The Philadelphia Union held off Real Salt Lake on a rainy Saturday night to win, 4-1, at Talen Energy Stadium. The Union dominated the first half at home with eyes set on their first back-to-back win of the season.
Twenty minutes into the match, Fafa Picault slotted a ball for the sprinting Marcus Epps who quickly tapped the ball in. Philadelphia kept the pressure, playing the majority of the first half in Real Salt Lake's box. Despite veteran goalkeeper Nick Rimando's best efforts, Philadelphia chipped in a second goal just before halftime.
Salt Lake found a spark, striking first in the second half, but it was too late. Ilsinho and Keegan Rosenberry added insurance goals in the final 20 minutes. Philadelphia defeated Real Salt Lake for the first time in the history of the matchup, which now stands 4-1-6.
- 21' – PHI – Marcus Epps | Watch
- 34' – PHI – Borek Dockal | Watch
- 65' – RSL – Damir Kreilach | Watch
- 74' – PHI – Ilsinho | Watch
- 81' – PHI – Keegan Rosenberry | Watch
MOMENT OF THE MATCH:
Philadelphia commanded the match from the start. Picault's run, which led to the subsequent Epps goal, set a tone that Real Salt Lake could not silence. The Union's four goals overshadow six standout saves by Rimando.