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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 1 vs Portland Timbers 2, Final

Union tried to get back in the game in the 80’ minute, VAR rules Przybylko game tying shot was offsides

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MLS: Portland Timbers at Philadelphia Union Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Game Updates

90+7’ - Bedoya shoots from outside the box but its Timbers seventh and final save of the game.

90+6’ - Bedoya gives the pass away. Union trying to press and create chances for the second goal they really need.

90’ - 4th official says there will be at least 6 minutes of stoppage time.

88’ - Play is stopped as McKenzie is on the ground.

86’ — GOOO... but it is called offsides but the U almost had this tied.

85’ - GOOOOOOOAAAALLLL! Wooten off the second chance ball.

82’ - Elliot keeps the Union just down by 2 with a slide tackle there.

79’ - Union’s best moment of the night... the buildup from Aaronson to the shot from Przybylko but it is saved by Clark.

76’ - Curtin saying the U will try to crowd the box now. However Timbers have been crowding the box ALL second half.

75’ - Hydration Break. Curtin teased that he will join the broadcasters after the break.

73’ - Second sub for the the U Wooten in for Martinez.

70’ - A header down into the backpost by an umarked Blanco. Portland 2-0

69’ - Blake stretches out to stop Polo’s shot keep the Union in this game.

68’ - Everytime the Union gets the ball down to the final third Portland already has like 8 guys in the box waiting.

66’ - Blake makes his 4th stop of the night.

64’ - Union earn their third corner of the night. It is played short and comes to nothing.

62’ - Alejandro Bedoya enters the refs book with a Yellow Card.

60’ - Another poor free kick by Monteiro... Which gets over the wall and the crossbar.

59’ - U fouled at the top of the box here.
Santos is subbed out for IIlsinho

58’ - Valeri with room to shoot is an easy save for Blake

56’ - Double switch by Portland here.
Andy Polo comes in for Loria
Jaroslaw Niezgoda for Jeremy Ebobisse

54’ - Union trying to find the right combination to unlock a sitting packed Portland box.

51’ - Oh look another run up the RIGHT side of the field. Santos fould Eryk Williamson.

46’ - Second Half underway at 9:11. Lets hope the fast paced counter attack gets underway.

Halftime - If you missed Don Garber’s interview during the Halftime Break. Garber said the focus is now to get the teams back into their home markets, schedule should be released shortly.

Halftime Stats

Philadelphia Union
Shots: 9
On Target: 3
Blocked: 1
Missed Chances: 1
Possesion: 59.2%
Fouls: 6
Yellow Card: 1

Portland Timbers
Shots: 6
On Target: 3
Blocked: 1
Possesion: 40.8%
Fouls: 3
Yellow Card: 0

45+5 - Halftime whistle. My words to sum up the first half... Sloppy and why have Santos take that PK.

45+3 - Union finally getting the runs we are use to in this tournament. Aaronson passes it to Przybylko but the ball is saved.

45+2 - Santos takes his first penalty kick for Philly and it goes OVER the bar. Terrible kick.

45+1 - 5th time in 6 games Portland gives up a PK.

45’ - 5 minutes in stoppage time.

44’ - Looks like more retroactive discipline for Martinez coming. Hands to the face.

43’ - Philly corner from the right side of the net leads to nothing.

42’ - This is the worst half of soccer the Union have had in 2020. Who agrees?

41’ - Portland earns a corner. Union close off all angles Portland had for a goal there. Blanco’s shot from the center of the box misses to the left.

39’ - A dangerous ball comes in from Duvall but it goes wide of the net.

37’ - Kai Wagner has entered the refs book with a Yellow. Sorry for everyone who thought Martínez would get the first one.

35’- Monteiro’s shot is over the wall... and extremely wide.

34’ - Union win a free kick just at the top of the box on the left side.

33’- Poor pass that was attempted for Aaronson that goes out for a goal kick. This team has played so well on the counter attack this tournament. Right now they are slowing the game on the counter.

30’ - First Hydration break of the night.

28’ - Save by Blake, his third of the night.

28’ - Martínez with a rocket from outside the box is saved.

24’ - Since the Portland goal, this game has settled really. Union really need to start creating some chances on the attack in the next few minutes.

14’ - It is something new for the Union in this tournament, Playing from behind let us see what happens now.

13’ - Portland corner leads to a header by Jeremy Ebobisse. Union down 1-0 early in this game

10’ - Blake stretches out to stop a shot from Blanco. Chara is also on the field and looks to be in pain.

9’ - Great buildup and passing in Portland’s penalty area leads to a poor shot by Kacper Przybylko. However the U had a delicious buildup for that play.

7’ - Andre Blake makes his first save of the night

4’ - Alejandro Bedoya fouls Sebastián Blanco, who spends a few minutes on the ground

3’ - Kleberson joins the FS1 broadcast.

1’ - The semifinal is underway. Kickoff happened at 8:05

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union

Portland Timbers

Availability Report

Philadelphia Union
QUESTIONABLE: Warren Creavalle (M) - upper leg strain

Portland Timbers

OUT: Dairon Asprilla (M) - left knee injury
UNAVAILABLE: Andres Flores (M)
QUESTIONABLE: Yimmi Chara (M) - right thigh injury
Marco Farfan (D) - right ankle injury

Series Matchup
Union: 1 win, 8 goals
Portland: 6 wins, 16 goals
3 draws

Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Jeremy Kieso
4th Official: Ramy Touchan
VAR: Joseph Dickerson

Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, Florida
When: 8:00 p.m., Wednesday August 5
TV: FS1, TUDN, fuboTV*
Streaming: Fox Sports App, TUDN App
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: IHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler
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