The Union returned home on a three game unbeaten streak, as they have earned 7 points since their CCL loss. Philly hoped to earn three more points against the dangerous Columbus Crew, and my summary from the impressive win can be seen below.
Wagner, Elliott, Glesnes, Powell
Miro, Flach, Bedoya, Gazdag
Keita, Williams, Mensah
Valenzuela, Hairston, Nagbe, Moreira
First Half Summary
The Union offense looked solid early, especially from Alvas Powell. He made a nice run down the right side of the pitch, but his cross wasn't good enough to find a teammate in the box. Alvas continued to press though in the attacking third, and he earned Philly a free kick in the 5th minute. The shot was ultimately saved by Bush, but considering Mbaizo's absence, it was great to see offensive movement from the right side of the field.
Things began to settle down between the two clubs, and although Philly was the better team in the first 15 minutes, they needed to have better control on the offensive end. Regardless, a promising start from the home team.