MATCH RECAP: Short-handed Union Fall to New England 1-0

The Union have seven players away for international duty, and Jack Elliott was suspended for tonight's match. Philly was forced to play the kids tonight, as they welcomed New England into Chester.

Starting XI



Wagner, Findlay, Glesnes, Harriel

McGlynn, Bedoya

Flach, Aaronson, Sullivan




Jones, Kessler, Farrell, Bye

Traustason, Polster, Kaptoum, McNamara

Bunbury, Kizza

First Half Summary

It was quiet in the opening minutes for both teams, which was perfectly fine for the Union after the drama in DC. The kids began to get settled into the match, and the first 15 minutes had some offensive promise. Even with a bunch of teenagers, the Union looked confident, aggressive, and prepared for their first place foes.

The Union's best scoring chance of the first half hour came in the 30th minute. Paxten calmly found Sullivan, who then fed a surging Leon Flach. He pushed the ball into the box, but his strong left-footed strike was gathered by Knighton. What was most impressive was how well the two teenagers did there to push the ball up the pitch. Unfortunate that Leon is still lacking in the offensive end of the field.

The Union looked like the more dangerous of the two teams, but sometimes the ball doesn't go your way. Harriel was given a yellow card in the 33rd minute after he brought down Jones from behind. It wasn't a hard foul, but Harri