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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 2 vs Inter Miami 1, Final

Union clinch a spot in the knockout stages of the MLS is Back tournament

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MLS: Inter Miami CF at Philadelphia Union Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

90+8 - Game called. Union will move into the knockout round with one game left to play in group stage.

90+8 - Reyes Red carded after gaining another Yellow card.

90+5’ - Another corner kick for Miami. After a second cross back into the box, Blake makes the catch to keep the score 2-1.

90’ - Jack Elliott comes on for the man I consider the heart of this starting eleven, Brenden Aaronson

90’ - 8 minutes of stoppage time. This is going to be a long wait.

88’ - Aaronson once again hits the ground.
Mikey Ambrose replaces Ben Sweat.

87’ - Miami makes another substitution Jay Chapman comes in for Victor Ulloa

86’- Miami gets a cross behind both Union center backs, Blake makes the save. However Julián Carranza is called for offsides.

84’ - Right now Miami is playing down a man.

83’ - Post saves the game for the Union. Mistake by Blake and misses the save, Miami’s Román Torres header hits the post.

81’ - Anthony Fontana is in for Jamiro Monteiro.

78’ - VAR overrules the Penalty Kick.

75’ - Penalty Kick called for a handball on Jakob Glesnes, but it is now under video review.

74’ - Broadcast feed shows Martinez on a stretcher and being moved off the sidelines by medical personal. Not a good sign.

72’ - Warren Creavalle subs in for Martinez.

70’ - Martinez is on the ground, with the trainers out on the field. Players are now taking a well needed ‘officially’ hydration break. Also not good seeing Martinez needing help off the field. He was carried off by the training staff.

69’ - Union has their swagger back since Przybylko’s goal. The past few minutes have been all Union.

68’ - Double substitution by Miami, Lee Nguyen on for Wil Trapp, Jerome Kiesewetter for Matías Pellegrini

67’ - Yellow card has been issued to Inter Miami’s Andres Reyes

64’ - GOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLLL. Kacper Przybylko off an amazing counter attack. The boys in blue had the numbers heading into Miami’s half of the field.

62’ - Another foul by Wil Trapp.

61’ - U’s attack finally getting underway here. Ilsinho gets it into the box but two Union players are basically right next to one another. The chance leads to nothing.

59’ - Union have been less aggressive this half, with Miami dominating possession time so far.

56’ - Bedoya called for a foul.

53’ - Play is stop so Blake can switch out his gloves.

52- Union on a counter attack after a Miami corner kick leads to nothing.

46’ - Ilsinho subs in for Santos and the game is back underway.

Halftime Stats

Philadelphia Union
Shots: 4
On Target: 1
Possesion: 69%
Fouls: 13
Yellow Card: 1

Inter Miami
Shots: 4
On Target: 2
Possesion: 77%
Fouls: 9
Yellow Card: 1

45’ +3 - Ref whistles for Halftime. Teams head to the slideslines at 11:27 PM.

45’ +1 - Matías Pellegrini fouls Ray Gaddis. Gaddis delivers the ball from the right side, but doesn’t connect with anyone inside the box.

FYI: I just looked up to see who ended up getting booked for the Union back in the 27’, it was Martínez.

41’ - We have a stoppage here to look at a possible foul. Nice to know VAR is available during this game. However no foul was given and play is back underway.

38’- Brenden Aaronson is brought down by Wil Trapp. Trapp enters the ref’s book with a Yellow card for the takedown.

34’ - Goal. Inter Miami levels the match after a goal from Rodolfo Pizarro

30’ - We have the first water break of the game.

27’ - A beautiful ball from Brendan Aaronson is placed past Miami’s backline falls to Kacper Przybylko. Przybylko drills it to the back of the net... but is called for offsides.

23’ - Blake showing why he is one of the league’s best goalkeeper, stretching out to make the save as he falls down on his right side.

19’ - Inter Miami gains a corner kick and hits past the far post. After a scrum for the boal, Andre Blake wraps it up.

16’- Foul called against Miami because of a very high boot.

15’ - Union press is really clicking this evening. Also you can tell why the league is doing breakfast kickoffs and after the sunsets, man the amount of sweat that is already showing. It is like they have been playing non-stop for 45 minutes.

11’ - A counter attack from the U leads to a sloppy pass from Santos into Miami’s penalty box, where two Inter Miami players were waiting.

5’ - GOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL. Kai Wagner with a bullet from outside the 20 yard box.

4’ - Santos whistled for a foul.

1’ - #DoopAfterDark is officially underway. Kickoff at 10:38 PM.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union:

Inter Miami:

Injury Report

Philadelphia Union:
Questionable: Sergio Santos - Upper leg strain
Questionable: Michee Ngalina - Upper leg strain
Questionable: Andrew Wooten - Upper leg strain

Inter Miami
Out: George Acosta - left knee injury
Out: Denso Ulysse - left lower leg injury
Out: David Norman Jr. - left ankle injury
Unavailable: Robbie Robinson

Series Matchup

Inter Miami: 0 wins, 0 goals
Union: 0 wins, 0 goals


Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Assistant Referees: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, Ian McKay
Fourth Official: Drew Fischer
VAR: Timothy Ford
AVAR: Victor Rivas

How to watch at home

Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, Florida
When: 10:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
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