Union win 2-0 in a dominant performance from their homegrown players
The Philadelphia Union took the field Sunday night against FC Cincinnati in Subaru Park. With a win, the Union moved to second place in the Eastern Conference. Cincinnati entered the game tonight as one of the worst teams in the MLS as they have only won four out of their 33 games this season. Here’s a look at the Union’s starting XI.
Right when the whistle blew, the Union were off and running, causing many problems for the Cincinnati defense. In the 11 minute, the Union were already on the board as Daniel Gazdag redirected a shot from Mbazio. At first, it was believed to be Mbazio’s first goal, but after further review it was credited to Gazdag.
The Union created many more chances in the first half, but couldn’t find the back of the net to increase their lead. However, it was clear that the Union were the more dominant team, especially playing in front of their home crowd.
In the second half, the Union started very strong once again, and in just eight minutes, they found the back of the net to increase their lead to 2-0. This time it was Union homegrown Paxton Aaronson to score on an assist from Jack McGlynn. Paxton is already following the footsteps of his older brother Brendan who is now playing for Red Bull Salzburg. The Union have a special player and in Paxton, and it will be fun continuing to watch him develop in front of our own eyes.
The Union won 2-0 in a dominant performance, where their homegrown players shined. Andre Blake earned his 12th clean sheet of the season and the 50th of his career. Blake has now tied a club record for clean sheets that is held by Zac MacMath. Cincinnati ended with only two shots on goal as they continue to struggle this season. The Union are now in second place in the Eastern Conference and play against New York City F.C this Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Union