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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 3 vs Toronto FC 0, Final

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The Union are rolling

Game Updates

90+7’ - Union line up for a corner from the far flag. It is played short and then McGlynn shot is wide and goes out. Ref whistles for the final time tonight. Union earn a clean sheet and Blake is back to having a 50% record of clean sheets per league starts this season.

90+5’ - Toronto off a corner from the near flag and it is easily handled by the defending goalkeeper of the year, Andre Blake.

90+1’ - Off the free kick Blake goes full stretch in the air to grab the ball off the TFC cross into the box.

90 - Mbaizo gives a late challenge on the left side of the box. It earns him a yellow card and we have 7 minutes of stoppage time.

84’ - Passes here by the Union have been a little sloppy the past five minutes. Flach is down again this time in the center circle. He is now walking to the sideline as Jack McGlynn comes into the game.

81’ - The ball is finally played out after Flach is taken down hard on the pitch. The training staff is now looking at him. Flach has been on the ground for a good 3 minutes.

74’ - Second switch by Jim Curtin and its a double the 17 year olds Paxten Aaronson & Quinn Sullivan replace Kacper Przybylko and Daniel Gazdag.

73’ - Mbaizo is down on the pitch. We also get a shot of the sidelines and the 17 year olds are on deck to come in.

71’ - TFC makes a double switch with J. Perruzza and P. Mullins replacing J. Altidore and J. Osorio respectively.

70’ - Bradley upset that Gazdag made him look like a fool, he takes him out and earns a foul.

68’ - TFC corner here from the far flag. Blake comes off his line to get a piece of it but then it is cleared far up the field. Bedoya is down behind the play for a little bit, he is now up and running back into position.

66’ - Sergio Santos is down on the ground and play is stopped. The training staff is now out looking at him. Replay shows a knee collision between Santos and a Toronto player. He is now up and is clearly in some discomfort. He is now limping off as Cory Burke comes on to replace him.

62’ - Kai Wagner is down getting treatment and Matt Real is quickly warming up.

53’ Penalty saved by Andre Blake! Still 3-0 to the Union. Not a great attempt from Yeferson Soteldo.

51’ - Laryea goes down in the box. Ref points to the spot.

48’ - Kai Wagner goes into the book for what appears to be dissent. That’s his third of the season.

46’ - Second half underway. No changes for the Union.

45+2’ - Halftime Whistle! Teams head to the locker room at 8:25 PM. Awesome half by the boys here. Went up early and kept the pressure up.

45+1’ - Off another Union corner, the ball gets bounced around the box but it is saved.

45’ - The fourth official shows a blank sign, but the broadcast says two minutes.

44’ - Union earn a corner. It goes to the far edge of the box and is cleared out.

36’ - Santos on a sprint gets one v one and easily gets it passed the goalkeeper. Union go up by 3.

32’ - Penalty kick earned. The goalkeeper misses the ball and takes down Santos. Gazdag lines up for the Penalty. Whistle blown and he strikes it to the top left of the net. Union up 2.

29’ - The boys in blue keeping up the pressure a few shots from the right side including a rocket that goes wide of the net by Mbaizo.

28’ - I think Santos is pissed about the suspension, the man is making the field look like it is a training ground. He earns another corner for the Union. The kick amounts to nothing.

26’ - High Boot here by Glesnes, earns him a yellow card by Ted Unkel.

25’ - Toronto gets past Wagner, but the center backs recover well and the shot goes out for a goal kick.

20’ - First real attack in the game for Toronto FC here. They pass it around at the edge of the box. The eventual shot is saved by Blake.

16’ - Union keeping up the pressure, where was this on Sunday, the team getting some good looks on goal and open runners.

12’ - Another Corner for the U here. Gazdag sends it into the middle of the box and Glesnes gets up and uses the BACK of his head to get the ball in the net. Union finally strikes first for the first time in a while.

11’ - Great attack again by the Union. Gazdag keeps it on the ground as he crosses it to a streaking Przybylko. Przybylko misses the shot. This was one that was too easy to miss.

9’ - The in swinging kick is sent out of the box, Glesnes is able to get on top of it and cross it back into the box. Przybylko gets a head on it and it is saved.

8’ - Blake sends it up the left side, where Wagner is able to keep it in. After a few over and under laps the U switch the attack to the right side. The ball eventually goes out for the first corner kick for the U.

2’ - Union on the attack here. Gazdag getting fancy with his feet dumbs it to Mbaizo. He crosses it into the box and it gets pushed out, to a streaking Jack Elliott who shoots a one timer and it is saved.

1’ - Game is underway. Kickoff happened at 7:38 PM

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union

Toronto FC

Injuries/Absences

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

Union

  • OUT: Alves Powell (hamstring)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Jack DeVries (concussion protocol)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Anthony Fontana (concussion protocol)

Toronto FC

  • OUT: Ayo Akinola (torn ACL)
  • OUT: Tsubasa Endoh (lower body)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Auro (lower body)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Dom Dwyer (lower body)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Alejandro Pozuelo (lower body)

How to Watch

Where: Subaru Park, Chester, PA
When: 7:38 p.m.; Wednesday , August 4th
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.

Officials

Referee: Ted Unkel
Lineman 1: Peter Balciunas
Lineman 2: Ryan Graves
Fourth official: Greg Dopka
VAR: Rubiel Vazquez
Ast. VAR: Ian McKay