Philadelphia Union played Charlotte FC on Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium, falling 4-0. With the loss, the Union remain in first place in the Eastern Conference with 64 points. In the first half, Charlotte forward Daniel Ríos found the back of the net in the 24th minute to put Charlotte in the lead. Early into the second half Ríos found the back of the net for a second time after receiving a cross in the box from midfielder Kamil Józwiak in the 54th minute. Ríos converted a penalty in the 72nd minute to score his third goal of the night. He then added his fourth goal in the 91st minute. The Union are back at home to take on Toronto FC on MLS Decision Day at Subaru Park on Sunday, October 9th (2:30 p.m. ET / PHL17). Charlotte FC 4 – Philadelphia Union 0Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)Saturday, October 1, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Jon Freemon
Assistant Referees: Logan Brown, Chris Elliott
Fourth Official: Rubiel Vazquez
VAR: Alex Chilowicz
Ast. VAR: TJ Zablocki
Weather: 63 degrees and mostly cloudy.

GOALS/ASSISTS

CLT – Daniel Ríos (Józwiak, Swiderski) 24’
CLT – Daniel Ríos (Józwiak) 54’
CLT – Daniel Ríos (PK) 72’
CLT – Daniel Ríos (Gaines, Santos) 91’ 

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

PHI – Kai Wagner (caution) 39’
CLT – Brandt Bronico (caution) 56’
PHI – Kai Wagner (second caution, ejection) 71’
PHI – Dániel Gazdag (caution) 79’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Jack Elliott (Matt Real 81’), Jakob Glesnes, Kai Wagner, Nate Harriel, Mikael Uhre (Cory Burke 59’), José Martínez, Dániel Gazdag, Leon Flach, Jack McGlynn (Paxten Aaronson 59’), Julián Carranza (Quinn Sullivan 75’).

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese, Olivier Mbaizo, Richard Odada, Brandan Craig, Chris Donovan.

Charlotte FC: Pablo Sisniega; Anton Walkes, Adilson Malanda, Harrison Afful, Nathan Byrne, Daniel Rios, Derrick Jones, Karol Swiderski (Andre Shinyashiki 80’), Brandt Bronico (Nuno Santos 66’), Kerwin Vargas (Orrin McKenzie Gaines 74’), Kamil Jozwiak (Jordy Alcivar 80’).

Substitutes not used: Quinn McNeill, Yordy Reyna, Jan Sobocinski, Joseph Mora, Orrin McKenzie Gaines, George Marks.

Team Notes

  • Midfielder Daniel Gazdag became the 33rd player in Union history to make 50 regular season starts with the club.

The Union are back at home to take on Toronto FC on MLS Decision Day at Subaru Park on Sunday, October 9th (2:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).