Philadelphia Union win in a wild finish, remain undefeated at home
The Philadelphia Union took the field tonight in a regular-season matchup vs the New England Revolution. Coming off a 3-0 win last week, the Union hoped to continue their momentum and stay near the top of the Eastern Conference.
The Union started off slow the first half and really didn’t have many chances. Even without many chances, the Union was clearly the dominant team on the field. They went into the half tie, 0-0.
The game was very physical and in the 61st minute, Revolution defender Matt Polster received a second yellow card and was kicked out of the match. The Revolution was then down ten men which became a huge advantage for the Philadelphia Union. In the 73rd minute, the homegrown midfielder Anthony Fontana chipped one in over the goalie.
Just eight minutes later, in the 81st minute, the Revolution equalized. Tajon Buchanan broke through the Union defense and put one past Andre Blake. The forward scored his first-ever MLS goal.
The game was all tied up with 10 minutes left, and in the 4th and final minute of extra time, the Union’s homegrown midfielder strike again. With an absolute laser from outside the box, Anthony Fontana scored the game-winning goal and his second goal of the game.
The Union win 2-1 in exciting fashion and keep their undefeated home streak alive. They play again next week against the Montreal Impact as they look to continue their great start to the MLS season. Even though they are no fans allowed, the Sons of Ben won’t let that stop them from showing their support.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Union