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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 2 vs New England Revolution 0, Final

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Union are positioned to win the clubs first piece of hardware today. they just need to beat the Revs

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Morgan Tencza

Game Updates:

90+5’ - Final. Union are on the field celebrating their first ever trophy. Matt Frese also earns a clean sheet.

90+5’ - Caldwell gets a yellow for pulling down Martinez.

90+5’ - Everyone is up on the Union side waiting for the final whistle.

90+4’ - Bedoya, who hands the band over to Ray Gaddis, is being subbed out for Anthony Fontana.

90+2’ - TFC has lost... UNION WIN THE SHIELD with just 3 minutes left in the game.

90’ - All that stands between the U and their first trophy is 5 minutes of stoppage time.

89’ - Union make two subs here bringing Ilsinho and Elliott on for Przybylko and Monteiro.

89’ - Bedoya wins the ball at center field and starts the attack. Union have numbers in the penalty area but the ball is cleared to the left side of the field.

87’ - Martinez earns a yellow card.

86’ - Monteiro header misses to the right of the net.

85’ - Corner kick by the Revs and it is saved by Matt Freese.

84’ - Union escape Freese error there as he came off his line and left the net wide open.

77’ - New england make their third set of changes for the night, number 4 and five. Kekuta Manneh and Seth Sinovic come on to replace Gustavo Bou and Brandon Bye.

71’ - Bruce is talking himself into another card, he has been yelling at the fourth official for a while saying “how many times do they have to get fouled infront of you.”

69’ - Martinez picks the ball up at the midfield and runs up the right side who crosses it to a streaking Corey Burke who converts it. Union up 2-0. (also a very rare celebration on the sideline by Jim Curtin)

66’ - Union win the ball again right outside the Revs 18 yeard box but can’t capitolize on the two chances.

63’ - Curtin making his first sub of the evening, Santos comes off and is replaced with Cory Burke.

62’ - Scott Caldwell fouls Santos in the U’s defensive half.

55’ - Bunbury fouls Aaronson, gets a Yellow card for it. and minutes later gets replaced by Rowe.

55’ - Free kick from the left side of the net that Glesnes gets a head on it, but it is stopped by Turner.

54’ - Heavy touch from Kacper sends Santos wide to try to get a shot off. That shot gets deflected for a throw in.

50’ - Gaddis with a great cross but it gets deflected.

46’ - Game gets back underwat at 4:46.
Bruce made two changes during the half. Lee Nguyen comes on for Buchanan and Matt Polster comes on for Buttner.

Halftime Stats

Philadelphia Union
Shots - 11
Shots on Goal - 1
Shots Blocked - 5
Possession - 53.3%
Fouls - 7
Yellow Cards - 0
Missed Chances - 0

New England Revolution:
Shots - 3
Shots on Goal - 0
Shots Blocked - 3
Possession - 46.7%
Fouls - 4
Yellow Cards - 1
Missed Chances - 0

45+4’ - Whistle blown for halftime at 4:30.

45+3’ - Kacper Przybylko runs up the right side with a streaking Brenden Aaronson, who gets the ball at the top of the box and his shot goes wide of the net.

45’ - We will have at least 4 minutes of stoppage time here.

42’ - Union sends a corner in to the near post, which gets cleared back to the corner flag. Where the ball is sent to Glesnes who chips it into the penalty area where Bedoya flicks it off the post. Santos gets on the end of it and hammers it into an open net. UNION GOAL!

39’ - Santos called for a foul near the center circle, that was clearly not one and stops the counter attack the U had.

38’ - Revs earn a free kick after a hard fould by Bedoya.

34’ - Buttner leaves his feet with studs showing on Bedoya, who is down for a bit. VAR allegedly checked it with no penalty awarded.

31’ - Andrew Farrell leaves his feet and brings down a running Kai Wagner from the left side of the pitch. The takedown earns him a yellow card.

27’ - Back in our game there is a collision between Freese and Bou. Now getting looked and and he is back up.

27’ - NYRB SCORED AGAIN! TFC down by 2.

25’ - Union trying to come up the left side of the pitch but it gets hit to hard and goes out for a Rev throw in.

24’ - NYRB vs TOR update: Red Bulls scored to put Toronto down (Is it weird wishing for a deadbulls win?)

22’ - Bedoya crosses in to Kacper Przybylko who shoots but it goes wide of the net.

20’ - Aaronson tries to complete a give and go, but gets tangled up on the go part.

16’ - Monteiro forces the turnover near the center circle and dribbles towards the right side of the pitch. Meanwhile Bedoya is running diagonal from the right side into the penalty area. The ball is played to Bedoya whose shot is blocked.

14’ - Wagner throws the ball into the penalty area and gets headed to Ray Gaddis, whose show is blocked.

11’ - Play is stopped as Buttner goes down on the pitch. Play is resumed.

8’ - Back to back corners for the Union here. Glesnes gets a head on it and it aparaently is a free kick after Santos is called for offsides.

7’ - Martinez comes back on the field and immediately Monteiro runs forward to try to get a shot off. It goes out for a corner kick.

6’ - Game gets back underway. Union playing down a man while Martinez gets evaluated on the sideline.

4’ - Martinez goes doewn and grabs his leg after sliding with noone around him. Trainers are on the pitch working out his legs.

2’ - New England takes a shot from 25 yards out and Freese handles it easily.

1’ - Decision Day is underway. Kickoff happened at 3:41.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union:

New England Revolution:

Availability:

Union:
OUT: Matt Real (D) - undisclosed injury
OUT: Andre Blake (GK) - fractured hand

Revolution:
OUT: Luis Caicedo (M) - right knee injury
OUT: Cristian Penilla (F) - left foot fracture

How to Watch

Where: Subaru Park – Chester
When: 3:30 p.m., Sunday, November 8th
TV: ABC, ESPN Deportes
Streaming: fuboTV*
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: IHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler
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Officials

Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Brian Dunn
Fourth Official: Adam Kilpatrick
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic