The Philadelphia Union opened up their 2017 Major League Soccer season with a scoreless draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. After a very busy offseason, Philadelphia revealed a brand new lineup featuring Academy standout Derrick Jones, Bosnia and Herzegovina international Haris Medunjanin, and English striker Jay Simpson.
The Union come away with a point from the Pacific Northwest
The Philadelphia Union opened up the 2017 season with a 0-0 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Fans got a good look at many of the Union's offseason additions with Jay Simpson, Oguchi Onyewu, Haris Medunjanin, and Derrick Jones making the starting XI, with Fafa Picault being substituted into the game in the 71st minute for Chris Pontius.
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Tim Howard, 7 -- The stand-in captain was stranded on all three goals and made a fine save on Edin Visca in the 67th minute from close range. More impressively, he had Haris Medunjanin's 35-yard curler covered in the 73rd minute. Brad Evans, 5.5 -- His runs into the attack were thought-provoking and kept Bosnia honest, but Evans conceded five of the host's 11 corner kicks.