Union Win 3-0, Continue to Chase 1st Place
The Philadelphia Union took the field last night against Inter Miami, as they continued to chase first place. Miami is one of the worst teams in the league, but the Union had to make sure that they didn’t give up a crucial three points.
It rained all game, but that didn’t affect the Union. In the 25th, who else other than the Union homegrown Anthony Fontana, who scored the first goal of the game.
Inter Milan had some chances to equalize in the first half but Union goalie Andre Blake denied every opportunity.
The Union ended the half with a one-goal lead, but they needed to continue their high level of play entering the final 45 minutes.
In the 62nd minute, Miami had a great shot on goal that was saved by Blake. Ever since the restart, Blake has had a huge impact on the Union’s success and that continued tonight.
In the 69th minute, Union striker Ilsinho put one in the back of the net following a great team play, making the lead 2-0. When the Union is passing like this, they are very hard to beat.
In the 75th minute, Miami was awarded a PK that was taken by Higuaín. He missed high and didn’t seem too happy about the Union players celebrating his miss in front of his face. The Union were still up 2-0 with around 15 minutes remaining.
In the final minutes of extra time, the homegrown superstar Brendan Aaronson slotted one home.
The Union win and gained ground on the first place Columbus Crew. This may be the best team they’ve ever had. After a miserable day of Philly Sports, the Union ended it on a positive note as they continue to show why they’re the best team in Philadelphia. They take the field again on Saturday vs Toronto.
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