Another Game, Another Draw For The Philadelphia Union

The struggling Philadelphia Union (4-7-4 8th place) welcomed an even more struggling CF Montreal (4-4-7 13th place) to Subaru Park Saturday night. Philadelphia came into the contest on a five-game-winless streak at home. With this being the final game before
The Union needed to look for a win during the FIFA international break. Another game, another draw for the Philadelphia Union.

Kickoff

The Philadelphia Union did not get off to the right start, conceding a goal in the first minute of play to Montreal striker Sunsi Ibrahim. The Union began to settle in taking possession of the ball and caught a huge break late in the half after forward Ariel Lassiter’s elbow to the face of Jose Martinez was ruled a red card after a VAR review.

Although the Union couldn’t tie things up before the half, they gained a huge advantage in the second half, as CF was down to 10 men for the remaining 47 minutes of the game.


Right off the bat, the Union began pouring the pressure on a man. In the 56th minute, that pressure paid off. A loose ball in front of the net led to a takedown on Daniel Gazdag by the CF keeper inside the box! Mr. Automatic didn’t disappoint, burying the PK to give him his 50th career MLS goal and in a tie with Union great Sébastien Le Toux for most goals in franchise history.

Doop

Just moments later, a beautiful pass by Sullivan freed Mikael Uhre, who made a great move on the defender and finished it to give the Union the 2-1 lead just 13 minutes into the half. The playing field would even itself out in the 62nd minute, a careless play by Jake Elliott led to a red card dropping the home side to 10 men. The contest would continue for the final 26 minutes, 10v10. That careless play by Elliot came back to haunt the Union. Just 3 minutes later, a set play by Montreal led to a goal, tying the match at two a piece.


Doop continued to pressure the road team for the rest of the second half, but it wasn’t enough to win. The Union played to another 2-2 tie, making that the eighth draw of the season for the Philadelphia Union. The boys in blue now get a much-needed break until June 15th.

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Diego Bianchi
Diego Bianchi

My name is Diego Bianchi born and raised in Philadelphia. I’m a sports analyst, writer, and show host covering Philadelphia sports for Edge of Philly Sports. I also am a credentialed media member covering the Philadelphia Union for EOP. My passion for sports started since forever ago. At least, it feels like that. Thanks to my amazing family. I love doing this every day. You can catch me every Monday night on the Sully Squad at 6 PM on Edge of Philly Sports.

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