UNION LOSE 4TH STRAIGHT — 2 PTS FROM LAST PLACE!

By Jenny Masters

Dominic Iankov scored the tiebreaking goal in the 89th minute as CF Montreal beat the visiting Union 4-2.

Quinn Sullivan and Jesus Bueno scored goals for he Union (4-8-8, 20 points), which dropped their fourth straight and are winless over their past seven (0-4-3).

Union leading scorer Daniel Gazdag (10 goals) entered the match in the 62nd minute but only took one shot. He just returned to the team after missing three matches while playing for the Hungarian national team.

Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute when Sullivan’s right-footed shot hit the left post and caromed into the net. It was Sullivan’s second goal of the season.

Montreal knotted the score seven minutes later on a corner kick. Duke sent a boot toward the goalmouth, and Martinez jumped up and ferociously smacked a header into the net. It was his third goal of the season.

Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead in the 41st minute in a scramble situation following Leon Flach’s corner kick. The ball went toward the right corner of the net, and Bueno knocked it past Sirois.

CF Montreal tied things in the 56th minute on another freak play. Duke took a free kick and sent a right-footer into the box toward Martinez, but it sailed over the forward’s head.

Rick was focused on Martinez and jumped to try and thwart any attempted header. But the ball went to his right with a direct path to the net. Philadelphia’s Jack Elliott gave chase and was unable to clear the ball, giving Duke his second goal of the season.

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