MATCH RECAP: Union's SCCL Run Comes to an End in Subaru Park



Well, that was an interesting experience. I arrived at the Commodore Barry Bridge at around 8:05 p.m., but I did not sit in the press box until the end of the first half! Traffic was insane, and it wasn’t just vehicles. Club America supporters flooded the streets, in ways I have never seen at Subaru Park. They were cheering, selling merchandise, and very visibly making their presence known. I finally entered the stadium and wow, talk about an electric atmosphere. Club America Supporters were scattered throughout the entire arena, and they were loud and proud throughout the match. That didn’t stop the Philly faithful though, as they were the loudest I have heard them in some time. Hats off to all the fans who made sure the Boys in Blue heard your support! Anyway, my recap from tonight’s match is below!


Starting XI

Club America

Ochoa

Reyes, Aguilera, Valdez, Sanchez

Sanchez, Aquino

Lainez, Fidalgo, Cordova

Martinez


Union

Blake

Wagner, Glesnes, Elliott, Mbaizo

Flach, Martinez, Bedoya, Miro

Burke, Kacper


First Half Summary

I leaned on my British co-host of Across the Pitch for the first half summary. Dave started by saying it was a frustrating half from the Union’s perspective. For one, he (along with many others) weren’t thrilled with the lineup, and it was a huge blow to see Sergio Santos not healthy for the match. Regardless, both teams had chances, and although Philly grew into the match, they didn't do enough to test Ochoa.