Union Drop a Game to New England

The Philadelphia Union headed to New England to take on the revolution in the season finale. The Union stood in 3rd place going into the matchup, needing a win to clinch the spot in the Eastern Conference. The action got off to a quick start with a long ball by Kai Wagner. The ball took a bounce off the Revs goaltender and fell to Julian Carranza, who, off his back, buried a shot into the back of New England’s net, giving the Union the 1-0 lead just 16 minutes in.

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The lead wouldn’t last long. A handball by Philadelphia 9 minutes later inside the box rewarded NE with a penalty shot. This would tie the match at 1 apiece. The Revolution would follow that goal up, and in the 41st minute, they took the 2 to 1 lead when a pass freed up Gustavo Bou to give him his 2nd on the night. It’s a goal that goalkeeper Andre Blake should’ve stopped from going into the back of the net.

The second half didn’t yield many chances for the Union. The best came in the 74th minute when Jack Mcglynn put a blast just over the crossbar. Ultimately, the Union would drop the game 2-1 on the road in their final game of the 2023 MLS season.

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Philadelphia Union drop this game, but now look to the playoffs to try and make another run to the MLS finals. They will face off with the New England Revolution in the first round. A 3 game series awaits Philadelphia, who will have home-field advantage versus New England.

Diego Bianchi
Diego Bianchi

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.