MATCH RECAP: Union Throttle Toronto 3-0



After an underwhelming home performance against Chicago, the Union welcomed the improved Toronto FC into Subaru Park. I was fortunate to be in Chester for AATB, and my summary from the Union's amazing victory is below.


Starting XI

Union

Blake

Wagner, Elliott, Glesnes, Mbaizo

Flach, Martinez, Gazdag, Bedoya

Santos, Pryzbylko


Toronto

Bono

Lawrence, Mavinga, Zavaleta, Laryea

Gonzalez, Osorio, Bradley, Delgado

Soteldo, Altidore


First Half Summary

Good start to the Union, as Elliott lined up a loose ball and fired it at Bono. It almost ricocheted to the closing Union players, but ultimately the Toronto keeper reeled in the shot. Great way to start the match.


The first corner kick for the Union came in the 8th minute, as Mbaizo's cross was sent out behind the goal. 2021 MLS All-Star Kai Wagner sent the corner across the pitch, and it ultimately found the head of Kacper. His shot was saved by Bono, who had been put to work early.


Kacper had another great chance in the 11th minute. Gazdag had a beautiful pass into the box, but Pryzbylko was not able to put it away. The crowd applauded the effort, and they cheered even louder in the 12th minute. Gazdag again sent a great cross into the box, and the Norwegian CB Glesnes connected with his head to put the Union up 1-0! You felt it building, and it was a