Philadelphia Union 2, New England Revolution 0 | 2018 MLS Match Recap
Homegrown Player signing Anthony Fontana scored in MLS debut, CJ Sapong added a goal to pick up where he left off last season, and the Philadelphia Union dispatched the nine-man New England Revolution 2-0 on Saturday night.
Sapong also got behind Anthony Milnar Delamea to get the Revs defender sent off in the 24th minute for denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity. Fellow Revs center back Claude Dielna received his marching orders 62 minutes later for a second yellow card.
After playing for Philadelphia's Bethlehem Steel USL side last year, the 18-year-old Fontana started in the central midfield role expected to eventually be occupied by new Designated Player signing Borek Dockal.
But after the more experienced Sapong and David Accam both failed to put away promising chances early, Fontana finally gave Philadelphia the lead moments before the break when he hammered home the deflection of Alejandro Bedoya's.
Sapong, who had a career-best 16 league goals in 2017, would eventually get his first of the new campaign with a one-touch finish of substitute Cory Burke's cross.