MLS Snapshot: New England Revolution 0-4 Philadelphia Union (video)
The game in 100 words (or less): There isn’t a more dysfunctional team in MLS right than the New England Revolution, who have now given up 11 goals in their last three games. Why are the Revs so bad defensively? Well, it could have something to do with the fact they’ve got one center back on their entire roster. The month is August, the season started in March. The latest side to run up the score on Jay Heaps’ bunch was the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. Alejandro Bedoya made his MLS debut after signing with the Union at the transfer deadline and went 72 minutes before being subbed out with the Union 3-0 up. The victory puts the Union (34 points) fourth in the Eastern Conference, a point ahead of the Montreal Impact, who lost on Saturday, and just two points back of the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC for second and third, respectively. The Revs, somehow, still hold a playoff spot, sixth in the East having played two more games than Orlando City SC with whom they are tied on points.
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Three moments that mattered
2' — Sapong’s glancing finish makes it 1-0 very early — Unsolicited advice for the Revs defenders who quit on the play without a whistle being blow: Don’t.
51' — Pontius gifted a goal for 2-0 — Reminder: the Revs are two-thirds of the way through an entire season with one center back on their entire roster. It’s going exactly how you’d expect it to go.
54' — Marquez heads home from a corner for 3-0 — Have you heard the Revs only have one center back on their entire roster? What a joke.
Man of the match: Chris Pontius
Goalscorers: Sapong (2'), Pontius (51'), Marquez (54'), Alberg (90+3')