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Union vs Revolution quick reference

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All-time record: 3–0–3
At PPL Park: 1–0–2
At Gillette Stadium: 2–0–1
Goals for: 12
Goals against: 7

Did you know…

The Union (489) more than doubled the amount of passes of the Revolution (238) in their last meeting.

September 1, 2012: New England Revolution 0-0 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Despite dominating New England from start to finish, Philadelphia Union limped into the month of September, failing to find the net in a dull 0-0 draw at Gillette Stadium.”

“With the result, the Union are now winless in their last 6 matches with an anemic 3 goals over that span.”

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“Before we begin, yes, there is plenty of merit in teaching a young, developing team to grind and sweat out a valuable road draw. But in a meaningless game against a weak opponent before a thin crowd, after dominating from the opening whistle? That’s a game the Union needed to win, and that was the exact scenario Saturday night in New England.”

“For the second straight match, Hackworth chose to leave two defensive midfielders on the pitch with time winding down and the Union in need of a goal.”

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Scoring Summary

Discipline Summary
58 – NER: Nguyen (caution)
62 – PHI: Adu (caution)

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Line Ups:

Union: Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan; Brian Carroll, Michael Lahoud, Michael Farfan; Danny Cruz (Josue Martinez ‘84), Antoine Hoppenot (Jack McInerney ’67), Freddy Adu (Keon Daniel ’80)

Unused substitutes: Chris Konopka, Roger Torres, Raymon Gaddis, Gabriel Gomez

Revolution: Matt Reis; Kevin Alston, Darrius Barnes, Stephen McCarthy, Flo Lechner; Lee Nguyen, Clide Simms (Ryan Guy ’50), Benny Feilhaber; Fernando Cardenas (Kelyn Rowe ’59), Diego Fagundez (Dimitry Imbongo ’76), Jerry Bengtson

Unused substitutes: Tim Murray, Blake Brettschneider, Tyler Polak, Michael Roach

July 29, 2012: Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 New England Revolution

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Jack McInerney grabbed all three points for the Union on Sunday night at PPL Park, nodding home a 90th minute winner to steal a 2-1 victory against the New England Revolution.

“McInerney’s goal marked the Union’s first comeback victory of 2012, after Saer Sene’s 12th minute blast had thrust New England into the lead. When Kevin Alston hauled down McInerney, Freddy Adu stepped to the spot and dispatched the equalizing penalty kick, beginning the comeback.”

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“The Union will take the three points, but John Hackworth’s side certainly looked vulnerable.

“The naysayer might report that the Union got lucky. The supporter will say the home side finally got the bounces that went to their opponents earlier this year.

“Either way, the Union looked well below their best as New England ripped through the spine of the Union formation time and again.”

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Scoring Summary
NE 12′ Saer Sene (Kelyn Rowe)
PHI 59′ Freddy Adu
PHI 90′ Jack McInerney (Sheanon Williams)

Discipline Summary
25 – NER: Soares (caution)
39 – NER: McCarthy (caution)
67 – PHI: M. Farfan (caution)

Referee: Edvin Jurisevic

September 7, 2011: Philadelphia Union 4 – 4 New England Revolution

PSP Match Report Highlights:

“In a game that featured eight goals—two by way of penalty kicks—the Union overcame a three-goal deficit to salvage a draw at home against the Eastern Conference bottom-dwelling Revolution.”

“The Union’s fourth goal of the night had brought them all the way back and while each side still found time to squander a golden opportunity in the dying moments of the game, each came away from this wide open and entertaining contest with a hard-fought point.”

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“As far as first starts go it was not what Zac MacMath would have wanted, but it was certainly not a contest he will forget anytime soon. The rookie goalkeeper will fondly remember the night the Union stormed back from 4-1 down in the second half to earn a gritty point.”

“Dictating the play in a manner we have seldom seen over the past months, the Union showed MLS and themselves what they are capable of when they commit themselves to controlling possession and attacking.”

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NE — A.J. Soares 1 (Chris Tierney 3) 9
NE — Rajko Lekic 5 (penalty kick) 21
NE — Moncef Zerka 1 (Chris Tierney 4) 25
PHI — Roger Torres 3 (Sheanon Williams 3) 28
NE — Benny Feilhaber 3 (Rajko Lekic 1) 33
PHI — Freddy Adu 1 (Danny Mwanga 4, Veljko Paunovic 2) 54
PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 5 (penalty kick) 79
PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 6 (Veljko Paunovic 3) 92+

NE — Shalrie Joseph (caution; Delaying a Restart) 36
NE — Milton Caraglio (caution; Reckless Tackle) 71
PHI — Freddy Adu (caution; Reckless Foul) 76
NE — Benny Feilhaber (caution; Dissent) 97+

New England Revolution —
 Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Ryan Cochrane (Franco Coria 74), A.J. Soares, Darrius Barnes, Moncef Zerka (Ryan Guy 64), Benny Feilhaber, Shalrie Joseph, Chris Tierney, Milton Caraglio, Rajko Lekic (Pat Phelan 58).
Substitutes Not Used: Kheli Dube, Diego Fagundez, Zack Schilawski, Bobby Shuttleworth.

Philadelphia Union — Zac MacMath, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan (Danny Mwanga 46), Freddy Adu, Brian Carroll, Stefani Miglioranzi (Michael Farfan 46), Roger Torres (Justin Mapp 72), Sebastien Le Toux, Veljko Paunovic.
Substitutes Not Used: Jack McInerney, Kyle Nakazawa, Amobi Okugo, Thorne Holder.

Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
Referee’s Assistants: Greg Barkey; Craig Lowry
4th Official: Andrew Chapin
Time of Game: 1:57
Weather: Partly Cloudy and 71 degrees
Attendance: 16,148


July 17, 2011: New England Revolution 0 – 3 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Carlos Ruiz got his sixth while Carlos Valdes and Sheanon Williams each got the first of their careers as the Union dismissed the last place Revolution 3-0.””

