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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 0 Real Salt Lake 4 full time

A short-handed Union look for road points in Utah

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Real Salt Lake Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports


Full Time: Worst game of the season, maybe the worst game of the past two seasons.

89’ Union bailed out by the offside flag on a play that would have been 4-0. Or maybe not? VAR overturns the call and it’s 4 nill.

81’ Horror show as Ray Gaddis completely gives the ball away in front of goal to Albert Rusnak who buries it.

76’ Andrew Vooten subs in for Fafa and scores a goal on his first touch but VAR waves it off. Probably the right call.

71’ Fafa and Haris collide in a really bad place and the ball just gets left for Kyle Beckerman who sets up Jefferson Savarino for another goal to make it 2-0. What a mess.

65’ Anthony Fontana in for Fabian. Marco with another unconvincing performance. Presumably the third sub is Wooten.

57’ Another chance for RSL off a corner and Blake is frozen on the header by Justen Glad but luckily it hits the crossbar and stays out.

54’ RSL with a chance off a corner but Blake steps up with a key save to keep it 1-0.

48’ Picault does well to get to the ball near the end line but his attempted chip cross is cut down by an RSL defender. Eventually finds its way to Santos who takes a shot well wide of the target.

46’ Sergio Santos replaces Brenden Aaronson, who was shown on the sideline with an ice pack on his left knee.

Halftime - It’s a good thing this game is on the road because there might be some boos coming after that stinker of a first half from the boys in blue. Kreilach is a very lucky man to not be shown red for a tackle from behind on Kacper and a would be intentional handball the offside flag saved him from. Ilsinho still not available is a bad thing for the second half comeback machine, but an Andrew Wooten brace may be enough to get the job done.

31’ Kreilach with a clear intentional handball but lucky for him he was offsides.

27’ Card stays yellow. Still 11v11.

25’ Video review of a bad tackle from behind by Kreilach on Kacper. This could be a red against RSL.

23’ Jefferson Savarino gives RSL the lead after he beats Auston Trusty to a long ball from Aaron Herrera. A deserved goal.

18’ Blake gives the ball away and it leads to a chance but luckily the hard shot from Damir Kreilach to the near post goes right at Blake.

17’ Not a great start for the Union. RSL is owning the ball and the Union has had a couple cheap giveaways.

Starting Lineups

Oh boy. No Jamiro Monteiro, no Ilsinho and Kai Wagner was a late scratch. Fabinho will make his first league appearance of the season and Curtin Andrew Wooten in the team for the first time.

How to watch

Where: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
When: 10 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 13, 2019
TV: Live Well Network
Streaming: ESPN+ (blackout restrictions apply), (in-market)
Radio: Union Radio
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Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Assistant Referees: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, Claudiu Badea
Fourth Official: Michael Radchuk
VAR: Allen Chapman