Philadelphia Union’s poor form in the league continued after a 3-2 loss against Sporting Kansas City. This was my third consecutive league defeat for the club and it left them 10th in the table after five matches. Any hopes of topping the league at the end of the campaign have disappeared after this poor start but Philadelphia boss is confident of recovering back to winning ways. The league started with two back-to-back draws and it has never been the same for the club in terms of confidence. Even though they scored three goals in the opening two matches, Philadelphia have managed only two goals since then.
The club’s head coach Jim Curtin admitted that this was a difficult match, but he was disappointed with the way the team defended despite having been notified of the attacking prowess of sporting Kansas City. Philadelphia had enough chances at the other end and this was reflected in the two goals that they scored, but the defending was not good enough to keep. Pressure continues to rise on the club and its manager, as they take on New York City in the next match. The home match will provide some confidence to the team in their efforts to get the first victory of the season.
“This is a tough place to come.We talked a lot about restarts being a big part of this game and, sure enough, for both teams they were. Attacking-wise, I thought we did well on them. Defending, we were not good enough closing out the game.Guys are disappointed. I thought they put in a great effort but it comes up short and we leave here with nothing. In the run of play, I don’t think they created much. I don’t think they had many shots in the actual run of play,” Curtin said.