The Union Showed Some Positives and Negatives in Draw with New York

The Philadelphia Union wanted to climb out of this slump after letting a win slip through their hands in Chicago. They are desperately looking to get back into the win column. They haven’t won a game since May 18th. The Union, as far as wins and losses, are 4-9. Meanwhile, New York is coming into Subaru Park at 9-4, a much-improved team from a year ago. The difference between the two teams is night and day. The Union showed some positives and Negatives in the draw with the New York Red Bulls.

In the 1st Half…

The Philadelphia Union hosted the New York Red Bull’s first meeting between the two teams this season. The Union is trying to figure out ways to land the ball in the Red Bull’s net, but New York’s defense did a solid job reading Philly’s offense. Too well, some would say. Philadelphia’s defense deserves some credit, as they also played a tough defensive game. Both teams played chess, going back and forth, trying to find a way to score a goal. This Union team brought a lot of offensive pressure at the tail end of the first half, but there was no finish.

To the 2nd Half…

The Union continues to bring pressure. Jim Curtain goes to his bench early to bring Quinn Sullivan. This Philly team has put the Red Bulls on the ropes. Jim Curtain is looking for one more spark off the bench, subbing Leon Flach for long-time team veteran Alejandro Bedoya. Alejandro Bedoya was looking to ignite Philly’s offense. It would be the Red Bulls’ turn to bring offensive pressure, but Philly’s defense stood their ground and did not allow too many shots, including Andrew Rick.

The game would end in a draw. The positives: Philadelphia’s defense played really well. I am extremely impressed to see how Andrew Rick took leadership; comminating with the defense makes some big-time stops. The Negatives have plenty of scoring opportunities and just overshooting the net.

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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