“This was not the wide open offense of the Toronto massacre, but a controlled burn that only entered high gear on occasion. But when they did hit that top gear, the Union served notice to the rest of MLS: The first half of 2011 was no fluke. We are the team to beat in the East.”

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“With Kyle Nakazawa at the top of the midfield diamond, Philadelphia looked to play a pass-and-move game that brought the fullbacks and the strikers into play with regularity. Those who have bemoaned the team’s reliance on hopeful aerial passes this season were rubbing their eyes in disbelief as the Union played short, simple passes and controlled the ball with patience in the final third.”

“It’s fun to talk about the Union’s midfield because the defense was good to the point of being, well, boring. We can only hope [NE strikers] Rajko Lekic and Kenny Mansally got Carlos Valdes’ autograph because otherwise they won’t take anything away from the game.”

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Scoring Summary:

PHI — Carlos Ruiz 6 (Keon Daniel 1, Justin Mapp 2) 12
PHI — Carlos Valdes 1 (Sebastien Le Toux 7, Kyle Nakazawa 3) 24
PHI — Sheanon Williams 1 (Danny Mwanga 3) 93+

Misconduct Summary:

NE — Benny Feilhaber (caution; Reckless Foul) 49
NE — Benny Feilhaber (caution; Reckless Foul) 66
NE — Benny Feilhaber (ejection; Second Caution) 66
PHI — Keon Daniel (caution; Dissent) 72


New England Revolution — Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Franco Coria (Darrius Barnes 46), A.J. Soares, Chris Tierney, Sainey Nyassi (Zak Boggs 46), Pat Phelan, Benny Feilhaber, Stephen McCarthy, Kenny Mansally (Zack Schilawski 79), Rajko Lekic.

Philadelphia Union — Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan, Justin Mapp (Danny Mwanga 63), Brian Carroll, Kyle Nakazawa, Keon Daniel (Stefani Miglioranzi 79), Sebastien Le Toux, Carlos Ruiz (Michael Farfan 74).

Referee: Chris Penso
Referee’s Assistants: Hector Vergara; Eric Boria
4th Official: Mark Geiger
Attendance: 13,414
Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Clear and 85 degrees

August 28, 2010: New England Revolution 1 – 2 Philadelphia Union

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PSP Match Report Highlights

“Union midfielder Justin Mapp scored the winner in stoppage time and assisted on a Jack McInerney goal to lead Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 road victory over a 10-man New England Revolution team.”

“Amazing what happens when you actually play guys in their natural positions”

Scoring Summary:

NE — Ilija Stolica 2 (Shalrie Joseph 4) 31
PHI — Jack McInerney 2 (Justin Mapp 1, Jordan Harvey 1) 82
PHI — Justin Mapp 1 (Sebastien Le Toux 10) 92+

Misconduct Summary:

NE — Emmanuel Osei (caution; Reckless Foul) 19
PHI — Stefani Miglioranzi (caution; Reckless Tackle) 29
NE — Cory Gibbs (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 40
PHI — Jack McInerney (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 83
PHI — Jordan Harvey (caution; Reckless Foul) 84


Philadelphia Union — Chris
Seitz, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Danny Califf, Juan Diego Gonzalez, Jordan
Harvey, Kyle Nakazawa (Justin Mapp 65), Andrew Jacobson, Stefani
Miglioranzi (Jack McInerney 77), Eduardo Coudet (Roger Torres 46),
Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga.
Substitutes Not Used: Cristian Arrieta, Amobi Okugo, Nick Zimmerman, Brad Knighton.

New England Revolution —
Bobby Shuttleworth, Cory Gibbs, Emmanuel Osei, Seth Sinovic, Darrius
Barnes, Sainey Nyassi, Shalrie Joseph, Pat Phelan, Chris Tierney, Ilija
Stolica (Khano Smith 54), Marko Perovic.
Substitutes Not Used:
 Kheli Dube, Roberto Linck, Kenny Mansally, Zack Schilawski, Tim Murray.

Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Referee’s Assistants:
 Greg Barkey; Daniel Belleau
4th Official:
 Chris Penso
 Clear and 75 degrees
Attendance: 13,578

July 31, 2010: Philadelphia Union 1 – 1 New England Revolution

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Philadelphia Union walked away Saturday afternoon with a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution in a match decided by one of the most bizarre sequences seen at PPL Park. Up 1-0, thanks to a Sebastien Le Toux, the Union saw the game decided by two questionable calls and a strange bounce.”

Scoring Summary:

PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 8 (Danny Mwanga 3) 25
NE — Marko Perovic 4 (unassisted) 70


NE — Shalrie Joseph (caution; Reckless Tackle) 45
PHI — Fred (caution; Reckless Tackle) 60
NE — Marko Perovic (caution; Reckless Tackle) 85


New England Revolution — Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Emmanuel Osei, Darrius Barnes, Cory Gibbs, Sainey Nyassi, Shalrie Joseph, Pat Phelan, Chris Tierney, Zack Schilawski (Kenny Mansally 61), Marko Perovic

Philadelphia Union — Chris Seitz, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Danny Califf, Jordan Harvey, Cristian Arrieta, Sebastien Le Toux, Fred (Andrew Jacobson 77), Stefani Miglioranzi, Alejandro Moreno, Danny Mwanga (Justin Mapp 56), Eduard Coudet (Jack McInerney 83)

Referee: Jasen Anno
Referee’s Assistants: Thomas Supple; Steven Taylor
4th Official: Lee Suckle
Weather: Sunny and 83 degrees
Attendance: 18,147

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