Philadelphia Union fell to Toronto FC on Friday night at BMO Field in front of a crowd of 24,728. Here are three takeaways from the contest against the reigning MLS Cup Champions.
Marcus makes 2018 debut
The former 25th overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft made his 2018 debut for Philadelphia on Friday night. Epps was the club’s second substitution, coming on for Borek Dockal in the 77th minute of play. In his 13 minutes on the pitch, Epps logged nine touches and recorded an 83.3 passing percentage, which was third highest on the night for a Union player.
Captain continues to create
Although the Union did not find the scoresheet on Friday, Alejandro Bedoya created the best chances for Philadelphia in their match against Toronto FC. Off a corner-kick from Haris Medunjanin, the Captain leaped in the air and put a header on frame, forcing Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono to make a superb reaction save. On the night, Bedoya led the club in shots, shots on goal and logged the second most passes on the night with 59.
On to Columbus
As the Union wrap up their first of three consecutive road matches, the club will now shift gears and turn their attention to their midweek road opponent Columbus Crew SC. The Crew are in a similar boat as the Union, as they take on Seattle Sounders on the road this weekend before flying back to Ohio for the midweek clash.