Cincy and Philly Battle Down To The Wire

What was a defensive battle in the first half had Philly bringing tons of offensive pressure, but nothing paid off. Cincy was playing lockdown defense. However, Cincinnati found a crack through the wall, which was Luciano Acosta. Acosta found Kevin Kelsey with some spacing and went in with a header goal. The Union passed the ball around, but Tai Baribo made things matter. He answered back for the Union, tying things up 1-1 and giving this Union team new life. The Philadelphia Union was missing its starters, such as Julian Carranza, Daniel Gazdag, Andre Blake, etc.

The Reigning And Defending MVP

They kick off the second half with both teams jockeying for position. Jack Elliot, who would cause plenty of problems, gave Cincy a free kick. Head coach Patrick Noonan sends out his man Luciano Acosta, who leads the team with goals (8) and assist (14), to answer the bell, putting Cincinnati in the lead. Kai Wagner, the two set pieces QB directing Jesus Bueno, would tie up the game at two pieces. Luca Orellano would follow up with a goal from almost half across the field and make a goal. Tai Baribo answers the bell again, landing another goal late in the second half, but Luciano Acosta is showing why he’s the MVP, creating space and unloading a goal to the back of the net. Luciano Acosta put on a show tonight with two goals and an assist.

Taking Some Positives Out Of This Loss

Well, as the Philadelphia Union heads back home to Philly, there are some good things to take out of this game. The Union’s bench came to play, and Tai Barbio scored two goals. Kai Wagner helped build confidence with Jesus Bueno, getting him on the scoreboard. So maybe Jim Curtain discovered some good positives. They can work against their upcoming opponent, Charlotte, and hopefully, it will stop the home games. We shall see Saturday night.

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.

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