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Box Score | FC Cincinnati 1, Philadelphia Union 0

Philadelphia Union faced off against FC Cincinnati on Saturday night at TQL Stadium in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2023 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, falling 1-0. In the first half, each side had six shots, but neither team found the back of the net. In the 94th minute, Cincinnati defender Yerson Mosquera broke the draw, securing a 1-0 lead for FC Cincinnati. Despite the loss, the Union remains the only team to reach the Eastern Conference semifinals in four of the last five seasons. 

FC Cincinnati 1 – Philadelphia Union 0
TQL Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)
Saturday, November 25, 2023


REF: Ismail Elfath
AR1: Cameron Blanchard
AR2: Jeremy Kieso
4TH: Allen Chapman
VAR: Kevin Stott
AVAR: Kyle Atkins


CIN – Yerson Mosquera(Murphy, Barreal) 90+4’ 


PHI – Damion Lowe  (caution) 11’
CIN – Raymon Gaddis (caution) 30’
PHI – Jullian Carranza (caution) 51’
CIN – Aaron Boupendza (caution) 76’


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Nathan Harriel, Jack Elliott, Damion Lowe, Olivier Mbaizo, Jack McGlynn (Chris Donovan, 90+8’ ), José Martínez (Jesús Bueno, 80’), Alejandro Bedoya, Dániel Gazdag, Mikael Uhre (Quinn Sullivan, 90+8’), Julián Carranza.

Substitutes not used: Matthew Real, Joaquín Torres, Jeremy Rafanello, Tai Baribo, Jakob Glesnes, Joe Bendik.

FC Cincinnati: Roman Celentano; Ian Murphy, Yerson Mosquera, Raymon Gaddis, Álvaro Barreal, Junior Moreno, Yuya Kubo ( Marco Angulo, 90+8’), Alvas Powell, Luciano Acosta, Aaron Boupendza (Dominique Badji, 88’) , Brandon Vazquez.

Substitutes not used: Bret Halsey, Gerardo Valenzuela, Malik Pinto, Santiago Arias, Sergio Santos, London Aghedo, Alec Kann.

Team Notes

  • Despite the loss, the Union remains the only team to reach the Eastern Conference semifinals in four of the last five seasons.
  • Midfielder José Martínez and defender Jack Elliott made their 10th career playoff starts.
  • Homegrown defender Nathan Harriel made his fifth career playoff appearance.
  • Forward Julián Carranza made his fifth career playoff start.
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