Template: Match reports

Click here for an example of what the match report should look like.

See below for explanations of the template.


Photo: (photographer’s name)

(Your lede — i.e. your lead into the story — should include the score, who won, what day the game was played and where it was played. i.e. who, what, when, where.)

Sample lede:

Fafa Picault scored two goals Saturday to lead Philadelphia Union to a 2-0 win over Toronto FC in Chester.

The Union controlled the tempo all day thanks to a stingy defense and patient center midfield, and goalkeeper Andre Blake came up with a big save late in the game to secure the shutout.

Toronto came into the game …

Length: Your recap should be 250-400 words, not including Three Points and the stats below. No more, no less. View word count in the bottom left corner below your post box. 

Three points
  • Point 1: (first quick hit observation about the game, 1-2 sentences, not italicized)
  • Blake saves: (second observation)
  • Bedoya’s work rate: (third observation — you only get three; don’t cheat, leave some for postgame analysis)

(Examples below)

Philadelphia: Andre Blake, Keegan Rosenberry (Ray Gaddis ’62), Oguchi Onyewu, Richie Marquez , Fabinho (Giliano Wijnaldum ’62), Warren Creavalle, Alejandro Bedoya, Roland Alberg, Ilson Jr., Fabian Herbers, Jay Simpson (Fafa Picault ’46). Unused subs: (Names go here)

Chicago: Jorge Bava; Michael Harrington, Johan Kappelhof, Joao Meira, Patrick Doody; Arturo Alvarez, Juninho, Dax McCarty (Brandt Bronico 72’), David Accam (Drew Conner 72’); Nemanja Nikolic (Luis Solignac 64’), Michael de Leeuw. Unused subs: (Names go here)

Scoring summary

CHI – Goalscorer’s name (assist from) 56’

Misconduct summary

PHI – Roland Alberg (caution) 39’

CHI – Patrick Doody (caution) 49’

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