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Rate the U: Union extend their stay in the bubble

Sergio Santos had a brace and an assist to lead the Union to the MLS is Back semifinal

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

The Union once again survived to continue living out of their suitcases in the most magical place on earth. The Union had the upper hand in their game against Sporting Kansas City.

Sergio Santos hit the turbo boost button in the 26th minute and want 70 yards to put the Union up 2-0. However he wasn’t done scoring and 13 minutes later would be on the receiving end of a “em of a pass from Brenden Aaronson, that the Brazilian said “made it easy” for him to score his second goal.

Speaking of Aaronson and his pass, on his first touch he split two of Sporting KC’s defenders. That allowed him to play the ball beautiful to the running Santos at KC’s far post. After the game Curain would go on to say that would be “a top ball” in just about any league.

Alejandro Bedoya had another nice game from the midfield, creating plenty of chances for the Union and setting up Jamiro Monteiro’s opener. Bedoya was involved in the team’s third goal as well, where he made the pass to Aaronson.

Jose Martinez is obviously loving the rules where there is no such thing as yellow card accumulation. The defensive midfielder picked up his fourth yellow card in five games. Fans of Philadelphia professional sports teams love seeing their players use aggression but is Martinez showing too much?

Then you had the battle on the sidelines, Jim Curtin vs the staple Peter Vermes. Curtin has lead the Union since 2014. On this night in he remained calm with his instructions and lead his team to the W. While Vermes just yelled expletives from the bench towards his players.

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