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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 2 FC Dallas 1 full time

The Union come back to win their third straight game

MLS: FC Dallas at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports


The winner from the captain.

90’+2 Ilsinho sets up Bedoya, who puts the Union up 2-1 with a great left-footed finish.

Six minutes of stoppage time

87’ Brandon Servania into the game for Ferreira for the last sub of the night.

85’ Mauer saves the penalty but Burke is there for the easy tap-in to tie the game. Fabian is now 1-3 on penalties.

83’ Monteiro with a rocketed shot that Mauer saves but Burke is taken out trying to get to the rebound and the Union will have a chance to equalize from the spot.

80’ Yet another horrible call on what looked like a corner kick for the Union earned by Burke that ends up a goal kick. Replay confirms that ball went off the head of Dallas player on its way out of bounds.

78’ Monteiro into the game for Ray Gaddis. A switch to a 3-5-2 perhaps?

77’ Burke with a great cross that bounces a couple time in the box but doesn’t amount to much.

75’ Ilsinho finds Fabian just outside the D but his shot floats high over the bar. It feels like there’s still a goal in this for the Union.

74’ John Nelson into the game. The rookie played with North Carolina at Talen Energy Stadium in the 2017 College Cup.

72’ Pomykal with a nifty play in the box and finds Ferreira for a shot that was goal bound but Trusty is able to deflect it out for a corner. That was dangerously close to being 2-0 there.

68’ Accam’s night is done. Ilsinho spells him. Mauer getting his head taped after colliding with a teammate’s boot on a cross from Accam that didn’t have any takers at the far post.

It’s been a bad night for the AR

64’ Ondrasek with a 1v1 with Trusty that Trusty is able to win. Good work from him there.

62’ Zdenek Ondrasek into the game to replace Roberts. A decent first MLS start for the 17-year-old.

The way Accam has been playing, it looked all the world like he was going to put this in the back of the net.

57’ Accam with the best chance of the night but Mauer does well to save it and then Aaronson gets a chance inside the box after a corner but his shot attempt is blocked.

55’ Cory Burke into the game for Picault.

54’ Looked like the Union were in business there but ended up with a bunch of passes and no attempt on goal.

50’ Wagner with another good cross that finds Fafa skying high in front of goal but his header goes sideways and both Fafa and Ziegler are down hurt.

49’ Fabian taken out again. It feels like we’ve been saying that a lot tonight.

46’ Second half underway. No changes to the Union’s starting lineup.

Halftime. It’s been a pretty evenly played first half with the Union having a bit of an edge with possession and creating set pieces and half chances. Dallas hasn’t done a lot but leads thanks to a fine free kick.

41’ Wagner taken out by Barrios near the left sideline and Barrios escapes a booking. Aaronson to take the free kick.

40’ Aaronson does well to steal the ball and get a pass into danger but Dallas does an even better job defending it. The Dallas defense is looking much stronger than Cincinnati and Columbus were in the last two games.

37’ Trusty with a bad pass right to Barrios who plays Pomykal in with a run toward the end line but his crossed is cleared away.

35’ Union with a free kick after Ferreira took down Bedoya but Haris isn’t able to find a head on the end of his long ball. Ferreira is lucky to not go into the book for that challenge.

32’ Union with another corner on a play that was started by a beautiful ball from Haris to Fafa on the right flank. The corner leads to a half chance that goes nowhere.

30’ Aaronson with another chance in the box gets a shot off this time but it goes right to the Dallas keeper. Accam fought off a defender to head the ball down to Aaronson. Gotta love the effort from Accam again tonight.

29’ Wagner with another fine pass into the box to Aaronson, but the ball gets cleared away by a Dallas defender.

21’ Barrios with a nice play to beat Wagner and cut a cross back to Ferreira in the box with space but good news for the Union is he made a mess of it.

16’ Wagner with a great cross in from the left flank to Accam but he isn’t able to get a good touch on the ball in close range. It looked like it might almost be another goal for Accam where he battles to win the ball and toe pokes it home.

10’ There goes the shutout streak. Reto Ziegler ends it at 210 minutes with a perfectly placed free kick that curls around the wall. Andre Blake could only stand there and watch it, Joe Bendik-style. The goal comes against the run of play as Dallas had yet to create a chance before the foul.

9’ Marco Fabian gets shown a yellow for a foul just outside the box. Live it looked like it might be a penalty but on the replay it was the right call.

3’ First corner for the Union on a giveaway by FC Dallas. The punch goes to Aaronson, who volleys it toward the back post but now one is able to get to it to get a touch.

1’ We’re underway!

Check back for in-game updates and in the meant time share your score predictions in the comments.

Starting Lineups

As expected, Jim Curtin didn’t make any changes to his starting XI, which means Jamiro Monteiro is on the bench again after making his Union debut off the bench in Cincinnati and 18-year-old Brenden Aaronson is back in the starting XI for the fourth straight week.

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Auston Trusty, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin; Brenden Aaronson, Alejandro Bedoya; Marco Fabián; Fafa Picault, David Accam

Bench: Carlos Miguel Coronel, Mark McKenzie, Olivier Mbaizo, Jamiro Monteiro, Warren Creavalle, Ilsinho, Cory Burke

FC Dallas is missing three players who were suspended for violating team policy. That includes Jesse Gonzalez, Carlos Gruezo and Pablo Aranguiz.

FC Dallas: Jimmy Mauer; Ryan Hollingshead, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Reggie Cannon; Edwin Cerrillo, Jacori Hayes; Thomas Roberts, Paxton Pomykal, Michael Barrios; Jesús Ferreira

Bench: Kyle Zobeck, Bressan, Marquinhos Pedroso, John Nelson, Brandon Servania, Ema Twumasi, Zdenek Ondrasek

How to watch

Where: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA

When: 7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 6, 2019


Streaming: ESPN+ (blackout restrictions may apply)