The Philadelphia Union made their way out west to take on the Los Angeles Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park. LA was coming off a huge 2-1 victory against their rivals LAFC in front of an MLS record-breaking crowd of 82,110 attendees at Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California. With a big win versus an excellent FC squad in the all Los Angeles “El Trafico,” the Galaxy looked to extend their five-game-unbeaten streak Saturday night as they faced off with a Philadelphia Union team who looked to bounce back after a tough 2-0 loss at the hands of Atlanta United. Philadelphia Union lose their second game in a row.
Kicking It Off
Right off the bat, Philadelphia was put on their back foot, and the LA Galaxy pressure paid off quickly when a cross by Mark Delgado found striker Tyler Boyd in the 15th minute, who put a shot past Joe Bednik to give LA the early 1-0 lead. Through 35 minutes of the play, the Union couldn’t find any rhythm offensively until a rocket off MLS All-Star Jakob Glesnes’s foot deflected off the defender and right to Philadelphia striker Mikkel Uhre who blasted it past goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann tying the game at one. The horrible play by Philadelphia came back to hurt them in stoppage time when a corner took a bounce off Philly defender Olivier Mbaizo and into the back of the net, giving the Galaxy the 2-1 lead going into the 2nd half.
Union Lose Second Game in a Row
The Philadelphia Union’s struggles continued, and in the 75th minute, another MLS All-Star, Ricard Puig, would put the game out of reach with a banger from outside of the box that he buried in the top corner to put them up by two goals. That would ultimately be enough to give the LA Galaxy the 3-1 victory.
Philadelphia suffered back-to-back losses for the first time since March when they lost to Montreal and Orlando. The boys in blue look to bounce back when they take on Nashville Wednesday night.
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.