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Statistical Analysis

Expected goals are down, but that hasn’t been a problem in Florida for the Philadelphia Union

The Union is 24th in xG through five regular season games in 2020 and has the lowest rate among MLS is Back teams.

By the Numbers: MLS is Back with a Philadelphia Union win

Looking at the numbers from the first Union game in four months

By The Numbers: Philadelphia Union 3-3 draw with LAFC

A look back at the numbers from a wild night out west

Tactical Review & Statistical Analysis: Union at FC Dallas

A look back at the 2-0 loss in Frisco

By the Numbers: Philadelphia Union regular season review

Let’s take a look back at the numbers behind the Union’s best regular season yet

By the Numbers: Regular season finale vs NYCFC

A look back at the numbers from the season finale

By the Numbers: Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United

A look back at the numbers behind the Union’s comeback win over Atlanta United

By the Numbers: Back on track against D.C. United

A look back at the key stats from Saturday’s 3-1 win over D.C. United

By the Numbers: Philadelphia Union lose away to 10th place Chicago Fire

A look back at the numbers from the Union’s frustrating loss

Philadelphia Union By the Numbers: Houston Dynamo home win

A look back at the numbers from Sunday’s 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo

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.

An early look at the Nogueira and Barnetta replacements

How do Alejandro Bedoya and Haris Medunjanin compare to Vincent Nogueira and Tranquillo Barnetta? An early look.

A tale of two sides: The Union offense and defense

It was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness - it just depends on which side of the ball you're on.

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.

The Philadelphia Union take the best shots in MLS

The Union aren't good at possession or even shooting - so how do they lead the league in goals?

Have we seen the last of the cross happy Union?

The Union aren't sending crosses into the box as much this year. Is that a secret to their success?

What a Union playoff season looks like

The revolving door that was the Philadelphia Union offseason has left fans breathless, confused and optimistic. Was it enough to get them into the playoffs?

Analyzing the Philadelphia Union's defense

There's no denying that the Philadelphia Union's main weakness was on defense. We take a look at the numbers to see who the weakest links were.

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.

Forbes says Union value has increased by $55M

Forbes is back to valuing MLS franchises and their take on the Union adds to the confusion around the Union's financial situation.

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.

A conversation with the Union Analysis Staff

Brotherly Game spoke with BJ Callaghan and Garrison Draper about the use of data and analysis inside the Union organization. We discuss the tools used to sign Fernando Aristeguieta, the post game analysis process and the future of GPS tracking.

Breaking down the Union's late game collapses

Union fans have witnessed an unfair number of heartbreaking matches. The latest collapse against New England was just one in a long line of terrible finishes. Go ahead and lie down on the couch for this one. The best therapy is to face your demons.

The Top 500 clubs in CONCACAF

Again we've put mathematics and statistical analysis into play by objectively ranking the top five hundred soccer clubs in the CONCACAF nations.

Methodology for ranking top 500 clubs in CONCACAF

The methodology for ranking top 500 clubs in CONCACAF uses an Elo rating system with over 22,000 games coupled with the Poisson distribution to rank as many clubs in CONCACAF as we could.

Cuales son las mejores ligas de fútbol en CONCACAF

Estamos listando las 10 mejores liga de futbol del Centro y Norte America.

Top 10 Leagues in CONCACAF - Methodology

The methodology for mathematically ranking the 10 best leagues in CONCACAF.

Ranking the 10 Best Leagues in CONCACAF

Ranking the best leagues in the CONCACAF using the results of the major tournaments in the region.