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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 4 Toronto FC 2 ; Final

Live game updates for the Philadelphia Union’s Week 9 matchup



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Game Updates

90+4- Final Whistle. The union gained three points they desperately needed.

90+2′- TFC converts from a player entering the box and drives the ball to the right-hand side of the net. If you were not watching, the last few minutes, it was all TFC attacking around the 18-yard box.

90’+1′- We will have at least 4 minutes of stoppage time.

83′- Bueno comes on for the Captain.

81′- Wagner goes down after taking a ball straight to the head, and after some time, the Union’s training staff comes on to look at him.

78′- The corner kick for TFC is played short. Insigne takes a shot from a distance, but it goes wide of the net.

70′- Another corner here for the Union. Wagner will deliver this one at the near flag. The service is sent towards the back post, and one of the Union players mistimes their jump. The ball went out for a goal kick.

66′- There goes the clean sheet as Insigne gets off a beautiful curler that gets past an outstretched Blake.

61′- The changes for the Union are Sullivan for Uhre and Flach for McGlynn

58′- More subs for TFC. Seems like Curtin is getting ready to make many changes to the lineup.

56′- Carranza finds Uhre, who slides and puts the ball into the back of the net. Uhre earns himself a hat trick.

46′- The game gets back underway, and TFC makes a double switch at the half. O’Neill and Perruzza come on to replace MacNaughton and Bernardeschi


45+6′- After a corner from TFC is defended and goes out of play the ref whistles for halftime.

45+4′- Blake, the all-time regular season start leader with his start today, makes his first stop of the night to keep TFC off the board.

45+1′- We will see at least 6 minutes of stoppage time here. The ref also gave Toronto’s Insigne a yellow card.

43′- Make it 3-nil! Uhre goes on a great run down the middle for a 1v1 on Sean Johnson and beats him.

37′- The Union almost goes up three, but the run is mistimed as Gazdag is ruled offsides.

36′- Jack Elliott earned a yellow for an intelligent foul.

26′- McGlynn almost makes it three but his shot goes just off the crossbar. He got a clear shot on goal thanks to Wagner who made a run and had a defender get pulled to cover him.


20′- The Union put another goal on the board. Ball is delivered deep into the box, and Johnson comes out to try and stop the ball, and he knocks it down; Carranza did get a body between him and the out-of-bounds line. It looks like that decision kept the ball in play, and the Union sent the ball to the other side of the pitch to Mikael Uhre who sends the ball into the net. The ball was deflected as it went in. VAR is actively looking at this as Johnson is trying to make a case that he was blocked from getting a ball. Check over and it is a good goal.


16′- Goal for the Union! Umm, as far as how to describe this. Johnson gets a big save but deflects off a defender who was on the ground with his knee up. The ball then fins another defender that was in the 6-yard box, that defender tried to kick it out of play, but the ball hit off ANOTHER defender and went past Johnson for a goal. Wait until it gets posted, and you will see just how ridiculous this own goal was. But it was a great setup from the U, with a late run before that ping pong own goal.

10′- Martinez, with a shot from a distance, goes wide of the net. Philly is not letting TFC get out of their half of the field.

9′- Carranza gets a header off after a lovely ball was sent into the box and it goes wide of the net. Moments later McGlynn, inside the penalty area, gets a shot off and goes wide of the net.

7′- Back-to-back corners for the Union. Both of Wagner’s services were from the near flag. The second corner got deeper into the box, but TFC was able to defend it well. The second chance ball was driven into the penalty area and went out on the far side for a throw-in.

3′- Martinez goes down and his holding his face. He got up and went right back down. It looks like one of Toronto’s players hit him in the face.

1′- The rainy game gets underway. Union are in the dark black kits and are attacking from right to left, defending the river end here in the first half.

Starting Lineups

Kai Wagner returns to the starting XI.

The other guys



Availability Report

Philadelphia Union

  • QUESTIONABLE: Kai Wagner (hamstring)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Damion Lowe (hamstring)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Leon Flach (pelvis)

Toronto FC

  • OUT: Cristian Gutierrez (illness)
  • OUT: Michael Bradley (lower body)
  • OUT: Matt Hedges (concussion protocol)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Adama Diomande (lower body)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Victor Vazquez (lower body)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Federico Bernardeschi (lower body)


How to Watch

Where: Subaru Park; Chester, PA
Time: Kickoff, 7:39 p.m.
Live Stream: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV (MLS Season Pass)
English Broadcast: Keith Costigan, Maurice Edu
Spanish Broadcast: Pablo Ramirez, Carlos Ruiz
French Broadcast: Gavino De Falco, Sebastien Le Toux
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic HD2 or the 97.5 The Fanatic App (Dave Leno, Jonathan Yardley)


Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Assistant Referees: Jason White, Kevin Klinger
Fourth Official: Brooke Mayo

VAR: Geoff Gamble

Ast. VAR: Fabio Tovar

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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