Four days after falling on the road to Crew SC 1-0, the Union exacted revenge by posting a big 3-0 victory at home against a Columbus side that finished with nine men. C.J. Sapong led the way in the Eastern Conference tilt at Talen Energy Stadium with a goal and two assists. The other two tallies came from Ilsinho and Marcus Epps.

MLS 2017 - July 26 - Philadelphia Union defeats Columbus Crew SC 3-0

Philadelphia Union Attacker C.J. SAPONG (17) celebrates his goal with teammate Philadelphia Union Midfielder ILSON PEREIRA DIAS (25) in the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew SC Wednesday, July. 26, 2017, at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Crew SC fell behind in the 20th minute, but their challenge became steeper once Jonathan Mensah was sent off with a straight red card in the 35th minute. Columbus then lost Lalas Abubakar to an ejection in the 76th minute, all but ending their chances of pulling off a late comeback.

MLS 2017 - July 26 - Philadelphia Union defeats Columbus Crew SC 3-0

Columbus Crew SC Defender JONATHAN MENSAH (4) receives a red card and ejection in the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew SC Wednesday, July. 26, 2017, at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

C.J. Sapong drew a first-half penalty that he was upset about not taking, and he responded by scoring a goal in the second stanza and setting up an insurance goal with a nice header. Combine those contributions with his first-half assist on Ilsinho’s winner and this was a very good day at the office for Sapong.

Goals

  • 20′ – PHI – Ilsinho Watch
  • 66′ – PHI – C.J. Sapong Watch
  • 81′ – PHI – Marcus Epps Watch

 

Source Philadelphia Union

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