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Tale of the Tape: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

A pre-match measurement of the Union

Kyle Porter - Goal Celebration vs Crew

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In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.

Early Goal Success
Under D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen, the Black-and-Red hasn’t lost to the Philadelphia Union when scoring the first goal of the game. The team is 3-0-1 when tallying first. 

Comeback Struggles
The Philadelphia Union has only won one game when allowing the first goal or trailing at the half this season.

Defensive Standout
Goalkeeper Bill Hamid is the all-time leader for D.C. Untied in wins, shutouts and saves against the Philadelphia Union. Hamid also holds the second-best goals against average (1.38) for current players in MLS against the Union.

Recent Struggles
Jack McInerney has scored 10 goals for the Philadelphia Union, but hasn’t netted one since June 1.

Road Woes
Since May 25, Philadelphia has won only two of its eight road matches.