The first half was a mostly one sided affair with New York City FC getting the majority of the chances so. The Philadelphia Union’s best chance for a goal in the first half came from Ilsinho, as he sent in a thunderous shot from outside the box that was parried away by NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson. NYCFC had a great chance around the 32nd minute as they had a shot go off the goal post, which ricocheted to David Villa, who was denied by Andre Blake. They had another good chance in the first half stoppage time, which was once again saved by Andre Blake. A blow to the Union came when Oguchi Onyewu had to leave the game with a suspected concussion, he was replaced by Richie Marquez.
The second half started out much better for the Union as they were able to produce more scoring opportunities. NYCFC did not let up any as they attacked the Union goal, but like the first half the goal post came up big. The Union were able to score the opening goal of the game in the 69th minute, as Fafa Picault raced down the left wing and drove a shot into the far corner. The lead was was short lived however, as NYCFC scored the equalizing goal in the 80th minute of a Maxime Chanot header from a corner. NYCFC took the lead five minutes later off another corner as the ball fell to Alexander Callens, who drove it past Andre Blake to make it 2-1.
How did the Union players individually perform against New York City FC? 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