First place Philadelphia Union are the frontrunners to win the Supporters’ Shield as the calendar turns to November and just two matches remain. The Union look to get even closer to their first hardware as they square off on the road against Columbus Crew will kickoff at 3:30 PM on ABC. While the Union claimed a 2-1 win to take a three point lead in the standings, it came at hefty price.
Columbus Crew defender, Harrison Afful has been handed a call-up by Ghana head coach CK Akonnor and will be in action for the team next month in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers. Earlier this month, the experienced defender missed out on an invite when the Black Stars played two friendly matches in the International break.
Even though it bore strong similarities to recent Crew losses, there were some key takeaways from the game as the team gets closer to closing out the regular season and the looming MLS Cup playoffs. Let’s take a look at what we learned from this game. Porter’s Priorities Head coach Caleb Porter’s competitive fire burns brightly, but that fire isn’t all consuming.