Poetry Corner Kicks: Philadelphia Union 3 - 0 New York Red Bulls

Tierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls counts the number of goals the Union have scored in their past two games. - USA TODAY Sports

Not-Jack strikes again for the highest scoring offense in the Eastern Conference.

Not-Jack strikes again!

Following back to back 3-0 victories, the Philadelphia Union find themselves with the highest scoring offense in the Eastern Conference. They have also allowed more goals than anyone in the Eastern Conference (except for D.C. United), but let’s focus on the positives, shall we?

What are some of these positives? The Union had nine shots on target and easily could have had more goals. Conor Casey continues to give evidence that he is the target man the Union had hoped for, and Antoine Hoppenot got his Super-sub on. Though Jack McInerney did not score in this one, his runs certainly occupied the Red Bulls defense enough to allow space for others to operate. We’ll see if that is enough to merit a Gold Cup call up. On with the recap in iambic pentameter ...

The MLS was back for Union fans
Who wanted nothing but to beat New York
They wondered what would be the master plan
And hoped that PPL would stay a fort
A goal in minute four was disallowed
Which drew the boos from angry Sons of Ben
But Casey would respond both quick and loud:
When minute seven came he scored again
Then Jack would try to build upon their lead
But the soccer gods would not a goal bestow
Though McInerney’s shot looked guaranteed
A sprawling Robles saved it with his toe
The game progressed without a change of score
As Dax’s goal was offside by a hair
Then Sam was shown a red card and the door
And LeToux was stoned because the post was there
But Casey struck again in sixty-four
Which brought the New York Red Bulls to their knees
And then to show the U can’t be ignored
Young Hoppenot would score with seeming ease
This win is sweeter ‘gainst a rival foe
And brings the Union into second place
The hope is that the U will not plateau
But rather push their pace to state their case

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