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United Soccer Coaches Convention Special: Curtin breaks down training methods behind the Union’s transition game

Curtin’s keynote closed out the Digital Convention earlier this month

Union’s lack of a defensive midfielder exposed by Impact

The Union struggled against Montreal’s lethal counter attack in Saturday’s 4-1 loss at Talen Energy Stadium

Looking back at Orlando: High pressure a must moving forward

A tactical review of the Union’s 2-2 draw at Orlando City

The Philadelphia Union need a target man

Free kicks, corners, and Jay Simpson are all going wasted

The Union can’t defend, might as well attack

At least a 5-4 loss would be more entertaining than a 1-0 loss

The Union need defense more than they need Haris

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Tactical Analysis: Should Fabian Herbers be starting?

Should the second year player be Jim Curtin’s starter over the Brazilian Ilsinho?

Three keys to a Philadelphia Union victory against Toronto FC

These are the things that will need to happen for the Union to get a good result.

Fafà Picault signs with the Philadelphia Union

The Union’s roster is filling out nicely

Where will Alejandro Bedoya play for the Union?

Jim Curtin refused to announce where Alejandro Bedoya will play. We look at a few different options.

Three ways Davies helps the Union now and going forward

Charlie Davies isn’t the biggest move we made, but he’s got the chance to be vital for the Union.

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?

Searching for the Union's identity

The Philadelphia Union have had a tactical identity crisis for many years, and its about time to figure it out.

Opposite View: 3 questions about John McCarthy

Brotherly Game caught up with Brendan Doherty, who followed the Rochester Rhinos and Philadelphia Union goalkeeper John McCarthy's rookie season.

How will C.J. Sapong fit in Curtin's system?

C.J. Sapong has his strengths and weaknesses. We examine what they are and offer a few ideas of how Curtin might best use the new forward.

Another look at the collapse against Columbus

A different look at how the Union managed the game during the 7 minute collapse that ended the season

Good, Bad, Ugly Philadelphia Union; Match Day 30

A loss that was not only painful to watch, but a blow to the playoff hopes of the Philadelphia Union. There was plenty of bad and ugly to go around, so how did we just choose one in each category?

Not Even Vincent Nogueira Is Perfect

We found his flaw!

How Curtin can complete the Union lineup puzzle

An article on the Philadelphia Union website had possible bad news for Amobi Okugo fans. How can Union manager Jim Curtin get Okugo on the pitch with everyone else he wants to play?

Are We Tactically Better Off Under Hackworth?

Are We Tactically Better Off Under Hackworth? In the first of a series, Pat The Professor from The Doop Cast looks to the stats for answers.