Early attacks lead the union past Toronto FC

The Philadelphia Union scored three times with fierce momentum in the first half and visited Toronto FC on Wednesday to win 3-0.

Jacob Gresnes, Daniel Gazdag and Sergio Santos all scored within 24 minutes during the dominant first half. Union beat Toronto FC (3-9-5, 14 points) by a whopping 13-2 in the 45th minute of the opening, scoring a goal 7-0.

This victory caused Philadelphia (7-4-7, 28 points) to suffer a drought without victory in three games.

Toronto FC lost for the first time in six games (2-1-3) under provisional head coach Javier Perez.

Andre Blake was the seventh shutout of the season and required only one save, but it was a crucial stop that essentially shattered Toronto’s chances in the second half of the comeback.

Jefferson Soteldo was given a penalty kick in the 53rd minute, but Blake correctly guessed a dive to the right side and saved.

Union pressure began early when Gresness scored in the 12th minute. In a corner kick, Gresnes diverted the ball from behind his head after overtaking defender Chris Mavinga.

Alex Bono made a big save early in the game, but Toronto goalkeeper also fouled Santos in the box in the 32nd minute. Gazdag has converted the next penalty kick for his first goal since signing with Philadelphia in May.

Three minutes later, Santos himself was on the score sheet. The striker took a long downfield pass from Jose Martinez and easily passed through the poorly positioned Toronto FC defense for his fourth goal of the season.

This was a clinical indication of the Union finish, rather than a one-on-one draw with the Chicago Fire in the previous match. Philadelphia beat the fire by 25-4, but managed only one goal last Sunday.

-Field level media

Early attacks lead the union past Toronto FC

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