Union shocked at home and get eliminated in the first round of the MLS Playoffs
The Philadelphia Union took the field tonight at home to kick off their MLS Playoff run. Their first-round matchup was against the New England Revolution as this was their sixth meeting already this year. The Union have dominated the Revs so far this year, but the Revolution came in ready to play and it showed in the first half. Here’s a look at the Union starting XI
At home, the Union are normally dominant, but after having two weeks off, they looked lost out there, and the Revolution capitalized early. In the 26th minute, Adam Buska headed one in off of a free-kick.
The Union hardly allow goals at home and just four minutes later the Revolution scored once again. Union defender Kai Wagner just completely ran by Tajon Buchanan who cut back in the box and slotted one home. Just like that, the Revs were up 2-0 in stunning fashion.
The first half ended 2-0, and the Union had much work to do if they wanted any shot of winning this game and moving onto the next round. They haven’t played in two weeks and definitely looked like it out there in the first half.
The Union had a few chances, but the Revs dominated the second half as well. After an incredible regular season run that lead to the Union’s first ever trophy, they lose in the first-round in stunning fashion. There really wasn’t much else to it, the Union came out flat, and the Revs made them pay for it.
It was the final game for Brendan Aaronson in a Union jersey, as he is leaving to Red Bull Salzburg. It’s been great watching him play and all Union fans will be watching him continue his incredible career at only 20 years old.
Hopefully next year, the Union will be able to have their great fans back at full force, as they look to bounce back from a disappointing playoff performance.
Mandatory Credit: MLS