Chester, PA. (September 3, 2021) – The Philadelphia Union fell to New England Revolution at home Friday night at Subaru Park in a 1-0 loss. New England struck first in the first half with a goal in the 33rd minute from Matt Polster. The Union fought for an equalizer in the second half. New England’s Traustason would be ejected following his second yellow card in the 59th minute, leaving the Union with a man advantage for the rest of the match. However, The Boys in Blue were unable to find an equalizer before the match ended.

The Union are home at Subaru Park to take on Club America for leg two of the Concacaf Champions League Semi Final on Wednesday, September 15 (9:00 p.m. ET / FS1). 

Philadelphia Union 0 – New England Revolution 1
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Friday, September 3, 2021

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Jeffrey Swartzel
Fourth Official: Alan Kelly
VAR: Guido Gonzales Jr.
Ast. VAR: Jose Da Silva

GOALS/ASSISTS

NE – Matt Polster (Traustason) 33’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

PHI – Harriel (caution) 33’
NE – Traustason (caution) 56’
NE – Traustason (ejection) 59’
PHI – Bedoya (caution) 72’
PHI – Sullivan (caution) 77’
PHI – Fontana (caution) 80’
NE – Kessler (caution) 90+4’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union:  Joe Bendik; Kai Wagner, Stuart Findlay, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel (Anthony Fontana 73’); Alejandro Bedoya, Jack McGlynn (Matheus Davo73’), Leon Flach, Paxten Aaronson, Quinn Sullivan (Cole Turner 84’), Kacper Przybylko. 

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese, Aurelien Collin, Sergio Santos.

New England Revolution: Brad Knighton; DeJuan Jones, Henry Kessler, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye; Arnor Traustason, Matt Polster; Wilfrid Kaptoum (Carles Gil 67’); Tommy McNamara (Adolph Joseph DeLaGarza 90+5’), Teal Bunbury, Edward Kizza (Scott Caldwell 63’).

Substitutes not used: Luis Caicedo, Maciel, Emmanuel Boateng, Adolph Joseph DeLaGarza, Christian Mafla, Earl Edwards Jr.

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NOTES

  • Goalkeeper Joe Bendik earned his second start of the 2021 season in net for the Boys in Blue. Bendik's previous start came against D.C. United on July 17th in a 2-1 Union win.
  • Homegrown Nathan Harriel made his MLS debut as a starter at right back tonight. Harriel became the 12th homegrown to start for the Union all-time and the fourth homegrown to get his first start in 2021.
  • Center back Stuart Findlay earned his third start of the season tonight.
  • Left back Kai Wagner made his 65th MLS start tonight for the Boys in Blue.
  • Homegrown Jack McGlynn earned his fifth MLS start and his 13th appearances in his rookie campaign.
  • Homegrown Quinn Sullivan received his third start of the season.
  • Homegrown Paxten Aaronson made his second MLS start against New England. 
  • Matheus Davo made his debut with the Philadelphia Union after being subbed on in the 77th minute.

The Union are home at Subaru Park to take on Club America for leg two of the Concacaf Champions League Semi Final on Wednesday, September 15 (9:00 p.m. ET / FS1).

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