MATCH RECAP: Union 1, Crew 0



For the first time in what feels like forever, Subaru Park was at full capacity for a Union home match. Tonight, our Boys in Blue hosted the Columbus Crew, and they handed them a 1-0 loss. Here's our recap from tonight's exciting match!


Starting XI

Union Blake

Wagner, Elliott, Glesnes, Mbaizo

McGlynn, Flach, Bedoya, Monteiro

Burke, Przybylko

Crew

Room

Santos, Wormgoor, Mensah, Afful

Fraser, Nagbe

Matan, Molino, Etienne Jr.

Zardes


First Half Summary

The energy of the crowd poured throughout the stadium, and the Union controlled the ball for the first few minutes. Columbus had a scary offensive push though in the 8th minute, as a crossing ball brought Blake out of position. He quickly returned to his line, and Glesnes effortlessly took control of the ball in the box and tapped it to Andre.


The Union's best chance in the first fifteen minutes came from a throw in by the corner. The ball was headed into the box, but a leaping Room kept the ball out of harms way.


Burke was taken down in the 20th minute after he had just barely beaten his man. The first set piece for the Union came and went though, as a poor cross was easily sent out of the Crew's box. Regardless, Philly continued their pressure and earned a corner kick in the 22nd minute. The ball found a leaping Burke, but his header went over the crossbar, away from any real danger.


We had ourselves the first goal in the 24th minute,