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Taylor Washington opens MLS account, Herbers and Monteiro see red



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Former Philadelphia Union draft pick and Bethlehem Steel FC starting left back Taylor Washington has logged over 2,000 minutes in MLS since leaving Chester but it took until this past weekend for him to find the back of the net.

It was quite a finish at that.

Washington’s goal in the 89th minute sealed the 2-0 result for Nashville SC over CF Montreal. Former Union players CJ Sapong (14 minutes) and Fafa Picault (66 minutes) also played in the match along with Wyndmoor native Daniel Lovitz (90 minutes).

Washington’s strike was one of the highlights for players with ties to the area, either as local natives or former Philadelphia Union and Philadelphia Union Academy players. The opposite side of that coin was the two red cards shown to former Union players Fabian Herbers (50th minute against the Union) and Jamiro Monteiro (90+’3). Herbers’ hamstrung his Chicago Fire teammates with a second yellow in the second half on an unnecessary challenge in a 1-0 loss while Monteiro’s red (for violent conduct) ended up not impacting the result in a 1-0 win.

Keegan Rosenberry (Ronks, Pa. native and former Union defender) played 90 minutes in the loss for the Rapids to San Jose. Former Union Academy midfielder Jack Skahan was an unused sub in the match for San Jose.

All three former Union players with FC Cincinnati – Ray Gaddis (90 minutes), Sergio Santos (1 minute) and Alvas Powell (1 minute) – saw the field for FC Cincinnati in their 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders.

Goalkeeper John McCarthy recorded a clean sheet with one save in a 4-0 win for LAFC over New England, keeper Zac MacMath made three saves in Real Salt Lake’s 2-1 loss to Austin and Carlos Coronel was in goal for New York Red Bulls in their 1-1 draw with Minnesota United. Matt Freese, Tomas Romero and Ben Martino all dressed for their respective teams but did not play.

Lancaster native Zarek Valentin played 90 minutes for Minnesota United in their 1-1 draw with the Red Bulls. Burke logged 65 minutes for the Red Bulls in the match.

Fellow Lancaster native Russell Canouse and Woodbury, N.J. native Tyler Miller both logged 90 minutes for DC United in a 1-1 draw with Orlando City.

Derrick Jones (90 minutes and Pablo Sisniega (90 minutes) played for Charlotte FC while Ben Bender was an unused sub for the third straight week in a 3-0 loss to Atlanta United. Aiden McFadden did not dress for Atlanta.

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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