By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Chester, Pa. — Sporting Kansas City has not won a regular season game near the Delaware River in almost a decade. That streak lived on Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City played to a 0-0 draw on Saturday night.
The game was delayed an hour due to a danger storm that brought tornadoes warnings to the Tri-State area. Thunderstorms delayed the game until the storm passed.
This was the 21st meeting between the teams since 2010. Each team has won seven times, and there have been seven draws.
Sporting Kansas City won in Chester in 2015 in the US Open Cup Final in penalties following a 1-1 draw. However, their last regular season win near Philadelphia came in 2013.
This was the Union’s first draw of the season. The team is 2-3-1 on the season.
Through this early part of the season, the Union has seven points. They are seven points behind the East-leading FC Cincinnati, who has 14 points.
Philadelphia was a scoring machine last season. However, this season, the team is only mustering 1.17 points per game.
Sporting Kansas City is 0-3-3 on the season. They have three points on the season.
They are tied with Real Salt Lake, Los Angeles Galaxy, and Colorado Rapids with the three points.
Union star goaltender Andre Blake returned to the net after pulling his groin several weeks ago. He made four saves but was limited on his some of his goal kicks.
Blake either threw the ball or kicked the ball to teammates on short passes to clear the ball. Jakob Glesnes even kicked a goal kick in favor of the injured Blake.
Each team has four shots on goal. They each had chances to score; however, their early season struggles could not lead to a goal.© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.