The Philadelphia Union made history on Decision Day presented by AT&T, capturing the Supporters’ Shield following a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution at Subaru Park.
Although Toronto FC’s 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls secured the Union’s first major trophy in club history, Philadelphia rewarded the fans at Subaru Park with a win.
The breakthrough came three minutes from halftime when Sergio Santos scored his eighth goal of the season. Alejandro Bedoya headed a Jakob Glesnes service off the crossbar and with the Revs ball watching, Santos pounced on the rebound to put the hosts in front.
The Union pushed for an insurance goal, but Matt Turner made a spectacular save to deny a Glesnes header in the box moments after diving to push a ball out of traffic.
That goal finally came in the 69th minute when Cory Burke latched onto Jose Martinez’swhipped in low cross to score from just inside the six-yard box in the 69th minute.
The loss for the Revs, coupled with that Red Bulls win, pushed New England into eighth in the East and into the Play-In Match against the Montreal Impact.