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Champions League Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 3 Atlanta United 0, Full Time

The Union opened up a huge advantage in the quarterfinals with a three-goal second half




87’ Kacper replaced by Matt Real

86’ Kacper has a shot to complete a hat trick on a break but gives it up to Fontana who can walk the ball in to make 3-0 with maybe his first touch in the final third of the night.

79’ Blake with an easy save for once.

77’ Fontana replaces Flach

73’ GOAL Union. Kacper Przybylko played in by Leon Flach and Kacper doesn’t miss.

64’ Santos is down and he is bleeding from beneath his eye after a challenge with Miles Robinson.

60’ Sosa with a shot at an equalizer but his shot hits the bar and goes out.

57’ AWAY GOAL for Kacper Przybylko left wide open at the far post on a low corner from Monteiro. Kacper had the first shot on goal right before that when he was played in by a great ball from Miro.

46’ Sixth save for Andre Blake.

No surprise. Curtin replaces Cory Burke with Sergio Santos.

45’ +3 Halftime whistle blows. Union lucky to be in this one after a phenomenal half from Andre Blake.

39’ And another save to deny Josef Martinez.

37’ Blake with another save. He’s keeping the Union in the game.

32’ Blake with another good save off a great attempt from Hyndman from distance off a corner kick.

30’ The Union starting to find their way into the game with some good transition moments, but Atlanta still looks dangerous going the other way.

22’ Martinez is now walking gingerly off the field.

9’ Mbaizo down in a heap. A concerning start to this game for the Union.

7’ Jose Martinez goes into the book with a yellow card. He’ll be suspended for the second leg in Chester.

6’ Andre Blake with a big save on a great chance from Atlanta.

If you’re interested in Jim Curtin’s hoodie, you can purchase one in the Union shop

1’ Underway in Atlanta

One surprise change to Jim Curtin’s starting XI is Cory Burke replacing Sergio Santos.

Atlanta United’s starters

Projected Starting Lineups

Dirty South Soccer projected XI

Projected Philadelphia Union lineup: Andre Blake, Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo, Jose Martinez, Leon Flach, Alejandro Bedoya, Jamiro Monteiro, Sergio Santos, Kacper Przybylko


Philadelphia Union: Ilsinho (groin), Jack de Vries (concussion)
Atlanta United: Brooks Lennon, Matheus Rossetto


Referee: Jair Marrufo
Lineman 1: Frank Anderson
Lineman 2: Kyle Atkins
Fourth official: Rubiel Vazquez

How to Watch

Where: Mercedez Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
When: Tuesday, April 27, 8:06 p.m. kickoff
Streaming: FoxSports, Concacaf App

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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