MATCH REPORT: Union Stop Streaking NYCFC, 1-0


Photo Cred: Philadelphia Union

With the loss to Club America now in the rear view mirror, the Union continued their MLS campaign by welcoming NYCFC (and Kevin Durant) to Subaru Park.


Starting XI

Union

Blake

Wagner, Elliot, Glesnes, Powell

Flach, Martinez, Bedoya, Gazdag

Santos, Przybylko


NYCFC

Johnson

Tinnerholm, Chanot, Callens, Amundsen

Sands, Acevedo

Medina, Rodriguez, Tajouri-Shradi

Castellanos


First Half Summary

The Union came out with great energy to start the half, especially from the interim right back Alvas Powell, who started over Mbaizo. He had a solid tackle early, and it seems that his hamstring is back at full strength.


NYCFC had a near chance within the first ten minutes, as a shot from inside the box rattled off the post. Ultimately, the play was ruled offside, but it's too close for comfort for Philly. This is a team who continues to struggle with keeping opponents off the board early.


The clubs remained scoreless after 15 minutes, and Philly was then granted with several opportunities off set pieces. Wagner's crosses were dece