism is over.
Let's have some fun with different lineups
The Philadelphia Union have depth. This is a strange and new concept for a lot of Union fans. The team appears to have more than eleven players worth starting. Let's not ask questions. Let's just enjoy it. Let's have some fun.
What is the Union's tactical identity?
The Union have only played two games this season, but both of those games featured vastly different tactics. In Dallas, they looked to hold possession. In Columbus, they were on the counterattack. Which should we expect to see more of this season?
Chris Pontius and Andre Blake in Team of the Week
Two Philadelphia Union players made the Team of the Week on everyone's favorite website with a redundant 'S' in the URL, MLSSoccer.com.