The Philly Soccer Page ” Match report: Revolution 0-3 Union
Even stranger, the Union were in no mood to give it to them. Carlos Ruiz got his sixth while Carlos Valdes and Sheanon Williams each got the first of their careers as the Union dismissed the last place Revolution 3-0.
Where do I start? Le Toux’s hustle, the composure of the Farfan twins, defenders outscoring forwards, or Mwanga the kangaroo? Or the simple fact that the Philadelphia Union, collectively, just played the best, most complete game we’ve seen?
After an agonizing few weeks on the road, the game against New England was a relief- a cool rain in the desert, a warm bed in the night, a flask of Jack in the middle of the workday. Now is the time to gloat, but only briefly. Let’s take a look at the things that stood out most last night.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Carlos Ruiz and Carlos Valdes each scored within a 13-minute span early in the first half to lead the Union to a 3-0 win over the New England Revolution Sunday.
When PSP runs our live commentary during away matches, we get lots of interesting comments and questions from readers. We take those comments and try to put together a list of questions that get to the heart of what Union fans want to know about the team.
"The Front Office stretches those old and tired legs."
The Union raised a lot of eyebrows by taking Maryland goalie Zac MacMath fifth overall, passing on big-time defensive prospects like AJ Soares and Kofi Sarkodie, and turning a blind eye to strikers CJ Sapong and Will Bruin.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – This game had everything. A disgruntled coach, a walkout from the home team's supporters' group, a second-half scuffle that led to an ejection. Oh, and the Union scoring a pair of nearly identical goals in a 30-minute span.
I'M USUALLY NOT one to put much credence into supernatural influence in sports. At the end of the game, it's not destiny or divine intervention or fate that determines the winner or loser. It is the athletes on the field on that particular day.
On Sunday, the Women's World Cup turned into a stop-in-your-tracks kind of event. I was at the Providence (R.I.) Airport Sunday waiting for a flight back to Philly and half the airport was in front of the TVs at the bar rooting hard for the American women, everybody looking at their watches, doing the math, figuring out how much time they had before flights.
The look on Carli Lloyd's face said it all: disbelief; heartbreak; fatigue. Back home, Lloyd's friends and family were feeling the exact same things while watching.
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