Philadelphia Union earned a 1-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in a friendly this past Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium. The vote was close, but the fans selection for the IBX Live Fearless Man of the Match went to goalkeeper John McCarthy who earned 49 percent of the vote.
McCarthy put on a display in the friendly in front of the home crowd at Talen Energy Stadium. The highlight of the night came in the 75th minute. With the Union ahead 1-0 late in the contest, Frankfurt put on a full pursuit towards the Union net to find the equalizer.
The first shot was a bullet that seemed destined for the net, but McCarthy stuck out his right leg and denied the opportunity. McCarthy’s save unfortunately bounced directly to the foot of another Frankfurt attacker. The second attempt was drilled directly towards the back of the net, but McCarthy instinctively put himself back in position and deflected the attempt away with his chest.
The miraculous double-save secured the shutout and the Union were able to finish off the night with a 1-0 victory. For McCarthy, the double-save proved crucial in the clean sheet and his performance on the evening earned him Man of the Match honors.