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'Union Pitchside Podcast' is a podcast tailored to Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union with host Adam Cann. Cann will talk with Union players about the season as it unfolds, all the way from the Academy to the First Team. Tune in every other Tuesday for your latest news!

'Union Pitchside Podcast' is a podcast tailored to Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union with host Adam Cann. Cann will talk with Union players about the season as it unfolds, all the way from the Academy to the First Team. Tune in every other Tuesday for your latest news!
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'Union Pitchside Podcast' is a podcast tailored to Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union with host Adam Cann. Cann will talk with Union players about the season as it unfolds, all the way from the Academy to the First Team. Tune in every other Tuesday for your latest news!






Andrew Wooten

In his first interview in Philadelphia, new signing Andrew Wooten sits down with Adam to discuss everything from changing numbers four times in his previous club to where in Philadelphia can he find a good steak. One of the hottest strikers of the back half of the 2018-19 season in Germany was a 6’1” German-American plying his trade with Sandhausen in 2. Bundesliga. Thirteen goals in 18 games to finish the season cemented the American international — Jurgen Klinsmann called him up in 2015...


Michee Ngalina

On this week's episode, Union Digital's Tom Via sits down with the Union's newest forward Michee Ngalina! Ngalina talks about adjusting to like in America, what got him playing the beautiful game, and his signature goal celebration - the back flip Adam Cann also breaks down the Union's latest roster moves and U20 World Cup Call-Ups.


Jamaican Olympic Skeleton Racer & Union Fan Anthony Watson

American-born Jamaican Olympic Skeleton Racer (and Union Fan) Anthony Watson stops by the Union Annex to meet with the team after training. Watson has been a Union fan since the very beginning, and he was lucky enough to see his first home game in person on April 6th vs. FC Dallas. Watson sits down with Adam to discuss his Union fandom, teamwork, his personal triumphs in the skeleton world, and how to do the proper skeleton goal celebration for Ale and Marco.


Matt Freese

Coming off of his MLS debut, host Adam Cann brings you an interview he first had when the homegrown goalkeeper Matt Freese signed his first professional contract. Freese discusses why he became a goalie, how adversity made him a better athlete, as well as his dog's middle name. Also, Adam discusses how the Union have been in such good form lately, and as well as up-and-coming players that are currently on the Steel's roster. Remember to rate, review, subscribe and share the podcast to...


Haris Medunjanin

On this episode of the Union Pitchside Podcast, we sit down with Union Midfielder Haris Medunjanin and discuss the Union's defensive structure, his role within the team, and how the team quickly transitions into their attacking style. Medunjanin also discusses how Brenden Aaronson is playing well beyond his years and is already a very mature player on the field (and Haris puts Brenden on a new "diet" routine, as well -- you'll hear what we're talking about). We also look ahead to this...


Brenden Aaronson

What a game for 18 year old Union homegrown, Brenden Aaronson! Getting his first start and first goal against defending MLS Champions Atlanta United. Adam Cann revisits an interview he had with Brenden right after he signed his professional first team contract. Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe to the Union Pitchside Podcast!


Union Academy Director, Tommy Wilson

Union Academy Director, Tommy Wilson, sits down with Adam to discuss what to look forward to in the second half of the Union Academy's Season. He discussed the U13 Union Academy being represented in a prestigious CONCACAF tournament, being names "Academy of the Year" by MLS, and what it means for academy players to be given an opportunity to play on the first team.


Marco Fabián

Philadelphia Union Sign Mexican National Team Midfielder Marco Fabián! Welcome to Philadelphia, Marco! #MarcoPHabian


Philadelphia Union's Director of Communications, Ryan Schwepfinger

There's never really an off-season during the off-season. We sit down with Director of Communications, Ryan Schwepfinger, about all of the latest roster moves heading into the 2019 MLS Season. We comment on Ernst Tanner's end of the year press conference and what he sees for next year. Finally, we provide you an update on all the roster moves on Bethlehem Steel FC. If you have any questions or topics you'd like to hear about, tweet at us at @philaunion or email us at...


