MATCH REPORT: Union leap Nashville into Second Place


Photo Cred: Philadelphia Union


The Boys in Blue are back home after a frustrating loss to Minnesota. The Union had no time to dwell on Wednesday' misfortune, as they played host to second place Nashville. The Recap from tonight's Eastern Conference battle is below!


Starting XI

Union

Blake

Wagner, Elliott, Glesnes, Mbaizo

Flach, Martinez, Bedoya

Monteiro, Gazdag

Kacper


Nashville

Willis

Romney, Miller, Maher

Godoy, Anunga, Leal

Washington, Johnston

Rios, Loba


First Half Summary

The match started with some tension. Jamiro was battling for a ball before he was forcefully brought down near the Nashville box. The ref kept his whistle silent, but the replay showed that Monteiro was visibly struck in the throat/face. An early worry that this was going to be an intense match.


The first close call of the match came just before the 12th minute. A well placed ball found the head of Daniel inside the box, and he gingerly touched it toward Kacper. Przybylko had to awkwardly turn his body to make cont