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The Philadelphia Union may never score again.
For the FIFTH straight game, an actual Union player failed to score an actual soccer goal during the run of play as the Union dropped a 1-0 decision to rival D.C. United at PPL Park on Saturday.
How bad is the drought?
Take a look at this ridiculous play early in the second half when Andrew Wenger and Conor Casey both get absolutely stoned by D.C. goalie Bill Hamid before Danny Cruz does a Danny Cruz thing and launches himself over a couple of players right in front of the goal line.
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That play, in many ways, epitomizes the Union season: even when they make nice plays (as Fabinho and Andrew Wenger both did there), they just can’t put the ball into the back of the net.
Of course, as it turns out, scoring goals is kind of an important thing in soccer – which is why the Union (1-5-5) are now winless in their last nine games (heading into a midweek road game against the reigning MLS Cup champs) and why some fans started a “Fire Hackworth” chant late in Saturday’s contest.
Many of the Philadelphia players heard the chant and strongly came to manager John Hackworth’s defense after the game. But if they don’t start scoring soon, nothing they say will likely make a difference.
Full highlights are at the top, if you feel like subjecting yourself to that.