The Philadelphia Union have been catching the media’s attention as of late, but not necessarily from every part of the squad. Over the offseason, the boys in blue hauled in the likes of David Accam for allocation money and a DP attacking midfielder in Borek Dockal, strengthening the midfield considerably. The defense, by the looks of the preseason, looks very strong heading into 2018, but not too much noise has been made about it. The Union signed three homegrown defenders alone in the offseason, all showing promise, but the main attraction has been put towards the Union’s promising attack, with Accam making the load C.J. Sapong has lighter. As potent as the attack may be, their backline is the spine of the team, and success found there will be detrimental to the club’s success this season.