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Union vs Sounders quick reference

All-time record: 2–1–1
At PPL Park: 1–0–1
At Century Link Field: 1–1–0
Goals for: 6
Goals against: 4

Did you know?

The Union’s first game ever was against Seattle on March 26, 2010. Danny Califf received Philadelphia’s first ever yellow card 33 seconds into the match. Toni Stahl received Philadelphia’s first ever red card shortly before half time.

October 8, 2011: Seattle Sounders 0 -2 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Second half goals from Freddy Adu and Brian Carroll lifted the Union into first place with a 2-0 win in front of a sold out crowd at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA. It was a night that should offer a lot to the Union’s confidence as they prepare for a playoff run against a strong Western Conference field.”

“[Garfan] attacked James Riley with speed and tried to beat him on the endline. Riley was shielding the ball out when Garfan raced around him and tapped it into the six-yard box, where Freddy Adu roofed the go-ahead goal above Keller’s frustrated grasp.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“I would rather retrieve baseballs from the yard of the scary neighbor from The Sandlot than invade MacMath’s box. Crosses, breakaways, aerial challenges, anything. Once play enters the box, MacMath wants to be a part of it. Even on an injured ankle, he was chasing crosses with aplomb.”

“For ninety minutes, the Union back four played textbook pressure-and-help defense behind Brian Carroll.”

 Link to MLS Match Center for Stats, Chalkboard and more. 

Scoring Summary:
PHI — Freddy Adu 2 (Gabriel Farfan 2) 60
PHI — Brian Carroll 1 (Sebastien Le Toux 9) 70

Misconduct Summary:
SEA — Lamar Neagle (caution; Reckless Foul) 63

Lineup:

Philadelphia Union — Zac MacMath, Sheanon Williams, Carlos Valdes, Danny Califf, Gabriel Farfan, Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Justin Mapp (Jack McInerney 86), Freddy Adu (Amobi Okugo 75), Sebastien Le Toux, Veljko Paunovic (Stefani Miglioranzi 89).

Substitutes Not Used: Danny Mwanga, Kyle Nakazawa, Roger Torres, Chase Harrison.

Seattle Sounders — Kasey Keller, James Riley, Jeff Parke (Patrick Ianni 46), Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyson Wahl, Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg, Lamar Neagle, Mike Fucito (Nate Jaqua 68), Pat Noonan (Sammy Ochoa 62).

Substitutes Not Used: Alvaro Fernandez, Roger Levesque, Zach Scott, Josh Ford.

Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee’s Assistants: George Gansner; Ian Anderson
4th Official: Ramon Hernandez
Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Partly Cloudy and 62 degrees
Attendance: 36,304

April 16, 2011: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Seattle Sounders

PSP Match Report Highlights

““Don’t be afraid to score the second goal.” That was Peter Nowak’s message to his team after Saturday’s 1-1 home tie against Seattle.”

“Carlos Ruiz stepped up to the free kick 25 yards from goal and, with the spin of a seasoned politician, clubbed the ball into the back of Keller’s net. It should have been the crowning moment of the Union’s best 90 of the season. But a late defensive lapse allowed Seattle to steal a split of the points and deal a blow to the Union’s stout defense.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“There are definite positives to take away from Saturday’s tie. Possession numbers were up while kick-and-chase was used as a last resort rather than a plan of action. Passes were completed in bunches instead of frustrating pairs. The young midfielders played well.”

“Ruiz and Le Toux have no chemistry right now. It was less of an issue when the defense was unbreakable, but Alvaro Fernandez shattered that illusion with one soft, seeing-eye header. Now the Union need to know why their starting strike force has combined for two scoring opportunities in four matches.”

Link to MLS Match Center for Stats, Chalkboard and more. 

Scoring Summary:

PHI — Carlos Ruiz 2 (unassisted) 32
SEA — Alvaro Fernandez 1 (Fredy Montero 1) 91+

Seattle Sounders — Kasey Keller, James Riley, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Jeff Parke, Leo Gonzalez (Fredy Montero 66), Erik Friberg (Alvaro Fernandez 77), Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Mauro Rosales, O’Brian White(Nate Jaqua 66), Steve Zakuani.

