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Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 11:35 PM
2-1 Panama. There it is. — Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) October 16, 2013 .@AndresCantorGOL is going crazy. — Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) October 16, 2013 Three minutes of stoppage time in Panama, four in Costa Rica. — Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) October... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Chicago Fire

Monday, May 23, 2011, 4:53 AM
Here are your player ratings for Saturday's game. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 6.75 - "Not one of his best games. Beat shortside badly on the only goal. He did seem to also get a slight deflection on the ball Williams deflected to save a goal." (Pete Olmsted) - "I've noticed him anticipate/cheat... Read more

Rank and File: Union at FC Dallas

Thursday, May 19, 2011, 5:11 AM
There weren’t too many comments posted this week, and the ones that I did get were primarily aimed at Peter Nowak. So I’m going to just post the player scores, and then the comments about Nowak. A note regarding the player scores: they really all are that similar. Almost all the players... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

Friday, May 13, 2011, 11:00 AM
Here's how you rated the Union's performance in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Los Angeles at PPL Park. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 7.42 - "The Dragon was great and he earned some serious fans by gutting out what looked like a pretty serious groin injury." Dave Q.) - "Faryd gets +1 for playing hurt... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Portland Timbers

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 4:48 PM
A few news items first... First, in case you haven't heard yet, David Beckham did not make the trip to Philadelphia because Galaxy coach Bruce Arena wanted to rest him between weekend games. As for the Union's injury report, the noteworthy items are that Stefani Miglioranzi is doubtful with a right... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 3:54 PM
Here are your player ratings from Saturday's game. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 8.07 - "I don't want to overstate how awesome Mondragón is, so I'll simply observe that he celebrated the win by proceeding to go out and kill Osama bin Laden." (Fake Peter Nowak) Defenders Danny Califf:... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Seattle Sounders

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 7:19 PM
Sorry this is so late. The reason, to be frank, is that people were slow in voting. But the Union having the weekend off gave me a bit more time to get this up. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 6.51 - "Mondragón was good again, along with the defense. It was really weak to give up the... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Vancouver

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 12:00 PM
I had more than enough to say yesterday about Saturday's game, so now it's your turn. Here are your player ratings and comments on the Union's win over Vancouver. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 7.92 - "Mondragón continues to show why the Union went after him. A calming presence on the... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Houston Dynamo

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 12:00 PM
Here we go again with another season of your player ratings from each Union game. We have a lot more voters this year, which I'm very happy about. If you'd like to join in, just email me and I'll add you to the list. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 8.17 - "The new captain has a clear calming presence... Read more

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:43 AM
Believe it or not, the 2011 Major League Soccer season starts tonight. Yes, really. The first of 306 fixtures this season kicks off at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time tonight, as the Seattle Sounders host the Los Angeles Galaxy at Qwest Field. ESPN will broadcast the match beginning at 9:30, or perhaps a... Read more
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