Analysis

Jay Sugarman on player development
Analysis

Jay Sugarman on player development

Several days ago Union principal owner Jay Sugarman introduced new Sporting Director Ernst Tanner to the Media at Talen Energy Stadium. Tim Jones listened carefully and has been thinking about what he said.

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 2-0 New York City FC
Analysis / Tactical Analysis

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 2-0 New York City FC

The Union not only played some breathtaking footy Saturday night, but absolutely shredded NYCFC’s game plan by enforcing their will and style on the match.

Coaches Burke (l) and Hogan (r)
Analysis / USL

From Bethlehem to Canada – soccer and player development updated

Tim Jones charts the internal structure of the Steel’s current roster, shares a summary of the “MLS 2” sides in 2018, updates USL’s plans for Division 3 in 2019, and discusses progress toward 2019’s Canadian Premier League.

Postgame analysis: Portland Timbers 3-0 Philadelphia Union
Analysis

Postgame analysis: Portland Timbers 3-0 Philadelphia Union

Two dumb penalties and Groundhog’s Day in front of goal doomed the Union in Portland over the weekend.

Earnie Stewart’s Bethlehem legacy
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Earnie Stewart’s Bethlehem legacy

Earnie Stewart saw his last USL match as Sporting Director for KeyStone Sports’s soccer teams Sunday. in the second half there was a new phenomenon on the pitch. It will be part of his legacy.

Coaches Burke (l) and Hogan (r)
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel FC’s playoff prospects

Phillies Hall-of-Fame pitcher Jim Bunning consistently beat the teams he was supposed to beat. For the rest of the season, in order to make the playoffs, Bethlehem Steel FC must do the same.

Money talks when you do it right
Analysis / Statistics

Money talks when you do it right

How much does club spending matter when competing in MLS. Chris Sherman digs into the hard-to-collect data to determine.

A tactical alternative emerges within Union “template”
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

A tactical alternative emerges within Union “template”

Interesting tactical options are now available down on the farm, and the choice availability seems to be deliberate. Might it come for the first team?

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 4-0 Vancouver Whitecaps
Analysis / Union

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 4-0 Vancouver Whitecaps

Breaking down how the Union broke Vancouver down

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.

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