Substitutes Not Used: Patrick Ianni, Roger Levesque, Tyson Wahl, Terry Boss.

Philadelphia Union — Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Jordan Harvey, Keon Daniel, Stefani Miglioranzi (Danny Mwanga 59), Amobi Okugo, Kyle Nakazawa, Sebastien Le Toux, Carlos Ruiz (Justin Mapp 80).

Substitutes Not Used: Michael Farfan, Juan Diego Gonzalez, Jack McInerney, Roger Torres, Zac MacMath.

Misconduct Summary:

SEA — Osvaldo Alonso (caution; Reckless Tackle) 30
PHI — Stefani Miglioranzi (caution; Reckless Tackle) 55
PHI — Amobi Okugo (caution; Reckless Tackle) 65
PHI — Carlos Valdes (caution; Reckless Tackle) 88

Referee: Terry Vaughn

Referee’s Assistants: Greg Barkey; Matthew Kreitzer

4th Official: John McCloskey
Attendance: 15,149
Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Rain-and-52-degrees

 June 27, 2010: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Seattle Sounders

PSP Match Report Highlights:

“Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders, 60th minute at PPL Park, Sunday, June 27, 2010. The first match in the new stadium. Seattle forward Pat Noonan lines up to take a penalty kick after a clear dive by Fredy Montero draws a penalty call…Seitz goes right, dives and stops it before falling on the ball. The crowd goes wild.”

PSP Photo Essay

Scoring Summary:

SEA — Pat Noonan 1 (Fredy Montero 5, Steve Zakuani 3) 44
PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 6 (penalty kick) 54
PHI — Fred 1 (Sebastien Le Toux 4) 79
PHI — Danny Mwanga 4 (unassisted) 84

Misconduct Summary:

SEA — Patrick Ianni (caution; Reckless Tackle) 20

Seattle Sounders — Kasey Keller, Leo Gonzalez, Jeff Parke, Tyrone Marshall, James Riley, Steve Zakuani (Nate Jaqua 72), Patrick Ianni, Peter Vagenas (Mike Seamon 66), Fredy Montero, Freddie Ljungberg, Pat Noonan (Roger Levesque 80).

Substitutes Not Used: Nathan Sturgis, Tyson Wahl, Sanna Nyassi, Terry Boss.

Philadelphia Union — Chris Seitz, Shea Salinas, Jordan Harvey, Danny Califf, Cristian Arrieta, Stefani Miglioranzi, Roger Torres (Andrew Jacobson 63), Fred (Amobi Okugo 81), Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga (Nick Zimmerman 87), Alejandro Moreno.

Substitutes Not Used: Shavar Thomas, Jack McInerney, Toni Stahl, Brad Knighton.

Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee’s Assistants: C.J. Morgante; Craig Lowry
4th Official: Hilario Grajeda
Time of Game: 1:52
Attendance: 18, 755
Weather: Clear and 90 degrees

March 26, 2010: Seattle Sounders 2-0 Philadelphia Union

Check out the very first match report from PSP to see some old school we’re-just-figuring-out-this-blogging-thing writing.

Highlight from that: “The honeymoon lasted all of 33 seconds. That’s how long it took veteran centerback, Danny Califf, to get booked last night.”

Couldn’t find complete stats for this on the Union’s site or mls.com. Here’s what I dug up from Seattle’s site:

Lineups
Sounders FC – Kasey Keller, Zach Scott, Tyrone Marshall, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Leo Gonzalez, Roger Levesque, Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso, Steve Zakuani (Mike Fucito 76), Freddie Ljungberg (Sanna Nyassi 60), Fredy Montero.
Union – Chris Seitz, Jordan Harvey, Danny Califf, Toni Stahl, David Myrie (Jack McInerney 78), Andrew Jacobson, Danny Mwanga (Stefani Miglioranzi 46), Roger Torres (Amobi Okugo 71), Michael Orozco, Sebastien Le Toux, Alejandro Moreno.

Scoring Summary
Brad Evans (Steve Zakuani, Fredy Montero) 12;
Fredy Montero (Osvaldo Alonso) 43.

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