The Philadelphia Union start their march toward the MLS Cup with a match up against the New England Revolution. Philly has had New England’s number all season and look to continue their impressive home winning streak.
BIG MAN IN THE BIG MOMENT! pic.twitter.com/qgLmbVTboD— X-New England Revolution (@NERevolution) November 25, 2020
The Union started off well. They controlled the tempo and kept the ball on their side of the field for most of the opening moments. Unfortunately a shot attempt ricochet off the top of the crossbar and they weren’t able to take the early lead. The Union got their first taste of adversity at home when the Revolution scored following a handball penalty and took a 1-0 lead in the 26’. New England would score again in the 29’, as goalie Andre Blake continued his rough return. The first half ends with the Union trailing 2-0z
64' | Fighting for our chances, but haven't broken through just yet.#FightForPhilly | #PHIvNE 0 – 2 pic.twitter.com/qEQ7EYiKEO— X – PhilaUnion🛡 (@PhilaUnion) November 25, 2020
New England played keep away for most of the second half. Even when the Union did have chances to mount some offense they were repeatedly denied. Being on the losing end of foul calls didn’t help the home team much either. Philly was called for a staggering 19 fouls many of which negated any chance at a come back. After 5’ extra time the Union was officially eliminated from the MLS playoffs.
Final Score New England 2 Philadelphia 0