Last night in Miami, the Union gained 3 much-needed points and took down Inter Miami 2-1. With Daniel Gazdag getting back on the score sheet with a penalty kick goal in the first half, the Union now have back to back wins. They hold sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference after leapfrogging New York Red Bull in the standings. The Philadelphia Union continue their winning ways.
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The key matchup on the outside of Kai Wagner vs DeAndre Yedlin played out in the Union’s favor. Yedlin struggled to utilize his dangerous speed down the outside. The lone Miami goal came off the foot of Gonzalo Higuain late in the second half. This was off a turnover by Jose Martinez. Overall, the play of the backline of Mbaizo, Glesnes, Findlay, and Wagner kept the Miami attack well at bay and played a key role in the Union securing the 3 points.
A second-half goal by Corey Burke secured the victory along with key play in net by goalkeeper Andre Blake. The Union seemed to play well defensively, even without MLS Midseason Defender of the Year Jack Elliot who is dealing with a knee issue. Before the match, Julian Carranza had his loan status changed to permanent after the Union paid Inter Miami $500,000 in General Allocation Money.
He was available for selection in the match, which saw him enter in the second half for Mikael Uhre. The Union now return home for a matchup with New England Revolution on Saturday at 7:30 pm. With 14 matches left to play in the regular season. The Union are looking to now maintain their position in the table. Make sure you tune in to The Attacking Third on Tuesday night at 9 pm as Austin and Gus break down this match and the match against New England on Saturday night at Subaru Park in Chester. Hopefully, the Union continue their winning ways.
Austin is the host of The Attacking Third (Tuesday nights at 9 pm). His passion for soccer started in the early 2000s because of his brother and father’s influence. He is a dedicated fan of all Philly sports and also is a fan of gaming.