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mk_27

  • joined Feb 03, 2011
  • last login Jul 30, 2014
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US Soccer, Union supporter. Philly everything.

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Target Acquired

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The Philadelphia Union are just a few points away from a playoff berth - 48 should do the trick. Are the U also on the verge of their best season to date?

Union Stat Check - Continued Optimism

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While some brace for the worst, the Philadelphia Union continue to earn vital points in the thick of an Eastern Conference playoff race.

Union Stat Check: Earning the Points

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How do Philadelphia Union players' stats stack up against the rest of league and all-time MLS greats? Read on to find out!

Optimism In A Rough Patch For Philly Sports

Tired of feeling down on Philadelphia sports in general and the Union in particular? Take a few moments to see how the current boys in blue stack up against the league and some of its all-time...

Pfeffer and Steffen Named to US U-18 MNT Camp

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Philadelphia Union Homegrown Player Zach Pfeffer and FC Delco / Union Academy product (current University of Maryland goalkeeper) Zack Steffen were called into a mid-September US U-18 MNT camp in the Netherlands.

Numbers For A Team In Transition

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2/3 into a disappointing season, a look at Philadelphia Union statistics as they cling onto playoff hopes.

Timeline of a Revolving Door

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What happened to the Philadelphia Union's roster under Peter Nowak? A timeline of the former manager's ever-changing player pool.

Numbers Don't Take An International Break

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Where do the Philadelphia Union stand one third of the way through the season? A look at stats from the first 11 games.

Coaching Longevity and Success in Major League Soccer

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How long do coaches last in Major League Soccer? A look at 16+ years of trophies and management changes.

One Month Down: An Early Look At 2012 Numbers

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How are the early numbers stacking up for and against the Philadelphia Union? A look at where the team and its players stand after four games.

Union Youth One Step Closer to Olympic Dream

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How will the U-23 Olympic Qualifying Schedule affect the Philadelphia Union? A look at team connections to the Summer Games and how the schedules match up.

The Expansion Draft: A Broken System?

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Are players selected in the MLS Expansion Draft really used to build new teams? A look at how all expansion teams have jettisoned their picks since 2004.

The Six Degrees of Danny Cepero

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Did the Philadelphia Union choose Florida Gulf Coast University for a scrimmage completely at random? A look at the many connections between unlikely preseason opponents.

All Things Finally Equal, Comparing Union & Dynamo Season Stats

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How do the Houston Dynamo and Philadelphia Union stack up statistically as they enter into the Eastern Conference Semifinals? A side-by-side comparison of the 2nd and 3rd seeds ahead of their...

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Seba Finds Scoring Touch As Must-Win Matches Loom

Will home points alone be enough to secure a playoff berth? Can Sebastien Le Toux continue his recent run of form and match last year's scoring output? Hit the jump for a few stats and a look at...

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Pomp & Circumstance - Who Is Set To Graduate From Generation Adidas?

Danny Califf, Justin Mapp, Brian Carroll, and Freddy Adu came into the league through this program (though it was known as Nike Project-40 at the time). Amobi Okugo, Danny Mwanga, Zac MacMath, and...

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Stats, Lists, and Questions: What Are Your Thoughts?

The Philadelphia Union have 11 games remaining in the regular season - 5 at home and 6 away.  The combined away record for teams slated to visit PPL Park between now and mid-October is 9-30-20....

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A Fresh Start For Freddy

At 22, Freddy Adu returns to the league with 8 years as a professional under his belt. He's been capped 17 times for the USMNT, which would make him the 2nd most capped American on the Union behind...

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Subtraction By Subtraction: The Incredible Shrinking Roster

Meanwhile, another story line has been developing: The Union have recently unloaded Chris Agorsor, Jordan Harvey, Thorne Holder, and (pending formalities) Carlos Ruiz from a roster that already...

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Escape from Bizarro World - Stats Ahead of the Playoff Push

17 year old academy player Christian Hernandez, Everton U18 / England YNT striker Chris Long, Sons of Ben vice president Corey Furlan, and ticket sales account executives Nico Abelende & Alex...

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Mid-year Musings: A Look At The Union And MLS At The 2011 Halfway Point

We may not be satisfied with the offensive output, we all have concerns about whether the U have enough defensive depth to survive the absence of two players at the same time (which is a distinct...

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[UPDATED] I Can Read The Letters Painted On Your Seats: MLS Attendance Analysis

I've grown weary of the excuses from fans of teams that consistently underachieve at the gates while teams in other markets blaze ahead. I want soccer to flourish across the country (and in Canada...

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A Few Stats to Start the Week

It's getting harder every week to find a league-related statistic without Bimbo stamped all over it. When there is a strong case to be made that the creators of the 2011 All Star Game ballot...

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A Point Away From Home

Tactical adjustments throughout the game had a significant impact on Saturday's outcome. Whether it was bringing Keon Daniel on, swapping a forward for a forward, or bringing Keon Daniel off, all...

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More From The Stat Nerd

Some numbers can be manipulated to fit whatever narrative you would like, while others don't really need your help to prove a point. The Philadelphia Union have remained strong in every defensive...

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Managing The Salary Cap

There are many who believe the salary cap exists only in principal, and that certainly seems to have merit when you look at the payroll for the New York Red Bulls and Los Angeles Galaxy over the...

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More Exposure for Union in Year 2

A look at how increased visibility in Year 2 has helped grow the Union brand, and some thoughts on what more could be done.

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A Stat Nerd's View Of The Union

A fanpost detailing the statistics of the Philadelphia Union's young season.

US U20s Fall 2-1 to Guatemala in CONCACAF QFinals

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Amobi Okugo and Zac MacMath will spend more time with the Union this summer than previously expected - the US U20s failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1995.

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Work In Progress - Formation of the Union

There are currently 22 players on the Union roster, though the transfer window will remain open until April 15 (reopening July 15 - August 14) and trades/discovery signings can happen through...

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