Opening Day in Philly

It’s Opening DAY in Philly. The Philadelphia Union is hosting the Chicago Fire. Philly would start the game without their franchise goalie, Andre Blake. It was a back-and-forth, good defensive battle. Around the 40th-minute mark, Chicago would cause a turnover, and Brian Gutierrez (Chicago Fire’s midfielder) outside the box made a stop-shelf goal. Chicago Fire was playing with a little more physical defense in the first half of this game.

Quinn The Quick Sliver Sullivan

Right out of the second half, The Union pressed the Chicago goalie, and Daniel Gazdag looked to have made a goal, but the referee waved it off. However, that didn’t stop the Union from continuing their offensive attack as Quin Sullivan beat the one-on-one coverage and passed the ball to Miguel Uhre for the goal. Quin Sullivan kept on bringing his offensive attack. With quickness, it was tough for Chicago to keep past with him. Quin Sullivan can stretch the field with his speed.

Fire Can Get Very Creative With Their Scoring Opportunities

Chicago Fire started gaining momentum, and it was their turn to get something going. Backup goalie Oliver Semmie had much on his plate as Fabian Herbers would find the back of the net. The Union would try to answer right back with a goal from defender Nathan Harriel, but that goal was waved off. However, getting down to the wire, Jose Martinez passed to Daniel Gazdag for their second goal of the night. Moving forward, Chicago showed they can get very creative on the offensive side of the ball. Guys like Brain Gutierrez could create spacing and unload from a distance in this matchup. Chicago will make force turnovers, bringing tons of pressure to the opposing goalie. We’ll see if Chicago can bring that well on both sides of the ball next week when they host Cincinnati FC.

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.