This tweet from Nick Youngstein manning the Twitters for us tonight sums it up. Total garbage, indeed.
93rd: Union, in these kits, look like Real Madrid. But their play looks like me and 10 of my drunkest friends impersonating Real Madrid. Total garbage.— Brotherly Game (@BrotherlyGame) April 22, 2018
Burke for Accam
Another disappointing night for Accam.
Two Subs for FC Dallas, both on the Scoresheet
Maximiliano Urruti joined Diaz on the scoresheet off the bench, making it 2-0 FC Dallas in the 74th minute. Roland Lamah played Urruti into the box with a great pass and Andre Blake came out but Urruti was up to the task.
Ilsinho for Picault, who was finally starting to make an impact in the game.
FC Dallas 1 Philadelphia Union 0
Mauro Díaz converted a PK in the 64th minute after Auston Trusty was called for a foul in the box on a corner kick.
Add two more to CJ Sapong’s should have scored list for 2018. The first was a perfect cross from Fafa Picault from the left that CJ headed over the bar. The second was the rebound off a shot from David Accam that FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Mauer was able to stop.
Blake Being Blake
Keegan Rosenberry gave the ball up in a really dangerous position but Mosquero’s shot needed to be better to beat Andre Blake, who made his best stop of the night to keep the game scoreless. Blake has had to make a couple saves tonight that if you’re an FC Dallas you’re frustrated weren’t more clinical.
Though the Union had a nice spell of possession early, it’s been just about all FC Dallas for nearly a half hour and really should be 2 or 3-0. Given that both teams are wearing generic Parley jerseys (made of recovered ocean plastic) and the stadium is mostly empty in the rain, it feels a little bit like the Union are playing the Union right now.
Auston Trusty has played well and gets credit for denying this goal-scoring chance.
Union Dodge Two
The Union got their first big break of the night on the 22nd minute. Mark McKenzie went down leading to a breakaway for Mosquero. Keegan Rosenberry did well to get back and Santiago Mosquero missed his shot wide of the post.
About a minute later a flick on from the midfield put Michael Barrios through on goal but his shot attempt did little to trouble Andre Blake. Union are lucky they aren’t down 2-0 right now. They need to capitalize on that with a goal.
First 15 Minutes
Each team has created a chance. FC Dallas got a nice run from Reggie Cannon that led to a cross to the front of goal that Alejandro Bedoya cleared out for a corner. Borek Docksal had a shot on goal miss the mark after David Accam nearly ran into CJ Sapong and Sapong back heeled it to the Czech Republic international.
The rain appears to be coming down pretty hard so the slick grass could end up playing a role in this one.
Mark McKenzie to make first start
Mark McKenzie will make his first start in his MLS Career as Jack Elliott, who was injured in last week’s 2-0 loss to Orlando City, is not in the 18 for tonight.
FC Dallas: Maurer; Cannon, Hedge(c), Ziegler, Nedyalkov; Barrios, Ulloa, Hayes, Mosquera; Colman, Lamah
Philadelphia Union: Blake; Rosenberry, Mckenzie, Trusty, Gaddis; Medunjanin, Bedoya(c); Picault,Dockal, Accam; Sapong
Where to Watch Tonight’s Game
Where: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
When: April 21, 2018, 8 p.m. ET
Streaming: ESPN+, MLS Live on DAZN (Canada)