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Rate the U: Three more points dropped

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Borek Dockal took over sole possession of the league lead in assists, but Montreal’s counter attack responded with clinical execution

MLS: Montreal Impact at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Borek Dockal delivered his league-leading 15th assist to set up Auston Trusty’s first career goal off a short corner early in the first half of Saturday night’s game against Montreal Impact, but that was one of the few highlights in a 4-1 loss to a fellow playoff contender.

Playing with a lead — something that’s led to a loss only one other time this season — the Union sloppily gave the ball away and set up the first of four goals for the visitors. The Union simply had no answer for Ignacio Piatti and the Impact’s counter attack and after Dockal was taken off in the 72nd minute they weren’t able to really threaten cutting into what was at the time a two-goal lead and ended in a four-goal loss.

Ray Gaddis had a particularly challenging night as it was his errant pass that led to the counter on the first goal, which Alejandro Silva calmly finished on the break after Andre Blake came way off his line with a late and ill-advised attempt to break up the play.

The three-goal loss was just the second time this season the Union have conceded four goals and the third time they’ve lost by three goals. They lost at LAFC 4-1 on June 30 and 3-0 to Toronto FC at BMO Field on May 4.

It came after a two-week break and a 2-2 draw in Orlando City when the Union had taken the lead with two minutes left on a fine individual effort from Fafa Picault.

What did you think of the individual performances on Saturday night? Weigh in below or on the Ranker website.