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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 2 vs Chicago Fire 2, Final

Live game updates for the Philadelphia Union’s Week 8 matchup



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Game Updates

90+7′ – Union get a cross into the box, Bedoya flicks the header onto the net, and the goalkeeper easily handles it. That was also the final whistle. But after it, Gimenez spoke with Curtin about the delay tactic. Martinez didn’t have it, leading to a nice shoving between some people.

90+3′- Jim Curtin has been shown a yellow for playing some fun delay-of-game tactics. A Chicago player was also shown a yellow card for leaving their technical area.

90+2′- Gazdag gets booked with a yellow card.

90′- Bueno is coming on for McGlynn. We will also see at least 6 minutes of stoppage time.

89′- Union earn a corner from the far flag. It is sent to Glesnes who misdirects the shot to the left side of the net.

82′- Not to be outdone, Chicago tries for a chip inside the box and it hits the crossbar.

80′- Martinez smashes a ball from inside the penalty area, and it hits off the post.

75′- Chicago’s shot goes wide of the net.

68′- The U is throwing up numbers now as Bedoya hits a low cross in front of the net, but it gets stopped by the Fire’s goalkeeper.

67′- First yellow card of the game was shown to Herbers. A free kick from the Union from about 5 yards from the 18-yard box. The kick hits the wall and is handled easily by the goalkeeper.


65′- LEVELED! That is what this game is after a goal from Carranza. It started with a lovely run up the left by Sullivan and crossing it to the near post, which found Gazdag’s head, who passed it to Carranza for the goal.

64′- Double change here by Jim Curtin. Sullivan and Real are on for Uhre and Mbaizo.

63′- Gazdag runs up for the kick and smashes it to the top left corner of the net. Union are back in this game and down 2-1.

62′- The Union earns a penalty after Uhre is fouled just inside the box.

59′- The corner ended with a shot over the top of the net for Chicago.

56′- A Corner kick is coming up for Chicago. But we are in a holding problem as the athletic staff looks at Chicago’s Teran, who is down. Chicago is also prepping a sub. They will be subbing out Teran and bringing on Burks as his replacement.

47′- Glesnes tries to clear the ball, but it goes off the backside of Harriel, and the deflection goes over Blake and finds the back of the net. The Union are down 2-nil.

46′- Chicago made a change during halftime. They are bringing on Pineda for Gimenez.


45+4′- The ref has whistled for halftime, and the teams are heading to the locker room.

45+1′- We will have about 4 minutes of stoppage time. Bedoya is still getting looked at on the sidelines while Kei is cleared and allowed back on the pitch.

45′- We are playing 10v10 after Kei and Bedoya crash heads, and the doctor is checking them out on the sideline.

31′- Another Chicago corner here, and it’s from the near flag. The ball is driven far behind any player and is cleared away by Martinez.

19′- Chicago coming up the left side and crosses the ball from outside the box to the near post. Chicago’s Haile-Selassie beats Harriel and taps in the goal to take the lead 1-0.

18′- Chicago/Union Killer Kei Kamara is inside the box with the ball, but the U are lucky as his shot goes wide.

16′- Mbaizo breaks up a low centering cross from Chicago that was inside the penalty area.

12′- Union earns their first corner of the game. McGlynn’s service is from the far flag. Elliott slips, Glesnes picks up the ball, and his shot goes out of play.

10′- Free kick for the Union is from the far right of the field. The service from McGlynn is sent toward the near post and finds a Union player’s head, but the ball ultimately gets cleared by Chicago.

8′- Chicago sends a shot from its side of the pitch, and it is just a little long, as it ends up sitting on top of the net.

7′- Uhre picks up a ball with plenty of space and runs down the right side. As he comes into the penalty area, Chicago is able to cut off his angle, and his shot ends up in the side of the net.

3′- Play is held for a possible handball in the box. The ball does hit the upper part of Harriel’s arm, but after the check is complete, there is no penalty awarded. Chicago ends up with a corner that is defended easily by the Union.

1′- The game is underway. The Union are in the Simpson cloud uniforms, attacking right to the left. We also have an early free kick for Chicago, ending with a free kick for the Union.

Starting Lineups


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vs Chicago

The Philadelphia Union are hoping to break their dry spell and secure their first league win since March 11th, which, coincidentally, was against Chicago Fire. The Union have a 14-10-7 all-time series advantage and are feeling optimistic heading into this match.

In their previous encounter on matchday three, the Union battled hard and claimed a narrow 1-0 victory over Chicago. Midfielder Jose Martinez was instrumental in securing the win, providing a crucial assist to forward Joaquin Torres, who scored the decisive goal in the 90th minute.

Despite playing away from home, the Union have performed well against Chicago in recent years, remaining undefeated in three of their last four away matches. As they aim to maintain their positive record against their Windy City rivals, the Union will be relying on their talented squad to deliver a strong performance on the field.

Availability Report

Philadelphia Union logo   Philadelphia Union

  • QUESTIONABLE: Kai Wagner (hamstring)

Sporting Kansas City logo Chicago Fire FC

  • OUT: Victor Bezerra (left upper leg)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Federico Navarro (left upper leg)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Xherdan Shaqiri (right upper leg)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Jairo Torres (right upper leg)


How to Watch

Where: Soldier Field; Chicago
Time: Kickoff, 8:39 p.m.
Live Stream: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV (MLS Season Pass)
English Broadcast: Tony Husband, Ross Smith
Spanish Broadcast: Adrian Garcia Marquez, Francisco Pinto
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic HD2 or the 97.5 The Fanatic App (Dave Leno, Lisa Roman)


Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Logan Brown, Adam Garner
Fourth Official: Walter Heatherly

Alejandro Mariscal
Ast. VAR:Michael Kampmeinert


Sean Sullivan is an Associate Editor for Philadelphia Soccer Now/Brotherly Game, where he has spent the past few years covering game day events for the Philadelphia Union. In his day job, he oversees creative and studio production for a corporate event streaming company based in the Philadelphia region.

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