The Union sat back and absorbed New England's pressure. They earned a point through Andre Blake's heroism and Fernando Aristeguieta's fine finish, but they will need to transition with much more success to trouble Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday.
When a talented team executes their gameplan perfectly, there is not much an opponent can do. The Crew are a talented team, and the Union could not recover after being pinned back the entire first half.
In a performance reminiscent of their late collapse against Kansas City, the Union had little possession or passing success. But the introduction of CJ Sapong changed the energy of the match and Philly rediscovered their counterattacking chops in a strong second half.
Despite offering precious little threat in the attacking third, the Union came away with 3 goals at Rio Tinto. In the end, Allen Chapman stole the show, unfairly sending the Union back East with only a point to show for their efforts.
No doubt it was an eventful start to the game with Mother Nature dominating early, then again at halftime,by lighting up the sky above Gillette Stadium before the Revolution scored twice late to claim a 2-0 win over the Dynamo. The game was delayed twice for a total of 170 minutes.
It was a complete performance from start to finish by the Revolution, who dominated a lackluster Toronto team in a 3-1 victory on Saturday. The game was practically over at the half when the guests went down to 10 men with the straight red given to Jozy Altidore minutes before halftime with the home side up 2-0.
Here are the ratings we gave to each Newcastle player in the great 1-0 win at home to Liverpoolon Saturday. Mehdi Abeid our Man of the Match Tim Krul 7/10: Liverpool were not very potent up front but Tim Krul looked to be in good form and made one fantastic save from Coutinho when [...]