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Peel back the curtain and look inside the Union’s new academy digs

Written by Will Parchman

You’ve read about the Philly Union’s new YSC Academy here on Now you can take a peek inside the machinery for yourself.

This inside look at the Union’s facilities brings home just how much effort Philly has put into training its younger generation of players. That indoor facility, though. Aside from the obvious, I think the residual effect this has on the expectation within the organization is massive. If I showed up to train there every day, I might have an added oomph to my training sessions that rubs off on game day. Every edge counts.

You play in a place that values the game to that degree for long enough, and you come to expect a certain number of things. Style points and high-value play is chief among them (and, if the Union’s early U14/16/18 academy returns are any indication, no worries there). Now if the Union would only spend that kind of money on immediate big name first-team reinforcements…


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