Major League Soccer: Cincinnati tops Philadelphia Union 3-1

NERUL. Cincinnati beats Philadelphia Union 3-1.


NERUL. Cincinnati defeats Philadelphia Union 3-1. Cincinnati was just to good to grab a decisive 3-0 lead with B. Vazquez (50′), Brenner (55′) and A. Barreal (71′). Philadelphia Union reduced the distance with a goal (77′) by P. Aaronson, but there was not much to do for them.

The match was played at the Dr. DY Patil Stadium stadium in Nerul on Sunday and it started at 5:00 am local time. The referee was Drew Fischer with the assistance of Lyes Arfa and Katie Nesbitt. The 4th official was Mathew Corrigan. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 25.9 degrees Celsius or 78.69 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 100%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Cincinnati was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Philadelphia Union that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.

Philadelphia Union was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 2 were on target. Nonetheless, Cincinnati managed to find the solution to win this contest.​

Cincinnati shot 14 times, 8 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Philadelphia Union shot 16 times, 2 on target, 14 off target.


Cincinnati received 3 yellow cards (G. Cameron, L. Acosta and N. Hagglund). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Philadelphia Union.

After this match, Cincinnati will have 29 points like Charlotte and Inter Miami to stay in the 8th place. On the other side, Philadelphia Union will stay with 45 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 34'

    G. Cameron

  • 36'

    B. Souza da Silva (Goal Disallowed)

  • 46'

    T. Blackett

    I. Murphy

  • 50'

    B. Vazquez

    A. Barreal

  • 55'

    L. Acosta

  • 55'


  • 59'

    J. McGlynn

    L. Flach

  • 59'

    C. Burke

    J. Carranza

  • 66'

    N. Hagglund

  • 67'

    R. Gaddis

    A. Powell

  • 71'

    A. Barreal

    L. Acosta

  • 74'

    P. Aaronson

    M. Uhre

  • 76'

    Y. Kubo

    J. Moreno

  • 76'

    J. Nelson

    A. Barreal

  • 77'

    P. Aaronson

    C. Burke

  • 85'

    H. Medunjanin

    L. Acosta

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Cincinnati will host Atlanta United on the 13th of August with a 5-1 head to head statistic in favor of Atlanta United (3 draws).

Philadelphia Union will host Chicago Fire on the 13th of August with a 12-10 head to head record in favor of Philadelphia Union (7 draws).

Cincinnati: Formation and Lineups

Cincinnati started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

The manager Pat Noonan chose to play with the following team: Roman Celentano (6.6), Alvas Powell (6.9), Nick Hagglund (7.0), Geoff Cameron (6.2), Ian Murphy (6.5), Álvaro Barreal (8.9), Obinna Nwobodo (6.6), Luciano Acosta (7.3), Júnior Moreno (6.8), Brandon Vazquez (7.0) and Brenner (7.4).


Cincinnati made 5 changes: I. Murphy for T. Blackett (46′), A. Powell for R. Gaddis (67′), J. Moreno for Y. Kubo (76′), A. Barreal for J. Nelson (76′) and L. Acosta for H. Medunjanin (85′).

Top player: Álvaro Barreal

The player who no doubt impressed Cincinnati the most was Álvaro Barreal.

His rating is (8.9) with 1 goal, 38 passes (78% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 8. He performed 4 crosses.

Philadelphia Union: Formation and Lineups

Philadelphia Union started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

On the other side, Jim Curtin played with: Andre Blake (6.8), Olivier Mbaizo (6.9), Jakob Glesnes (6.5), Jack Elliott (6.2), Kai Wagner (7.4), Alejandro Bedoya (6.9), José Martínez (7.0), Leon Flach (6.8), Dániel Gazdag (6.7), Mikael Uhre (6.8) and Julián Carranza (6.2).


Philadelphia Union made 3 changes: L. Flach for J. McGlynn (59′), J. Carranza for C. Burke (59′) and M. Uhre for P. Aaronson (74′).

Top player: Kai Wagner

Probably the most impressive player in Philadelphia Union was Kai Wagner.

His rating is (7.4) with 51 passes (82% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 4. He performed 10 crosses.

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