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MATCH RECAP: Union fall to FC Dallas

Philadelphia Union fell to FC Dallas 2-0 on Saturday evening at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The Union now own a record of 1-3-2 on the year. Philadelphia will be back in action on Saturday, April 28th when they host Eastern Conference rival D.C. United at Talen Energy Stadium.

The Union were able to keep FC Dallas off the scoresheet throughout the first half of the contest. MLS All-Star Andre Blake came up big for Philadelphia multiple times in the first 45.

In the closing seconds of the 22nd minute Blake made a huge save after Michael Barrios found himself all alone on a breakaway from inside the 18. Barrios sent a missile of a shot from point blank range, but Blake dropped down and denied Barrios the goal to keep the match scoreless.

Overall on the night, Blake recorded eight saves which is the second most he’s recorded in a match in his career. Blake has accomplished this feat three times now, with two of the three matches coming against FC Dallas.

The Union had their best goal-scoring opportunity in the 58th minute. Philadelphia created their chance after Borek Dockal sent in a ball for David Accam in the box who then fired a shot on frame. The shot was saved by FCD goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer, but was deflected straight to CJ Sapong who attempted to follow up Accam’s shot. Maurer stretched out to make a fine double-save to keep the match scoreless.

FC Dallas was able to break through after they were awarded a penalty. After a corner kick from FCD, referee Alan Kelly ruled that Auston Trusty committed a foul in the box during the scrum, which then allowed FCD’s Mauro Diaz to step up to the spot and find the back of the net to give FC Dallas the 1-0 lead in the 64th minute.

Maxi Urruti sealed the deal for FC Dallas in the 74th minute. After slipping behind the Union defense, Urruti was able to dance around Blake and find the back of the net to extend the FC Dallas lead to 2-0, which proved to be the final score after 90 minutes in Texas.

The Union will be back on the pitch next Saturday when they host D.C. United at Talen Energy Stadium.


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