2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round - w/ MLS's Bobby Warshaw

Philadelphia Union are back in the MLS Cup Playoffs for the second time in three seasons. This year's opponent? NYCFC. On a special Playoff Pitchside Pod, we bring in MLSSoccer.com's Bobby Warshaw to discuss what the Union will need to do to get a win and how players prepare for and think about one-and-done playoff games. We also take a look at how Philly got to the playoffs and make a deep, deep dive into what they need to do to avenge last Sunday's loss to NYCFC. It's playoff time, Philly!...



It's a special Bethlehem Steel Playoff Edition of the Pitchside Pod! Steel are taking young Union players and Union academy talents like Brenden Aaronson, Anthony Fontana, Matt Real, Olivier Mbaizo, and Ben Ofeimu to Pittsburgh for their first round matchup with Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The Hounds knocked off Steel twice in the regular season, but now Brendan Burke's men have more experience and hung with heavily experienced clubs down the stretch run of the USL season. Pitchside Pod host...


LIVE: Behind the Shield Q&A

Behind the Shield Q&A with Sporting Director Ernst Tanner, Chief Business Officer Tim McDermott, and Head Coach Jim Curtin


Philadelphia Union Head Coach, Jim Curtin

On this edition of the Pitchside Pod, Jim Curtin talks us through all the people that work to get the Union ready for game day each week. Often, Curtin is the face of this side of the club, but after the win over Minnesota, he thanked a lot of others that helped him and the players deliver a playoff spot. We dig in to find out who those people are and what they do behind the scenes. Also, Adam gives some insight into Ilsinho's goal celebration against the Loons and we talk through what it...


POD SPECIAL: 2018 U.S. Open Cup Final

Ahead of Philadelphia Union's monster showdown against Houston Dynamo in the 2018 US Open Cup final, we break down each team individually and look at what the Union must do to Bring It Home! A detailed breakdown of Houston is first, including a look at their season, their Open Cup run, their tactics, and lineup questions. Then we do the same for Philly. Make sure you check this one out so you're updated and ready for this huge matchup!


Harrison Crow from American Soccer Analysis

On this episode of the Union Pitchside Podcast, we take a deep dive into innovative ideas in soccer. Our big interview is with Harrison Crow of AmericanSoccerAnalysis.com. Harrison and his colleagues have been trailblazers in statistical analysis of Major League Soccer, and he tells us about how Ale Bedoya was a surprise pick for his personal All-Star team. We also get into why it's difficult to analyze defenders and more interesting Union numbers. Our opening and closing segments try to...


HG Records aka Philadelphia Union Homegrowns

With the Union streaking toward a showdown with fast-rising DC United, we answer a listener question: How do the Union play soccer, and what are the principles that guide their style of play? Next, Adam steps away from the mic - or, more accurately, HG Records takes over the pod - as Mark McKenzie, Auston Trusty, Matt Real, and Anthony Fontana discuss playing in the Homegrown Game, who would win at different sports, and, of course, clothes and style. Last, we take a look at Bethlehem Steel's...


Philadelphia Union Sporting Director, Ernst Tanner

With 11 games to play, the Union are in a tight playoff race with Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, and maybe even Toronto FC. We dive into the upcoming schedules for each team, focusing on the quality of their opponents and how much rest they have between games. Next, the Union Pitchside Pod takes you Ernst-side - we have an extended interview with new Union sporting director Ernst Tanner. Give it a listen and send any questions you think we missed to...


Former Philadelphia Union Sporting Director, Earnie Stewart

Our pilot episode brings you an exclusive one-on-one interview with former Union Sporting Director, Earnie Stewart.


Trailer | Union Pitchside Podcast

Check out our trailer for the upcoming official Philadelphia Union podcast, "Union Pitchside Podcast"!