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Union hold on to defeat Atlanta United with 3-2 win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Chester, Pa. — According to head coach Jim Curtin, the Philadelphia Union wanted to get three points. And the team got exactly that. 

The Union defeated the Atlanta United 3-2 on Wednesday night at Subaru Park. The Union held on for the win as Atlanta made a late push to make the game close. 

Philadelphia Union forward Mikael Uhre celebrates after scoring the second goal of the game against Atlanta United
Mikael Uhre celebrates after scoring the second goal of the game against Atlanta United (Photo by the Philadelphia Union)

Philadelphia is in third place in the Eastern Conference. They are just three points behind second-place Orlando City, who has 57 points, with two games left in the regular season. 

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Despite just being three points from second place, the Union is in the middle of the pack with several other teams battling it out for seeding in the playoffs. The Columbus Crew, who are currently in fourth place, have 53 points, one point behind the Union. 

The New England Revolution, who will play the Union in their final regular season game on October 21st on “Decision Day” is fifth in the standings. They have 52 points, which is just two points behind the Union. 

The Union is now 15-9-8 0n the season. The Atlanta United fell to 13-10-9 on the season. 

These two teams split their season series. While the Union won at home, the Atlanta United won on July 2nd in a 2-0 contest in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Atlanta United cut the lead from 3-1 to 3-2 in the second half. During the 77th minute, Edwin Mosquera scored. 

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Earlier in the second half, Thiago Almada scored on a penalty kick in the 56th minute. 

The Union jumped out to a 3-0 lead late in the first half. Dániel Gazdag got on the board first during the 39th minute. 

Two minutes later, Mikael Uhre scored. Then, in extra time during the 45+3 time frame, Julián Carranza tallied a goal. 

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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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