The Union Dominate Toronto FC And Win 3-0 At Home
Chester , PA – The Philadelphia Union returned home in winning fashion beating a hot Toronto FC 3 -0. Philadelphia seems to have found its offensive rhythm at home. The team has found the back of the net nine times in the past three home games.
The Union came out firing and looking for some pay back as Toronto had beaten Philadelphia 1-0 on May 26th in game that Toronto came into pointless. The Union this time knew it was a tougher team that was riding a 5 game unbeaten streak. The Toronto back line goal-keeper Milos Kocic were challenged early on and seemed to fight off the ever present attack of Freddy Adu, Jack McInerney and Lio Pajoy.
The Union’s hard work paid off in the 34th minute when Michael Farfan played a long ball to Jack Mclnerney. Jack Mack worked the ball along the base-line and placed a pass to a wide open Gabriel Gomez in the box. Gavilan softly redirected the pass into the button right corner the goal. All 18,393 jumped their feet with joy. This marked Gomez’s 5th goal of the goal season, making him the team’s leading scorer.
The fans didn’t have a chance sit back down because just two minutes later Michael’s twin bother Gabe Farfan set up a 2nd goal for the Union. G. Farfan played a through ball to Freddy Adu that he hammered home with a left-footed shot that snuck under a diving Milos Kocic. This put the Union up 2-0 just 11 minutes before the break.
Toronto welcomed the half-time as they having been battling on the road lately and looked like they needed some regrouping. The 2nd half the Union came out firing almost made it 3-0 within seconds. Toronto was finally able to set up some offense by getting their first shot on goal in the game in the 51st mintue. Besides that Toronto had a tough time getting ball control and stringing together any attack.
In the 65th minute rookie sensation Antonie Hoppenot entered the match for Jack Mack. Hoppenot’s impact was immediately felt as his sights for the goal were locked on. It took him 13 minutes to find the back the net, he as collected a pass from Michael Farfan and blasted it into in the back of net making 3-0. The Union’s tenacious D helped to keep the clean sheet for Zac MacMath.
The Union return home Wednesday July 11 as they host Sporting KC in the semi-final of the US Open Cup at 7:30 PM ET at PPL Park.
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