Philadelphia Union Back in Form, Win 2-0 vs Chicago Fire
The Philadelphia Union took the field this afternoon in Chicago to play the Fire. After advancing to the next round of the Champions League, the Union looked to regain their focus on the MLS. Heading into this game the Union were winless after a lackluster start to their MLS campaign. Playing a very poor Chicago Fire squad, the Union had a chance to get their first win of the season. Here’s the starting XI from Jim Curtin and the Union.
Right off the bat, you could tell the Union were clearly the better team today, however, both teams entered halftime scoreless. It didn’t take too long for the Union to get on the board in the second half. Just five minutes in, forward Corey Burke crushed a shot into the back of the net that was assisted by Jamiro Monteiro. This was Burke’s 5th career goal against the Chicago Fire.
The Union kept applying pressure, and just nine minutes later, they scored again. This time it was Jakob Glenses heading one into the back of the net.
With the win, the Union move back to the middle of the standings and seem to have returned to solid MLS play. This game wasn’t perfect, but it’s a good sign with a busy schedule ahead. The Union take the field again on Wednesday to face the New England Revolution.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Union