It was a crucial game. On the cusp of a playoff berth, the Union traveled to Montreal Saturday. Having fallen on hard times in the latter half of the season, the Union needed to leave Canada with three points but were unable to pick up the win, falling 2 to 1 to the Impact.
The Union entered their match with D.C. United in the fifth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and desperately needing a favorable result with the season winding down. With key players missing in Fabinho and Sheanon Williams, the Union were forced to rearrange the lineup. Although United entered the match as the bottom feeder of the conference, the match would prove to be tough for the Union, with a last minute goal salvaging a 1 -1 tie and a point.
Three games remain. That will be it for the Union's season unless they can finish out strong, as they currently sit in the fifth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, just two points ahead of Chicago. The Union will look to solidify their playoff hopes as they head to conference cellar-dweller D.C. United tonight.
In a pivotal game with their entire season possibly on the line, the Union pulled out a last minute victory to help their playoff chances. Dominating the match, the Union failed to find the back of the net until the waning minutes of the match, as they picked up three points on the evening.
The Union welcome Toronto FC to PPL Park tonight as they look to continue their playoff push. The Union enter tonight's match in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, one point out of the fifth and final playoff spot. Toronto at this point looks to play the role of spoiler, as they sit in ninth place with only 26 points on the season.
The Union visited Sporting Kansas City, second in the Eastern Conference, as they attempted to halt their recent skid and move back into the playoff picture. Behind a solid defensive effort, the Union did just that, as they won by a score of 1 to 0 to pick up three points and move into the fifth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference for now.
The Union continued their recent slide on Saturday night, as they lost a crucial match at home against the Houston Dynamo. The Union fell in the end by a score of 1 to 0 in a back-and-forth affair, as the squad had a goal called back on a controversial call, costing them the chance to escape the match with one point for a tie.
The Union visited San Jose for a late night contest and continued their recent struggles, as they fell by a score of 1 to 0. The Earthquakes got on the board early and held on for the remainder of the match to collect the victory at home.
The Union outplayed the Montreal Impact for the full 90 minutes in front of a raucous crowd at PPL Park, only to walk away with one point from their efforts. While escaping with a point against the Eastern Conference leaders is nice, failing to capitalize on opportunities cost the Union the chance to walk away from the match with three points and further solidify their playoff hopes.
The Union were absolutely demolished tonight in Massachussets, as the New England Revolution topped them by an embarrassing score of 5 to 1. Despite flat play in the first half, the Union found themselves only trailing 1 to 0 heading to the locker room.
Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!