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Philadelphia Union vs Sporting Kansas City quick reference

Photo: Paul Rudderow

All-time league record: 5–5–4
Home: 3–2–2
Away: 2–3–2
Goals for: 19
Goals against: 17

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The Union beat Kansas City 2-0 on August 27. It was the team’s last victory before setting their franchise record-setting winless streak.

August 27, 2016: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Sporting Kansas City

PSP Match Report Highlights

Alberg would make an impact immediately, scoring in spectacular style in the 67th minute. The ever-active Fabinho did well to advance down the left and find Alberg near the top of the KC box. The midfielder took a touch to make room for a shot and then curled a fantastic effort into the top corner of the goal from 18 yards, giving Kann no chance to make a save.

Barnetta would make sure of the points, sealing the game with a great counterattacking goal in stoppage time. Warren Creavalle did well to advance down the right side and the ball was eventually worked to Barnetta on the left through Alejandro Bedoya. Barnetta traded passes with Alberg, with Alberg laying a perfectly weighted ball in behind the KC defense that Barnetta ran onto and finished cooly beyond Kann into the low right corner.

Kansas City was reduced to nine men in the second half after Jimmy Medranda received his second yellow card in the 59th minute and Roger Espinoza was sent off with a straight red in the 87th minute.

PSP Analysis and Player Ratings Highlights

Rather than simply ceding possession or bombing forward on counter attacks, the Union spent several stretches settled into a comfortable groove in the middle third of the field. If there was nothing going forward, they made the safe pass to Yaro, keeping the ball moving around and the increasingly tired visitors sprinting all over the park to try to win the ball.

Sapong’s slump hasn’t hurt the Union because they score goals from other sources. In the last four games, Sapong scored only one of nine Philadelphia goals, with three coming from defenders, four from midfielders, and one from Fabian Herbers. But if C.J. continues to be impotent in and around the box, it might open up an opportunity for either Herbers or a fit Charlie Davies to get an chance to lead the line.

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Philadelphia Union
Andre Blake, Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Joshua Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry, Warren Creavalle, Alejandro Bedoya, Tranquillo Barnetta, Fabian Herbers (Roland Alberg 65′), Chris Pontius (Charlie Davies 79′), C.J. Sapong
Unused Subs: John McCarthy, Ray Gaddis, Walter Restrepo, Ken Tribbett, Leo Fernandes

Sporting Kansas City
Alec Kann, Ike Opara, Jimmy Medranda, Matt Besler, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Soni Mustivar (Diego Rubio 90′), Roger Espinoza, Benny Feilhaber (Brad Davis 77′), Graham Zusi, Jacob Peterson (Ever Alvarado 61′), Dom Dwyer
Unused subs: Emmanuel Appiah, Paulo Nagamura, Jon Kempin, Connor Hallisey

Scoring Summary
PHI: Roland Alberg (Fabinho) –67′
PHI: Tranquillo Barnetta (Roland Alberg) — 90+3′

Disciplinary Summary
KC: Jimmy Medranda (unsporting behavior) — 20′
KC: Roger Espinoza (dissent) — 20′
PHI: Warren Creavalle (unsporting behavior) –51′
KC: Jimmy Medranda (unsporting behavior) –59′
KC: Roger Espinoza (red card – violent conduct) –87′
PHI: Alejandro Bedoya (unsporting behavior) — 90+3′

April 5, 2015: Sporting Kansas City 3-2 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

Ninety-one minutes of solid work for the Philadelphia Union came to a disastrous end on Sunday night at Sporting Park, as Sporting Kansas City netted two goals in stoppage time to overcome a poor performance and topple the Union, 3-2.

PSP Analysis and Player Ratings Highlights

Last May, Philadelphia traveled to Kansas City with a 1-5-5 record. Sporting was 5-2-2 at the time. The Union took the lead, gave it up, then grabbed it back and held on to win 2-1. It was no season turning point, but it was a gritty, tough performance. The kind of performance that Jim Curtin has insisted his team must give if they want to be anything more than a punching bag this season.

This past Sunday, the Union gave Curtin the ninety minutes of tough, gritty, admirably ugly soccer he demanded. Then they folded.

