CINCINNATI, OH. (August 6, 2022)– Philadelphia Union fell to FC Cincinnati 3-1 on Saturday night at TQL Stadium. With the loss, the Union remain in first place in the Eastern Conference with 45 points. Both teams remained scoreless in the first half, with goalkeeper Andre Blake registering three saves to keep the match level. In the second half, Cincinnati jumped ahead in the 50th minute off a left footed shot from Brandon Vazquez sent in by Alvaro Barreal. Cincinnati would claim another goal in the 55th minute from Brenner. Cincinnati scored a third in the 71st minute with a goal by Alvaro Barreal. Homegrown midfielder Paxten Aaronson would break the seal for the Union in the 77th minute as he chipped the Cincinnati keeper from outside the box, dropping it to the bottom right of the net, assisted by Cory Burke.

The Union will return home to face off against Chicago Fire FC at Subaru Park on Saturday, August 13th (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

FC Cincinnati 3 – Philadelphia Union 1
TQL Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)
Saturday, August 6, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Drew FischerAssistant Referees: Lyes Arfa, Kathryn NesbittFourth Official: Matthew CorriganVAR:  Younes MarrakchiAst. VAR: Craig LowryWeather: 80 degrees and sunny.

GOALS/ASSISTS

CIN – Brandon Vazquez (Barreal, Acosta) 50’CIN – Brenner (Acosta) 55’CIN – Alvaro Barreal (unassisted) 71’PHI – Paxten Aaronson (Burke) 77’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

CIN – Geoff Cameron (caution) 34’CIN – Luciano Acosta (caution) 55’CIN – Nick Hagglund (caution) 66’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: ]Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Jose Martinez, Leon Flach (Jack McGlynn 59’), Alejandro Bedoya, Daniel Gazdag; Mikael Uhre (Paxten Aaronson 74’), Julian Carranza (Cory Burke 59’).

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese; Matt Real, Nathan Harriel, Brandan Craig, Quinn Sullivan, Chris Donovan.

FC Cincinnati: Roman Celentano; Ian Murphy (Tyler Blackett 46’), Geoff Cameron, Nick Hagglund; Alvaro Barreal (John Nelson 76’), Junior Moreno (Yuya Kubo 76’), Luciano Acosta (Haris Medunjanin 85’), Obinna Nwobodo, Alvas Powell (Ray Gaddis 67’); Brandon Vazquez, Brenner.

Substitutes not used: Alec Kann; Allan Cruz; Dominique Badji, Arquimides Ordonez.

Team Notes

  • Homegrown midfielder Paxten Aaronson scored his first goal of the season.
  • Forward Cory Burke notched his third assist of the season.

The Union will return home to face off against Chicago Fire FC at Subaru Park on Saturday, August 13th (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

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