The Philadelphia Union were about three inches away from an equalizer, but that pesky crossbar for in the way. In the 87th minute with the Union still down 2-1 to the Houston Dynamo, Freddy Adu found the ball from 20 yards in search of some way to get his team an equalizer. He did it too, lofting an inch-perfect ball to Jack McInerney. The 19-year-old did well, rising up and heading the ball past the outstretched arm of Tally Hall. The ball looked bound for the net as the game-tying goal. It never made it to the net though. Instead it just clanged off the crossbar.
With a second leg awaiting these two teams in Houston, the Union need to get a goal here. To lose the first leg at home makes advancement near impossible and they almost had that goal they needed to avoid losing...then it clanged off the crossbar.