MATCH RECAP: Union are Tuned Up in Music City.

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Photo Cred: Philadelphia Union


There's a first time for everything, and Philadelphia faced Nashville SC for the first time in their history. The Union hoped to keep their unbeaten road record intact when taking the trip to Music City. AATB broke down tonight's match!


Starting XI

Philly

Blake

Wagner, Elliott, Glesnes, Mbaizo

Gazdag, Flach, Bedoya, Miro

Kacper, Burke


Nashville

Willis

Romney, Zimmerman, Maher

Lovitz, Anunga, McCarty, Johnston

Mukhtar, Leal

Sapong


First Half Summary

It was a bit of Deja vu for the Philly defense, as they found themselves down 1 within the first minute again. CJ Sapong snuck behind the defense and confidently sent a ball passed Andre. A harsh way to greet your former team, and the slow start put our Boys in Blue in a hole early. Really lazy effort from the Union as a whole here, which has to be something that brings concern to Jim.


Philly began to settle into the match, and things stayed quiet entering the first fifteen minutes. That said, a set piece almost buried the Union in the 19th minute. A Nashville SC free kick found Zimmerman in the box, and he sent a ball toward the front of the net. Sapong lunged forward, but fortunately for Philly the ball went out of bounds for a goal kick. The set pieces are absolutely killing the Union of late, and they won't be winning many games until they fix it.