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Philadelphia Union

Analysis & player ratings: Fire 1-1 Union

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Strong showings from Sebastien Le Toux, and center back pairing Maurice Edu and Ethan White, on a night when both the Union and Fire struggles to create shots on goal from open play.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 3-1 Red Bulls

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You think the Union looked good on Wednesday night? Wait until Vincent Nogueira and Cristian Maidana get more time together with each playing in their preferred position. Then look out.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 3-3 Rapids

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The Union should have beaten Colorado. Questionable late game strategy and poor execution cost them dearly when it mattered most.

Player ratings & analysis: FC Dallas 2-1 Union

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The Union played too deep to start, responded well to Dallas' opener, then failed to mount a comeback in the second half after a deflating own goal.

Player ratings & analysis: Revolution 1-3 Union

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There were signs of real progress as the Union returned to league play with a 3-1 road win over New England.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 3-3 Whitecaps

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Second half adjustments helped solidify the midfield and sparked the Union fightback.

Player ratings & analysis: Chivas USA 0-3 Philadelphia Union

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Chivas USA makes everyone look good. Fortunately for Philadelphia Union, they were this week's beneficiary, but they earned it.

Analysis & Player Ratings: LA Galaxy 4-1 Philadelphia Union

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Stranded forwards. Woeful defending. Damaging turnovers. It was a nightmare display on Sunday in LA.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 3-5 Revs

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While suspensions, injuries, and international duty played their part, the Union's decision to field their least mobile centerback pairing was at the heart of the Union's dismal loss to New England.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 2-1 Sporting Kansas City

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A loss might have be the final nail in John Hackworth's coaching coffin. Instead, the under-fire Union manager got the effort of a lifetime from his makeshift squad.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 0-1 DC United

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Neither the defense nor the midfield had a bad day at the office, but proceedings grounded to a halt when the Union reached the final third against DC United.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 1-2 Sounders

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There were definite positives from the Union's showing in Seattle, but with their winless streak at 8 matches, they must turn positivity into points -- plural -- against DC United.

Player ratings & analysis: Impact 1-0 Union

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After the toothless display against Houston, many assumed Philly would spend last week working on how to get the ball from the back to the attacking third with more consistency and speed. The results of such work were not evident in the final product Saturday's loss to Montreal.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 0-0 Houston

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PSP has player ratings and analysis from the Union's scoreless draw with Houston on Saturday.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Red Bulls 2-1 Union

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In falling yet again at Red Bull Arena, the Union looked confused, disorganized and at times downright disinterested.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 2-2 RSL

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What to do with Nogueira and can someone get the Union some "No Doze"?

Player ratings & analysis: Union 1-1 Impact

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Another dominant performance, another disappointing result. PSP has player ratings and analysis on the Union's 1-1 draw with Montreal.

Player ratings & analysis: Crew 2-1 Union

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Good teams take positives from losses. Luckily for the Union, there were plenty of positives in Saturday's loss to the Crew.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 1-0 Revs

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The Union have never played a better half than they played in the first half against New England on Saturday, winning 1-0.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 1-1 Timbers

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Barring the final moments of the match, there was a ton to like about the Union's first performance of 2014. PSP looks at the individual and collective play from the season opener.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 1-2 SKC

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John Hackworth's decision to bench Jack McInerney and play a new formation in the season finale failed to produce the desired result in the Union's season-ending loss. PSP has analysis and player ratings.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 1-2 Impact

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Montreal made adjustments to combat their poor first half showing. The Union did not. Then they lost.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 1-1 DC United

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While their closest opponents both scored precious road victories, the Union failed to bring the required intensity and attacking numbers in DC and were only able to salvage a draw.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 1-0 TFC

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Kleberson bailed the Union out in a match in which the forwards were far from clinical in front of goal.

Analysis & player ratings: Union 1-0 Sporting KC

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The Union relied heavily on Zac MacMath and Kansas City's terrible finishing to break their five-game winless streak.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-1 Houston Dynamo

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With little coming through the middle, the Union were left to dump cross after cross into a box patrolled by one of the biggest back lines in MLS. It didn't work.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 0-1 Earthquakes

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San Jose crushed the Union on the flanks for the first half hour then hung on for the win.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 0-0 Impact

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Montreal came to PPL Park seeking only a draw. The Union wanted a win. Unfortunately, the Union lacked the creativity and finishing to take the victory that they deserved.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 1-5 Revolution

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It all went wrong for the Union, who melted down after a refereeing decision didn't go their way.

Analysis & Player Ratings: Union 0-0 Red Bulls

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A draw at Red Bull Arena was a great result, even if the Union's performance left a lot to be desired.

Analysis and player ratings: Union 2-0 DC United

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Conor Casey led the way, but the Union took a while to assert their dominance over a weakened DC United side.

Player Ratings and Analysis: Philadelphia Union 1-2 Chicago Fire

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In a game against a much improved Chicago side, it was John Hackworth's second half adjustments that led directly to his team's downfall. PSP has analysis and player ratings.

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Player Ratings: Union 2-0 Revolution

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Player ratings from the Union's 2-0 U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal victory over New England.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 2-1 Cosmos

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The 4-4-2 the Union trotted out against the Cosmos left wide open spaces in the heart of the pitch on both sides of the ball. If they choose to do the same against the Revolution on Saturday, the result will likely be very different.

Player ratings and analysis: Fire 2-2 Union

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PSP's Mike Servedio has player ratings and analysis from the Union's 2-2 draw at Chicago.

English Premier League

Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City: The Player Ratings

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Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 in an exhilarating encounter at Anfield, with Brendan Rodgers' side moving five points clear at the top of the table.

Liverpool were nothing short of sensational in an action packed first half, with Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel putting them two goals to the good, while City lost key player Yaya Toure to injury.

Man Utd player ratings vs Norwich – Young the main man

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Man Utd player ratings vs Norwich Young the main man - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Man Utd survived a veritable onslaught from Norwich at Carrow Road, snatching a 1-0 win thanks to a second-half strike from substitute Danny Welbeck.

The England striker relived the pressure off the Champions, who obviously missed the influence of the injured Wayne Rooney.

Chelsea Player Ratings vs Stoke – Schurrle Brace Not Enough

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Chelsea Player Ratings vs Stoke Schurrle Brace Not Enough - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea stumbled to a first league defeat against Stoke for 38 years, with a late screamer from substituteOussama Assaidi earning all three points for Mark Hughes' side at the Britannia.

The Blues had led after Acdre Schurrle's superb swivel and shot into the far corner; but Peter Crouch capitalised from some poor Chelsea defending to draw his side level against the run of play.

More Agony for Moyes – Man Utd player ratings vs Newcastle

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Yoann Cabaye's second half effort condemned Man Utd to their second consecutive home defeat for 10 years, as a hard-working Newcastle outfit triumphed at Old Trafford, 1-0.

The result will heap further pressure on the beleaguered David Moyes; with the Scot having had the luxury of picking Dutch hit-man Robin Van Persie for the game, having been without him for the last three matches.

The Rest

Player Ratings: USA 2-2 Portugal

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The US was the better team on the night, but serious mistakes at the start and end of the match forced them to accept a 2-2 draw against Portugal.