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Union vs the Revolution just before the 4th of July


As the sun reached over 90°F, the Union got ready for their match against the New England Revolution. With some key players still missing (Fabian Herbers due to injury and Alejandro Bedoya on international duty for the Union and Kelyn Rowe on international duty and Diego Fagundez serving a one-match ban for the Revolution), both teams kept a strong mentality playing out in the blistering heat.

After being awarded a penalty kick early on in the match, because of Benjamin Angoua handball, CJ Sapong got the ball to hit the back of the net at the 4’. The Revolution had a nice chance at the 12’ when Kei Kamara fired a shot from 10 yards away but Andre Blake did what he does best, he saved the shot. At the 30’ both teams were awarded a hydration break due to the scorching heat and after their little break, both teams continued their duties.

When the second-half started it only took 3 minutes for the Union to score again. Ilsinho was at the right place and the right time in the 48’ to help the union double their lead. Fafa Picault chipped the ball forward, while Ilsinho made a great run forward and he fires the ball past the keeper. During the second-half hydration break at the 77’, Roland Alberg entered the match for Ilsinho. With just one touch, Alberg was able to get the ball into the right corner and back of the net from 30 yards away at the 88’.

Conceding 3 goals cause the Union to jump ahead of the Revolution on the eastern conference table. But moving up on the table and getting 3 points is not the only good news for the Union, they also kept a clean sheet. It was a great night for them.

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