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  • joined Nov 10, 2013
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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Just someone who likes sports and numbers and tries to make sense of it all

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

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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?

HTQ: The Union can win a trophy- How does it feel?

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Consider yourself pinched. The Union are hosting a U.S. Open Cup Final. It's going to be awesome. The staff gets a little introspective and discusses what it means now that the Union are one game...

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.

The changing role of the back four

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The Union played their new game and the result was a second straight home win. The post-game analysis looks at how Curtin's counterattack design has changed the role of the Union back four.

Transfers! The State of the Union's Salary Budget

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

SKC 1-1 Union: Post game statistical analysis

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The weekly post game analysis digs into how the new Union are giving up the possession battle but not giving up the battle for good shots. And the Stat Hero and Zero awards are given out.

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...

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...

Saturday In The Park: The Union take on the Fire

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Listen children, all is not lost, all is not lost, oh no, no

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.

Revolution 1-3 Union: From Wide To Long To a Win

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A new formation. A new lineup. A new commitment to defense and counterattacking. How the Union went from wide to long and stole a win.

Reliving the USA World Cup history against Germany

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Part 3 of the 3 part series that looks back on the USMNT history against Group G opponents. We finish up with the Germans and the story is not a fun one to relive.

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.

Reliving USMNT World Cup history against Portugal

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Part 2 of the 3 part series that looks back at the United States history against its World Cup opponents. Today the focus is Portugal and one of the great matches in United States history that...

Selecting the Ideal Union Starting XI

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The staff of Brotherly Game offers up their ideal starting XIs for the rest of the season. Hopefully when the curtain comes up on the second half of the season, these ideas have become reality.

Reliving the USMNT World Cup History Against Ghana

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Part 1 of the 3 part series that relives the World Cup history of the USMNT Group G foes. Part 1 focuses on the Ghana Black Stars.

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.

Chivas USA 0-3 Union: Stat Hero of the Match

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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?

Part 2: Wheeler vs. Berry and the Rest of the D

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Part 2 of a 2 part series looking at the Union defenders. The second part is a statistical look at the Union's individual defenders with a focus on the Wheeler vs. Berry matchup

Part 1: Wheeler vs. Berry - A Stat Intro

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Part 1 of a 2 part series looking at the Union defenders. The first post examines individual defensive statistics and which ones matter the most.

A Visual History of The Nowak and Hackworth Eras

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A look at the ups and downs of the Union's 5 year history and the two coaches who paced the sidelines. Hackworth's tenure looks just a bit better than Nowak's, but in the end Hackworth's reliance...

The New MLS TV Riches - Union and Fan Impact

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MLS just got richer! So what does the new deal mean for the Philadelphia Union and ultimately the fans?

Welcome to 1 in 100: Shooting Woes in Perspective

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Since The Jack McInerney trade the Union have converted 3.8% of their shot attempts into goals. That's 30% worse than the worst MLS team last year. Things have to turn around, right? Right?

Stat Zero of the Match and Post-Jack Shooting

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The Stat Zero of the match this week is thrown out to the crowd for judgement and we look at the Union shooting pre and post Jack. What would statisticians say about the fans' woes?

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