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Philadelphia Union
Rais Mbolhi, Fabinho (Raymond Lee, 78), Steven Vitoria, Maurice Edu, Ray Gaddis, Brian Carroll, Michael Lahoud, Andrew Wenger, Eric Ayuk (CJ Sapong, 72), Sebastien Le Toux, Fernando Aristeguieta
Unused Subs: John McCarthy, Ethan White, Vincent Noguiera, Jimmy McLaughlin, Antoine Hoppenot

Sporting Kansas City
Luis Marin, Marcel de Jong (Seth Sinovic, 45), Matt Besler, Ike Opara, Jalil Anibaba, Roger Espinoza, Servando Carrasco (Soni Mustiva, 77), Benny Feilhaber, Jacob Peterson, Dominic Dwyer, Jimmy Medranda (Krisztian Németh, 64)
Unused Subs: Tim Melia, Kevin Ellis, Bernardo Anor, Paulo Nagamura,

Scoring Summary
PHI: Jacob Peterson (OG) — 3
SKC: Dominic Dwyer (Benny Feilhaber) — 16
PHI: Fernando Aristeguieta (Sebastien Le Toux) — 19
SKC: Jalil Anibaba (Roger Espinoza) — 90 +1
SKC: Krisztian Németh (Matt Besler, Benny Feilhaber) — 90 +4

Disciplinary Summary
SKC: Marcel de Jong (foul) — 18
PHI: Maurice Edu (foul) — 62
PHI: Brian Carroll — 68

October 18, 2014: Philadelphia Union 2-1 Sporting Kansas City

PSP Match Report Highlights

The Philadelphia Union took all three points in their final home match of the season, edging out Sporting Kansas City 2-1 at PPL Park. A first half goal from Brian Brown gave the Union the lead, but Kansas City would strike back through a Dom Dwyer penalty kick early in the second stanza. Substitute Pedro Ribeiro would give Union fans something to celebrate, scoring the game winner in the 71st minute.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

Three cheers for moral victories.

Hip, hip, hoo… sigh…

But after watching the Union cough up leads in critical matches against Chicago and Columbus, is it better that Jim Curtin’s team finally figured out how to hold a lead when it no longer mattered? Or was it worse?

After all, holding on for the win pretty much amounted to simply dropping numbers behind the ball and trying to play out the final minutes in the attacking half of the pitch. Not exactly earth-shattering tactical revelations. It’s hard to count the Brian Carroll substitution as a positive, considering Curtin had both Amobi Okugo and Maurice Edu in the midfield against Columbus. Whether it is down to coaching or on-field organization by the players — probably about a 50/50 split — it’s all too apparent just how avoidable the meltdown against the Crew was.

But for a Union fan base eager to put this season in the rear view mirror and get behind their team for 2015, Saturday’s win was at least a small step towards rallying behind Curtin and this team.

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath, Sheanon Williams, Carlos Valdes, Maurice Edu, Raymon Gaddis, Amobi Okugo, Danny Cruz, Cristian Maidana (Jimmy McLaughlin, 90+3′), Vincent Nogueira (Brian Carroll, 71′), Andrew Wenger, Brian Brown (Pedro Ribeiro, 69′)
Unused substitutes: Andre Blake, Fabinho, Zach Pfeffer, Richie Marquez

Sporting Kansas City
Eric Kronberg, Kevin Ellis, Seth Sinovic, Igor Juliao, Aurelien Collin, Paulo Nagamura, Benny Fielhaber, Lawrence Olum, Soony Saad (Jimmy Medranda, 78′), Dominic Dwyer (Toni, 85′), Sal Zizzo (Jacob Peterson, 70′)
Unused substitutes: Jon Kempin, Graham Zusi, Martin Steuble, Mikey Lopez

Scoring Summary
PHI: Brian Brown (Christian Maidana) — 45′
SKC: Dominic Dwyer (PK) — 54′
PHI: Pedro Ribeiro (Christian Maidana, Sheanon Williams) — 71′

Disciplinary Summary
SKC: Aurelien Collin (Off the ball foul) — 26′
SKC: Lawrence Olum (Foul) — 84′
PHI: Carlos Valdes (Time wasting) — 90′

August 1, 2014: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

In a rollicking, end-to-end game that could have seen more goals but for the excellent play of both goalkeepers, the Union left Kansas City with a point Friday after a 1-1 draw.

