The Get Right Game for the Union

The Philadelphia Union has been severely struggling at home, losing 4 straight at Subaru Park, leaving the Philadelphia fan base with more questions than answers about this soccer club. Hitting the road would do Philly some good. They head to New England to face the Revolution and handle business.

New England hasn’t won since April 6th over Charlotte FC. They lose again tonight 3-0, falling to 2-9-1 on the season. This was the get-right game the Union needed. Let’s see if they can carry this same energy down to Charlotte.

Oliver Semmle had a bounce-back game tonight after a sloppy start to Wednesday night’s match against NYCFC. He gave up a goal in under two minutes of play. On Wednesday, the Union dropped their fourth home loss in a row to NYCFC. They struggled defensively throughout that game, but that all changed Saturday night.

Saturday night Semmle played in his zone, walking out of that game with a clean sheet. Semmle completely shuts down anything the Revolution aimed at him. Oliver Semmele made two huge stops in the second half. There were times when New England had scoring opportunities, and Oliver Semmle stood his ground. It looked like the game was coming to him. He was doing a great job of reading what New England was trying to throw at him. This was a good confidence booster in this upcoming matchup facing off against Charlotte.

The New England Revolution was playing tough, physical soccer. It was tough for the Union to get their offense rolling; however, Jack McGlynn had plenty of space at the tail end of the first half to find Julian Carranza with a header goal. This would be the spark that Philly needed.

Daniel Gazdag would get two rebound goals in the second half, getting his 9th goal of the year. Philly had everything rolling in their favor. The offense creating goal scoring, making the right adjustments, and the goalkeeping was amazing. This was a solid win for the Philadelphia Union.

The Union returns to action on Saturday, May 25th, at 7:30 PM to take on Charlotte FC at Bank of America Stadium. Can Philly build on this win?

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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