Analysis

Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the US and Canada Rankings

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The second in a two-part series that ranks the top 100 clubs in the United States and Canada. Rankings are as of August 18, 2014,

Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the US and Canada Part One

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The first in a two-part series that ranks the top 100 clubs in the United States and Canada. This lays out the methodology used to formulate the rankings.

Should Gaddis be on the left or the right?

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Both managers have been slinging Ray Gaddis from one side of the field to the next? Here are five observations on how the team and individuals have fared when Gaddis is on the right or the left.

How Curtin can complete the Union lineup puzzle

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An article on the Philadelphia Union website had possible bad news for Amobi Okugo fans. How can Union manager Jim Curtin get Okugo on the pitch with everyone else he wants to play?

Good, Bad, and Ugly Philly Union; Match Day 22

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The last week has seen some major announcements and the gaining of a road point in Kansas City. The Union took another step towards re-entering the playoff chase, but there is still plenty of work...

The Union take on Sporting Kansas City on the road

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The playoff race is on and the Union are in the thick of it. Will they continue their good form against Sporting Kansas City?

The DoopCast takes on Chicago and Crystal Palace

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The boys are at it again giving their faithful listeners their thoughts on the Union as of late. Take a listen.

What's next for Union goalkeepers?

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The Union have 3 of the best goalkeepers in Major League Soccer. As we all know, these glory days can't last forever. Here are the options for the future - from the impossible to the most likely.

Is Zac MacMath improving?

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With reports of the Union signing Algerian goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi, the goalkeeping situation is up in the air. Here's a look at how MacMath has been performing this year and how the front office...

Is Zac MacMath improving?

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With reports of the Union signing Algerian goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi, the goalkeeping situation is up in the air. Here's a look at how MacMath has been performing this year and how the front office...

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.

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