Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: New Jersey Red Bulls 0-0 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: New Jersey Red Bulls 0-0 Philadelphia Union

A look at the Union’s draw against the perpetually frustrated Red Bulls.

Tactical analysis: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

A wild and ugly game produced some intriguing tactical moves by the managers, but the scoreline reflects Philly’s chronic inability to create good chances out of good positions.

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Atlanta United FC
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Atlanta United FC

Philadelphia Union lost a lead in extra time for the second time in three matches. What can they do further up the pitch to protect the defense?

Tactical analysis: Toronto FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Toronto FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union gave up two set piece goals and rarely threatened from open play, falling to a calm and composed Toronto FC side on the road.

Tactical analysis: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Philadelphia Union

Goals off set piece scrambles nearly helped the Union pull off a rare road win, but a few systemic issues remain to be solved before a showdown with Toronto FC.

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact

Montreal Impact used another simple move up the left to punish Philadelphia Union for the second time this season.

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas

Philadelphia Union’s number 10 dominated and, finally, the opponent’s playmaker was the struggling as a talented Dallas side was dispatched with ease in Chester Saturday night.

Tactical analysis: New England Revolution 3-0 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: New England Revolution 3-0 Philadelphia Union

The Union were undone by a strategy that exposed their fullbacks and their lack of attacking cohesion.

Tactical quick hits: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew
Tactical Analysis

Tactical quick hits: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew

The Union returned to their aggressive style, and it paid off.

Tactical analysis: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union
Tactical Analysis

Tactical analysis: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union

Neither team was good in the final third, but Columbus stuck to their gameplan and it paid off with a big win over the Union