U.S. international Graham Zusi would get the opener for Kansas City early in the second half after a scoreless but exciting first 45 minutes. Philadelphia’s Brian Brown would score his first MLS goal just two minutes after making his national television debut in his second appearance for the Union.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

Peter Vermes doesn’t like to see opposing teams bunkering in Kansas City.

Unfortunately for Vermes, he will keep seeing the tactics he hates from Philadelphia. Because they keep working.

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath, Ray Gaddis, Maurice Edu, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams, Brian Carroll, Amobi Okugo, Vincent Nogueira (Fred, 87′), Danny Cruz (Andrew Wenger, 67′), Sebastien Le Toux, Conor Casey (Brian Brown, 69′)
Unused substitutes: Andre Blake, Fabinho, Aaron Wheeler, Pedro Ribeiro

Sporting Kansas City
Andy Gruenebaum, Jacob Peterson, Kevin Ellis, Aurélien Collin, Igor Julião, Benny Feilhaber, Mikey Lopez (Soony Saad, 68′), Jorge Claros, Graham Zusi, Toni (C.J. Sapong, 69′), Dominic Dwyer (Martin Steuble, 89′),
Unused substitutes: Jon Kempin, Erik Palmer-Brown, Sal Zizzo, Claudio Bieler

Scoring Summary
KC: Graham Zusi (Toni) — 54′
PHI: Brian Brown (Ray Gaddis) — 71′

Disciplinary Summary

May 14, 2014: Sporting Kansas City 1-2 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

On a night when Sporting Kansas City’s national teamers played the full 90 while the Union’s played none, Philadelphia did what absolutely no one expected. They scored two goals on the way to defeating the defending MLS league champions and current Eastern Conference leaders away from home.

The Union took the lead in the 49th minute when a late run from Danny Cruz saw him finish a deflected pass from Cristian Maidana. Kansas City would equalize from late substitute Dom Dwyer in the 80th minute before Maidana would score the game winner.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

A Wednesday night loss might have be the final nail in John Hackworth’s coaching coffin.

But the under-fire Union manager got the effort of a lifetime from his makeshift squad, defeating MLS champions Sporting Kansas City on the road, on short-turnaround, and without the services of three (!) unavailable defensive midfielders.

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath, Fabinho, Sheanon Williams, Austin Berry, Ray Gaddis, Amobi Okugo, Vincent Nogueira (Corben Bone 89′), Cristian Maidana (Aaron Wheeler 89′), Danny Cruz (Sebastien Le Toux 83′), Leo Fernandes, Andrew Wenger

Sporting Kansas City
Eric Kronberg, Igor Julião, Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurélien Collin (Lawrence Olum 61′), Oriol Rosell, Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber, Graham Zusi, Sal Zizzo (Jacob Peterson 55′), Claudio Bieler (Dominic Dwyer 71′)

Scoring Summary
PHI 49′ Danny Cruz
SKC 80′ Dominic Dwyer (Paulo Nagamura)
PHI 81′ Cristain Maidana (Andrew Wenger)

Disciplinary Summary
PHI 58′ Fabinho (Foul)
PHI 70′ Vincent Nogueira (Off the ball foul)
SKC 86′ Matt Besler (Foul)
PHI 90 Corben Bone (Serious foul)
PHI 90+4 Zac MacMath (Time wasting)

October 26, 2013: Philadelphia Union 1-2 Sporting Kansas City

PSP Match Report Highlights:

It was a case of too little, too late for Philadelphia Union as Lawrence Olum’s stoppage time winner eliminated hopes of a Union comeback to send Kansas City to a 2-1 win and end Philadelphia’s season.

Jack McInerney had equalized for the hosts with two minutes to play in normal time, but it was not enough for a Union side who failed to threaten Jimmy Nielsen’s goal with consistency.

Forced to deal with both a must-win finale and replacing his ever-present captain, the typically conservative John Hackworth over-corrected drastically against Sporting Kansas City, and his team paid the price.

