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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 2 vs Minnesota United 3, Final

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Daniel Gazdag scored an equalizer just before the break

MLS: Atlanta United FC at Philadelphia Union Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Game Updates

90+4’ - Chapman stops the game... possibly checking for a handball in the box but he blows the final whistle. Union lose in Minnesota. They will be back Saturday night in Chester.

90+3’ - It is like a replay of Saturday, three people down in the box. Aaronson after the play was offsides per the flag from the assistant referee.

90’ - Union with numbers in the box getting some good looks on the net but are passing to one another. The ball eventually goes out. We have at least three minutes left in this game.

89’ - Union going all attack here with Fontana coming on for Mbaizo.

87’ - Monteiro with a nice chip to an open Aaronson, however he fumbles the first touch and the shot is directly at the goalkeeper

84’ - Aaronson comes on replacing Martinez.

83’ - Reynoso enters the ref’s book on a yellow for faking that he got kicked in the head. When he got kicked in the arm.

82’ - Union have a corner from the far flag, it is played short and then cleared out of play.

77’ - Drama here at the end after Metanire chucks a ball at Wagner. He earns himself a red card and then Wagner gets booked with a yellow. Union now up a man for the rest of the match.

74’ - Union corner is a good chance and Elliott gets a head on the end of it to get it over the goalkeeper and is clered out.

73’ - Flach’s night is done as McGlynn comes on the pitch.

69’ - Mbaizo gets pulled back and to the ground... but don’t worry the ref only issued a warning to the Minnesota player.

67’ - It is really a bad night for the defense as they continue to make errors. The boys in the dark blue are now down 3-2. It is really weird since they are normally strong on the back line.

65’ - GAZZZ damn it hits the side of the net as he adjust the header in the air and could not get it on frame.

63’ - We are leveled again after another defense error by the Union. A lazy pass back to Glesnes who looses his foot and Minnesota picks it up right in front of the penalty area and they convert the goal.

55’ - Set piece goal by Gazdag! Union with a corner kick from the far flag is sent onto the head of Bedoya who directs it towards the net. The goalkeeper gets a hand on it but it is nit cleared at all, instead it falls to gazdag who nets his second of the net.

53’ - Minnesota fans are not happy when Mbaizo gets the ball as they keep booing every time he touches is.

50’ - Free kick for Minnesota from 35 yards out and near the bench sideline. The curled ball into the box is headed out by Glesnes. Some shifting of the ball from Minnesota goes out for a corner.

46’ - Second half is underway. According to the broadcast there were no changes at half time.

45’ - Teams head into the locker room leveled after 45 minutes.

45’ - GAZDAG! The man levels the game AFTER a pass back from Monteiro to an open. Gazdag at the top of the box. It was a beauty of a shot and team play.

42’ - Bad defense leads to a goal that gets between Blake and the post. Minnesota up 1 to nil.

39’ - Glesenes’ free kick with power goes right into the wall. Eventually it goes out for a Minnesota throw in.

33’ - Minnesota constantly losing their ‘footing’ and diving in the box but the ref is having none of the antics tonight.

28’ - The U’s first corner of the game comes from the near flag. Kai Wagner sends it to the far post and it goes straight up off of Gazdag’s head and out for a goal kick.

27’ - Union earn a free kick from a little over 30 yards out. Wagner and Monteiro are standing over it. Monteiro crosses it into the box and it eventually gets cleared out. The second chance ball goes out for a Union Corner.

23’ - Another corner for Minnesota here, it is from the far flag. The ball is played short and lowed, looks like a designed play from training, however once it gets crossed into the box the U get a head on it to clear it out of play.

19’ - Play is stopped as Flach gets a hand in his face. He lets the ref know that it is the ‘second’ time in this young game.

18’ - Minnesota getting numbers forward and have a great scoring chance, just no one could connect on the end of it.

17’ - Fragapane goes down inside the box trying to draw a cheap penalty kick. However ref waives to play on and a card is not given for an obvious dive.

12’ - Przybylko goes down inside the box after there was contact made with Minnesota. The ref waived no penalty and the fans are booing thinking Przybylko should have been booked.

5’ - Mbaizo earns a yellow card after he gets shoved by a Minnesota player. Basically Mbaizo got back up and then pushed Reynoso and got booked for retaliation.

3’ - Minnesota earns the game’s first corner. It was low and cleared out by the back line. The second chance comes in and is wide of the net.

1’ - We re underway in Minnesota. Union in the dark blue attacking left to right.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union

Minnesota United

Injuries/Absences

The following is a list of names from the league’s player availability report.

Philadelphia Union

  • OUT: Ilsinho (hamstring)
  • OUT: Cory Burke (ankle)
  • OUT: Alvas Powell (hamstring)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Sergio Santos (quad)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Andre Blake (adductor)

Minnesota United

  • OUT: Justin McMaster (thigh)

How to Watch

Where: Allianz Field; Saint Paul, Minnesota
When: 8:08 p.m.; Wednesday October 20th
TV: PHL17
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: iHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler
Video Streaming: Philadelphiaunion.com (in the Philly area), ESPN+ (Outside of the Philly area)** BrotherlyGame has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though BrotherlyGame and SB Nation may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.