Philadelphia Union fell to FC Dallas 2-0 at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night. As the Union return to Philadelphia, we have three takeaways from the match.
Mark McKenzie, Mr. 100
On Saturday night, Philadelphia Union Homegrown Mark McKenzie made his first career MLS start. The Union Academy product is now the fifth Homegrown to complete the club’s “Path to the Pros” by starting in the Academy, while logging minutes for USL affiliate Bethlehem Steel and starting for the First Team. With the start, McKenzie became the 100th different player to ever start a regular-season match for the Union.
Big Man Blake
Andre Blake continued to shine for Philadelphia, despite the loss. The 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year recorded eight saves on the night, which is the second most for saves in a match in his career. Blake has now recorded eight saves in a contest three times; two of those performances have come in Toyota Stadium.
Gaddis Chases History
Defender Ray Gaddis earned the start at left back tonight for Philadelphia, which marks the 138th time in his career he has started for Philadelphia. Gaddis is now 11 starts shy of tying Sebastien Le Toux for second all-time in club history.