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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 3 vs Sporting KC 1, Final

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Union move onto the Semifinals, will play either Portland or NYCFC

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Philadelphia Union Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Game Updates

90+5 - Final Whistle. Union move on to the semi finals.

90+2’ - Sporting Kansas City has a corner here and ended with a clean grab by Blake.

90’ - 5 minutes of stoppage time

86’ - Union making a double switch here... Matt Real and Anthony Fontana replace Aaronson and Monteiro

84’ - Roger Espinoza comes off and Cameron Duke comes on for Kc’s final sub of the night.

75’ - Vermes with the fair point about having this stoppage be the hydration break. Weird since you would think he would want to talk with his players.

73’ - an unmarked Roger Espinozaat the top of the box goes high above the goal.

71’ - Gerso enters the ref book with a foul on Martinez.

70’ - Union sub: Wooten on for Pryzbylko

Side: I have a feeling that the scoring isn’t donw in this game.

68’ - Runs Runs Runs... Kacper Przybylko misses a chance. Free kick from close range but his hit directly into the wall.

66’ - Sporting Kc’s 6th corner. Is a cross over the Union’s cross bar

64’ - Union earn a free kick off. Played short and amounts to nothing.

61’ - Wagner crosses it into the center of the box... but Kacper Przybylko header was high.

58’ - Veremes with more foul langauage on the sidelines and the audio gets clipped.

57’ - Amazing save by Blake, on the rebound Russell puts it into the back of the net. However he was offsides.

54’ - Pulido uses the free kick and hits it directly into the wall

53’ - Yellow card issued to Jack Elliott

53’ - Ilsinho comes on for Santos

52’ - Santos goes down on the pitch.

49’ - Alan Pulido with a nasty shot hits the left post.

46’ - Second half underway at 9:13

Halftime subs made by Vermes
Gadi Kinda comes in for Gianluca Busio
Amadou Dia on for Luis Martins

Halftime Stats

Philadelphia Union
Shots: 5
On Target: 3
Blocked: 1
Possesion: 50.8%
Fouls: 10
Yellow Card: 1

Sporting Kansas City
Shots: 8
On Target: 4
Blocked: 3
Possesion: 49.2%
Fouls: 6
Yellow Card: 0

45+2’ - Halftime. Whistle blown at 8:56

45+1’ - KC’s Pulido heads a ball into the back of the net. Putting Sporting KC on the board before half

45’ - 2 minutes of stoppage time added

39’ - GOAAAALLLL. Santos gets yet a second goal. Aaronson recognizes Santos’ run.

33’ - Aaronson upset at himself because he just missed putting the U up by another goal.

Side: For the Final, I’d love to see ESPN do a coaches feed and have them looking at the drone feed the entire time. Would love to see the breakdown of runs. Thoughts?

30’ - First Hydration Break, and Peter Vermes dropped a few F bombs during that break

28’ - Shot attempt by Sporting KC and it is easily caught by Blake

26’ - Santos Scores. From defense to attack and a nice run from Santos.

25’ - José Martínez earns his Yellow Card very early in this match. Team already has 8 fouls

24’ - GOOOOOOOOOOOAAALLLLL Jamiro Monteir! This was truly a team effort and a beautiful exchange.

22’ - Kansas City’s corner goes past the far post and eventually pushed out of play.

21’ - I can’t figure out who is talking... but they want the ball to be passed NOW.

18’ - Blake stretches out for the first time tonight after a shot by Alan Pulido from outside the box.

16’ - Santos goes down in the box. Clearly this should be a VAR decision it was no doubt a scoring chance.

13’ - Short kick on the right side of goal for the Union leads to nothing.

12’ - Aaronson’s shot is deflected and the U end up with a corner kick.

9’ - Santos was not ready for that ball as the nice counter attack comes to a close at mid field.

5’ - Union already have been called for three fouls. Strap in as Philly is getting scrappy in Orlando tonight.

1’ - Kickoff, and there was no coffee needed for this game. Game got underway at 8:10

Pregame Chat with The Blue Testament

Starting Lineup

Philadelphia Union

Sporting Kansas City

Availability Report

Philadelphia Union

QUESTIONABLE: Warren Creavalle (M) - upper leg strain

Sporting KC

OUT: Felipe Gutierrez (M) - knee surgery
Andreu Fontas (D) - quad strain
QUESTIONABLE: Khiry Shelton (F) - adductor injury

Series Matchup
Union: 6 wins, 22 goals
Sporting KC: 6 wins, 20 goals
5 draws

Officials
Referee: Ramy Touchan
Assistant Referees: Micheal Barwegen, Jeremy Kieso
4th Official: Allen Chapman
VAR: Robert Sibiga

How to Watch
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, Florida
When: 8 p.m., Thursday, July 30
TV: ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes
Streaming: WatchESPN
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: IHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler