Imagine one of the best teams in the Western Conference coming to Philadelphia and absolutely hanging on for dear life over the course of 90 minutes. That's what just happened Saturday night, and teenager Brenden Aaronson was at the heart of it all. Key to the young playmaker's success was the willingness of veteran players to use him in tight spaces, along with his own willingness to continue moving after making a pass to he could take up spots as others left them.
Throughout the contest, Aaronson was forced to play with his back to goal as Seattle sat deep and (unsuccessfully) sought opportunities to play on the counter.
The Union only took a point from this one, but they also gained the most mature performance of Aaronson's young career.