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Torres scores in 90th minute as Union defeats Chicago Fire FC

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

CHESTER, Pa. – A weird bounce gave the Philadelphia Union the win. Joaquin Torres kicked the ball with his left foot in front of the goal.

The ball bounced weirdly in front of Chicago Fire FC goaltender Chris Brady. He was unable to make the save and the ball bounced into the net. The Union won 1-0 at Subaru Park.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Joaquin Torres celebrates with his teammate after scoring the game-winning goal in the 90th minute against the Chicago Fire FC
Joaquin Torres celebrates with his teammate after scoring the game-winning goal in the 90th minute against the Chicago Fire FC (Photo by the Philadelphia Union)

The Torres goal came at the end of the regulation in the 90th minute.

Torres was acquired in a trade by the Union in January from CF Montreal. When Torres scored, it was his first goal in nearly a year, as he last scored with Montreal on May 7th, 2022 against Orlando City FC.

The Union is currently on a 24-match unbeaten streak at home. This stretch dates back to September 19th, 2021. 

The team, who advanced to the MLS Cup last year, has won their last 13 matches at Subaru Park, including the playoffs. This streak is second in MLS history — only trailing the San Jose Earthquakes, who had won 14 straight matches from 2001 through 2002. 

The team won 4-1 over the Columbus Crew to begin the season on February 25th.

The Union may have lost goaltender Andre Blake due to an injury. He suffered an injury in the 33rd minute and was replaced in the game by Joe Bendik.

Blake appeared to have injured his groin on a play.

Philadelphia may rest Blake on Tuesday night when they play the second leg of their Concacaf Champions League game with Alianza.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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