The Philadelphia Union have been on quite a run as of late, but it has finally come to an end after a challenge from one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
The Columbus Crew SC was able to defeat the Union 1-0 in their match Wednesday night. The Union had been unbeaten in their last three matches and were trying to track down the leaders in the East but to no avail.
It was not for lack of trying though. Brenden Aaronson had a good chance, as did Mark McKenzie. Late subs Ilsinho, Andrew Wooten, and Anthony Fontana all came on to push for a goal but it would not be enough. The Union had plenty of opportunities, throwing 14 shots towards the goal during the game. Aaronson fired 3 and Sergio Santos attempted 4 as well.
The Crew attempted 12 shots as well and was able to get one of them across the goal line. Lucas Zelarayan fired a shot off of McKenzie which managed to sneak by Andre Blake in the 55th minute. The Crew also won the possession battle with 55% of it and outdueled the Union by a margin of 55 to 43.
In his post-game press conference, Jim Curtin said his team “We created enough in those decisive moments” and believes that his team is going to respond well in their next contest. Next time out for the Union will be Sunday, Septemeber 6th vs the Red Bulls in New York.