Jonathan Tannenwald covers soccer for the Inquirer and Daily News.

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Can the USWNT’s World Cup title push the NWSL to a long-awaited breakthrough?

This summer is far from the first in which the NWSL has found itself at a crossroads. Something feels different this time, though, from public demand for more women’s soccer to the social charge for gender equity in sports. What will it take to capitalize on the moment?

Union observations: Marco Fabián reminds fans why he’s the team’s best player

After cooling off from the sweltering heat of Saturday night’s Union win over the Chicago Fire, here are a few observations on the game and the state of the playoff race.

Union’s Anthony Fontana steps up in best game since MLS debut

Anthony Fontana's performance against the Chicago Fire was his longest outing since his MLS debut at the start of the 2018 season. He capped it off with the Union's second goal of the game.

Marco Fabián, Anthony Fontana goals give Union 2-0 win over Chicago Fire

After dropping points against four previous teams who played defensive bunkers at Talen Energy Stadium, this time the Union broke through..

Sixers’ Joel Embiid headed to Senegal for NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program

Sixers star Joel Embiid will travel to Senegal later this month to serve as a coach in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program, which will be held at two cities in the West African nation from July 28-31.

Union’s TV host Marisa Pilla is latest Philly-area sports broadcaster to reach national stage, as NWSL and MLS sideline reporter

After three years as the Union's pregame and halftime host, plus work as a sideline reporter in the Big East and Ivy League, the Bucks County native has earned national TV work on MLS and NWSL games.

Union trade for goalkeeper Joe Bendik as Carlos Miguel Coronel goes back to Red Bull Salzburg

As sporting director Ernst Tanner foreshadowed earlier in the week, the Union said farewell to goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel on Friday. His replacement is MLS veteran Joe Bendik, acquired from the Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2020 second round draft pick.

All 23 USWNT World Cup champions play in the NWSL. Here’s how to watch them every week.

This weekend, the 23 players from the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team return to their National Women’s Soccer League clubs. Here’s a viewer’s guide to where to find them, and their international and American teammates you should know about.

Union academy’s Cole Turner picks pro soccer over Naval Academy

Cole Turner, an 18-year-old midfielder, is not your average Union academy product who rose through the ranks to the pros.

Philly to build 17 new soccer fields and mini-pitches, in partnership with Union and youth soccer

Marking further proof of soccer’s growth in Philadelphia, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Union and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer are committing $3.5 million to build soccer facilities across the city over the next five years.