Relive the Union's Historic Home Opener

After another thrilling ending to a home
game on Saturday, a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas in which Danny Mwanga
tied the game with time expiring, it was difficult not to think back to
the only other home game in Union history.
The club’s Home Opener on April 10th, a 3-2
victory over D.C. United, couldn’t have been scripted any better. After
going up 2-0 in the first half, two second half goals from the visiting
side set the stage for a storybook finish. Sebastien Le Toux’s free kick
goal in the 80th minute sent the Union faithful into a frenzy and
created a memory that no fan will ever forget.
Fans in attendance Saturday were treated to a
look back at the historic day, but this is a video that shouldn’t be
missed by anyone. takes you into the action from
the spraying of lines on the pitch before the game, to the Sons of Ben
marching into Lincoln Financial Field, to a never-before-seen vantage
point of the celebration after the first goal in team history, all the
way through to the post-game press conference.
With commentary from Coach John Hackworth,
the match’s hero Le Toux, and defender Michael Orozco, we hope you enjoy
this new perspective of a moment in time that you’ve likely played back
in your head time and time again.
Two home games, two dramatic finishes. And
to think the Union haven’t even stepped foot in PPL Park yet. That day
will come on June 27th in a rematch against the Seattle Sounders FC, but
for now, enjoy a quick trip down memory lane.

April 10th was, and always will be, a night to