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath; Ray Gaddis, Sheanon Williams, Jeff Parke, Fabinho; Danny Cruz (Sebastien Le Toux ’70), Amobi Okugo, Kleberson (Roger Torres ’61), Michael Farfan; Antoine Hoppenot (Jack McInerney ’61), Conor Casey
Unused substitutes: Oka Nikolov, Matt Kassel, Michael Lahoud, Aaron Wheeler

Sporting Kansas City
Jimmy Nielsen; Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin (Ike Opara ’46), Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic; Lawrence Olum, Ori Rosell, Graham Zusi; Jacob Peterson, Dom Dwyer (Teal Bunbury ’82), Soony Saad (Josh Gardner ’75)
Unused substitutes: Eric Kronberg, Peterson Joseph, Benny Feilhaber, Claudio Bieler

Scoring Summary
47 – SKC: Zusi (Opara, Besler)
88 – PHI: McInerney (Parke)
90 – SKC: Olum (Bunbury)

Discipline Summary
41 – SKC: Collin (caution)
41 – PHI: Casey (caution)
51 – PHI: Farfan (caution)

Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Attendance: 18,462

September 27, 2013: Sporting Kansas City 0-1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights:

“A gritty effort from the Philadelphia Union gave them their first win at Sporting Park and moved the team back into a playoff spot Friday night.

“Conor Casey scored the only goal of the game, Zac MacMath made a number of huge saves, and the Union defense held on for a clean sheet.

“The victory broke a five-game winless streak during which the Union only scored one goal. They now have 5 wins and 19 points on the road this season.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights:

“That Zac MacMath played his best match of the season on Friday was fortunate, because his top-shelf performance along with the bargain basement finishing of Kansas City’s forwards were the only things keeping the home side from claiming the victory. With Kansas City looking primed to put the Union in a deep early hole, MacMath’s big first half saves kept the Union in the match, while Kansas City forwards Dom Dwyer and C.J. Sapong took nine shots and put none of them on frame, with Dwyer sending five headers off target from inside six yards. It wasn’t until the 85th minute that a Kansas City forward (Claudio Bieler) actually put a shot on target.”

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Philadelphia Union 
Zac MacMath, Amobi Okugo, Raymon Gaddis, Jeff Parke, Sheanon Williams (Jack McInerney 83′), Michael Lahoud, Brian Carroll, Michael Farfan, Danny Cruz (Sebastien LeToux 58′), Fabinho, Conor Casey (Aaron Wheeler 67′)
Unused substitutes: Antoine Hoppenot, Oka Nikolov, Roger Torres, Leo Fernandes

Sporting KC
Jimmy Nielsen, Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Seth Sinovic, Chance Myers, Benny Feilhaber (Peterson Joseph 75′), Graham Zusi, Oriol Rosell, CJ Sapong, Dominic Dwyer (Claudio Bieler 66′), Jacob Peterson (Soony Saad 45′)
Unused substitutes: Josh Gardner, Matt Besler, Eric Kronberg, Lawrence Olum

Scoring Summary
PHI 36′ Conor Casey

Disciplinary Summary
SKC: Rosell (caution), 34’
PHI: Carroll (caution), 70’
SKC: Feilhaber (caution), 74’
PHI: Williams (caution) 82’
SKC: Opara (caution) 89’

Referee: Ricardo Salazar

March 2, 2013: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Sporting Kansas City

PSP Match Report Highlights:

“Sebastien Le Toux wasted little time in opening his account upon his return to Philadelphia, but the Union could not make the result stand up, falling 3-1 to Sporting Kansas City in the 2013 season opener.

“As with most recent contests between these two sides, it was a chippy, physical affair, and the Union will be disappointed to have squandered the lead late in a first half they had dominated.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights:

“When considering this particular match, remember that it was this pressure and intensity, fueled by Le Toux, that created the Union’s first half hour charge, not Hackworth’s unexpected starting XI.

“As the match unraveled for the home side, it suddenly seemed an even more ponderous move to break out an experimental formation and lineup in the team’s home opener. After all, Ray Gaddis didn’t play left back in the preseason. Neither did Gabe Farfan play any midfield. Nor did Le Toux ever operate as a lone striker. Nor did Keon Daniel man the center of midfield. And while Michael Lahoud and Brian Carroll know each other from 2012, the pair did not have an opportunity to work together before 2013 kicked off.

“Repetition begets chemistry. While some might suggest that players should be able to just line up and play, that is simply not the way things work. After all, the opponents are also professionals. In Sporting Kansas City’s case, they are professionals who are well aware of, and practiced in, their specific roles within the team.”

