A difficult match against a strong Columbus side will test Philadelphia’s ability to steal points on the road. The Union need to find their counterattack through Maidana to threaten and relieve what will likely be heavy and consistent pressure.
After another second half let down, the entire team, not specific individuals need to raise their hand and accept a share of the blame for Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Revolution.
Jim Curtin’s postgame press conference. Interviews with Maurice Edu, Zach Pfeffer, Sheanon Williams, and John McCarthy. Postgame wrap with Eli Pearlman-Storch and Mike Servedio.
Christian Maidana’s first goal of the season gave Philadelphia a 1-0 lead, but the Union again failed to hold on and second half goals from Charlie Davies and Teal Bunbury saw New England the 2-1 winners.
On Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, it looked as if NYCFC would control the match wire to wire, but the Union’s late game adjustments saw them snatch a late equalizer and an important road point.
Four points from two matches has given Philadelphia Union the foundation they need to climb the Eastern Conference standings. A talented New England side will look to halt Philly’s momentum on Sunday.
National Team Callups
Pfeffer will join the US U-20 team in Austria after Sunday’s Union game against New England.
Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, CJ Sapong, and Maurice Edu, and PSP’s postgame wrap with Eli Pearlman-Storch and Micke Servedio.