Hey folks. Can’t make it down to Talen this afternoon? Forced to hang out with those out-of-town relatives you only see every Fourth of July weekend? Relax. UnionFanTV has you covered, with updates from today’s match versus New England. Glad you can join us.
Updates to the Story Stream will be posted periodically throughout the match.
Haris Medunjanin will wear the captain’s armband in place of Alejandro Bedoya, who is currently on assignment with the U.S. Mens’ National Team.
BREAKING: Today’s Starting XI has just been announced.
Here’s how the Union will line up against New England this afternoon:
1′ : And the Union are underway at Talen Energy Stadium!
2′ : PENALTY. Referee Chris Penso awards the Union a penalty, after a handball in the box.
CJ Sapong converts from the spot for his ninth goal of the campaign.
8′ : Fabrice-Jean Picault is stonewalled by Cody Cropper, after winning a 30 + yard footrace against two New England defenders.
High-flying start to the match.
12′ : Andre Blake denies Kei Kamara and New England an equalizer. Kamara was in on a breakaway.
29′ : Foul is called after Kamara Kung-Fu kicked the sh*t out of Oguchi Onyewu.
Gooch is up and on his feet. He’ll stay on the field. Scary moment for everyone inside Talen Energy Stadium.
30′ : Hydration break is called, with the temperature on the pitch approaching 95° and the humidity hovering around 50%.
34′ : Play resumes.
45′ + 4 : First half comes to a close.
Union leading New England 1-0 after Sapong’s PK.
47′ : Ilsinho gives Cody Cropper no chance, as the Brazilian calmly finishes on a half-volley.
It’s his second of the year.
60′ : Jack Elliot is down on the ground.
Chris Penso has motioned for the training staff to come on, as it looks to be a knee injury for young Elliot.
Elliot’s day is done. Josh Yaro is set to come on for the Englishman.
71′ : Ilsinho misses a sitter.
A 5 v 2 opportunity for the Union goes to waste, after Ilsinho pulls his shot wide of the empty New England goal.
75′ : Second Hydration break of the match.
It’s hot out there.
77′ : Alberg comes on for Ilsinho; Alberg scores his third goal of the season.
Well, that was quick.
Alberg scores an absolute belter from 30 yards out that soars over Cropper. This one has Lad of the Match candidate written all over it.
85′ : Ken Tribbett enters for Haris Medunjanin
90′ + 4′ : Penso takes a look at his watch and blows his whistle.
An impressive team performance sees the Union take care of New England and leapfrog them in the table.
FINAL : UNION 3 NEW ENGLAND 0
Thanks for following along with us. Good night and happy Independence Day.