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

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 2: Crowd Size
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Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 2: Crowd Size

Chris Sherman continues to investigate potential causes for home field advantage in MLS using statistical analysis. This second article demonstrates home field advantage and studies the effect of the size of the home crowd on the home team’s advantage.

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 1: Traveling distance
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Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 1: Traveling distance

Chris Sherman investigates potential causes for home field advantage in MLS using statistical analysis. The first article demonstrates home field advantage and studies the effect of distance traveled on said advantage.

PSP talks to AmericanSoccerAnalysis about the numbers behind the Union’s hot start
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PSP talks to AmericanSoccerAnalysis about the numbers behind the Union’s hot start

PSP spoke with Harrison Crow of AmericanSoccerAnalysis about the numbers behind Philly’s hot start to the season and the steady development of statistical analyses in Major League Soccer.

Statistics: John McCarthy vs. Andre Blake
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Statistics: John McCarthy vs. Andre Blake

A look at the goalkeeping statistics of Andre Blake and John McCarthy.

Defensive Statistics: Union 2-1 NYCFC
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Defensive Statistics: Union 2-1 NYCFC

A look at defensive stats from the Union’s win over NYCFC.

Defensive Statistics: Union 2-3 KC
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Defensive Statistics: Union 2-3 KC

Set piece defending and goalkeeping have been glaring weaknesses for the Union in 2015.

Defensive Statistics: Union 0-1 Fire
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Defensive Statistics: Union 0-1 Fire

Davis Russell looks at defensive stats from the Union’s loss in Chicago.

Defensive Statistics: Philadelphia Union vs FC Dallas
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Defensive Statistics: Philadelphia Union vs FC Dallas

Davis Russell looks at the defensive stats from Saturday’s loss to Dallas.

Projecting season points totals using roster turnover
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Projecting season points totals using roster turnover

The Union have a new striker and new center back, but overall the squad looks very similar to 2014’s team. Kevin Minkus looks at whether that roster stability can predict Philly’s points total this season.