By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After a rough couple of matches on the road last week, the Philadelphia Union will be back home on Friday night to host Chivas USA.
Philadelphia got one point out of those two matches last week, playing Real Salt Lake to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday, and then losing on Saturday in Houston 1-0. The game in Utah was especially frustrating as the home time tied the game with a goal in the final minute of stoppage time, costing Philadelphia two points.
“Very difficult places to play,” Union forward Conor Casey tells KYW Newsradio about last week’s matches. “Salt Lake’s been one of the best teams in the league over the last handful of years, the same with Houston. We knew we had our work cut out for us and I thought we played very well in Salt Lake and were unlucky in the last minute to give up a goal. In Houston we lost by one, didn’t necessarily play our best game, but given the circumstances and how the season’s gone so far, we’re in good position coming into the weekend.”