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Jeff Parke, Raymon Gaddis; Michael Lahoud (Roger Torres ’80), Brian Carroll; Keon Daniel  (Conor Casey ’84), Michael Farfan, Gabriel Farfan (Jack McInerney ’70); Sebastien Le Toux
Unused substitutes: Chris Konopka, Bakary Soumare, Danny Cruz, Antoine Hoppenot

Sporting Kansas City
Jimmy Nielsen; Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers (Jerome Mechack ’90); Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber (Peterson Joseph ’82), Uri Rosell; Bobby Convey (C.J. Sapong ’63), Claudio Bieler, Graham Zusi
Unused substitutes: Eric Kronberg, Ike Opara, Josh Gardner, Soony Saad

Scoring Summary
17 – PHI: Le Toux (Daniel)
41 – SKC: Zusi
66 – SKC: Rosell (Zusi)
83 – SKC: Bieler (Myers)

Discipline Summary
25 – SKC: Collin (caution)
56 – SKC: Convey (caution)
89 – PHI: Gaddis (caution)

Referee: Mark Geiger
Attendance: 18,160

October 24, 2012: Sporting Kansas City 2 – 1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights:

“All season the Philadelphia Union have sought a consistent creative presence. Sporting Kansas City have no such issue. Behind two fine assists from Kei Kamara, KC clinched the Eastern Conference crown in front of their fans with a 2-1 victory over the Union at Livestrong Sporting Park…

“Once more, the Union put up a fight but folded late. It was nothing if not a typical performance from the 2012 unit, and fans looking for progress will have to keep their magnifying glasses close by.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights:

“The good news: There is only one more match in this most painful of seasons. The bad news: The Union are no closer to having a set formation, sound tactics or team chemistry, despite having played 33 of 34 matches…

“Win or lose, the Union have done little well. Relying on a stout, organized defense to hold down the fort while the offense clumsily looks to find its feet, the Union have stolen a few points but rarely been convincing of their quality.”

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Scoring Summary 
40 – KC: Jacob Peterson (Kei Kamara)
53 – PHI: Antonie Hoppenot
82 – KC: C.J. Sapong (Kei Kamara)

Discipline Summary
3 – PHI: Amobi Okugo (caution)
50 – KC: Seth Sinovic (caution)
58 – KC: Peterson Joseph (caution

Philadelphia Union
MacMath, Gaddis, Valdes, Okugo, Lahoud (Hoffman 84), Daniel, Gomez (Hoppenot 45), Farfan, Cruz (McLaughlin 73), Carroll, McInerney.

Sporting Kansas City
Nielsen, Cesar (Olum 86), Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic, Joseph (Rosell 66), Zusi, Nagamura (Peterson 33), Kamara, Sapong.

Referee: Ismail Elfath
Attendance: 19, 428

June 23, 2012: Philadelphia Union 4-0 Sporting KC

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Entering Saturday night’s contest against Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park, the lingering questions around the Union camp focused on the team’s poor finishing. Sixty-two seconds into the match, those concerns were answered. Jack McInerney pounded home a loose ball for his first of two goals on the night, firing the Union to a 4-0 win over Sporting Kansas City.”

“With the match stretched, super sub Antoine Hoppenot repeatedly burst in behind the Kansas City defense, first earning a penalty for Pajoy to convert and finally notching a tally of his own in the dying moments of the match.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“After showing his ability to stretch defenses and get in behind against DC, Jack McInerney finally did the thing that all strikers must do: He scored. Both goals came from that instinctual place every striker must have: To read play and arrive at the right time, ready to pounce.”

“In Amobi Okugo, the Union have a player with the speed, technique and vision to ably partner with Valdes, leaving William to maraud on the flanks when healthy”

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Scoring Summary
2 – PHI: McInerney (Pajoy)
43 – PHI: McInerney (Valdes)
81 – PHI: Pajoy (PK)
87 – PHI: Hoppenot (M. Farfan)

Discipline Summary
17 – PHI: Carroll (caution)
22 – SKC: Cesar (caution)
25 – PHI: Gaddis (caution)
63 – PHI: Lahoud (caution)
80 – SKC: Collin (caution)

