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Game Thread: Union 2 vs LAFC 2, Final

West Coast game means we have a late kickoff

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Los Angeles FC Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Game Updates

90+4’ - Ref blows the whistle to end the game.

90+3’ - Union with a corner kick from the near flag. Wagner crosses it to the near post and it goes out of play. And now we have a dust up with players from both sides going at it. Before all this Elliott got a yellow card.

90’ - Glesnes clears the bicycle kick. We also have 4 minutes of stoppage time here at the end of the game.

89’ - Ball is played out as two players go down after colliding as they had their eyes on the ball.

82’ - Another corner for LAFC, its played to the far post and after a save on the line by Blake. The second ball finds the back of the net after an unmarked Escobar smashes it past Blake.

78’ - Back to back corners here. The first one is cleared out by Harriel who sends it over the post. The second one was at some point cleared out by the Union. Can’t really tell more than that since the broadcast was in a replay when the corner was delivered.

77’ - Union sub here as McGlynn comes in for Martinez.

75’ - Game is stopped again and Martinez, who has been seen limping at times during the second half, is down on the ground. Training staff is in the pitch and he is limping towards the sideline.

73’ - Play is stopped as two Union players are down. LAFC is also making a double sub here. Harriel, who is one of the players that was down, is back up and seems to be limping a little bit.

71’ - Wagner sending in another great ball to the box and Santos gets a head on it but the ball goes over the net.

67’ - Wait until you see this GOOOOOAAAL by Carranza. The man is falling down and still gets a shot off. The ball curls and finds the back of the net.

65’ - Jim Curtin makes the games first sub with Santos coming on for Burke.

56’ - LAFC doing what they do best scoring in the second half. A poor clearance from Blake leads to the backline back peddling and opens the door for LAFC. We are leveled here as we enter the final thirty minutes.

48’ - Carranza draws a foul after getting a forearm to the back of his neck. Free kick is sent in from Wagner and gets cleared out by LAFC.

46’ - The game gets back underway here with a time of 12:08am here in the east.

45’ - Ref blows his whistle for Halftime.

44’ - LAFC Corner from the near flag is sent to the far post and goes out wide of the net.

42’ - Apparently Burke was called for his third handball of the match. His last two ended two consecutive attacks for the U.

31’ - One time Martinez is going to convert these long range shots. However, it was not this time from the center of the pitch and about 25ish yards from the net. His shot went above the net.

29’ - More good defending by the Union here as the break up another attack from LAFC, who were threatening inside the penalty area.

20’ - Great defending by Elliott here as he slides down to force the ball out for a corner. LAFC sends it to the near post and after a few ping pong off of players the U clears the ball out.

19’ - Free kick for LAFC, who are about 30 yards out. They line up with two players over the ball. The delivery is sent straight into the wall and makes the ball pop up. Blake grabs the ball to end the threat.

9’ - GOOOOAAAAL! Union off a counter after a poor turnover in the restart. Wagner from the left side of the net crosses the ball low to a streaking Gazdag who taps it into the back of the net. All started with a great run up the middle by Carranza.

8’ - Fourth corner for LAFC ends with a shot that goes wide of the net.

7’ - Back to back corners here for LAFC from the near flag. First one was sent out by Harriel. Second one driven far post and then sent in as a shot that just goes off Blake.

6’ - Union clear out a possible goal for an LAFC corner. The set piece kick comes from the far flag and is delivered near the top of the 6 on the right side of net. The shot is directed right to Blake.

1’ - Kickoff in LA. Union are wearing their electric blues and are attacking from the right to left here in the first half.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union

Corey Burke replaces Mikael Uhre, who isn’t on the roster for tonight.

LAFC

Officials

REF: Jair Marrufo
AR1: Kathryn Nesbitt
AR2: Frank Anderson
4TH: Silviu Petrescu
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
AVAR: Mike Kampmeinert

How to Watch

When: Saturday, May 7th, 2022
Where: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, California
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)*
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