The Philadelphia Union cant stop winning - four straight and a new franchise record! The first half of the game did not go as well for the Union as it has been in the past few contests of this winning streak. The game started off with Colorado applying a great deal of pressure to the Union, but they were able to hold for the first ten minutes of the game. That would change in the 15th minute when Colorado’s Caleb Calvert streaked down the middle of the field. With no one around him, he unleashed a strike from outside the box that found the net and gave Colorado the 1-0 lead. Fabian Herbers had to be subbed off in the 27th minute due to an injury, and Chris Pontius took his spot. Despite a 66% to 34% possession advantage, the Union went into the half down. They did have a few good opportunities at goal to build on for the second half. The Union were able to tie the game in the 67th minute after a penalty kick from CJ Sapong, after a Rapids player touched the ball with his arm in the box and then rolled over on top of the still live ball. The good fortune continued as Colorado’s goal scorer Caleb Calvert was sent of with a second yellow card after he tried entering the field without the referee’s permission. Finally the Union were able to take the lead off of Haris Medunjanin’s left foot in the 75th minute.
How did the Union players individually perform against the Colorado Rapids? Click the link and fill out the sheet by rating the players on a scale from 1-10 using the guide below. The votes will be counted and later this week we'll compare the fans’ votes against other player ratings to see just how well the Union did.
Here's the scale:
1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance
4 - average USL starter
6 - average MLS starter
9 - MLS All Star