Quotes and notes from today’s conference call with Union manager John Hackworth. He discusses the dismissals of Diego Gutierrez and Alecko Eskandarian, the future of the Union’s Academy and scouting, and managing personel during the Union’s fixture packed July.
A controversial, late penalty kept the Union from stealing a valuable road point on their first visit to Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium.
Young teams can switch off, costing them goals and often victories. The Union instead showed character, holding their nerve and completing the 5-2 victory over Harrisburg in the US Open Cup quarterfinal.
The Union nearly let a three-goal lead slip away against Harrisburg City Islanders, but found two late goals to earn a trip to the US Open Cup semifinals, 5-2. Includes video of the postgame press conference and interviews with Bakary Soumare, Ray Gaddis, Brian Carroll, Gabriel Farfan and Amobi Okugo.