Poetry Corner Kicks: Toronto FC 0 - Union 1

The hero shot: Kleberson runs off into the sunset. Or the sidelines. Whichever comes first. - Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Poetry Corner Kicks knows who the hero was against Toronto.

Whew! The Philadelphia Union dodged the proverbial bullet with their result against Toronto FC. Kleberson is the man of the hour, but there were many heroes in this story. MacMath came up large again with his 12th shutout of the year. Gaddis used his speed to track down some Toronto breakaways (which is a good thing too, because it was one of his giveaways that led to Earnshaw’s breakaway in the 87th minute). Although he didn’t score, Hoppoenot also raised some of TFC’s hackles by getting behind their defense and it was one of his runs that led to the free kick from Kleberson at the end. Yes, there were many heroes, but in the end it all comes down to Kleberson...



The crowd at PPL was rocking
A win would keep the playoffs knocking
Their joy would wait, however-son
Until the end and Kleberson

Many shots, but none would go
Convey, Farfan, Hoppenot
No goals came whatever-son
Unless it came from Kleberson

Fabinho was then mugged by Rey
Who tackled him out of the way
Fab was shone a Red-er-son
His hopes would rest with Kleberson

Gaddis showed his blazing speed
When Earnshaw tried to take the lead
The play was cleanly severed-son
Leaving time for Kleberson

Antoine, small and super quick,
Was fouled and given a free-kick
The aim was true from Kleberson
The goal will live forever-son

With Fab and Sheanon’s cards received
D.C. fans should feel relieved
Their joy will end whenever-son
They have to face our Kleberson

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