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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 0 New England Revolution 0 Full Time

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Union picked up a hard-earned point in front of 65,000 empty seats in Massachusetts

Philadelphia Union v New England Revolution Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Full Time: No goals in this one, but plenty of fine defensive displays for both teams. Considering the conditions — traveling to and from Massachusetts all in the same day — this is a good point for the Union.

88’ Jack Elliott with a game-saving tackle.

76’ Olivier Mbaizo sighting. He comes in for Real and Wooten spells Przybylko.

62’ Ilsinho the first sub off the bench in for Santos. Not exactly MLS is Back group stage form from him tonight.

56’ Real with a rocket from distance that Turner is able to get to and knock out for a corner.

54’ Kacper and Aaronson combine but Turner is able to deny the chip.

53’ Another card in a similar spot on the field to Elliott.

50’ McKenzie earns a yellow for a foul to stop the counter after a poor giveaway by Santos.

47’ McKenzie overplays a ball that leads to a counter but there’s no one home on the far post as the counter fizzles.

46’ Second half underway

Halftime Stats. The 22 clearances stands out. Jack Elliott and Matt Real each had four of those; Mark McKenzie three.

Halftime: It’s scoreless at the break and while New England has had more chances, the Union weren’t bad.

36’ The counter is finally on thanks to some pretty work on the ball from Monteiro in the midfield, Aaronson with a lovely feed to Kacper but Turner is up to the task. The Union starting to find their way.

32’ Revs back on the attack, Blake with a punch on one attempt but more red zone activity for the home team.

29’ Monteiro records the first shot of the night for the Union but it’s like catching an infield fly for Turner.

28’ The Union find themselves in the box but it leads to a Sergio Santos handball.

25’ Brandon Bye the first to go into the book after a hard challenge on Monteiro in the middle of the park. The play was looked at but not changed from a yellow to red.

19’ Matt Turner with his first activity tonight, but it was only a deflection that found his way to the Revs keeper. Still no shot attempts for the visitors.

13’ Another chance for New England but the shot attempt catches woodwork. All Revs on the attack right now.

10’ Mark McKenzie with a huge block to cut down another chance from New England. The ensuing corner is well defended but the counter isn’t able to materialize.

9’ First good chance of the game, Bou with a shot from an angle in the box but Andre Blake is there to parry it away. Warning shot there from the Revs.

7’ Teams settling into this one in the cavernous Gillette Stadium. Sergio Santos went down with a head knock earlier and now Jamiro Monteiro is getting treatment after a collision.

1’ Underway with kickoff at 7:38 p.m.

Starting Lineups

Kai Wagner scratched from the lineup for a lower leg contusion so Matt Real starts at left back. Otherwise no surprises, unless you count Matej Oravec not being in the team.


Series Matchup at Revolution

Revolution: 3 wins, 16 goals
Union: 5 wins, 18 goals
3 draws


Officials

Referee: Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referees: laudiu Badea, Ian McKay
Fourth Official: Adam Kilpatrick
VAR: Alan Kelly


How to Watch


Where: Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Mass.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday August 20th
TV: PHL 17
Streaming: PhiladelphiaUnion.com in market; ESPN+ out-of-market
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: IHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler

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