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SBI MLS Team of the Week: Philadelphia Union

MLS: Portland Timbers at Philadelphia Union

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Entering Saturday’s clash, the Portland Timbers had won six of its previous seven matches, but that didn’t scare the Philadelphia Union, who clocked in a convincing second-half shift to upend the visitors.

The Union, who have had an up-and-down season thus far, dominated one of the Western Conference’s best teams to date, defeating the Timbers, 3-0 at PPL Park.

A strong second half powered the Union to victory, as Andrew Wenger opened up the scoring at PPL Park in the 69th minute, and Vincent Nogueria bagged a brace, including a beautiful combination play with Cristian Maidana for his second. Maidana assisted on all three second-half goals.

The Union’s performance earned them SBI MLS Team of the Week honors. The Union beat out FC Dallas, the New York Red Bulls and the Montreal Impact.

What do you think of the Union’s performance vs. Portland Timbers? Which team stood out to you this week?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. While the Timbers were short handed, Philly did play well, unsettling the Timbers defense with many fast counter attacks. Union earned the victory. RCTID.

  2. Finally the U earn some love Ives! My name is near yours on the scarf from last year and I’m finally happy it is. They played who the timber put out and they dominated. I don’t care about the so called charitable lineup when the union have been struggling and needed those points. Forget the haters I’m proud of them! Union till I die!

  3. Forget to mention the Timbers were without 5 starters!
    Portland sent a charitable group to Philly and paid for it!
    Is there a MLS team that can go beyond a game day 18 and compete?

    • Dude, everyone is missing starters. Union have had Vitoria, Aristeguita, and Blake injured for weeks. Lahoud and Ayuk were out, too. You got old man Brian Carroll starting at D-Mid, a GK from Wilmington, and Edu playing CB.

      • +1

        Tired of hearing this excuse used against the Union when they themselves have had serious injury issues & suspensions the entire season. I’m not saying they’re a great team, but it certainly helps to have a pretty full squad to choose from.

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