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  • May 10, 2014
  • • 4:00 PM
  • • PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: G. Gamble
  • • Attendance: 18522
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  • That's it! D.C. United wins on the road, incredibly, for the first time since August 2012. Not their best performance ever, but they'll take the three points nonetheless
  • 90' + 3'
    Silva with a GREAT chance to wrap it up, but his shot is well wide from in the box. We'll if that comes back to haunt DCU
  • 90'
    Great block by Boswell, who got his head in front of a wicked Cruz strike off a corner
  • 88'
    Substitution Fabian Espindola Luis Silva
  • 85'
    Long strike by Edu right to Hamid, who does well to avoid any rebound
  • 84'
    Substitution Eddie Johnson Conor Doyle
  • 84'
    Fernandes in for Berry as the Union go all-out attack now
  • 83'
    Substitution Austin Berry Leo Fernandes
  • 80'
    Chances will open up for DCU in the last 10. Rolfe misplaces a pass to Johnson when he could have sent him in on a breakaway
  • 78'
    Yellow Card Davy Arnaud
  • 78'
    Arnaud takes a tactical yellow card, and the ensuing long free kick is easily collected by Hamid. DCU holding on a bit now
  • 78'
    Arnaud takes a tactical yellow card, and the ensuing long free kick is easily collected by Hamid. DCU holding on a bit now
  • 75'
    Substitution Lewis Neal Alex Caskey
  • 73'
    Substitution Conor Casey Sebastien Le Toux
  • 71'
    The Union have taken control of the game in the second half, but haven't got their reward. They'll be desperate to grab at least an equalizer in the final 20
  • 68'
    Korb with the games first yellow for a rough challenge on Nogeira.
  • 67'
    Yellow Card Chris Korb
  • 65'
    What a double save!! Hamid makes two incredible saves, first from Wenger, then an even better save off Casey from the rebound. Save of the week stuff from the DCU keeper
  • 63'
    The Union are starting to ramp up the pressure, as Edu is played in by Gaddis, only for Boswell to slide over with a saving tackle. Better from the home side
  • 60'
    Great chance for Philadelphia off a corner kick, as Berry skies a header over the bar from close. Hamid strayed way off his line and wasn't even close to the ball
  • 57'
    Chance DCU! Espindola put through by Arnaud but he snatches at the shot and it goes wide
  • 52'
    Nogeuira with a long curling effort which sails just wide of the far corner. Decent effort set up by good work from Casey
  • 49'
    Counterattack chance for the Union, but Wenger can't handle Maidana's floated pass. A better first touch would have seen him in alone on Hamid
  • 46'
    Substitution Brian Carroll Danny Cruz
  • 46'
    We're underway in the second half. Danny Cruz is on for Carroll in an attacking switch for Philly
  • Halftime. An early Rolfe goal is the difference as the visitors have largely frustrated the home side.
  • 40'
    The Union are resorting to long balls, long switches and long crosses, which isn't suiting them well so far
  • 34'
    Nightmare defending by Berry there, as his poor chest control gifts a chance to Espindola, who can't take advantage when he fires wide
  • 33'
    Yellow Card Perry Kitchen
  • 32'
    Arnaud finds Johnson with a good through ball, but EJ is whistled for offside just before finishing into the back of the net. Upon replay, looks like he may have been just onside. Tough break for DCU
  • 30'
    Maidana and Nogueira looking more threatening now, but Parke makes a good saving tackle and Hamid collects easily
  • 26'
    Great long ball by Edu to Nogueira, who finds Maidana. His shot from 20 yards out is extremely wayward, but encouraging for the Union.
  • 24'
    Davy Arnaud down for United. He took a late challenge from Edu. Arnaud appears to be able to continue
  • 22'
    Turnover again for DCU, but Edu plays a really poor pass, overshooting Wenger. Game is a bit disjointed at the moment.
  • 19'
    Espindola hits a good free kick but nobody can get on the end of his long service into the box. DCU has been dangerous off set pieces this season, leading the league with four goals from corner kicks
  • 18'
    Turnover for DCU in the middle, but Casey can't find Maidana with a through ball. Union struggled to generate much attack so far
  • 13'
    First effort towards goal for the Union, but Wenger's curled shot goes well over from the top of the box
  • 11'
    Carroll looks long for Wenger, but the forward is offside. The Union have been looking for several long balls in the early going
  • 8'
    We'll see how Philly responds to this early setback. The team is fragile after failing to win in eight straight.
  • 6'
    Goal Chris Rolfe
  • 6'
    GOAL DCU! Chris Rolfe chests a ball down in the box and finishes low after a deflected cross from Christian. Awful marking in the box for the Union
  • 5'
    Christian again exploited on the left, but the cross by Nogueira doesn't find Casey in the center
  • 3'
    Noguiera gets an early cross in from the right flank, but the ball sails over the goal. Look for the Union to try and exploit DCU's outside backs
  • 1'
    Game on!
  • Players are on the field and we're about ready to go!
  • This will likely be Maurice Edu and Eddie Johnson's last game for a while with their MLS teams. Both players are expected to be named to the USA pre-World Cup camp roster on Monday.
  • The starting XI for the Union: MacMath, Fabinho, Okugo, Berry, Gaddis, Carroll, Edu, Nogueira, Maidana, Casey, Wenger
  • For United, Sean Franklin and Nick DeLeon are out with injury, replaced by Chris Korb and Lewis Neal. Eddie Johnson returns to the lineup after missing last week's game against Portland through injury
  • Here's the DCU starting XI: Hamid; Fernandez, Parke, Boswell, Korb; Rolfe, Arnaud, Kitchen, Neal; Johnson, Espindola
  • For Philadelphia, it's been a rough start to the season with just one win in 10 games, while DCU has already matched its 2013 win total with three.
  • Good afternoon all, Seth Vertelney with you to take you through Goal's MLS Match of the Week: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United