Hey all. Thanks for joining us for Saturday’s game between the Philadelphia Union and visiting New York City Football Club. We’ll update you, the Fan, minute by minute with the latest score, match developments and some commentary, too.
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Andre Blake; Ray Gaddis, Auston Trusty, Jack Elliott, Keegan Rosenberry; Alejandro Bedoya, Borek Dockal (Warren Creavalle, 88′), Haris Medunjanin; David Accam (Ilsinho, 67′), Cory Burke, C.J. Sapong
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) August 18, 2018
New York City Football Club
Sean Johnson; Ben Sweat, Alexander Callens (Ronald Matarrita, 65′), Maxime Chanot, Anton Tinnerholm; Ebenezer Ofori, Alexander Ring, Maximiliano Moralez; Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (Rodney Wallace, 82′, David Villa (Jesus Medina, 55′), Jo Inge Berget
— New York City FC (@NYCFC) August 18, 2018
2′ : Great save by Andre Blake to start the game and NYCFC gets one off on a breakaway.
12′ : NYCFC seeming to earn a number of breakaways and near goal opportunities, the latest coming from Maximiliano Moralez in 11′
13′ : David Accam slips and slides his way into one of the best chances the Union have had so far.
30′ : Union leads in possession and duels won, but this is NYCFC’s game so far
32′ : With Blake out of goal, Ray Gaddis makes goal line stop to keep this one nil-nil
34′ : David Accam races downfield, loses ball near the goal leading to a NYCFC goal kick
43′ : Haris Medunjamin taken down near half, stopping a goal-scoring opportunity by NYCFC
45′ : Halftime comes with the match still scoreless
First half thoughts: NYCFC currently outplaying Union, but Union could score if Burke and crew chase more loose balls.
Prediction: A NYCFC goal will hurt the Union and mentality towards the game, leading to a 2-0 NYCFC victory.
46′ : David Accam nearly scores while surrounded by NYCFC defenders, ball goes out for a corner.
50′ : CJ Sapong misses shot from right in from of goal off of pass from Borek Dockal. It was his first shot of the day.
57′ : Corey Burke places one into the back of the net from about 12 yards from goal to give the Union the 1-0 lead. Bořek Dočkal with the assist.
67′ : Ray Gaddis rips one after David Accam’s blocked shot, Gaddis’ shot is blocked as well
69′ : Ilsinho goes down on his first touch of the game, trainers called onto field, however, Ilsinho remains on when play restarts
76′ : Ilsinho nets one to give the Union 2-0 lead, assist by Borek Dockal, his second of the night. We now lay to rest my halfway prediction of 2-0 NYCFC
90 +3′ : Solid save by Andre Blake keeps this 2-0
90 + 5′ : Ilsinho goes down, red card issued to Ronald Matarrita
End of match: Union defeat NYCFC 2-0 as Burke, Ilsinho score