The Union lost another devastating game on Saturday night against the New England Revolution by a final score of 3-0. Their season has had lots of ups and downs and right now they are in another down slide after winning the previous game against Columbus. The Union have looked mediocre at best this year but have never truly shown their greatest potential for a span of games. However, if they get can get on a winning streak soon, then they could make a late playoff push as the end of the season is quickly approaching.
In Saturday’s night game, the Union failed to score any goals as they gave up goals to Kei Kamara and Juan Aguedelo. The lone star player of the game on the Union was undoubtedly Jack Elliott as he made an incredible goal-line save on midfielder Diego Fagundez. Other than that moment, the Union looked slow and unenergentic as they hardly generated any good shots on goal against Cody Cropper. As for the Union goalkeeper, he had a very busy night as he had to make many saves against the Revs and along the way made a tremendous save that is up for Save of the Week on mlssoccer.com. You can see the incredible diving save against Kelyn Rowe.
As of right now, the Union sit in 9th place and are six points behind Columbus Crew SC as the last playoff spot. There is still plenty of time to make a push for the playoffs but they must start their run now. It will be intersting to see if Curtain will be staying at the end of the season, but he will only hurt his case if he cannot rally the troops together and win some games very soon. Hopefully the Philadelphia Union can quickly turn their season around and make a playoff run as long as they maintain confidence and continue to stick together as a close group. The Union have not scored many goals lately as their points per game is currently at a low 1.18. Another interesting point to add is that the VAR will be coming to the MLS in August so it will be in play for the Union’s August 5th match against FC Dallas.
The Union will hope to go on a winning form as they face off against FC Dallas at Talen Energy Stadium. It will be a challenging game, as Dallas is one of the top teams in the Western Conference and are becoming a great team for the future. Lastly, the team will need to rally around each other and win most of their games although it will not be easy. In a recent chart, the Philadelphia Union had the toughest schedule for the remanding 2017 season. With the team playing at home for the next two games, they will hope to build some momentum even as they quickly turn around to go on the road again San Jose and Toronto. In the meantime, Union fans will have to pray and hope that they can turn their season around for good this time and go on a long winning streak.
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