Referee: Terry Vaughn

Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath; Raymon Gaddis, Amobi Okugo, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan; Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Michael Lahoud; Freddy Adu (Antoine Hoppenot ’59), Jack McInerney (Keon Daniel ’73), Lionard Pajoy
Unused Substitutes: Chris Konopka, Porfirio Lopez, Josue Martinez, Jorge Perlaza, Roger Torres

Sporting KC
Jimmy Nielsen; Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Lawrence Olum, Seth Sinovic; Julio Cesar (Michael Thomas ’64), Graham Zusi, Roger Espinoza (Jacob Peterson ’84) ; CJ Sapong (Soony Saad ’74), Teal Bunbury, Kei Kamara
Unused Substitutes: Eric Kronberg, Michael Harrington, Konrad Warzycha, Peterson Joseph

September 23, 2011: Sporting KC 1 – 1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“‘And I applaud the team because there was a lot of heart, even in a very difficult situation, a very physical game, they did the job done so it’s a very positive sign especially being behind and then also the young group we have.’ Well said, Peter Nowak.”

“Sebastien Le Toux scored his seventh goal in seven games and the Philadelphia Union earned a valuable away point Friday night in a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“In a year that has seen the Union jettison their only left back, play Seba Le Toux on the wing, put Freddy Adu and Roger Torres all over the pitch, and move their starting right back inside rather than using their reserve center back, it only makes sense that the solution to the team’s problems would be playing someone out of position.”

“Nowak named Kyle Nakazawa the starter at right back, a move that would have been surprising if it wasn’t exactly the type of thing we have come to expect in our starting lineups.”

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Scoring Summary 
KC — Omar Bravo 9 (Kei Kamara 4) 56
PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 8 (Michael Farfan 2) 63

Misconduct Summary:
PHI — Carlos Valdes (caution; Reckless Foul) 60

Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath, Carlos Valdes, Danny Califf, Gabriel Farfan, Kyle Nakazawa (Zach Pfeffer 62), Roger Torres (Stefani Miglioranzi 72), Amobi Okugo, Brian Carroll, Michael Farfan, Sebastien Le Toux, Veljko Paunovic (Jack McInerney 56).
Substitutes Not Used: Morgan Langley, Ryan Richter, Joe Tait, Karry Harrison.

Sporting KC
Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Julio Cesar, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Kei Kamara, Roger Espinoza, Graham Zusi, Jeferson (Aurelien Collin 46), Omar Bravo (Soony Saad 89), Teal Bunbury (C.J. Sapong 62).
Substitutes Not Used: Davy Arnaud, Michael Harrington, Peterson Joseph, Eric Kronberg.

Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee’s Assistants: -Fabio Tovar; George Gansner
4th Official: Juan Guzman
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Sunny-and-71-degrees
Attendance: 18,778

June 22, 2011: Philadelphia Union 0 – 0 Sporting KC

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Call it an episode of Chester Shore. Shots shots shots-shots-shots. But not much game.”

“Kansas City straight-subbed CJ Sapong in for Teal Bunbury at halftime in a move that dispelled any rumors of the visiting side venturing anywhere near the Philly final third.”

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Scoring Summary 

Misconduct Summary:
KC — Julio Cesar (caution; Reckless Tackle) 28
PHI — Veljiko Paunovic (caution; Simulation) 31
KC — Jimmy Nielsen (caution; Delaying a Restart) 92+

Sporting KC
Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Julio Cesar, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Kei Kamara, Luke Sassano, Davy Arnaud, Birahim Diop (Stephane Auvray 72), Omar Bravo (Michael Harrington 63), Teal Bunbury (C.J. Sapong 46).
Substitutes Not Used: Korede Aiyegbusi, Milos Stojcev, Shavar Thomas, Eric Kronberg.

Philadelphia Union
Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Jordan Harvey, Justin Mapp (Roger Torres 78), Brian Carroll, Jack McInerney (Keon Daniel 59), Veljiko Paunovic (Amobi Okugo 65), Sebastien Le Toux, Carlos Ruiz.
Substitutes Not Used: Michael Farfan, Juan Diego Gonzalez, Stefani Miglioranzi, Zac MacMath.

Referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee’s Assistants:  Greg Barkey; Jason Cullum
4th Official: Jose Carlos Rivero
Time of Game: 1:50
Weather: Partly Cloudy and 80 degrees
Attendance: 18,127

September 4, 2010: Philadelphia Union 1 – 1  Kansas City Wizards

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Once again, a major gaffe by Chris Seitz kept the Union from a clean sheet and a much needed victory as they drew 1-1 with Kansas City.”

“…Danny Arnaud’s free kick from the corner of the 18 yard box swung over Seitz’s head and into the upper corner. The goal sucked the life out of the Union, and a 2nd goal seemed out of reach even after the introductions of Jack McInerny and Alejandro Moreno.”

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Scoring Summary
PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 10 (Danny Mwanga 4) 33
KC — Davy Arnaud 4 (unassisted) 69

Misconduct Summary
KC — Roger Espinoza (caution; Reckless Foul) 64
PHI — Michael Orozco Fiscal (caution; Reckless Foul) 71

Kansas City Wizards
Jimmy Nielsen, Michael Harrington, Jimmy Conrad, Shavar Thomas (Jonathan Leathers 65), Roger Espinoza, Davy Arnaud, Craig Rocastle, Teal Bunbury, Stephane Auvray (Josh Wolff 61), Ryan Smith, Birahim Diop (Jack Jewsbury 74).
Substitutes Not Used: Korede Aiyegbusi, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Eric Kronberg.

Philadelphia Union
Chris Seitz, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Danny Califf, Juan Diego Gonzalez, Jordan Harvey, Andrew Jacobson (Jack McInerney 73), Stefani Miglioranzi (Roger Torres 46), Amobi Okugo, Justin Mapp (Alejandro Moreno 82), Danny Mwanga, Sebastien Le Toux.
Substitutes Not Used: Cristian Arrieta, Kyle Nakazawa, Brad Knighton, Sheanon Williams.

Referee: Ramon Hernandez
Referee’s Assistants: Cameron Blair; Thomas Supple
4th Official: Jeff Gontarek
Time of Game: 1:50
Weather: Clear and 85 degrees
Attendance: 17,182

June 10, 2010 Kansas City Wizards 2 – 0 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Philadelphia Union lost 2-0 to Kansas City on Thursday night in the final match of a long road stretch that saw the expansion club play nine of their first 11 games away from home.”

“Center back Michael Orozco was sent off in the 42nd minute with his second yellow card on a tackle from behind, and that essentially sealed the fate of the Union, who were already down 2-0 at that point.”

Scoring Summary
KC — Kei Kamara 6 (Davy Arnaud 2, Ryan Smith 4) 9’
KC — Graham Zusi 1 (Ryan Smith 5) 35’

Misconduct Summary
PHI — Michael Orozco (caution; Reckless Foul) 26’
KC — Jack Jewsbury (caution; Reckless Tackle) 28’
PHI — Michael Orozco (caution; Reckless Tackle) 42’
PHI — Michael Orozco (ejection; Second Caution) 42’
KC — Josh Wolff (caution; Reckless Foul) 52’
PHI — Cristian Arrieta (caution; Reckless Tackle) 74’
KC — Michael Harrington (caution; Reckless Foul) 78’

Philadelphia Union
Chris Seitz, Shea Salinas (Andrew Jacobson 65), Danny Califf, Michael Orozco, Jordan Harvey, Sebastien Le Toux, Stefani Miglioranzi, Amobi Okugo (Roger Torres 60), Fred, Alejandro Moreno, Danny Mwanga (Cristian Arrieta 43). Substitutes Not Used: Shavar Thomas, Jack McInerney, Kyle Nakazawa, Brad Knighton.

Kansas City Wizards
Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Jimmy Conrad, Pablo Escobar (Matt Besler 10) (Jonathan Leathers 68), Michael Harrington, Davy Arnaud, Jack Jewsbury, Josh Wolff, Graham Zusi, Ryan Smith (Korede Aiyegbusi 53), Kei Kamara. Substitutes Not Used: Birahim Diop, Santiago Hirsig, Teal Bunbury, Eric Kronberg.

Referee: Alex Prus
Referee’s Assistants:
 Adam Wienckowski; Brian Poeschel
4th Official:
 Landis Wiley
 Partly Cloudy and 81 degrees

One Comment

  1. “Nowak named Kyle Nakazawa the starter at right back”

    Wow. We’ve come so far.

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