Analysis

Four things we learned from a home shutout
Analysis / Union

Four things we learned from a home shutout

Missing the core of their midfield, how did the Union fare tactically on Friday night? PSP’s Peter Andrews breaks down the toothless performance against Toronto.

Derrick Jones staying hydrated.
Analysis

A closer look at Derrick Jones in the USOC

What does Tuesday’s Open Cup match against the Richmond Kickers’ bench teach us about Derrick Jones as a center midfielder? Speculatively, it may be more than you might think.

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union at Atlanta United
Analysis

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union at Atlanta United

It’s not about what happens to you, but your reaction to it that matters.
— Epictetus

Final whistle. Curtin and Marsh share some thoughts.
Analysis / Union

Postgame analysis: New York Red Bulls 0 – 0 Philadelphia Union

PSP’s Chris Gibbons breaks down how the Union stood up to the heavy Red Bull press, and managed to press back themselves.

Brandon Allen leaves the Steel for Nashville
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Brandon Allen leaves the Steel for Nashville

With Brandon Allen’s role with Bethlehem decreasing in recent weeks, the Steel transferred the striker to Nashville SC on Tuesday. PSP’s Tim Jones breaks down the move from both Allen’s and the Steel’s perspective.

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 4-1 Real Salt Lake
Analysis / Union

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 4-1 Real Salt Lake

Fafa Picault and Borek Dockal put in dominant performances as the Union once again showed they can play on the left side of the field after all. PSP’s Dan Walsh has the postgame analysis.

The 2018 Union, in charts
Analysis / Statistics

The 2018 Union, in charts

How have the Union compared, statistically, to average winners and average losers so far this year in Major League Soccer? PSP’s Chris Sherman set out to find the answer.

Postgame analysis: Montreal Impact 0-2 Philadelphia Union
Analysis / Union

Postgame analysis: Montreal Impact 0-2 Philadelphia Union

The Union diverged from some season-long trends Saturday as they diverged from another trend and won their first road game in nearly a year. PSP’s Dan Walsh explains.

2-0. Half time. Trying to stay positive.
Analysis / Union

All of the shots: Are the Union a bad attacking team… or what?

The advanced metrics love the Union, but the results don’t back that up so far. What’s going on?

Change, Part 2: Analysis – Does stability improve results?
Analysis / Statistics

Change, Part 2: Analysis – Does stability improve results?

In part 2 if our one-day series on change, Chris Sherman looks at the data to examine how having consistent managers and/or lineup correlates with match results.