The Union gave the Portland Timbers no chance on Sunday in Philadelphia, pocketing a 3-0 win.
The local formation struck twice before half-time. At the 26e minute, Kacper Przybylko redirected with a header, a free kick from Kai Wagner into the back of the opponent’s net. Just five minutes later, the pair joined forces once again to set the game up for teammate Sergio Santos, who doubled the Pennsylvania side’s lead.
The Union came very close to retreating to the locker room with a lead of three goals, but the referee ruled that a player had touched the ball with his hand following a video review, canceling the goal in the process. .
It was only a matter of time, however, before the Union scored its third goal. On their return to the field, Jack Elliott shook the ropes.
In front of the Union cage, Andre Blake managed a shutout of four saves.
A very short draw from Seattle and Austin
In Seattle, neither the Sounders nor new expansion club Austin FC were able to find the back of the net resulting in a 0-0 draw.
Despite everything, the home side maintain their pristine record, they who have not suffered defeat in eight games this season. She sits atop the Western Conference standings with five wins and three draws.
However, the Sounders believed they could take away all three points available with the win. In the 75th minute of play, Fredy Montero pushed the ball into the back of the visitors’ net following a fine passing game, but the referee judged Raul Ruidiaz to be in an offside position after the review. video.
In front of the Sounders’ cage, Stefan Cleveland had a three-save shutout. At the other end of the field, Brad Stuver had to turn back two shots to sign the shutout.