Philly’s defensive issues can be addressed numerous ways. The club should stick to their long-term plan and invest in midfield, not in back.
Like the rest of the Union defense, Andre Blake was far from perfect in 2016. But his play offered confidence to a team that often struggled for consistency over a long MLS season.
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The Union are in the playoffs barring an epic collapse on Sunday. PSP reviews a few key concepts that New Jersey uses to win as the rivals face off yet again.
What initially looked like a horrific performance turns out to be a series of bad decisions. The Union were the better team, but they let themselves down with by abdicating control of the match.
A win on Sunday would be huge for the Union. To do it, they need to shore up the set piece defense and control the match from start to finish. Easy, right?
Substitute Chris Wondolowski scored one and set up Julian Green for a second as the US Men’s National Team struggled to assert itself against a lively Cuban side on a terrible pitch in Havana.
The Union didn’t dominate the opening 15 minutes, NY just had the wrong approach. Philly was in control for a bit after going ahead, but Josh Yaro’s injury gave the home side a chance to regroup and dominate.
New York Red Bulls have struggled to hold leads this year, but they have done a great job grabbing the first goal. Can Philly hold on early and knock their rivals out late?
The Union showed they can compete with the best of the east, then held on for an important road point