Match Review: Union vs Dynamo
Ray Gaddis, Carlos Valdes (c), Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams
Danny Cruz(Chris Albright, 81), Brian Carroll, Michael Lahoud, Michael Farfan
Freddy Adu(Keon Daniel, 57)(Antoine Hoppenot 66), Josue Martinez
Subs not used: Chris Konopka, Chandler Hoffman, Jack McInerney, Roger Torres
André Hainault (Cam Weaver, 81), Bobby Boswell, Kofi Sarkodie, Jermaine Taylor
Ricardo Clark, Luiz Camargo (Giles Barnes, 63), Brad Davis
Oscar Boniek García, Will Bruin, Macoumba Kandji (Calen Carr, 46).
Subs not used: Warren Creavalle, Adam Moffat, Brian Ching, Tyler Deric
Union – Dynamo
3 – Goals – 1
14 – Shots – 12
6– Shots on Goal –3
2– Corner Kicks – 3
13– Fouls – 15
352 – Total Passes – 397
77% – Passing Accuracy – 82%
47% – Possession – 53%
The winless streak is over, the winless streak is over…..After 8 agonizing and ugly games, we finally got a win. Thanks to poor officiating and a lucky break or two.
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon and an announced crowd of 17,666, The Philadelphia Union pulled off an upset and beat a clearly tired Houston Dynamo team. This win wasn’t as much as what the Union did right, but how bad the Dynamo played. Of course I can’t discredit the job our defense did; our back four did a tremendous job of keeping the Dynamo in check and Carroll and Lahoud hustled and disrupted Houston’s attacks even before they started.
John Hackworth made a couple of changes to the lineup. Ray Gaddis, who by the way, made an incredible run that lead to our first goal, got the start in place of the injured Gabe Farfan. Josue Martinez who started in place of Jack McInerney scored the third goal for the Union.
Overall this was an okay game for the Union. In the next week, we’ll see if it ‘s more of a mirage or if the Union turned the corner.
The defense was solid; the offense scored; MaCmath didn’t do his best Seitzy imitation; even Adu didn’t suck. After not winning since July 29th, I’ll take it!
Next Game: September 29th 7:30pm CSN. Columbus Crew