Looking back at the Philadelphia Union’s 3-2 win on the road at New England Revolution on Saturday night, here are three takeaways.
Jack Elliott has still got it. The English center back was my man of the match, scoring two first half goals in the 3-2 Union road victory. Elliott, starting for the injured Mark McKenzie for the third straight match, rode off the back of his stellar midweek performance against Chicago in the U.S. Open Cup. Jim Curtin now has to ask himself if he will stick with the Homegrown McKenzie or 22-year-old Elliott.
CJ on the right wing. CJ Sapong and Cory Burke shared the field last night. Burke ran through the middle, and CJ was posted on the right wing. Sapong must be in the good graces of Jim Curtin, as he is consistently on the team sheet. When you look at the stats for Cory Burke, he and CJ are almost similar. But Burke was off last night, and CJ had a quiet game. We will see what Jim does this upcoming weekend against NYCFC
Union Road Victory. Enjoy it. And enjoy it well. The Union were able to capture all three points away from home for the fourth time this season. That road win total matches the total road wins for all of 2016 and 2017. Even though it almost slipped away, the win sees the Union in one of the final Eastern Conference playoff spots. The upcoming game against NYCFC will show how playoff ready the Union actually are.
What takeaways do you have from Saturday night’s game? Let us know in the comments.