Union Shutout Red Bulls 1-0

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The Philadelphi Union come into tonightโ€™s match up with the Red Bulls hot off the heels of a 0-0 tie with the Revolution. Philly will look to get back to there winning ways, as they havenโ€™t picked up a W since all the way back in July against that same Revolution Club. They are currently in a tie for first place in Group A with Orlando City.

First Half

Early in the first half the Union did a good job of limiting New Yorkโ€™s scoring opportunities. They maintain possession and kept their opponent from getting to deep in to zone. Midfielder Brenden Aaronson took a shot to the mid section, when the ball was blocked into him, but he recovered and went back on defense without any issues.

The Union threatened a few times deep in Red Bull territory in the 20โ€™, but were not able to come away with a clean shot on goal. Philly finally got one to go in the 31โ€™ and took a 1-0 lead on a sweet goal from forward Kacper Pryzbylko. Ray Gaddis picked up the assist. Even with extra time Philadelphia was able to make to the break still holding the one goal lead.

Second Half

The Red Bulls made some changes at halftime with two players being substituted. Tom Barlow and Kaku came in for Brian White and Jared Stroud respectively. Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made a great save in the 54โ€™ New York at bay and keep them off the scoreboard.

The Union made their first substitution in the 58โ€™ bringing in Sergio Santos. Philly got pressured often in the first fifteen minutes of the second half with New York spending a lot of time on the Union side of the field between the 63โ€™ and the 73โ€™. However Philly was able to weather the initial storm. And come away unscathed with a little less than 20 minutes to play. It was game owned by Drake after that, who let nothing get past him even in 4 minutes of extra time. An the Union hold on.

Final Score Union 1 Red Bulls 0

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