Recap: Union Top Revs 2-1 in Dramatic Fashion

Mapp's extra time winner gives Philadelphia second road win

Foxborough, MA (August 28, 2010) – Just when Philadelphia Union appeared on their way
to yet another road loss, Justin Mapp and Jack McInerney produced some late
heroics to fuel the visiting side to a 2-1 victory over the New England
Revolution Saturday at Gillette Stadium. After Ilija Stolica put New England up
1-0 in the 31
st minute, the Union were aided by a 42nd minute
red card handed to Cory Gibbs. The Union took their time equalizing, but
McInerney finished Mapp’s service in the 82
nd minute, and the former
Chicago Fire midfielder netted his first goal for Philadelphia in stoppage time to
hand Manager Peter Nowak’s side three points.

HIGHLIGHTS: UNION 2, REVOLUTION 1

While neither
side managed to create many scoring chances in the first 30 minutes, the
Revolution capitalized on one of their first to extend Philadelphia’s
shutout-less streak to 21 matches. After a New England corner, Danny Califf’s
attempted clearance was blocked by Shalrie Joseph, with the ball falling to the
feet of Stolica. The Serbian striker spun and struck a shot from eight yards
out while falling to the ground to beat Chris Seitz for a 1-0 lead.

New England
nearly extended their advantage in the 36
th minute when Sainey
Nyassi rifled a shot from distance, but the ball knocked off the post past a
diving Seitz.

With the Union
failing to mount a cohesive attack in the first half, the match took a turn in
Philadelphia’s favor in the 40th
 minute when Gibbs was shown
red following a hard tackle on Eduardo Coudet.

Despite being
up a man, Philadelphia had trouble creating in New England’s third until the 64
th
minute, when Le Toux was sprung free with a weighted through ball into the
Revs’ area. Unable to get a shot off until only a few yards from the endline,
Le Toux’s angled attempt was deflected by goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth wide of the near post.

The Union had
an even better chance to equalize in the 66
th minute when Mapp's cross from the right found Andrew Jacobson unmarked
in the middle of the area, but the ensuing one-timer skied over the bar.

Philadelphia’s
pressure would pay dividends in the 82
nd minute, when Mapp
sent a targeted chip from 25 yards out into the box for McInerney.
The second half substitute took advantage of the ball’s forward momentum
towards goal, slotting it past Shuttleworth with a one-time volley to equalize.

The Union
didn’t settle for a draw, however, continuing to apply pressure into stoppage
time. In the 92
nd minute, their efforts would be rewarded. After
Chris Tierney stifled Le Toux’s initial chance, the Frenchman circled back to a loose ball in the area and found a hovering Mapp at the top of the area.
With time running out, Mapp struck a one-timer from just within the area,
beating a diving Shuttleworth far post to put the Union up 2-1.

The final
whistle would blow moments later, giving the Union their second road win of the
season in thrilling fashion. Philadelphia return to action this Wednesday, September 1 when they’ll
host Mexican power Chivas Guadalajara at PPL Park, followed by a league match
Saturday against the Kansas City Wizards.

Scoring Summary:

NE -- Ilija Stolica 2 (Shalrie Joseph 4)
31’

PHI – Jack McInerney 2 (Justin Mapp 2, 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 ArrietaAmobi OkugoNick ZimmermanBrad Knighton.

TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4

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.

TOTAL SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 6; OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 1

Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Referee's Assistants: Greg Barkey; Daniel Belleau
4th Official: Chris Penso
Weather: Clear and 75 degrees

Attendance: 13,578