Ben Olsen used Fabinho’s arm injury late in the first half to tinker with his team shape. It paid off almost immediately and the Union never regained a foothold in the match.
Union and Carlos Valdes mutually agree to terminate his contract with the club.
After scoring two goals in the first four minutes, the Union eventually gave up three of their own, falling prey to the boa-constrictor-like grip of DC United.
Much like last season, Philly needs a strong run in the second half of the season to make a playoff push. A 120 minute midweek game will test the starters’ legs on Sunday.
The Union have traded Sheanon Williams to Houston Dynamo in exchange for “general allocation money and future considerations.”
Comments from Jim Curtin, John McCarthy, Fernando Aristeguieta, and Ray Gaddis following Tuesday’s US Open Cup quarterfinal victory over NYRB.
Match reports / US Open Cup
John McCarthy was the star as Philadelphia Union played with ten men for 80 minutes and still came out on top of New York Red Bulls to book a place in the US Open Cup semifinal. They will play Chicago or Orlando City.
Toronto turned the tables on the Union, shutting down Philly’s playmakers and striking on their best move of the match.