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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 0 FC Dallas 2 Final

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Union lose their first game of the 2020 season

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Game over, FC Dallas wins it 2-0.

92’ Dallas final sub Pepi comes in for Barrios.

91’ Pomykal gets Dallas’ second goal of the evening. 0-2 Dallas.

Five minutes added to stoppage time

90’ Union Sub: Jack Elliot comes in for Real.

86’ Two players are down, McKenzie and Ondrasek. Ondrasek gets Dallas’ first yellow card after he took McKenzie’s legs out.

85’ Blake saves a shot off a header from a Dallas corner.

83’ Ref issues a yellow card to Santos, who kicked the ball while Dallas’ keeper was laying on top of it. Union’s fourth card this evening.

82’ Sergio Santos crosses it to the far post, but no one was there. goes out for a Dallas kick.

79’ Union Sub Anthony Fontana for Creavalle. There is also a break in action as Bressan is on the ground getting looked at by the Dallas training staff.

75’ Dallas sub Paxton Pomykal comes in for Jesus Ferreira

73’ Stop me if you heard this before, the U have a corner kick. This time McKenzie heads the ball into the ground in front of the keeper. But it’s saved

70’ Kacper Przybylko turns in the box and shoots it, the ball stayed on the ground and just misses the net. Dallas still up by 1.

67’ Creavalle becomes the third Union player to get a yellow card.

67’ Union sub: Ilsinho for Aaronson. Dallas has shift formation to 3 men on the back line.

65’ Dallas sub: Bressan comes on to replace Picault.

61’ Dallas goal by Ondrasek. 0-1 Dallas.

59’ Jakob Glesnes enters the book. Second Union player to get a yellow card.

57’ Blake comes off his line to successfully grab the ball from Barrios.

55’ Union fire the ball quickly after a foul. Monteiro takes a shot from long range that is wide of the net. Still scoreless.

52’ Union win another corner kick. Monteiro hits it to the top of the box and Dallas quickly gets the ball going the other way.

50’ Cannon passes it to Santos who has a beautiful shot, but it goes into the side of the net. Score still 0-0

48’ Monteiro goes down in a sea of red, no foul was called

46’ we’re back. Game resumed at 7:13

Hot Take: Union playing pretty well in the first 45’. Defense is doing well, Offensively the boys in blue can do a little better. One person from FC Dallas who is doing some damage by creating quality chances for Dallas is former U player, Fafa Picault

First half is in the books

45+’ Offsides called around midfield on FC Dallas. McKenzie pushes it into Dallas’ final third. Ball goes out of play

Four minutes of stoppage time.

45’ Barrios runs up the side, Ray Gaddis plays him tight. Barrios goes to the ground earning a free kick

40’ Dallas’ Barrios is back on the ground, second time this half.

38’ Back to back corners for the U, lead to no change in the score.

35’ Bedoya’s shot from just inside the box gets blocked. Union continued the attack and Aaronson tries to put a ball through but Dallas’ Reggie Cannon stretches to stop the ball and goes down immediately.

31’ Dallas setups up Jesus Ferreira who takes the shot, but it is wide of the net. Still 0-0

28’ After a header Ryan Hollingshead comes down awkward on his knee.

26’ Advantage called as Matt Real gets entered into the ref’s book with a Yellow card for his run in with Dallas’ Barrios

23’ Alejandro Bedoya tries a long range shot but it is blocked

18’ HUGE save by Andrea Blake after Fafa Picault beats Ray Gaddis and hits the ball softly into the box. Michael Barrios misses because of the save.

17’ Promising counter attack from the U, Santos pushing it up and passes just in front of Bedoya. Bedoya slides to get the ball to Santos, who tries to switch the attack to the other side of field but hits it to hard.

15’ FC Dallas gets a corner kick after an almost own goal by the Union.

11’ Sergio Santos earns a corner with Jamiro Monteiro floating it into the box. Union get on the end of it but amounts to nothing.

8’ Matt Real sends a quality cross into the box, but the Union come up empty.

6’ Thiago Santos With a quality run up the left into the penalty box, but the ball goes out. FC Dallas fans with a few strong choice words when the ref called it Union’s ball.

1’ The season is finally underway for the boys in blue
* Kickoff happened at 6:08 PM

Starting Lineups

Interesting note: Warren Creavalle is on the pitch for the start, new signing Matej Oravec didn’t even get selected for the opening match.

Officials

Referee: Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referees: Jason White, Eric Weisbrod
Fourth Official: Elton Garcia
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
Assistant VAR: Jonathan Johnson

How to watch

Where: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
When: 6 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 29, 2020
TV: PHL17
Streaming: Philadelphia Union’s Website, ESPN+ (blackout restrictions apply)