Orlando, FL. (July 22, 2021) – The Philadelphia Union fell on the road Thursday night to Orlando City SC in a 1-2 loss. Orlando scored the only goal of the first half with a goal from Benji Michel in the 10th minute. Andres Perea would score Orlando’s second goal of the game in the 59th minute with an assist from Nani. Ten minutes later, the Union pulled one back with a strike from Kacper Przybylko, his fifth MLS regular season. The Union were not able to find the equalizer in the final minutes of the game, coming close with multiple shots and out shooting Orlando 7-2. With the loss, the Union dropped to third place in the Eastern Conference.

The Union are on the road to take on Inter Miami CF at DRV PNK Park on Sunday, July 25 (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17). 

Philadelphia Union 1 – Orlando City SC 2
Exploria Stadium (Orlando, FL)
Thursday, July 22, 2021


Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Eric Weisbrod
Fourth Official: Kevin Broadley
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
Ast. VAR: Jozef Batko


ORL – Benji Michel (Pereyra) 10’
ORL – Andres Perea (Nani) 59’
PHI – Kacper Przybylko (Mbazio) 69’


ORL – Pereyra (caution) 45’
PHI – Sergio Santos (caution) 57’
ORL – Benji Michel (caution) 78’


Philadelphia Union: Matt Freese; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Jose Martinez, Daniel Gazdag (Leon Flach 70’), Alejandro Bedoya (Jack McGlynn 88’), Jamiro Monteiro (Paxten Aaronson 90+1’); Sergio Santos (Quinn Sullivan 70’), Kacper Przybylko 

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik; Matt Real, Stuart Findlay, Aurelien Collin, Cole Turner.

Orlando City SC: Pedro Gallese; Joao Mountinho, Robin Jansson, Rodrigo Schlegel, Kyle Smith; Mauricio Pereyra (Antônio Carlos 73’), Oriol Rosell (Joye Dezart 78’), Andres Perea, Benji Michel (Tesho Akindele 79’); Chris Mueller (Silvester van der Water 73’), Nani (Alexander Alvarado 84’)

Substitutes not used: Mason Stajduhar; David Loera, Rio Hope-Gund, Michael Halliday.


Team Notes

  • Homegrown goalkeeper Matt Freese made the eighth start of his career.
  • Forward Kacper Przybylko started his 60th MLS match and scored his fifth regular season goal for the Philadelphia Union.
  • Defender Olivier Mbazio registered his second assist of the MLS regular season.
  • Four Homegrowns saw the field as Freese, Sullivan, McGlynn, and Paxton Aaronson all made appearances.
The Union are on the road to take on Inter Miami CF at DRV PNK Park on Sunday (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).



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