Chris Rolfe’s 6th minute goal was enough for DC United to send the Union to their third consecutive loss.
A rebuilt DC United has outperformed a rebuilt Philadelphia Union in 2014, but a Union win on Saturday puts the teams back on level footing.
There were definite positives from the Union’s showing in Seattle, but with their winless streak at 8 matches, they must turn positivity into points — plural — against DC United.
Postgame quotes from John Hackworth, Sebastien Le Toux, Zac MacMath, and Amobi Okugo.
After taking a first half lead off a Brad Evans own goal, the Union fell 2-1 in Seattle after second half goals from Obafemi Martins and Chad Marshall.
The hottest team in MLS welcomes the misfiring Union to Seattle. Will Philly step up or continue their disturbing run of form?
Analysis / Union
It may be time to simplify and stop trying to jam square pegs into round holes. Updated with information on why Pedro Ribeiro has been playing centerback with Harrisburg.
After the toothless display against Houston, many assumed Philly would spend last week working on how to get the ball from the back to the attacking third with more consistency and speed. If so, nobody saw it on Saturday.