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?
I have a couple of thoughts after the Seattle game.
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 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."
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).
Big win on Saturday, eh? Now, for some perspective.
-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.
Union are currently in second place in the poll.
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.
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.
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 MLSsoccer.com.
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.
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.
Our Philadelphia Union Academy teams hosted DC United this past weekend, with another opportunity to test themselves against top notch competition.
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.