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 hasnt lost to the Philadelphia Union when scoring the first goal of the game. The team is 3-0-1 when tallying first.
The Philadelphia Union has only won one game when allowing the first goal or trailing at the half this season.
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.
Jack McInerney has scored 10 goals for the Philadelphia Union, but hasnt netted one since June 1.
Since May 25, Philadelphia has won only two of its eight road matches.