Philadelphia Union shut out in second preseason game against Columbus Crew
The Union's second preseason game didn't go exactly how team manager John Hackworth wanted. The Union were blanked by the Columbus Crew, 4-0, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Kerith Gabriel of PhiladelphiaUnion.com writes that Hackworth was disappointed in how his team - which on this day was mostly reserves - executed his tactics.
"The system preached by the technical staff for the past few weeks has really been based on keeping the ball, holding serve on possession and creating chances.
Was that the case in this match?
“Unfortunately, no,” Hackworth said. “There were not a ton of positives, I thought we had a couple moments in the first half where we played well and created a couple of good chances off of those. And in the last 30 minutes Roger Torres came on and at least he was looking for the ball, but not a ton to take away from that game except as I said before that it’s a good evaluation tool and tells us a lot more about the guys we have in camp and where they stand.”"
Next up for the Union are the Montreal Impact on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
Youc an also check out an interview with goalkeeper Zac MacMath, who shares his thoughts on the Union's preseason so far in Gabriel's "Daily Doop" column.