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Analysis and Player Ratings: Timbers 2-1 Union
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Analysis and Player Ratings: Timbers 2-1 Union

Philadelphia Union became too narrow and too stretched, but they still had chances to take points in a difficult environment in Portland.

Analysis and player ratings: Union 1-1 Montreal Impact
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Analysis and player ratings: Union 1-1 Montreal Impact

Set piece defending canceled out Tranquillo Barnetta’s fine goal in a lethargic but intriguing tactical battle.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Chicago Fire 3-0 Union
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Analysis and Player Ratings: Chicago Fire 3-0 Union

Though the Union don’t have any fatal flaws, they fall apart when all of their defensive flaws are exposed at once.

Analysis and player ratings: Union 2-0 Sporting KC
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Analysis and player ratings: Union 2-0 Sporting KC

Up a man and a goal, the Union did the hard work necessary to get a big three points.

Analysis & player ratings: Columbus Crew 1-2 Philadelphia Union
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Analysis & player ratings: Columbus Crew 1-2 Philadelphia Union

Keegan Rosenberry’s quickfire response earned the Union a huge three points in Columbus.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 1-3 Toronto FC
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Player ratings & analysis: Union 1-3 Toronto FC

Ken Tribbett’s rough night overshadowed a number of other consistent problems that have plagued the second half of the Union’s 2016 season.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Revolution 0-4 Union
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Analysis & Player Ratings: Revolution 0-4 Union

Alejandro Bedoya’s debut brought balance to the Union midfield while the Revolution continued to flail.

Analysis and Player Ratings: DC United 2-2 Union
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Analysis and Player Ratings: DC United 2-2 Union

Philadelphia Union fought back, and fought through the defense’s worst passing performance of the season. Then they stopped fighting. Or, to be more accurate, they stopped fighting as a team.