Union suffer first loss of the MLS season, fall in Toronto 2-1
Philadelphia’s hottest team, the Union, finally had their unbeaten streak snapped last night in a 2-1 loss to Toronto FC. A second-half goal from Alejandro Pozuelo ended the Union’s six game win streak that dated back to last year’s loss in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Even with the loss, the Union still hold the top spot in the East. The Union got on the board first in the 34th minute thanks to a Mikael Uhre cross to Julian Carranza who buried the header.
Unfortunately for the Union, the lead lasted a mere five minutes, with Toronto finding the equalizer thanks to Jesús Jiménez who curled the ball around Andre Blake for his fourth goal of the season.
The Union were clearly the more dominant team in the first half of the matchup and even had a disallowed goal by Kai Wagner after Carranza “obstructed” Bono in an offside position.
In the second half, however, Toronto took the field with way more aggression and took the lead after Pozuelo dribbled into the box past four Union defenders, beating Andre Blake to the far post for his second goal of the season.
The Philadelphia Union will be back home next Saturday when they host Montréal FC.
PHI: Carranza 34’
TOR: Jiménez 39’
TOR: Pozuelo 51’
TOR: Nelson 20’
TOR: Pozuelo 30’
TOR: Bradley 45+1’
PHI: Carranza 53’
TOR: Chung 76’
Union: Blake, Harriel, Glesnes, Elliott, Wagner, Martinez, Bedoya (Aaronson 87’), Flach (McGlynn 69’), Gazdag, Uhre (Burke 77’), Carranza (Santos 68’)
Unused subs: Freese, Real, Mbaizo, Findlay, Sullivan
Toronto FC: Bono, Chung (MacNaughton 79’), Mavinga, O’Neill, Nelson (Kerr 45’), Bradley, Osorio (Thompson 56’), Shaffelberg, Pozuelo, Petrasso (Petruzza 72’), Jiménez
Unused subs: Westberg, Pearlman, Antonoglou, Akinola, Achara
Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY SPORTS