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The last of the unbeatens: Late Gazdag winner keeps the Union rolling



Left wide open on the back post, Daniel Gazdag fired home a corner kick from Jack McGlynn in the 90th minute to lead the Philadelphia Union to a thrilling second half comeback win over Nashville on Saturday night.

With the win, the Union are the last remaining unbeaten team in MLS and are on a three-game win streak after drawing their first three games. The 2-1 win over Nashville is their second road win of the season and their third comeback on the road.

The first half wasn’t pretty for the visitors to the Music City and Jacob Shaffelburg’s lovely cross to Sam Surridge in the 42nd minute had the Union down a goal at halftime.

But as they have shown through the early going head coach Jim Curtin and his staff tinkered with the lineup – bringing on Ale Bedoya and Olivier Mbaizo in the 59th minute – and worked their way back into the game with a classy finish from Julian Carranza in the 62nd minute. Quinn Sullivan earned the assist playing through contact and leaving the ball for Carranza, who fired in his fourth goal of the season.

Even at 1 with the game heading to stoppage time, a draw on the road would’ve been satisfactory but the fight that doesn’t seem to ever quit in a squad struck again. Proving the naysayers wrong in the past month, they went ahead and grabbed all three points to move into second place in the Eastern Conference.

Up next, the Union head to Mercedes Benz to take on Atlanta United next Sunday afternoon before returning home to face Real Salt Lake on April 27.

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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