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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 0 New England Revolution 1, Full Time

The Union unable to find an equalizer up a man

Game Updates

Full Time whistle blows and Kai Wagner has to be held back all the way to the dressing room. Ugly end to this one.

90’ Four minutes added on

89’ Paxten played Bedoya in with a lovely backheel but the captain passes and it leads to nothing. Aaronson into the book going the other way.

84’ Cole Turner in for Sullivan for first appearance of the season

82’ Save Bendik on a shot from Gil off the counter

80’ Fontana into the book for a foul on the break

79’ Davo with a shot on goal but not much power behind it

77’ Sullivan into the book.

76’ Could’ve been 2-0 there but Caldwell’s chance is well over the bar. Great play by Jones for the Revs.

71’ Bedoya goes into the book. Fontana and Davo in for Harriel and McGlynn. MLS debut for Davo.

70’ Sullivan finds Kacper but his header is right at Knighton. Union with 5 shots on goal.

61’ Aaronson with a left footed shot off the corner but Knighton with a diving stop.

59’ Second yellow to Traustason on a foul on Harriel in transition

55’ Union with a flurry of chances, shot from Aaronson spilled, shot from McGlynn out for a corner, yellow to the Revs

54’ Wagner with a good play to cut down a chance for Kizza in the box.

51’ Bedoya creates a shot for himself but it’s another one right at Knighton.

46’ And we’re back. Kacper still out there. No other changes.

45’ Halftime. Not a bad half necessarily for the hosts but some work to do to get back in it.

34’ Matt Polster scores off the free kick from Arnór Traustason. Got behind the defense at the far post and Andre Blake isn’t in goal. Polster now has two goals this season, both against the Union.

33’ Harriel goes into the book after tripping Jones. Seems a bit harsh but Jones was past him.

29’ More promising attack, good turn by Sullivan but it leads to a Flach shot right at Knighton he almost spills.

29’ McGlynn with a ball downfield that almost plays Kacper in. So close.

26’ Revs with a dangerous attack that leads to a cross deep in the box that fortunately misses everybody.

23’ Good movement from the Union attack leads to an Aaronson shot that Knighton makes a meal of to give them a corner but nothing doing on the set piece.

16’ First 15 minutes have been mostly unremarkable unless you are grading on a curve. Neither team is fielding their strongest lineup and it shows.

1’ Underway!

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union
MLS debut for Nathan Harriel. He’s joined by three fellow Union Academy/YSC Academy grads in the starting XI: Jack McGlynn, Quinn Sullivan and Paxten Aaronson. Only six players on the sub bench, including Davo who is in line to make his MLS debut as well.

New England Revolution
Gil is on the bench but no Gustavo Bou.

How to Watch

Where: Subaru Park; Chester, PA
When: 7:38 p.m.; Friday, September 3
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: iHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler
Video Streaming: (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.

Player Availability


  • OUT: Ilsinho (hamstring)
  • OUT: Andre Blake (international duty)
  • OUT: Alvas Powell (international duty)
  • OUT: Cory Burke (international duty)
  • OUT: Daniel Gazdag (international duty)
  • OUT: Jose Martinez (international duty)
  • OUT: Olivier Mbaizo (international duty)
  • OUT: Jamiro Monteiro (international duty)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Sergio Santos (hamstring)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Alejandro Bedoya (ankle)


  • OUT: Matt Turner (international duty)
  • OUT: Tajon Buchanan (international duty)
  • OUT: Adam Buksa (international duty)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Carles Gil (muscular)


Referee: Jair Marrufo
Ast. Referee 1: Brian Dunn
Ast. Referee 2: Jeffrey Swartzel
Fourth official: Alan Kelly
VAR: Guido Gonzales Jr.
Ast. VAR: Jose Da Silva