Benjamin Franklin is belly laughing in heaven right now as John Adams begrudgingly goes outside to split firewood on a lost bet.

I would be remiss if I did not mention that I named the Philadelphia Union the team to watch in 2016.

The Revolution were forced to play with a man down when Je-Vaughn Watson was sent off with a red card in the 36′.

Playing shorthanded had nothing to do with this loss for New England, as CJ Sapong scored twice in the 18′ and 33′. Sapong has a nose for the goal. You can’t teach that. He knew where he was and put his first goal on net decisively. The brace was well earned by the man from Manassas,VA.


Revolution had nearly 57% possession and only came away with 9 shots to Philadelphia’s 15.

The Union struck fast and were able to keep up on the physical side of the game as well winning 68 duels and 18 tackles to New England’s 48/9.

The third goal from Sebastian Le Toux in stoppage time was nothing more than a cherry on top.
Despite missing a PK chance in 80′ he made up for it with a class finish.

Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth was a bright spot for the club as he also stopped a PK in the first half from Union midfielder Ilsinho.

The Philadelphia Union straight up won today, make no qualms about it.