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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 1 Chicago Fire 1, Full Time

Union looking to get back in the win column back home in Chester

Shivant Krishnan

Bedoya with a chance off a Sullivan ball but his shot hits Shuttleworth right in the face

89’ Eight minutes of stoppage

89’ Jack McGlynn subs in for Olivier Mbaizo

87’ Union with a flurry of chances trying to grab a winner. The Fire keeps adding on to stoppage time with players going down.

79’ Martinez with a rocket but Shuttleworth is able to make the stop

78’ Beric into the book for the Fire

77’ Ilsinho with a volley off a cross from Wagner but his shot goes into the River End.

75’ Quinn Sullivan checks in for Daniel Gazdag.

66’ Elliott goes into the book.

63’ Ilsinho checks in for Leon Flach to a loud roar from the crowd

52’ Gazdag with a couple chances, the first in the box was blocked and his headed attempt near the post goes wide.

49’ And another shot from Burke off a cross from Mbaizo but his header misses wide.

48’ Burke takes a rip but his shot goes wide of the goal. Good take though. The Union need to do more of that this half with a man advantage.

46’ Second half underway

Halftime. Union get the benefit of a first half red to the Fire like they did in their last meeting here in October but they need to be more clinical in the second half.

45’ +3 Kai Wagner going for a first half brace hits the crossbar. That would’ve been even better than the free kick goal.

45’ +2 Gazdag in the box with a chance but his shot is way off target

45’ +1 Five minutes of stoppage time

41’ Fabian Herbers goes in the book

36’ Kai Wagner scores off the free kick. It’s 1-1.

35’ After review, Omsberg gets a red for a last man back foul just outside the ball. Really harsh.

33’ Play is under review.

31’ Ball played over the top to Burke who collides with Shuttleworth. No foul called on the field. Players are receiving treatment.

30’ Yellow to Jakob Glesnes for an open field tackle.

25’ Burke with another crack at the goal on a header but it was a tough one to get on frame. Burke still has been a menace in his return.

24’ Union earn a corner and the crowd comes to life.

10’ Przemysław Frankowski puts the Fire ahead. Olivier Mbaizo had two players to mark and didn’t do much to pressure the header off of a cross from Boris Sekulic.

8’ Burke getting more work done in the box, earns a corner for the Union. Such a big boost for the Union to have him back.

6’ Cory Burke with a chance, but his bouncing roller just missed the far post.

1’ Underway here in Chester

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union
Andre Blake and Cory Burke are back from international duty and into the starting XI but Jamiro Monteiro didn’t dress for unspecific reasons.

Chicago Fire
Former Union midfielder Fabian Herbers in the starting XI for the visitors tonight.

How to Watch

When: Sunday August 1, 2021, 6:06 p.m. kickoff
Where: Subaru Park, Chester, PA
Streaming: Twitter (English audio)
Radio: FOX Sports The Gambler


Referee: Michael Radchuk
Ast. Referee 1: Cameron Blanchard
Ast. Referee 2: Brian Dunn
Fourth Official: Silviu Petrescu
VAR: José Carlos Rivero
Ast. VAR: Eric Weisbrod