Union Win 4-1, Stand Alone in Second Place
The Philadelphia Union took the field Sunday night against the Montreal Impact as they looked to chase the first-place Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference standings.
Just five minutes in, the Montreal Impact scored off of a beautiful free kick by Romell Quioto.
Just a few minutes late the man who scored the first goal was given a red card for a dirty elbow to Mark Mackenzie’s head. Montreal was down to 10 men only 12 minutes into the game. The momentum shifted to the Union and they made sure to take advantage.
In the 22nd minute, the Union equalized from an Alejandro Bedoya goal.
In extra time of the first half, the Union was able to take the lead. Striker Kacper Przybylko, headed one off of a beautiful Brendan Aaronson cross. The Union headed into halftime with a 2-1 lead.
Just two minutes into the second half, the Kacper Przybylko scored his second goal of the night increasing their lead to 3-1. Przybylko’s goal was assisted by young star Brendan Aaronson once again.
In the 65th minute, Union homegrown Anthony Fontana drilled one home, making the lead 4-1.
Once Montreal went down a man, the Union completely took over the game scoring four unanswered goals. Montreal only had three shots on goals while the Union had eleven. The Union stays in second place and are three points away from first. They play again on Wednesday against FC Cinncinati, as they continue their push to first place.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Union