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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 6 New England Revolution 1 full time

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The Union look to keep rolling against last place New England

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Full Time. The Union stay top of the table with a dominant second half. Ilsinho was sensational tonight and should be a serious contender for MLS player of the week.

88’ Accam with a goal to make it 6-1 because why not. Cropper did well to deny Santos the hat trick but he got a piece of a Santos cross off the rebound and it went right to Accam for the finish in front of goal.

82’ Just in case you thought Kacper wasn’t going to get in on the action, he scores for the third straight game to make it 5-1. Ilsinho again was at the center of it with a give and go the box with Bedoya, who crossed it to Kacper for the easy finish.

74’ Santos scores again to make it 4-1 after Ilsinho (who else?) starts the play with a great run and pass to Przybylko, whose shot is initially saved by Cropper and Santos is there to hit it home.

69’ GOAL for the Union that is being credited to Sergio Santos but that looks like it may have been an own goal.

64’ Sergio Santos checks in for Fafa Picault to make his first appearance for the first team since the Sporting Kansas City game in week two. That gives the Union now three Brazilians on the field with Ilsinho and goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel.

47’ Ilsinho GOAL! Are you kidding me? Ilsinho does a little one-two with Monteiro and scores from a tight angle from near the end line and chips it past Cody Cropper to give the Union the 2-1 lead. So pretty.

46’ Second half underway. Should be an interesting second half, especially with the Union playing their third game in eight days.

Halftime. Things seemed to be going as planned for the Union — despite conceding too many chances — when they took the lead behind Jack Elliott’s third career goal against the Revs but then Brenden Aaronson went down with an injury the Revs tied the game. Things got pretty chippy after that. The Union have had 13 fouls called against them to the Revs’ five.

35’ Juan Fernando Caicedo levels the score. Things really took a bad turn there with Aaronson leaving injured and the Revs getting the equalizer.

Ilsinho is into the game for Aaronson.

35’ Brenden Aaronson leaves the field limping and it looks like his night is done.

17’ Revs with a couple more chances but the shot goes wide on the first and is too weak to trouble Coronel on the second. This has been an entertaining game so far.

11’ Jack Elliott GOAL makes it 1-0. He looked like a striker inside the box on that play, collecting a pass from Medunjanin, turning and firing it home. That’s his fourth career goal and third against the Revs. This after the Revs were knocking on the door on the other end.

10’ Coronel with two big saves, the first hit the shot off the post and he was there for the quick rebound save

7’ Aaronson with a good ball played into the box to Bedoya on the run but his shot doesn’t trouble Cropper. The Union starting to getting more of the ball.

4’ Pretty open game so far with both teams taking turns moving the ball in their opponent’s final third. Looks early like there are going to be a few goals in this one.

1’ Underway in Chester and the Revolution start things off pushing into the Union’s final third.

Starting Lineups

So much for squad rotation with a third game in eight days. If it’s not broke don’t fix it?

Philadelphia Union: Carlos Miguel Coronel, Kai Wagner, Auston Trusty, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis, Alejandro Bedoya, Haris Medunjanin, Brenden Aaronson, Jamiro Monteiro, Fafa Picault, Kacper Przbylko

Bench: Charlie Lyon, Olivier Mbaizo, Aurelien Collin, Warren Creavalle, Ilsinho, David Accam, Sergio Santos

New England Revolution: Cody Cropper, Edgar Castillo, Michael Mancienne, Luis Caicedo, Andrew Farrell, Tajon Buchanan, Scott Caldwell, DeJuan Jones, Carles Gil, Juan Agudelo, JF Caicedo

Bench: Matt Turner, Wilfried Zahibo, Brian Wright, Teal Bunbury, Justin Rennicks, Diego Fagundez

Projected Lineups

Philadelphia Union: Carlos Miguel Coronel, Kai Wagner, Auston Trusty, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis, Alejandro Bedoya, Haris Medunjanin, Brenden Aaronson, Jamiro Monteiro, Fafa Picault, Kacper Przbylko

New England Revolution: Cody Cropper; Edgar Castillo, Michael Mancienne, Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell; Wilfried Zahibo, Scott Caldwell; Penilla, Carles Gil, Teal Bunbury; JF Caicedo

How to watch

Where: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pa.
When: 7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday May 4, 2019
TV: PHL17
Streaming: ESPN+ (blackout restrictions apply)*

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Injuries/Suspensions

Philadelphia Union
Out: Andre Blake (GK) - right adductor strain
Out: Matt Freese (GK) - oblique strain
Out: Mark McKenzie (D) - appendectomy recovery
Questionable: Marco Fabian (M) - left ankle sprain
Questionable: Anthony Fontana (M) - left ankle sprain
Suspended: None
Suspended after next caution: None
International duty: None

New England Revolution
Out: Isaac Angking (M) - left knee surgery
Suspended: Brandon Bye (D), Jalil Anibaba (D)
Suspended after next caution: None
International duty: None

Officials

Referee: Joe Dickerson
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Ian McKay
Fourth Official: Marcos DeOliveira
VAR: Sorin Stoica