Philadelphia Union coming off that tough loss to Inter Miami, looking for some redemption. Monterrey has already clinched a spot in the Concacaf Champions Cup next year. Looking to see what some of their younger talent can bring to the table.
Union’s Offense of the Unsung Heroes
Jesus Bueno gets the reflection off the pole and makes a goal within the game’s first minute. Jesus Bueno has been an offensive workhorse through some of these league cup games.
Towards the end of the first half, Jack McGlynn finds Mikael Uhre alone in front of the net to make a breakaway goal. Mikael Uhre with a much-needed goal. He has not scored a goal since July 8th. Alejandro Bedoya off the bench, making his presence known to Monterrey.
Bedoya did a great job facilitating the ball around and making a goal when the opportunity presented itself. He did a great job putting Monterrey’s defense on their heels. Now scoring two goals in back-to-back games is going to help this team next Saturday when the Philadelphia Union heads to Washington, DC, to take on DC United in MLS Regular season play.
Monterrey has a Different Playing Style
Monterrey playing with some physicality. After the first goal goes in, they seem to make all the right adjustments. Monterrey would clog the box whenever the Union got close to the net.
Philadelphia Union had plenty of opportunity to make goals when needed and missed wildly. They probably could have won this game by a whole lot more.
The positive is that Jesus Bueno has stepped up in a huge way. Maikel Uhre has not shaken the doubt off his shoulders, and hopefully, this is a sign that he’ll build momentum and have this carry-over in DC. Alejandro Bedyoa scoring and facilitating could be what Jim Curtain needs to fill the role of an injured Julian Carranza.
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.