Philadelphia Union v NY Red Bulls


Full Time

AH at 2017-06-19 00:09:16

Full Time

A solid performance by Allen Chapman and he should be very pleased with his evening’s work.  The key moment in the game was the totally justified sending off of Derrick Jones, followed by a consistently high level of cautions, with 3 further cards being issued.

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AH at 2017-06-19 00:02:10

GOAL! Wright-Philips – 0-2 – game, set and match !!!


AH at 2017-06-19 00:00:06

There will be 5 additional minutes ………..


AH at 2017-06-18 23:58:04

GOAL! Bradley Wright-Phillips, at last, is the man in the right place at the right time as opens the scoring.  Surely that’s a match winner.


AH at 2017-06-18 23:55:29

Yellow CardCollin is drawn into the penal offence and has no complaints as Allen Chapman shows him a yellow card


AH at 2017-06-18 23:46:21

Second hydration  break of the game – the player’s need it


AH at 2017-06-18 23:44:25

Yellow CardPerrinelle joins the yellow-card club, an other good application advantage, retrospectively returing to the original place where the offence occurred


AH at 2017-06-18 23:39:12

Yellow CardCreaville shows the petulance of a teenage schoolboy as he kicks the ball away having conceded a penal offence.  Once again the decision was 100% correct – not that the Home Team fans agreed with him.


AH at 2017-06-18 23:35:01

The Union are leading charmed life – Wright-Philips is not having the best of days – the score remains 0-0


AH at 2017-06-18 23:30:26

Important 5 minutes as the referee needs to keep a tight reign on proceeding following the sending off, so far, so good


AH at 2017-06-18 23:25:53

Red Card#PHIvNY Drama out nothing as Derrick Jones #21 is correctly dismissed for a dangerous penal offence – 100% correct – significantly no objections from his Union team mates


AH at 2017-06-18 23:22:14

Pre- match I referenced the referee’s position whilst the ball was in play.  Although he is no Clattenburg or Oliver, he moves well within himself, almost Atkinson-like – meaning that he is invariably well placed to make accurate decisions


AH at 2017-06-18 23:15:19

The second half is underway – let’s hope for more action in this second period

Half Time

AH at 2017-06-18 23:13:22

Half Time

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Half Time

AH at 2017-06-18 23:11:07

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Half Time

AH at 2017-06-18 23:09:35

Half Time

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Half Time

AH at 2017-06-18 23:08:33

Half Time

45 minutes gone, no sign of a goal (well perhaps 1 or 2), and it’s a good job that the referee is showing a degree of leniency.  11 penal offences in the first half, it could have been twice the amount – so far, the referees judgement has been good and his interventions well timed


AH at 2017-06-18 22:51:12

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AH at 2017-06-18 22:45:10

#PHIvNY – 10 minutes to half-time and boy do we need a goal – not that that will concern the refereeing team one iota !


AH at 2017-06-18 22:40:49

#PHIvNY time for a hydration break – and correctly so – as the temperatures are high, so why take a risk.  This is a good intervention in my opinion……


AH at 2017-06-18 22:38:29

Robles is challenged in the penalty area, the game had already been (correctly) stopped for offside, but the NY stopper decides, in my opinion, to make a meal of the challenge and demands a full-scale medical intervention before proceeding.  Once again – get the game restarted asap


AH at 2017-06-18 22:32:45

#PHIvNY – there is a prolonged bout of playground squabbles in the penalty area prior to a corner kick – my advice here is to get the ball in play as quickly as possible – players don’t tend to squabble when the ball is in play


AH at 2017-06-18 22:28:47

20 minutes gone and the free-kick count is high – there is no real pattern to the game so far, frustrating for fans and RefCam bloggers alike !


AH at 2017-06-18 22:23:48

Sapong. #17 for Philadelphia, is tumbled, although Alenn Chapman does not see it that way and allows play to continue.  In the referee’s defence, he was excellently placed and he gave the decision with confidence and conviction.


AH at 2017-06-18 22:18:14

The pattern continues, with 4 routine penal offences in the first 8 minutes – still nothing in terms of key decisions to be made ……


AH at 2017-06-18 22:12:19

No dramas at all in the first 4 minutes, allowing the referee to settle into the game


AH at 2017-06-18 22:09:30

#PHIvNY – here we go with our latest RefCam coverage – good luck to the refereeing team, led by Allen Chapman


AH at 2017-06-18 22:07:29

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AH at 2017-06-18 22:05:28

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AH at 2017-06-18 21:59:43

Allen Chapman is the man in charge this evening, and during the game I will be focusing on the positional play of the referee and how this varies from their colleagues i the English game


AH at 2017-06-18 21:56:52

Welcome to our coverage of today’s MLS game from Chester, Pennsylvania as Philadelphia Union take on New York Red Bulls

Pre Match

AH at 2017-06-18 21:39:23

Our coverage of Philadelphia Union v NY Red Bulls starts shortly ………………