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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 1 New York City FC 0, Final

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8 games unbeaten at home, and Blake earns his 8th clean sheet of the season

Shivant Krishnan

Game Updates

90+5’ NYCFC sends a ball into the box it bounces off the head of one of their players and then the ref blows the final whistle.

90+4’ Great set of team sliding tackles to earn the ball back. Martinez goes down grabbing the back of his leg. Union also earned a free kick.

90+1’ There will be four minutes of stoppage time. Burke using his strength earns a free kick. The quick start and the ball gets turned over.

90’ NYCFC earn a corner here after their shot gets deflected and goes wide of the net. The service goes to the far post and rolls out for a goal kick.

88’ Double switch for the U here, Captain Bedoya and Powell are coming off the pitch. Replacing them are Ilsinho and Findlay.

87’ Powell is down on the ground and the training staff is out looking at him now.

85’ Meanwhile Santos’ night is down as Quinn Sullivan comes on for him. Flach is also back up and giving out instructions.

84’ The kick goes right into the wall and the Union clear it. Flach goes down on the sideline.

83’ NYCFC earns a free kick at the top of the circle after Bedoya mistimes the challenge and hits the back of the cleat of the NYCFC player.

78’ Jack Elliott gets booked with a yellow card for contact with a NYCFC player.

77’ NYCFC’s triple switch is happening with Keaton Parks, Talles Magno, and Andres Jasson replacing Castellanos, Medina and Sands.

74’ Perfect timed slide tackle by Martinez inside the penalty area. NYCFC also getting ready it appears to make a triple switch.

68’ Double switch for NYCFC here as Thiago and Thorarinsson are on for Rodriguez and Amundson.

67’ Wagner crosses it from the left side into a running Bedoya who uses his head and knocks it into the back of the net! That is cap’s first goal of the season. Union up 1-0.

63’ Double switch here for the Union Cory Burke and Jamiro Monteiro are coming on and replacing Kacper Przybylko and Dániel Gazdag.

61’ Powell gets tangled up with a NYCFC player at the edge of the box and goes down, the ball goes out for a goal kick.

60’ An acrobatic shot from the middle of the box, but Castellanos doesn’t get the ball of cleanly and it is saved by Blake.

47’ I am just realizing this, in a rare game the Union are attacking opposite of the River end here in the second half. Union have a corner which is cleared by NYCFC.

46’ No changes from either team as the second half is underway. Game resumed at 8:41 pm.

45’ Ref has whistled for halftime. Teams head to the dressing room at 8:24pm.

36’ Santos gets clotheslined on the U’s defensive side of the field. This move earns a yellow for James Sands.

32’ City earns a corner kick from the near flag. Service is sent to the center of the box. After a second ball the Union pick it off and earn a free kick about 45 yards out.

25’ NYCFC’s Jesus Medina enters the refs book on a yellow card after he slides in late on Kai Wagner.

24’ A beautiful shot from Santos and an equally nice save by Johnson here.

21’ Another corner from the far flag for the Union. Ball is headed down but it wide of the net. The second chance service is handled by NYCFC.

18’ Union earn a corner off a free kick from 40 yards out. Wagner lines up at the far flag. The service is sent towards the center of the box but it goes out of play right before Santos sends the ball into the back of the net.

15’ NYCFC comes down the right side, city eventually gets a shot off from the top of the box. The ball stays on the ground and is easily handled by Andre Blake.

12’ Union earn a free kick after Powell is taken down midway between the center circle and the penalty area. Wagner sends it in, but the service is too close to Sean Johnson.

8’ Chance for NYC hits the post but the flag was up anyway

6’ Here comes the rain

1’ We’re underway on a windy night in Chester

Starting Lineups

Union

New York City FC

Injuries/Absences

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

Philadelphia Union

  • OUT: None

NYCFC

  • OUT: Heber (knee)

How to Watch

Where: Subaru Park; Chester, PA
When: 7:38 p.m.; Wednesday, August 18th
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.