The defense was unable to stop shooting themselves in the foot all night. With a lot of simple mistakes made, such as not clearing balls or communicating over coverages. Part of the problem is that Curtin started Fabinho over Kai Wagner, who was a late scratch because of a failed medical evaluation before the game. Fabinho had not played prior at all in league play this season and the chemistry wasn't there with the back line like it is with Wagner.
Even though Philadelphia lost 4-0, Andre Blake still had a pretty good game, with a few highlight saves throughout the night and was able to keep the Union in the game for a good amount of time.
The midfield was quite sloppy tonight with a lot of missed passes and was unable to keep the high press on Real Salt Lake. Alejandro Bedoya did what he could to keep the momentum up but it just seemed that RSL couldn't stop running around Philly.
Jamiro Monteiro was also not on the 18 man roster tonight. Jamiro is still recovering from an injury that he received against Orlando City. Philadelphia is missing Jamiro’s ball winning mentality and before he joined the squad, we saw this kind of game a lot.
Andrew Wooten made his first appearance for the Union tonight and his first touch was a goal that was taken away after a VAR review of the goal showed that the ball traveled out of bounds before Medunjanin made the pass to Wooten.
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