Full time whistle blows. The second half wasn’t quite as exhilarating but three points is all that was needed out of tonight. Bring on the five stripes!
74’ Fafa Picault into the game for Brenden Aaronson. Good performance from the 18-year-old tonight.
73’ Bedoya shown yellow for a foul, which means he’ll miss the Atlanta United game next weekend for a yellow card accumulation suspension.
70’ Marco Fabian the first sub off the bench for Ilsinho.
68’ D.C. threatening again, substitute Amirawka gets played into the box by Acosta but his shot is deflected out by Andre Blake for his second save of the night. Union are entering dangerous territory here with D.C. threatening.
56’ Acosta pulls a goal back for the visitors after weaving his way through traffic in the box. The goal was coming. Union need to take back some momentum here.
45’ Union on the break after some great play from Haris and Bedoya to start to the counter and Aaronson ends up with in the box and goes down but there’s nothing there.
36’ ILSINHO makes it 3-0 after receiving a pass from Kacper and dancing his way through the box. It’s his sixth goal of the season and he’s scored them all in Chester. Ilsinho set up again with a great cut back pass from Haris but his shot is tipped over (and there was an offsides anyway.
30’ There’s something you don’t see often. Cross from Wagner goes into space, Ilsinho gets to it and fires a shot from a tight angle that goes through the hands of Hamid and leads to a corner.
16’ BRENDEN AARONSON makes it 2-0. Kacper did well to play Aaronson into the box and the 18-year-old beats Hamid with a left-footed strike.
9’ Union really moving the ball well through the midfield right now. Curtin’s surprising lineup looking like a stroke of genius.
5’ Early goal for the Union. Kai Wagner with a perfectly placed cross to Kacper, who hits it home to put the Union up 1-0. Pretty goal, Kacper’s 12th of the season. Wagner with his 7th assist and Aaronson credited with a secondary assist (his second of the year).
A 4-2-3-1 feels pretty appropriate for alumni night, no? Mark McKenzie replaces Aurelien Collin on the back line, Marco Fabian and Andrew Wooten are on the bench and Ilsinho and Aaronson start on the wings.
Note: Alejandro Bedoya and Haris Medunjanin both face a yellow card suspension if they are carded tonight.
Referee: Christopher Penso
Assistant Referees: Philippe Briere, Gianni Facchini
Fourth Official: Elijio Arreguin
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
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