Joel Hoover

  • joined Jun 08, 2013
  • last login Jul 27, 2013
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User Blog

Tactics/Analysis: Missing a "Plan B"


A drab 0-0 draw with the Portland Timbers outlined one major thing Saturday night: there's no "Plan B" for the Philadelphia Union's playing style. Taking a tactical look at the breakdown of the game.

Tactics/Analysis: Two Opponents


On a night where they were playing both Chivas USA and Mother Nature, the Philadelphia Union overcame both for a 3-1 victory--and despite the latter's influence, left a few tactical storylines to...

Tactics/Analysis: Limping Home


The Philadelphia Union end a stretch of three matches in seven days with a dispirited, exhausted 1-0 defeat to the Houston Dynamo on the road. A tactical look back on the match, including a look at...

Tactics/Analysis: Short Two Points II


It was a nightmare conclusion for the Philadelphia Union at Real Salt Lake--even if they still snatched a draw. A tactical analysis and breakdown of the 2-2 game, its talking points, and the key...

Tactics/Analysis: Short Two Points


A game that went from draw to victory to draw for the Philadelphia Union in a matter of 10 minutes: breaking down all 98 minutes or so of action from Saturday's 2-2 drama with FC Dallas at PPL Park.

Tactics/Analysis: Not Born to Follow


The Philadelphia Union finally returned to winning ways against the New York Red Bulls--in convincing, encouraging fashion. A tactical breakdown of the match and the key players and adjustments...

Tactics/Analysis: "Crashing Out" An Understatement


Analytically breaking down a lifeless, inept 3-1 U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round defeat for the Philadelphia Union to I-95 rivals D.C. United.

Identity In Progress: How the U Routed The Crew


A tactical analysis of the Philadelphia Union's convincing 3-0 win over Columbus, and the greater implications it may or may not have.

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