For the third straight game, the Philadelphia Union dropped points but after last week’s stinker in Commerce City, it’s definitely going to be easier finding decent individual performances in this one.
Fafà Picault, who returned to the lineup after serving a three-game suspension, was the only change in the lineup from last week. Picault replaced Fabian Herbers, who didn’t dress after a forgettable performance against the Rapids. Ilsinho, Cory Burke and (head scratcher) Ray Gaddis came off Jim Curtin’s bench in the second half.
Matthew Real got the start again to keep the youngest back line in Major League Soccer history intact. Not conceding a hat trick counts as improvement, but Andre Blake had to work his magic to keep the game from getting away from them in the first half.
On the attacking side of things, the lone goal of the night came from a Picault cross that found the head of an unmarked Alejandro Bedoya making a late far post run. Bořek Dočkal had the hockey assist on the play with a good ball into the box to find Picault.
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