Jack Mack’s Late Attack Leads The Union To Come-Back Win
Chester, PA -The Philadelphia Union came from behind in the second half to beat the New England Revolution 2 -1 at PPL Park. Jack McInerney headed in the winner just before stoppage time and sent the sell-out crowd of 18,598 home cheering. The Union now have won 4 straight league games at home and are making a push to climb out of the bottom of the Eastern table. Philadelphia is now even with New England on points and has games in hand as they are tied with the least amount games played in Major League Soccer.
The three points the Union earned didn’t look too bright as the Revolution took the lead early on a swerving blast from forward Sene from 30 yards out in the 12th minute. Union keeper Zac MacMath was able to get a hand on the shot but the ball was hit too hard and it deflected into roof of the net. Sene continued to harass the Union back-line the rest of the first half but MacMath seemed to settle in and blank the Revs attack.
The second half started off with New England pushing up hard to make it 2-0 but the Union defense and MacMath held their ground and kept the scoreline 1-0. Union defender Sheanon William came up huge as he blocked two key shots by Sene early in the second half.
In the 57th minute the Union finally caught a break as Jack McInerney raced toward goal with the ball and was fouled just as he entered the box by Revs defender Kevin Alston. Freddy Adu walked up to the PK spot to take the kick. Adu then took a few steps back and nailed his shot through arms of Revs keeper Matt Reis to tie the game at one all in the 59th minute.
As the game wore on it looked like 1-1 was going to hold up but McInerney had other plans as he headed in a Williams cross in the 90th minute. McInerney quickly ran over to the Son of Ben to celebrate and was lifted into the stands for a brief moment. The teams battled for 4 plus minutes of stoppage time and the Union held on to win 2-1.
The win was the Union’s first come-back win of the season. Philadelphia will travel to Montreal to face the Impact on Saturday. This will mark the first time the clubs will face each other at Stade Saputo in Montreal.
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