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Philadelphia Union 3-1 Sporting Kansas City: Santos nets brace in quarter-final

SoccerNews in MLS 31 Jul 2020

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Philadelphia Union booked their spot in the MLS is Back Tournament semi-finals with an entertaining 3-1 win over Sporting Kansas City.

Sergio Santos’ brace helped Philadelphia to their victory at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Thursday.

Jamiro opened the scoring for the Union, tapping in an Alejandro Bedoya cross in the 24th minute.

But in a fast finish to the first half, there were another three goals scored before the break.

Santos finished in a one-on-one before putting away a wonderful pass from Brenden Aaronson to make it 3-0.

Alan Pulido’s header from a Johnny Russell cross in first-half additional time gave Sporting hope, but they were unable to complete a comeback after the break.

Philadelphia will face either New York City or Portland Timbers in the semi-finals.

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