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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 5 vs Toronto FC 0, Final

The Union look to grab the W and tie Toronto FC for the leagues’ top spot

MLS: Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Game Updates:

Union stay perfect at home with 7-0.

90’ - Elliott fould Endoh at the center circle and the Red blows the whistle. Game ends at 9:25.

88’ - Blake comes off his line to grab the ball. Union still outshooting TFC 27 to 3.

87’ - Union with a 5-0 lead are still pressing TFC and making it difficult for them to get out of their own half of the pitch.

82’ - Union sub in Ilsinho and Fontana and bring out Bedoya and Aaronson. Nice break for Bedoya and Aaronson and a wonderful time to bring in Ilsinho and Fontana to get some minutes.

81’ - Elliott strikes it from outside the penalty area and it is easily saved.

78’ - Just to keep everyone in tuned with the shot column, TFC has 3 so far with the Union having 25! I just cant wrap my mind around the Union lining up and taking 25 shots with 10 of them on target.

74’ - Martinez exits the match, without a yellow card, and is replaced with Jack Elliott.

73’ - Mullins shown a yellow card.

72’ - TFC makes another change bringing on Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty for Alejandro Pozuelo

69’ - And with that Santos’ night is done, as well as Przybylko. Wooten and Burke are on to replace the pair.

68’ - HAT TRICK for Santos! Aaronson makes a great run and gives it to Santos who taps it into the net as TFC gk goes down to the pitch to attempt a save.

64’ - TFC makes a change here bringing on Ralph Priso for Deleon.

63’ - Another beauty of a ball from Wagner who sends it back into the middle to Santos’ feet who one times it to the back of the net. Union up by 4.

60’ - It was almost 4-0 as Kacper does a turn and creates a wide open net but instead of him shooting, Santos hits it and it goes way over the net into the River End.

56’ - WHAT A GOAL from Monteiro!!!! Kacper picks it up and crosses it to the center with it going through Aaronson’s legs and Monteiro strikes it to the top left of the post. U up by 3.

54’ - Toronto earns a corner after a cross is knocked down by blake and then sent out at the touchline. Union easily handle it and clear the ball from danger.

53’ - Toronto has numbers forward but only for a little bit as then the U recovers with numbers.

46’ - Game gets back underway at 8:40. There were also a handful of changes TFC made during the half.

Halftime Stats
Philadelphia Union
Shots - 16
Shots on Goal - 6
Shots Blocked - 5
Possession - 60.3%
Fouls - 7
Yellow Cards - 1
Missed Chances - 3

Toronto FC:
Shots - 1
Shots on Goal - 0
Shots Blocked - 0
Possession - 39.7%
Fouls - 7
Yellow Cards - 1
Missed Chances - 0

45+1’ - We will have just 1 minute of stoppage time. Ref whistles for the first half to come to an end at 8:24.

45’ - McKenzie tracks down the ball and sends it out for a Corner kick.

42’ - The cross from the left side goes off of Bedoya’s head which looks to be going in but TFC’s goalkeeper stretches to make the save.

41’ - Kacper from the left side of the penalty area tries to send it to Santos but it gets deflected out for a corner.

40’ - Wagner is all over this game as he blocks the only shot TFC has gotten off this game.

35’ - Early sub by Toronto to bring on Patrick Mullins.

33’ - Another chance that turns into a corner kick. Monteiro sends it to wide of the far post it is headed to towards the net where a wide open Mark McKenzie heads the ball into the back of the net. Union up by 2.

31’ - We are just passed the 30 minute mark the Union still are dominating the possession game with 63%. Another interesting fact the Union have over 7 shots compared to Toronto’s 0.

30’ - Aaronson from the left side of the box crosses to the top center where Martinez settles the ball and takes the shot but it is saved.

27’ - GOOOOAAAALLLL! What a play. Union switch it wide to Wagner who runs up the left side to a streaking Santos who heads it into the back of the net! Union 1-0.

25’ - Monteiro tries to switch the side of attack from the left side to the right side, it was just a tad bit past Bedoya.

21’ - Bedoya sends the ball into the center of the box to a diving Monteiro who sends the ball wide.

20’ - Monteiro delivers from the right flag to the near post but McKenzie gets to the ball after it bounces and sends the ball over the crossnbar.

19’ - At first it looked like the Union were going to get advantage. However it gets called a foul. Glesnes takes the free kick low and it gets deflected for a corner kick.

16’ - THe U keep winning the ball at the center circle. Which is a change from the previous couple of games where they kept losing the possession battle. Lets hope the players keep it up.

14’ - Union corner from the left side is sent to the middle and is headed clear by TFC.

10’ - Auro was also shown a yellow card for his foul on Alejandro Bedoya.

9’ - Jamiro Monteiro issued a yellow card. He will miss the next game because of yellow cardaccumulations.

8’ - An amazing volley from Wagner sent from the left of the net to the center, where Przybylko didn’t commit to continuing to the run.

6’ - OH MAN! Przybylko’s header goes wide of the net off a cross from Monteiro. That one stings and is one of those shots that needs to be converted.

5’ - Ray gaddis on a run from the right side. He sends it into the box with what some might say was a cross, or a shot, either way it was wide.

3’ - Union earn their first corner after Aaronson tracks down the ball on the left side of the 18 yard box and tried to cross it to the center.

1’ - Philly we have a game. Kickoff happened at 7:39.

Starting Lineups
Philadelphia Union:

Toronto FC:



OUT: Warren Creavalle (M) - undisclosed injury
OUT: Matt Real (D) - hamstring injury

Toronto FC:
OUT: Achara (M) - ACL injury
OUT: Jonathan Osorio (M) - undisclosed injury
OUT: Jozy Altidore (F) - hamstring strain
OUT: Alex Bono (GK) - dislocated finger
OUT: Chris Mavinga (D) - undisclosed injury
QUESTIONABLE: Ayo Akinola (F) - undisclosed injury
QUESTIONABLE: Eriq Zavaleta (D) - undisclosed injury

How to Watch

Where: Subaru Park – Chester
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 24
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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Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Kyle Atkins
Fourth Official: Luis Arroyo
VAR: Daniel Radford