Photo: Courtesy of Philadelphia Union It isn't hard to guess how everybody involved with Philadelphia Union from players to coaches to fans are feeling after Saturday's road win in New England. It also isn't hard to figure out why New England felt the need to steal a page [...]
Many teams go through late summer swoons in MLS. Philadelphia Union have not been "found out," and they are not revealing long-hidden weaknesses. They are making individual mistakes, bad defensive reads, and playing too direct.
The Union midfield is in transition. PSP's Adam Cann breaks down that transition after the Union's 3-2 loss to Vancouver, why the Union are now surrendering so many goals, and why the attack is so exciting to watch.
Make no mistake: Alberg was the story. His finishing, movement, "dirty running," and awareness were sublime. But there was a lot more to like about the Union performance than just their hat trick hero.
The Union and Rapids confirmed a lot of stereotypes about American soccer in what was mostly a staid game, until suddenly it wasn't. PSP's Adam Cann offers analysis and player ratings for Saturday's 1-1 draw.
Harsh conditions and a red card conspired with Chicago Fire to end the Union's two match win streak. Although there were few outstanding performances, the trend of playing mostly mistake-free soccer continued.
The Union sat back and absorbed New England's pressure. They earned a point through Andre Blake's heroism and Fernando Aristeguieta's fine finish, but they will need to transition with much more success to trouble Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday.
When a talented team executes their gameplan perfectly, there is not much an opponent can do. The Crew are a talented team, and the Union could not recover after being pinned back the entire first half.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 36th minute header and 52nd minute penalty saw Manchester United through, as they retained the top spot in the Premier League table. Southampton saw more of the ball though, as they dominatedball possession with 57% .
United made four on target goal attempts, while the Saints had one.
It´s not many times you have one man play so brilliantly to win a game for Newcastle United, but that´s exactly what happened yesterday when Rob Elliot put in a magnificent performance at Bournemouth to keep his second clean sheet in a row and get Newcastle only our second win of the season and our [.
Nirvana churned out 'Smells like Teen Spirit', but the influx of world class superstars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan along with manager Jose Mourinho, which was supposed to give Manchester United 'Nirvana', has furnished something excruciatingly different over the course of last week.