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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RECAP – MLS 2017 – Apr 14 – New York City FC defeated Philadelphia Union 2-0


Quick Look…

Jack Harrison’s 51st minute goal from a Ronald Matarrita assist and one of the best goals MLS has ever seen from David Villa gave New York City FC their first away win of the 2017 MLS Regular Season at Philadelphia Union’s Talen Energy Stadium.

MLS 2017 - Apr 14 - New York City FC defeated Philadelphia Union 2-0

Philadelphia Union Keeper ANDRE BLAKE (1) attempts to make the save in the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC Friday, Apr. 17, 2016 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. New York City FC Midfielder JACK HARRISON (11) was credited with goal in 52:00 minute. Photo By: Saquan Stimpson

MLS 2017 - Apr 14 - New York City FC defeated Philadelphia Union 2-0

New York City FC Midfielder JACK HARRISON (11) celebrates with teammates after scoring in the 52nd minute of the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC Friday, Apr. 17, 2016 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo By: Saquan Stimpson

 

David Villa produced one of the best goals of his entire career, shooting from 53.5 yards out, volleying over Blake into the net to deservedly earn his team their third win of the campaign in jaw-dropping style.

GOLAZO: David Villa scores an incredible goal from 50 yards away

MLS 2017 - Apr 14 - New York City FC defeated Philadelphia Union 2-0

New York City FC Attacker DAVID VILLA (7) kicks the ball 60 plus yards for the score in 90th minute in the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC Friday, Apr. 17, 2016 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

MLS 2017 - Apr 14 - New York City FC defeated Philadelphia Union 2-0

Philadelphia Union Keeper ANDRE BLAKE (1) looks at the ball in disbelief after New York City FC Attacker DAVID VILLA (7) scored in the 90th minute in the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC Friday, Apr. 17, 2016 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Man of the Match…

Jack Harrison

The winger always looked like the most likely source of a goal to break the deadlock and he delivered it in fine style with a crashing finish under Blake after a clever run around the back of the Philadelphia defense.

It wasn’t just his goal which caught the eye on the night – he was a constant menace to the Union backline, slaloming through challenges and exchanging passes with teammates throughout the contest.

What’s Next?

NYCFC return to Yankee Stadium on Sunday, April 23, 2017, where they will take on Orlando City at 1.30pm at YANKEE STADIUM

Broadcast: FS1, WFAN (Online), WQBU

MLS

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 29 – Columbus Crew at Philadelphia Union


Columbus crew Midfielder Chris Birchall (8) attempts dispute a call by the officials during a MLS regular season match against The Philadelphia Union Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. at PPL Park in Chester PA.

Philadelphia Union Defender Carlos Valdés (2) celebrates with teammate after scoring in the 29th minute of a MLS regular season match against The Columbus Crew Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. at PPL Park in Chester PA.

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.

Late goal denies Union a win


The youngster Jack McInerney celebrated his 19th birthday on Thursday, McInerney celebrated his birthday a two days late with his first goal of the season.

But a late 25-yard strike by Dynamo midfielder Geoff Cameron stole a victory from McInerney and the Union Saturday night. Cameron launched a low shot from outside the box that sneaked past goalie Faryd Mondragon and into the bottom corner to seal a 1-1 draw.

Union Attacker Jack McInerney #19 (Back) slides on the grass as the ball passes Dynamo Keeper Tally Hall #1 for a union score in 15th minute of the first half Saturday Aug. 6, 2011, at PPL Park in Chester PA. The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON.

Philadelphia Union fans erupt with joy after Union Attacker Jack McInerney #19 scored in the 15 minute. The Dynamo and The Philadelphia Union played to a 1-1 tie Saturday Aug. 6, 2011, at PPL Park in Chester PA. The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON

Union Midfielder Michael Farfan #21(left) shakes hands with Dynamo players at midfield after Saturday MLS regular season match between The Philadelphia Union and The Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo and The Philadelphia Union played to a 1-1 tie Saturday Aug. 6, 2011, at PPL Park in Chester PA. The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON

Photography By Saquan Stimpson

Late goal denies Union a win

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