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Union defeat Atlas FC after Gazdag’s PK goal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Chester, Pa. — The Philadelphia Union got what they wanted. They will have an advantage going into enemy territory next Tuesday.

The Union defeated Atlas FC 1-0 on Tuesday night in the first leg of their Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals matchup. The two teams will play next week in Mexico in the second leg of their quarterfinal matchup.

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Atlas FC went a man down in extra time of the first half. Anderson Santamaría received a straight red card on a play.

This caused Atlas FC to play a man down in the second half. The Union capitalized on it, as they continued to put pressure on the opposition with numerous attempts on goal.

The Union finally broke through in the 90th minute. Atlas FC goaltender Camilo Vargas took out Union star Julian Carranza in the box.

This allowed the Union to get a penalty kick. Daniel Gazdag kicked the ball underneath a diving Vargas for the only goal in the game.

After a game at FC Cincinnati this weekend, the Union will travel to Guadalajara, Mexico to play the second leg on Wednesday night at Jalisco Stadium. The teams will play on April 12th at 10 pm.

The winner of this second leg in aggregates will advance to the semifinals.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
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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