The Philadelphia Union enjoyed a high scoring night Sunday at Red Bull Arena, beating hosts Montreal Impact 4-1 in a match that extended a winning streak for the Union and a losing streak for the Impact.
The match started in the Impact's favor, with a goal in the fifth minute. Romell Quioto scored from a free kick, finding an empty spot in the wall to score yards from the penalty area. Things quickly changed for both Quioto and the Impact when the forward was shown a red card in the 15th minute after Video Review. The Honduran was shown elbowing Mark McKenzie in the face.
From there, it was smooth sailing for the Union, who scored four unanswered goals and the first was a goal from captain Alejandro Bedoya just seven minutes after Quioto's red card. Andrew Wooten sent a cross into the box, which first landed at Matt Real's head and then fell to the feet of Bedoya, who scored from close range.
The Union maintained that momentum throughout the first half, and got a go ahead goal in first half stoppage time. After receiving a cross in the penalty area, Kacper Przybylko scored from close range to give his side a 2-1 lead going into halftime. Przybylko completed a brace just two minutes after the break, at that point putting the game well out of reach for their opponents. Brenden Aaronson passed to Przybylko across the goal line, and the forward took a touch before scoring from close range.
Capping things off for Philadelphia was Anthony Fontana, who made it 4-1 in the 65th minute. McKenzie brought the ball to the edge of the penalty area, meeting substitute Fontana, who then scored his third goal in two games.
- 5' - MTL - Romell Quioto | WATCH
- 22' - PHI - Alejandro Bedoya | WATCH
- 45' + 3 - PHI - Kacper Przybylko | WATCH
- 47' - PHI - Kacper Przybylko | WATCH
- 65' - PHI - Anthony Fontanta | WATCH
- THE BIG PICTURE: The Philadelphia Union took full advantage of the man advantage they had from the 15th minute with a fully dominant display. For the Montreal Impact, it's a repeat of a fairly unique occurrence — two games in a row, they've gone down to 10 men in the first half and conceded two goals before halftime.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Montreal were riding high until Romell Quioto followed up his fifth minute goal with a 15th minute red card, which allowed the Union to fully control the match for the remaining 75 minutes.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: On a night when the Union's attack dominated, Kacper Przybylko stood out after scoring two of his side's four goals. He put the game out of reach with a goal on both sides of halftime and overall recorded five shots, demonstrating a solid night for the attack.