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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 2 vs Montreal Impact 1, Final

Union to finally play a home game infront of fans for the first time this season

Morgan Tencza

Game Updates:

90+6’ - Union play it short and that is it for tonight’s game. Union win 2-1.

90+5’ - Wagner sends it over the top to a chasing Monteiro, who sends it into the box and it gets cleared out for a corner.

90+3’ - Real gets a yellow card for kicking the ball out of play.

90+2’ - Union, who are up in this game, took a quick restart and then the ball goes out for a corner kick.

90+1’ - We will have 5 minutes of stoppage time. It’s time to get real nervous.

90’ - Union making their final sub of the night with Wooten replacing Brenden Aaronson.

89’ - Wagner makes the recover run to steal the ball off of Quioto. However the Union immediately turn the ball back over in their defensive half.

86’ - What a break for the Union as the defense is caught sleeping and Blake needs to come of the line to track down Quioto. Quioto’s shot from the center goes wide right. Union still up 2-1.

84’ - Montreal makes their final sub bringing on Clément Bayiha for Zachary Brault-Guillard

80’ - Aaronson with a shot from the left edge of the box and it is punched out.

78’ - Montreal with a free kick that is dead center and about 30 yards out. There are five guys in the wall. Quioto takes the shot and it misses wide right.

77’ - Bedoya gets a Yellow and Montreal does a quick restart and that also amounts to nothing.

76’ - Quick restart by the Union and it turns out to be just a shot attempt by the U.

70’ - Jorge Corrales gets a yellow for a nasty slide against Ilsinho, who is still on the pitch and is getting looked at. Ilsinho is also getting subbed out and being replaced Anthony Fontana. Ilsinho is seen limping off the field and seems to still be in a world of pain.

65’ - Montreal’s Amar Sejdic just does a hook run where he goes from the center to the right and back to the center, gets off a shot and it goes behind Blake. Union still up by 1.

64’ - Santos dribbling from the left side of the box to the center of the box. He goes down after getting hit. Montreal is able to clear the ball out.

61’ - Mbaizo goes back down on the pitch and Real is standing next to the fourth official. Matt Real is coming onto the pitch as the U’s second substitution.

58’ - Mbaizo takes down Ballou and earns himself a booking. Ref issues Mbaizo a yellow card.

56’ - Montreal’s second substitution is Ballou Tabla coming on for Bojan.

55’ - Montreal’s Samuel Piette gets the first yellow card of the night for his foul on Jamiro Monteiro.

50’ - Impact is making a change here Romell Quioto comes on for Mason Toye.

49’ - GOOOAAALLL!! Counter attack by the Union Aaronson gets it to a running Ilsinho who crosses it to a streaking (sliding) Santos who hammers it in.

48’ - A misplaced ball by McKenzie and Montreal gets on it and sends it to the top right corner but Blake gets a hand on it.

46’ - Second half is underway and for the first time in 2020, the Union are attacking the net in the River End where a crowd is there to cheer them on. Man I miss my fam in 140.

Halftime Sub for the Union, Sergio Santos is on for Warren Creavalle.

Halftime Stats
Philadelphia Union
Shots - 2
Shots on Goal - 2
Shots Blocked - 0
Possession - 54.2%
Fouls - 2
Yellow Cards - 0
Missed Chances - 0

Montreal Impact
Shots - 5
Shots on Goal - 0
Shots Blocked - 1
Possession - 45.8%
Fouls - 2
Yellow Cards - 0
Missed Chances - 0

45+4’ - After a powerful cross from Przybylko, Impact clears the ball and the ref whistles for the end of the first 45.

45+2’ - Union with numbers on the attack tries to switch sides and it gets miss-hit allowing Montreal to recover.

45’ - We will have a minimum of 4 minutes of stoppage time.

41’ - Creavalle becomes the latest Union player to hit the pitch and grab his legs. He is also know back up.

39’ - GOOOOOAAALLLLL! Ilsinho from the right side passes the ball to a streaking Monteiro who gets on the end of it and hits it to the back of the net. Union up by 1.

37’ - Elliott with sends the ball from the center of the pitch all the way down to the left side of Montreal’s penalty area and it goes out.

34’ - Wagner is back on the field. Mbaizo is down and looks frustrated as no one was near him. However he is up and stays on the field.

33’ - Play is stopped as Kai Wagner is still on the ground after getting tripped up on the previous attacking play. He is up and looks to be limping a little as he goes to stand by the fourth official.

30’ - Union create a turnover and as they start their attack they are called for offsides.

25’ - According to the broadcast, JP says Cory Burke will be back on the training ground with the Union tomorrow. Also returning to the training ground will be Ray Gaddis.

20’ - Wanyama slides to grab the ball and then takes a shot from outside the box that goes wide of the net.

17’ - The far corner kick is an easy grab for Blake. Who inturns gets the ball up the field for a Union attack.

16’ - A couple key deflections by the Union backline forcing a corner kick for Montreal.

11’ - After the trainers leave Blake is heard rallying his teammates for Montreal’s corner. Impact got nothing out of that corner.

9’ - Eliott fouls Amar Sejdic giving Montreal a free kick. Blake back-pedals to track the ball and reaches up and bangs his head against the post. He is now down on the pitch and the trainers are now looking at him.

6’ - Brenden Aaronson plays it short and the Union send it into the box but its easily wrapped up by Impact’s Diop.

5’ - Union pushing up the right side of the field, Mbaizo has a give and go and it is blocked for a Union Corner.

1’ - Ilsinho dribbles into the box and gives it over to Aaronson, who takes a quick shot and it is saved.

1’ - We are underway. Kickoff happened at 7:38.

Starting Lineups:
Philadelphia Union:

Montreal Impact:

Team Availability
Ray Gaddis (D) - undisclosed injury
Jakob Glesnes (D) - undisclosed injury

Montreal Impact:
Steeven Saba (M) - left foot injury
Mathieu Choinière (M) - ankle injury
Orji Okwonkwo (F) - hamstring injury
Anthony Jackson-Hamel (F) - knee injury
Emanuel Maciel (M) - sports hernia

Series Matchup at Subaru Park

Union: 3 wins, 15 goals
Impact: 2 wins, 16 goals
5 draws


Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Cory Richardson
4th Official: Luis Arroyo
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero

How to Watch

Where: Subaru Park– Chester, PA
When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday October 11th
TV: PHL 17
Streaming: in market; ESPN+ out-of-market
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: IHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler
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