The Union smothered Orlando’s offensive duo but struggled to generate their own chances as they settled for a scoreless draw.
Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Tranquillo Barnetta, Michael Lahoud, and Richie Marquez. Kaka calls the Union’s gameplan “perfect.”
On a hot and sweaty night in the Citrus Bowl, the Philadelphia Union earned a draw with Orlando City SC. In a vacuum, this would normally be a good result, but considering Philly’s place in the table, it can only be considered a disappointment.
Union announce the signing of fullback/defensive midfielder Warren Creavalle in trade with Toronto.
Two struggling defenses face off as the Union attempt to contain Kaka while Orlando tries to figure out why its midfield has turned into a sieve.
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New York targeted the left channel, and Shaun Wright-Phillips won his mano-y-mano matchup with Ray Gaddis in the second half. Philly heads to Orlando desperately in need of an identity and a win.
Mike and Eli’s postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin’s postgame press conference. Interviews with Fernando Aristegueita and Andre Blake. Quote sheet.
Philadelphia Union fell behind, equalized, but ultimately fell short as the Red Bulls triumphed 3-1 at PPL Park.