Analysis

A more frugal 2018 Union bench?
Analysis

A more frugal 2018 Union bench?

Possible off-season organization roster promotions ranging from plausible to bold. They would clear salary space for needed help, if our salary guesses are anywhere close to reasonable.

Distance, time and money: USL conference realignment
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Distance, time and money: USL conference realignment

PSP analyzes travel time and travel costs for the USL east and the USL west, and guesses what realignment into three conferences might look like.

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night
Analysis / USMNT

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night

Analysis and thoughts on the World Cup Qualifier between the USMNT and Costa Rica.

Steel playoff chances revisited
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Steel playoff chances revisited

At the three-quarter mark of the season, Bethlehem Steel FC are still in the playoff picture but are in a dogfight with four other sides for one of the bottom three qualifying slots. Here’s our opinion of their chances.

Yaro and Rosenberry remain full of potential, in need of progress
Analysis

Yaro and Rosenberry remain full of potential, in need of progress

Keegan Rosenberry and Josh Yaro finally took the field together in 2017. The results? Much like 2016.

Santi Moab's winner in Ottawa 8/5/17
Analysis

An assessment a little past midseason: Bethlehem Steel FC

PSP analyzes why the 2017 version of the Bethlehem Steel is better than that of the previous year. There are three clear reasons.

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 4a: Aggregate referee bias
Analysis / Statistics

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 4a: Aggregate referee bias

Home field advantage can be staggering in MLS. Chris Sherman breaks down the numbers to see if the referees have anything to do with that.

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 3: Scheduling and short rest
Analysis / Statistics

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 3: Scheduling and short rest

Chris Sherman looks at the impact of short rest on performance. He also looks at whether MLS schedules favor home teams with longer rest and if that could impact home field advantage.

Players to watch: players we watched, part III
Analysis

Players to watch: players we watched, part III

Before the season began, the staff at Philly Soccer Page identified a group of players that seemed likely to have a large impact on the 2017 side’s success. Halfway through, it’s worth taking a look how that group have performed.

The anatomy of an amazing save
Analysis

The anatomy of an amazing save

PSP breaks down Andre Blake’s spectacular, game-defining save against D.C. United, looking at what led to it and how he did it.