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. Philadelphiaunion.com 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