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


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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Andre Blake of Philadelphia Union wins MLS Goalkeeper of the Year


SOCCER 2016 - COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO - Jun 11 - United States defeats Paraguay 1-0

United State Keeper TIM HOWARD (12), LEFT, watches the game from the sidelines in the first half of a Copa America Centenario Group A match between the United States and Paraguay, Saturday, June. 11, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union was named Major League Soccer’s Goalkeeper of the Year on Thursday.

With an average of 24 percent of the vote, Blake, 25, beat out the New York Red Bulls’ Luis Robles (14 percent) and the Colorado Rapids’ Tim Howard (13 percent).

MLS 2016 - July 17 - Philadelphia Union 2- New York Red Bulls 2

New York Red Bull’s keeper LUIS ROBLES (31) makes the save in the second half of a MLS match between the Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bull’s Sunday, July. 17, 2016 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo by Saquan Stimpson


Blake was the No. 1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft in 2014 but only won the starting job this season.

He started 32 games and helped the Union reach the playoffs while securing six clean sheets.

Blake also became Jamaica’s starting goalkeeper this year, starting all of the Reggae Boyz’s games at the Copa America this summer.

Source  ESPN

MLS Soccer 2012 – August 24 – Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia Union


Philadelphia Union Forward Lionard Pajoy (23) high five fans after a MLS regular season match against Real Salt Lake Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. at PPL Park in Chester PA…

Real Salt Lake Defender Chris Wingert (17) signs autographs for fans after a MLS regular season match against The Philadelphia Union Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. at PPL Park in Chester PA.

Real Salt Lake Forward Álvaro Saborío (15) attempts to pass the ball during a MLS regular season match against The Philadelphia Union Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. at PPL Park in Chester PA.

MLS Soccer 2012 – August 12 – Philadelphia Union Midfielder Gabriel Farfan (15) attempts to head the ball during a MLS regular season match against the Chicago Fire Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. at PPL Park in Chester PA.


Philadelphia Union Midfielder Gabriel Farfan (15) attempts to head the ball during a MLS regular season match against the Chicago Fire Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. at PPL Park in Chester PA.