The scoreline is secondary to some really solid play between the two pro teams in the Union organization
It was a perfect day to soccer in Chester, as the Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC met for a scrimmage in front of a few dozen fans. While there were referees and score was kept, that was less important than the squads getting a tune up and the coaches getting a chance to evaluate the players.
Goals by Ilson Jr. and CJ Sapong weren't enough as Montreal equalized in stoppage time.
A first half rocket by Ilson Jr. and a second half header by CJ Sapong was negated by a goal by Nick DePuy and a goal by Anthony Jackson-Hamel, and the Philadelphia Union and Montreal Impact finished with a 2-2 draw.
Matt Taylor has joined a new club for the 2016-2017 season. After leaving FC Saarbrucken this offseason, Taylor has joined fellow German club, Kickers Offenbach. And on his debut this past week scored what proved to be the winner for his new club.
Also this week since they were both on the roster for yesterday's CCL game, Amer Didic and Tyler Pasher officially join the list.
Active without a club or unknown Vicente Arze Jamar Beasley Reinaldo Brenes Brian Fekete Jeferson Michael Kafari Chris Konopka Neven Markovic Kyle Miller Victor Munoz Akeem Priestley Jordi Quintilla Brendan Ruiz Yann Songo'o
MLS Jalil Anibaba - Houston - Started and played 90 minutes in Houston's 1-0 loss to LA.
The summer transfer window is open and a pair of former Kansas City players are on the move. First, former Kansas City designated player Omar Bravo has moved back to the United States having just signed with the Carolina Railhawks of the NASL. The 36 year old moves from Chivas in Mexico but will now return to the US.
As the Union's grip on a playoff spot comes down to the final two performances, the perspective taking in Union land is at a fever pitch. Despite the fall from the top of the Eastern Conference, the rhetoric suggests that this was a rebuilding year and a playoff run would have been a bonus just eight months ago.
Before we get started, apologies are in order. We listed Alejandro Bedoya twice in the survey this week and accidentally omitted the goalscorer Tranquillo Barnetta. I've dropped in an estimate for Barnetta based on past games like he's had this year but there is no official rating for him this week.