CJ Sapong, Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union: C.J. Sapong slump no concern

Just when everything seemed to be going perfectly for C.J. Sapong and the Philadelphia Union, the hulking American striker has found himself in a bit of a slump. He hasn’t scored or assisted in his past four games and has scored only one goal in his past seven. It’s not exactly what you’d want from […]

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Philadelphia Union passing every test handed them

The Philadelphia Union have drawn three games in a row, but that doesn’t mean that they are off their flow. Anything but. You see, the Union are a unique brand of underdog. Most underdogs take on one of two personas. The ‘fast out of the gates’ persona or the ‘clinging on for dear life and […]

Tranquillo Barnetta, Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union: Tranquillo Barnetta becoming midfield maestro

Earlier this year, I pointed out that, while the Philadelphia Union were doing great things and they looked like they were real contenders. However, there was one part of the team that felt something like a void. That place was the No. 10 role of the 4-2-3-1 formation. The Union had used Alberg and Ilsinho […]

C.J. Sapong, USMNT, Philadelphia Union

USMNT: The case for C.J. Sapong’s Copa America inclusion

The Copa America is fast approaching and that means the final rosters are inching ever closer as well. The old guard of the USMNT is getting, well, old, and the future of the team still feels a few years off. These are the transition guys right here, and it is no easy job for Jurgen […]

Philadelphia Union, C.J. Sapong

Philadelphia Union: Quick fire questions with C.J. Sapong

C.J. Sapong is really putting it all together this year. He accounts for 50% of Philadelphia’s goals, with four goals and an assist in ten total team goals. He scored again at home against New York City FC and it’s beginning to show through why exactly he was voted Rookie of the Year with Sporting […]

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Philadelphia Union have void that needs filling

The Philadelphia Union are definitely one of the upstart teams of the season. They are coming off of several poor seasons in a row, but between a gelling cast of characters on the pitch and a new cast off the pitch, there was a lot of belief going into this season. Thus far, it is […]

Philadelphia Union, C.J. Sapong

Philadelphia Union: C.J. Sapong on the brink of brilliance

The Philadelphia Union have taken the “surprise team of the year” award thus far into the season. They have beat Columbus at MAPFRE. They destroyed New England, and it could have been worse. They put down a red hot Orlando City. There is reason to be excited about this Union team and that reason it […]

Andre Blake, Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake becoming Superman

Not many people expected much out of the Philadelphia Union this year and, granted, it is still too early to conclude one thing or another. But in the opening month of March, there has been one constant that gives hope to what could be a stunning year – Andre Blake. The Jamaican keeper had himself […]