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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 1 vs Orlando City SC 1, Final

Off the hands of Blake, Union draws with Orlando

Photo by Jared Martinez

Game over: everyone get ready for another late kickoff, Union will play at 10:30 Saturday night.

90+5’ - Ref waves off a possible Handball in the penalty box.

90+4’ - Matt Real comes on for Aaronson.

90+1’ - Orlando’s Ruan enters the book with a yellow card.

90’ - There will be four minutes of stoppage time.

89’ - This ref is not making any friends with Philly fans. Rules a corner kick for Orlando, but clearly should have been a goal kick.

87’ - Orlando is making a double substitution, Andres Perea comes in for Chris Mueller and Santiago Patinho replaces Mauricio Pereyra.

85’ - Monteiro shoots from outside the box but was saved by Gallese

84’ - Dangerous low cross by Philly, but with now secondary runner to connect with it. The cross leads to nothing.

80’ - Glesnes shown a Yellow Card for.... I have no idea.

76’ - Hydration Break

74’ - Orlando substitution: Benji Michel comes on for Tesho Akindele.

73’ - Union substitution: Jakob Glesnes replaces Creavalle.

70’ - The game is back even after a goal by Orlando’s Pereyra. 1-1

68’ - GOALLLLLLLLL. Ilsinho gets it past Gallese

67’ - Orlando’s Rosell gets a Yellow.

66’ - WHAT A SAVE by Blake!

64’ - Orlando City’s Ruan’s cross is to no one (Thankfully) so the score is still scoreless. That was a close one as the goal was wide open.

58’ - Ilsinho comes in for Santos.

56’ - Bedoya enters the ref’s book with a Yellow Card.

54’ - I feel like this is the fifth time the Ref has blown his whistle this half, dude needs to start getting control and throwing some cards. Union earn a free kick.

51’ - Santos goes down, but when play resumes he comes running off the sidelines.

50’ - Blake worked really hard to keep the match leveled. Dealt with two back to back shots from Orlando.

49’ - Nani left to run the left wing and rockets a shot wide.

46’ - Second Half gets underway at 9:13 PM

Halftime Stats
Philadelphia Union
Shots: 8
On Target: 2
Possesion: 50.7%
Fouls: 4
Yellow Card: 0

Orlando City SC
Shots: 5
On Target: 4
Possesion: 49.3%
Fouls: 6
Yellow Card: 0

45+4’ - Halftime

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

44’ - Aaronson had a huge change to get Philly on the board... but it went wide.

38’ - Monteiro’s free kick is also a skimper and bounces once into the goalkeepers hands.

37’ - Now Philly has a dangerous free kick from a few yards above the box.

36’ - Orlando free kick barely gets off the ground and is scoped up by Blake.

31” - Union Corner, this time its hit into the box but leads to nothing. Game is still scoreless.

31’ - Water Break. How is everyone feeling so far about the game?

28 ‘ - Big Save by Andre Blake on a close shot.

24’ - Should we start the Aaronson watch, ESPN constantly bringing up him and Germany.

22’ - Mendez, who just came on the pitch, fouls Aaronson. U have a dangerous free kick from a few yards outside the box. The kick leads to nothing for the Union.

19’ - Orlando sub Jhegson Méndez comes in for Urso. Orlando City is now back to full strength on the pitch.

15’ - Ref stops play as Urso is on the ground. Now looks like he could be done for the night, with him shaking hands with the bench.

15’ - Another save from Blake. Looks to be a long night for him.

10’ - Orlando’s Urso gets a shot of a volley, but it is wide. Score still leveled at 0.

8’ - Great run from Aaronson leads to the Union’s first Corner.

5’ - Union playing a lot on their half of the field. Struggling to get the ball past midfield. With the Union already clearing the ball 4 times.

1’ - Pre-game rituals are done and we have kick-off. Game started at 8:09

Starting Lineups
Philadelphia Union:

Orlando City

Availability Report
Philadelphia Union:
Questionable – Andrew Wooten (F) – Upper Leg Strain
Suspended: Jose Martinez

Orlando City SC:
Team is at full strength, with no one hurt or suspended

Series Matchup
Union: 4 wins, 19 goals
Orlando City SC: 3 wins, 15 goals
4 Draws

Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein
4th Official: Drew Fischer
Var: Ismail Elfath

How to Watch
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, Florida
When: 8:00 p.m., Monday July 20th
Streaming: TUDN App
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: IHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler