Champions League Recap: Union Dominate in the Second Half and Win 3-0 against Atlanta United
The Philadelphia Union had a statement win in the first leg of CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal. After a rough past two matches in the MLS, the Union had a big game and just absolutely delivered. The first half ended 0-0, but in the second, the Union took control. Not only did the Union win by one goal, but they won by THREE goals in the first leg playing away. This was one of the worst losses for Atlanta United in their club’s history. The Union heads back home for the second leg with a lead of 3-0. Now this round is far from over, but the Union will have a three goal lead meaning Atlanta has to score a minimum of three goals to even have a chance of advancing to the next round.
Union veteran striker Kacper Przybylko came up big for the Union scoring two goals. Przybylko has been quiet on the goal-scoring end since the games against Saprissa. He ended his great game with a game-sealing assist to Anthony Fontana who just came on the field as a substitute.
Let’s not forget about Andre Blake who also had a huge game for the Union in goal. Blake ended the game with seven saves and some of them were just incredible. Blake continues to show why he is one of the best goalies in the MLS and in the CONCACAF Champions League.
The Union returns to MLS action on Saturday, where they take on New York City FC, in what should be a very good game.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Union