Analysis

Analysis

Fortress Bethlehem: What the Steel must do to make the playoffs

Bethlehem’s current position in the table, 5th, reflects that they have played the most games in the league, and that a “points-currently-won” table hides the fact. A points-per-game statistic is a more accurate comparison, and PSP has calculated one. We have also sketched out a possible path to the playoffs.

Analysis

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 1-0 New England Revolution

The Union weren’t perfect, but they handled New England’s manic press to earn a huge victory over the playoff wannabes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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