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Rank and File: Union vs. Colorado Rapids

Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 9:00 AM
For once, we have a full week between Union games. At the moment, there isn't too much news on the field to pass the time with, which from Peter Nowak's perspective is probably just fine. I wonder what tweaks to the lineup and formation we'll see Sunday in Washington. I am sure that many of you will... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Real Salt Lake

Thursday, August 12, 2010, 4:32 PM
If you missed my analysis of the game, it's here. There's also a lot of postgame audio from both locker rooms. The one other thing I will say is that I think Danny Mwanga's return made a huge difference. Even though Sebastien Le Toux leads the Union in goals, I think Mwanga might be the team's best... Read more

Rank and File: Union at FC Dallas

Monday, August 9, 2010, 9:31 PM
The grades are in, and they aren't pretty for Brad Knighton after his first start in Major League Soccer. Knighton's fumble of a loose ball - and ensuing tackle on Brek Shea, which resulted in a red card - led to FC Dallas' first goal and completely changed the momentum of the match. To make matters... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Columbus Crew

Friday, August 6, 2010, 9:59 PM
We turn now to our reader panel for the final verdict on Thursday's game. A reminder that if you'd like to join in the voting, just email me and I'll add you to the listserv. It would be great to have more people involved. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz: 4.00 On the one hand... - "Can't blame Seitz... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. New England

Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 9:30 AM
We only had comments from two voters this week, but they're pretty good ones. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz: 4.17 - "Some have argued that Seitz should't take the blame for the New England goal. Rubbish. If he hadn't committed too soon, we wouldn't be talking about a ball that defied physics."... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Toronto FC

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 11:52 PM
A little something to tide you over until the Manchester United game kicks off. I'll be hosting a live chat starting near the 7:30 p.m. kickoff, so join me if you aren't going to the game. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz: 5.25 Defenders Cristian Arrieta: 4.50 - "Stop me if you've heard this before:... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. San Jose

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 10:00 AM
The numbers this week are not so good. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz: 5.20 - "Seitz should have stopped the second goal. Alvarez only had one way to go against Harvey and, from that angle, a small piece of the goal at which to aim." (Nathan M.) Defenders Cristian Arrieta: 3.60 - "Danny... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Chivas USA

Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 9:00 AM
I had my say yesterday; now it's your turn. I find it interesting that Saturday's game merited a remarkable number of exact 5.00 scores. Then again, the 1-1 draw was the definition of a middling result. As always, if you want to join the fun, just email me and I'll get you on our listserv. Goalkeeper Chris... Read more

Rank and File: Sounders at Union

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 9:30 AM
First of all, in case you missed it last night, be sure to check out my exclusive interview with Seattle Sounders TV and radio broadcaster Arlo White. He brings a unique mix of perspectives to American soccer, having come to America after many years calling sports for BBC Radio Five Live. Now for... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Kansas City

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 8:05 PM
I almost forgot about this. But I shouldn't, because the game was played so it should be rated. Granted, the Union's 2-0 loss to the Wizards at Kansas City's baseball-turned-soccer stadium isn't much worth remembering anyway. But we go on nonetheless. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz: 5.00 - "I feel... Read more
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