Blake continues to come up big against New England
Andre Blake continued his success against New England with yet another impressive performance. Blake improved his all-time record against the Revs to 4-1-1. Blake has not allowed a goal against New England since 2015 and has gone 414 consecutive minutes without giving up a goal to the Revs. Blake has allowed just two goals all-time against New England in his six career appearances. Blake recorded yet another shutout improving his total to 18 career shutouts in 66 MLS matches.
Union Keep Their Composure
Philadelphia Union did a tremendous job tonight in keeping their composure tonight in a feisty contest with New England. The match had a total of seven cards issued, with six of those given to the Revs. The Union did an excellent job of sticking to their game plan and putting in a professional performance for 90 plus minutes to earn the victory.
Homegrowns make their impact felt
Anthony Fontana and Auston Trusty made their MLS regular-season debuts tonight. This was the first time in club history where two Homegrown players who have completed the Path to the Pros were in the Starting XI of a match. Fontana made his impact felt immediately scoring his first career MLS goal right before halftime. Fontana’s goal turned out to be the game-winner to give Philadelphia three points to start the season.
Trusty came up big for Philadelphia on the defensive side of the ball and was able to keep New England off the board with a bold tackle in the box to preserve the shutout. Derrick Jones then wrapped up the trifecta of Homegrown talent with an appearance late in the match. Jones came on as a sub and helped keep the shutout intact for Philadelphia.