Wednesday Night Union Freekicks: Ponderings, Ideas And Stats

SEATTLE - OCTOBER 08: Sebastien Le Toux #9 of the Philadelphia Union passes against the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field on October 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Union defeated the Sounders 2-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Philly Soccer Page " A statistical analysis of the Union midfield
The Union midfield has been called one of the weaker parts of the team this season. What does the data suggest though?

Post Seattle Ponderings | Union Dues

I have a couple of thoughts after the Seattle game.

Ideas for MLS Future | Union Dues

In my opinion, Jurgen could not be more correct! Our favorite coach, Peter Nowak, took to "the Twitter," as he calls it, and asked all of us what we thought about Klinsy’s "ultimatum." I, along with a few other guys here at the Union Dues, had a nice conversation with Coach about his question and the future of the league.

The Philly Soccer Page " Seven things the Union did better in Seattle

The last time the Philadelphia Union played in Seattle it was their debut game as an expansion team, a game that ended as a 2–0 loss. When asked after Saturday night’s 2–0 victory over Seattle what had changed in the 18 months since then, Peter Nowak replied bluntly, "The result changed. That’s more important than anything."

Back to the grind – Touchlines " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union

So, apparently Seattle also invented the work week – which prevented myself and Nick from making any posts during the past week and a half.  Lucky for us, we got the last laugh (with much sleep deprivation).

The Philly Soccer Page " Toronto – It’s a trap!

Big win on Saturday, eh? Now, for some perspective.

What We Learned (And Guessed) This Weekend " Broad Street Hooligans

-Everyone hates Kyle Beckerman and his fluid backpasses. I think he looked better than anyone else in the spot. I think he’d also look real good if we put a Stu Holden or a Danny Williams-type player next to him. " Blog Archive " Daily Poll: Moving On

Union are currently in second place in the poll.

Union success impresses MLS | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/12/2011

HARRISON, N.J. - Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber claims he doesn't like to single out any of the 18 clubs he oversees in terms of praising success.

Union inch closer to a playoff spot | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/12/2011

With two games left in the regular season, the Union are close to clinching one of the 10 Major League Soccer playoff berths in their second season.

Carroll's key contributions have Union on playoff brink | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – Brian Carroll could think of only two ways to describe his first goal in league play this season. "It was awesome and exhausting at the same time," he told

Union riding high after successful West Coast swing | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – For the Philadelphia Union, playing two games on the West Coast in the final month of the season could have doomed them in their quest to make the playoffs.

PBPP: Union win the highlight of a busy weekend | Philadelphia Union

The Philadelphia Union did the unexpected on Saturday night, going into Seattle and coming away with three important points in the standings. I say unexpected because this is a Sounders team that rarely loses at home. Add in the fact that they were 11-2-2 in all competitions since August, so you know that this is a team that's tough to beat anyway, regardless of the venue.

Union U-18's thump DC United 4-0; U-16's fall 2-1 | Philadelphia Union

Our Philadelphia Union Academy teams hosted DC United this past weekend, with another opportunity to test themselves against top notch competition.

MLS Power Rankings: Week 30 | Philadelphia Union

It was a quiet week for most teams, but not the Philadelphia Union. A cross-country win at Seattle was perhaps the club's best of the season, and vaulted them ahead of struggling Real Salt Lake and conference foes Sporting Kansas City and Houston. 

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