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Philadelphia Union Grab a Point in Draw with NYCFC



The Philadelphia Union have found an elixir to their early season struggle and it is NYCFC.

After managing just 2 points from their initial four fixtures in MLS regular season play, the Union have taken points in back-to-back contests against NYCFC including a win at PPL Park and rescuing a draw at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, April 15th.

After a goalless 45 minutes, the second half featured a pair of goals.

In the 57th minute, former New York Red Bull attacking mid-fielder Mehdy Balouchi fired home a left-footed shot after Khiry Shelton found him wide open in the middle of the box and NYCFC seemed on their way to victory.

They held the lead until the 86th minute.

CJ Sapong took a pass from US International Maurice Edu and fired a beautiful shot to the top corner of Josh Saunders’s goal equalizing the match for the Union.

Balouchi had an opportunity for a double and the win in the 90th minute but he was denied by Union keeper John McCarthy who was able to save the decent right-footed effort.

The Union allowed 59% possession to NYCFC so a draw is a satisfying result.

The Union host the New England Revolution on Sunday and will look to extend their unbeaten streak to 3 matches.

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