Boy that felt good.
The Philadelphia Union got off to a solid start as they had numerous good looks at goal in the first ten minutes of the game, none better than a Haris Medunjanin chip on a free kick at the edge of the box that just sailed wide of the post. The first half ended with few other noteworthy incidents, and the game went to the break 0-0.
The second half started with the Union having to deal with tons of pressure from the Red Bulls as they got numerous shots on net, but Andre Blake was up to the task and made numerous great saves to keep the game tied. Keegan Rosenberry made his return to game action after sitting out the past two games as he came on in relief of an injured Ray Gaddis.
The Union eventually forced in a goal after the Red Bulls misplayed a ball in their end and CJ Sapong was able to make it 1-0. Seven minutes later Sapong was able to make it 2-0 after heading a ball home. And to cap off his natural hat trick, CJ converted off the penalty spot to end the game with a score of 3-0 and about 5 dabs.
How did the Union players individually perform against the New York Red Bulls? 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