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Rank and File: Union at Columbus Crew

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:04 PM
With the 2010 season officially in the books, it's time to take a look back at the year as a whole. Marc Narducci's analysis in today's Inquirer covers a lot of the ground, so here's something more to supplement it. I've compiled all of the Rank and File ratings from this season to get a season-average... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Red Bull New York

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 9:00 AM
I've tried over the last few weeks to stay out of adding my own comments to this, but I do want to offer my two cents about one player in particular. You'll see below that there are views from both ends of the spectrum about Fred. I personally think that he's worth bringing back, though his salary... Read more

At last, it all comes together for the Union

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 1:12 AM
Raise your hand if you expected the Union to win last night. Not wanted them to win, or hoped they would win. Expected they would win. I'll admit it: I didn't. The Red Bulls have been playing so well lately, and are so stacked with talent, that I figured their visit to PPL Park would end the way... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

Monday, October 11, 2010, 3:35 PM
Better late than never, right? Goalkeeper Brad Knighton: 6.40 - "Heck of a stop by Knighton against Donovan. Seitz wouldn't have made that save - he'd have been too busy falling over backwards." (Peter N.) Defenders Danny Califf: 5.40 Jordan Harvey: 5.00 Michael Orozco Fiscal: 5.25 -... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Houston Dynamo

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 4:50 PM
Before we get to the ratings from Saturday's game, here's something to think about now that the Union are out of the playoff race. I am sure there are plenty of people for whom this season has been a disappointment, including people at the club itself. But I never expected the Union to make the playoffs... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Colorado Rapids

Friday, October 1, 2010, 8:27 AM
The latest ratings are about what you'd expect. You know it was a bad game when even Sebastien Le Toux gets a low number. I will be chatting during tomorrow's game against Houston, so if you won't be at PPL Park I hope you'll join me. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. Goalkeeper Brad Knighton: 3.88 - "Knighton... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Chivas USA

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 9:30 AM
It must have been a really big win if Alejandro Moreno gets a better rating than Danny Mwanga. There's a slew of Union games coming up over the next few weeks, starting with tomorrow night's game at Colorado. If you'd like to add your voice to the player ratings, email me and I'll add you to the listserv... Read more

A new chapter in American soccer history

Friday, September 24, 2010, 1:30 PM
Sometimes, the biggest news in American soccer doesn't happen on the field. In one of the most stunning announcements ESPN has made in quite some time, the network revealed today that it has brought back Ian Darke to be its lead soccer voice across all platforms. This includes the English Premier... Read more

Rank and File: Union at San Jose

Friday, September 17, 2010, 10:38 AM
Looks like I wasn't the only person who stayed up late Wednesday night. Goalkeeper Brad Knighton: 6.00 - "Knighton nearly got to the only goal, despite three defenders not marking up and made a heck of a save on a bending free kick from 20 yards out. He deserves to be named starter for the... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Chicago Fire

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 9:30 AM
I had my say yesterday. Now it's your turn. As ever, if you want to cast a ballot, just email me and I'll add you to the listserv. The more, the merrier. Goalkeeper Brad Knighton: 7.29 - "Knighton was an improvement over Seitz and was as aggressive as Seitz is terminally indecisive. He was lucky... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
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