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By The Numbers

What an end of season clear-out will mean for the Union's salary cap situation

The Philadelphia Union could clear up as much as $4,46 million in guaranteed compensation (although it will probably be much less).

Numbers show McCarthy keeps the Union in good hands

Andre Blake may be out for a bit, but John McCarthy has proven he’s a solid MLS goalkeeper.

Ranking the 15 best leagues in CONCACAF

The top club leagues in the confederation including MLS are ranked based on the results of international and domestic tournaments.

Sapong near the league's elite in creating goals

Sapong's whirlwind season has ultimately been a resounding success. Here's a look at some statistics that rank him close to the league's elite.

Which Union defenders have performed the best?

The Philadelphia Union's defense has been bad, but some players have performed better than others at positions.

Supporters Shield standings by Twitter followers

Twitter has become a place for sports fans to keep up to date on their favorite teams. Social media has changed the way that we follow sports and twitter followers seems like a good way to measure how popular a team is.

How will C.J. Sapong fit in Curtin's system?

C.J. Sapong has his strengths and weaknesses. We examine what they are and offer a few ideas of how Curtin might best use the new forward.

Maurice Edu's Record at Center Back

Jim Curtin invited us to look at Edu's record as a center back. So we did.

MLS CBA: Growing Divide between Haves & Have Nots

Major League Soccer's parity is often trumpeted as a key to success. But the parity is dangerously fading as the salary divide between the Haves and Have Nots increases. Don Garber needs to earnestly manage this issue carefully as he negotiates the next CBA.

MLS Bought a Record for Goals Scored in a Season

A large investment in forwards paid off for Major League Soccer. More goals were scored this season than any other in MLS history. But are there too many goals now?

Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the US and Canada Rankings

The latest rankings are completed through October 26th - the end of MLS regular season.

You Be The GM: Should Amobi Okugo Stay or Go?

How the Union’s FO makes personnel decisions is a murky mess, so we thought the fans could fill what appears to be a major void. Over the course of the MLS Playoffs we’ll look at all of the Union’s key players and decide who should stay and go.

The Union's history in MLS Expansion Drafts

We take a detailed look at how the Philadelphia Union has managed - and mis-managed - the previous two MLS Expansion Drafts.

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The Whole Story: Match day 34 Union vs. Crew

Get The Whole Story on Match Day 34 as the Philadelphia Union face the Columbus Crew - from preview to post match analysis.

Is it the right call to move on?

It seems as though, despite massive improvement over the course of a few seasons, that Zac MacMath has been dumped for a shiny new goalkeeper. Was it the right call?

Another look at the collapse against Columbus

A different look at how the Union managed the game during the 7 minute collapse that ended the season

Final 2014 Union Player Salaries

The MLS Players Union released their end of season list of player salaries. For the Union, the salaries of the summer signings are revealed, and the final list provides a peak at what to expect next season.

Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the US and Canada Rankings

The top 100 clubs in the United States and Canada. Rankings are current as of September 22, 2014.

How Important is Cristian Maidana?

Cristian Maidana is back and he's really important to this Union team. Is he important enough to be team MVP?

Fun With The Number 9

No nines were eaten by sevens in the writing of this article.

Who should play on the left: Cruz, Wenger or ...?

Danny Cruz and Andrew Wenger have held down the left side of the attack under Jim Curtin. Who has been performing better and what will happen when Maidana returns?

Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the US and Canada Rankings

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

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?

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.

Transfers! The State of the Union's Salary Budget

A look at the new summer transfer roster additions and how their salaries will impact the Union budget, this year and next.

Is Zac MacMath improving?

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 might be viewing him.

10 Reasons The Union Offense Is Hottest in MLS

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 become one of the hottest offenses in the league.

The Union should counterattack more: here's why

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

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.

USA 2-2 Portugal: Postgame Analysis

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.

Union 3-3 Whitecaps: Union Defense Reaches New Low

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

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?