In the first game of the Union after the international break, they drew with FC Cincinnati for the eighth time this season in Subaru Park on Saturday night. Captain midfielder Alejandro Bedoya He scored the only goal for Philadelphia in the 17th minute, as the team again failed to reach the final third. Brandon Vazquez closed it for Cincinnati in the 39th minute, and as for the score, that’s all he wrote.
The team repeatedly failed to combine passes and could not have the ball for a long time. The strikers’ performances were particularly weak Cory Burke as he could not find the net and continues to fight. The defense played very well for the team to lose and the attack did not play well enough to gain three points.
In general, in the middle of the midfield, the ball turned too much, and Cincinnati had more possession than Philadelphia. The blue-clad boys tried to make a lot of passes in the penalty area, which resulted in a few ball substitutions and fewer shots. The team must learn to shoot outside the box and stop overdribbling in the final third. As they tried to win more as the season went on, this would lead the team to score more goals and win.
Both fans and the media are hoping for a more attacking midfielder who can take over the offensive side of the ball and potentially score more goals forward. It may be time for the sports director Ernst Tanner To move over a DP in the midfield position of the attacker in the hope of stimulating this attack.
On the plus side, Philly still has only one loss this season and is currently third in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind New York City FC. If the union wants to compete with the best of the best in MLS, they need to understand their point problems and find a player who will solve this impending problem. For now, manager Jim Curtin will continue to test their players in practice and hope they can put more balls in the net.
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