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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 5 D.C. United 1 full time

The Union are up a man and two goals in the second half in D.C.

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MLS: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


Full Time!!!! Three huge points for the U.

90’ The away supporters are celebrating again as Fafa Picault makes it 5-1 off an assist from Ilsinho.

80’ Fafa in for Marco. Best game yet in a Union uniform? Yes.

70’ Fabian makes it 4-1!!! Haris played him into the box with a short pass and Fabian faked his defender and then had his shot deflected in at the near post to beat Hamid. Two goals and an assist for Marco today.

69’ Ilsinho into the game for Wooten. Wait, Wooten was playing in this game?

68’ Bedoya with a sweet back heel to set up Kacper for a shot in front of goal but Hamid saves it.

64’ Arriola with another chance with Blake way off his line but he skies his shot. This could easily be a tie game right now.

60’ Oh boy, that was almost something. Rooney to Arriola who tries to chip Blake but thankfully it goes wide of the goal.

56’ Miro is back!!! Checks in for Creavalle.

54’ Frédéric Brillant pulls one back for D.C. after getting their first shot on goal of the game from a free kick and cleaning up the rebound.

52’ 3-0 UNION. Kacper gets his 10th after all after all. Good pressure there from the Union to get the turnover and good transition play. Warren Creavalle with the assist.

46’ Second half underway and it starts with Rooney setting up a chance but thankfully it doesn’t lead to a goal

Halftime whistle blows. The Union in a great spot up a man and a pair of goal. It could of course be 3-0 if not for Kacper’s penalty miss but it’s hard to be upset with where things are at with 45 minutes to go.

45’+2 Fabian doubles the lead!!!!! This. Is. Awesome. Set up by Wagner with a good cut back and Fabian first times it. He has a goal and an assist now for the night.

42’ Fabian goes in the book. Joins Ale and Haris.

41’ Not even close. Camera angle was from behind the goal but even from there it looked like he missed by a lot.

40’ Referee changes yellow to red after video review. Kacper to try to make it 2-0 from the spot.

37’ Referee points to the spot after Kacper goes down in the box. Yellow shown but it looks like it could have been red because Moreno didn’t appear to be playing the ball there.

16’ Ben Olsen forced to go to his bench early, replaces the injured Chris Durkin with Joseph Mora

Bedoya celebrated his goal with a statement yelled into the field mic: “Do something about gun violence, Congress”

3’ GOAL BEDOYA. What a start for the Union.

Here we go. Phil Moore was right. The field looks terrible.

Starting Lineups

Some interesting decisions from head coach Jim Curtin. Elects to give Andrew Wooten his first start pairing with Kacper Przybylko, sticks by Ray Gaddis which we kind of knew he would and then inserts Warren Creavalle and Aurelien Collin into the lineup. Jamiro Monteiro not starting isn’t a huge surprise, but it is nice to see him dressed and available off the bench.

How to watch

Where: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:30 PM ET, Sunday, August 4, 2019/
TV: Fox Sports 1
Streaming: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports app (with cable subscription) or FuboTV (affiliate link).*
Radio: Union Radio

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Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Logan Brown
Fourth Official: Robert Sibiga
VAR: Ricardo Salazar