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The Union Still Searching for Their First Win of the Season


The Philadelphia Union have now officially lost 3 matches back to back to back.

On Saturday, April 8th, the Union faced the Portland Timbers at home in Chester, PA. Things were looking decent with a great header by defender Richie Marquez at the 26’ but 6 minutes later Darlington Nagbe was able to get a shot, even with 3 defenders surrounding him.

As the second half came, a free kick was given to Portland and a goal was too. Marquez looked like he had Portland’s Roy Miller cover but Miller’s head was at the right spot at the right time and Andre Blake could not stop the goal at the 66′. At the 85′ Portland’s Darren Mattocks was able to get the ball pass Fabinho swiftly and ran straight to the goal from midfield but was fouled by Blake who came out of his box trying stop and defend his territory; a penalty was given to Portland at the 88’ and another goal was conceded for the Union.

In general, the possession was close to 50/50, the passing accuracy was at a 79% but they just could not get a goal. Out of the 11 shots, the Union has taken that night, only 4 was on target. After the five minutes of extra time added ended, boos could be heard throughout Talen Energy Stadium along with disappointment in the tone of fans because the Union is now 0-3-2 overall.

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