Analysis

10 Reasons The Union Offense Is Hottest in MLS

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Through the Union’s first 11 matches they scored less than 1 goal per game. And over the course of their last 10 they are scoring more than anyone. What happened? Here are 10 reasons the Union have...

The DoopCast two part catch-up!

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Listen to the guys analyze everything that happened with the Union from their current U.S. Open Cup run, to the disappointing 3-3 tie against Colorado, to the knock out punch delivered to NYRB!

Good, Bad, Ugly Philly Union; Match Days 22 and 23

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Despite a rotating list of players who can't play any given week the product on the field is looking much improved. Nothing is sweeter than a beating of Red Bull, but it's not all comping up roses...

The DoopCast is back with a 'lost' episode.

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Time has reversed itself and a long lost episode of DoopCast is back from the distant past (Ok, maybe only from a couple of weeks ago), but still, you know you missed these guys.

Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union face one of their main rivals for a mid-week showdown. With the absence of Michael Lahoud and Amobi Okugo, the Union will have their work cut out for them. Will they be able to stop the...

The Union should counterattack more: here's why

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To possess or not to possess is the question for the Union this season. Here's a look at how their pass types inform a style of play and which style has been most effective.

FC Dallas 2-1 Union: Turnovers haunt the Union O

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The Union reverted to their old ways in Dallas but still could have earned a draw. In the end the Union offense was punchless and sloppy and couldn't overcome a defensive lapse and some bad luck.

World Cup Water Breaks Put Focus On Player Safety

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While concussions are the primary player safety concern in the media, dehydration and heat stroke are now getting some much needed attention thanks to the much talked about water breaks during...

HOT TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Is Curtin Convincing Us?

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Jim Curtin and the Union have a trifecta of wins since his appointment just after the World Cup break started. Is he starting to convince us that he's a contender for the Union's manager job?

The Union Advance to the U.S. Open Cup Quarters

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The Union sent home an unhappy New York Cosmos side and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 extra time win

USA 2-2 Portugal: Postgame Analysis

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The United States team gets their hero and zero award of the match and we break down how the team is navigating the group of death so far.

Fun with Maps - World Cup Players and their Clubs

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With the World Cup in our midst, the staff can't get enough of the fun either. Here's an interactive map that shows where each World Cup team's players play their club soccer.

Union 3-3 Whitecaps: Union Defense Reaches New Low

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The big picture analysis this week reveals a new franchise low for the Union defense. And we take a look inside the dominating possession performance by the Union against Vancouver.

Chivas USA 0-3 Union: Stat Hero of the Match

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The Union have reversed fortune and now have 9 goals in their last 4 games. But are the goals coming from Hackworth's preferred style?

Game-Changers: The Perfect Storm

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What led to the Union's somewhat unfulfilling 3-0 win over Chivas?

HOT TOPIC QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Landon Donovan?

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The Union were so abysmal on Sunday night that I refuse to cover the game. So let’s talk about what I guarantee everyone is tired of talking about.

Zac MacMath - he's big, he's yellow?

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Is Zac merely a good shot blocker?

Good, Bad, and Ugly Philly U; Matchday 13

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Three games in the course of a week and plenty to talk about. The highs of unexpected victory and the lows of five goals against gave Union fans a full range of emotions this week.

The Homegrown Player Rule - A Visual Guide

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A visual look at Major League Soccer's Homegrown Player Rule, some of its nuances, and what it could look like when NYCFC, Miami, and Atlanta are added to the league.

Part 1: Wheeler vs. Berry - A Stat Intro

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Part 1 of a 2 part series looking at the Union defenders. The first post examines individual defensive statistics and which ones matter the most.

HOT TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Depth or Mismanagement?

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After a week off, the Brotherly Game staff looks into Saturday’s loss in a very general sense. Did the loss represent a lack of depth or mismanagement of the roster?

A Visual History of The Nowak and Hackworth Eras

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A look at the ups and downs of the Union's 5 year history and the two coaches who paced the sidelines. Hackworth's tenure looks just a bit better than Nowak's, but in the end Hackworth's reliance...

Newest episode of DoopCast!

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From the ridiculous to the sublimely ridiculous.

GAME CHANGERS: Inches Away, Miles To Go

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Sometimes the smallest touches can be the most important, and slightly different views can change the opinion of the officials.

DoopCast - The Union at Seattle

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The DoopCast Breaks Down the Breakdown in Seattle

Stat Zero of the Match and Post-Jack Shooting

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The Stat Zero of the match this week is thrown out to the crowd for judgement and we look at the Union shooting pre and post Jack. What would statisticians say about the fans' woes?

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