Sporting KC Defeat Philadelphia Union 2-1 at PPL Park

The Philadelphia Union saw their playoff hopes come to an end on Saturday, October 26th when they dropped a heart-breaker to Sporting KC 2-1 at PPL Park.

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Neither team was able to break the 0-0 tie in the first half, sending both teams to the locker-room at midway point without a goal.

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Two minutes into the 2nd half (47th minute) Graham Zusi put the ball into the net for KC to put them up 1-0.

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With time winding down in the game, second half substitute Jack McInerney found himself in the right place at the right time (yet again) for Philadelphia and tied the game at 1-1 in the 88th minute. The goal, was McInerney’s 12th (which leads the team this season).

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Unfortunately for the Union, things took a turn for the worse in stoppage time when KC’s Lawrence Olum put Sporting back on top 2-1 to cement the victory and officially dash Philly’s playoff hopes.

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Despite missing the playoffs, the Union finish with their highest season win total in team history (12). Prior to the game, the team honored local product Chris Albright who is retiring at season’s end after 15 years in the league. During his tenure with five franchises, Albright won 3 league titles and was named an all-star on 3 occasions.

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[Recap by David Miller, photo credit: Dan Drufovka,]

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