The Union is coming off back-to-back wins, looking to continue the recent winning streak. Wayne Rooney, the former English Premier League superstar, was named head coach of DC United in mid-summer of last year. Rooney is looking to get a first full season of coaching DC United under his belt and turn the DC United franchise around. Finishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Tonight ended up being a slugfest at Subaru Park.
However, for the past 9 years, DC United has yet to beat The Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park. As a matter of fact, last season, the Union put 13 goals total on DC United. 7 goals back on July 8th. Which lead to the head coach releasing Chad Ashton and replacing Wayne Rooney to take the role.
However, in tonight’s contest, it was the battle of defenses as both defenses and goalies were getting tested by the oppression. First half, DC United was bringing a lot of offensive pressure on Andre Blake. Andre Blake gave his teammates an earful. Joaquin Torres had a bad turnover in the defensive box, where lucky Andre Blake made a huge stop!
Second half: The momentum started to shift in the Union’s favor offensively wise because then it was Philadelphia bringing all sorts of offensive pressure. However, DC United would clog their defensive box and play great man-to-man coverage where it was tough for the Union to make shots on the net. The Philadelphia Union only got 2 of their 16 shots on net. You gotta give credit to both goaltenders Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union and Tyler Miller for DC United. Both brought their A-games tonight to stop the opponent from scoring, which ended up in a draw.
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.