The Philadelphia Union played Alianza F.C. in the first-leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 match on Tuesday evening at Cuscatlán Stadium, battling to a 0-0 draw. The Union outshot Alianza F.C. eight to seven, but could not find the back of the net. Goalkeeper Andre Blake made two key saves to keep the clean sheet on the road. The second-leg of the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 will be played on Tuesday, March 14, when the Union will host Alianza F.C. at Subaru Park.

The Union return to MLS play on Saturday, March 11, where they will face Chicago Fire FC at Subaru Park (7:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV).

Alianza F.C. 0 - Philadelphia Union 0
Cuscatlán Stadium (San Salvador, El Salvador)
Tuesday, March 7, 2023


Referee: Cesar Ramos
Assistant Referees: Alberto Morin, Marco Bisguerra
Fourth Official: Daniel Quintero
VAR: Adonai Escobedo
Ast. VAR: Katia Garcia
Weather: 72 degrees and mostly cloudy.


PHI – Jesús Bueno (caution) 41’
PHI – Damion Lowe (caution) 65’


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Damion Lowe, Nathan Harriel, Jesús Bueno ( José Martínez 63’), Jack McGlynn ( Leon Flach 79’), Andrés Perea ( Alejandro Bedoya 87’), Joaquin Torres ( Dániel Gazdag 63’), Quinn Sullivan (Julián Carranza 63’ ), Chris Donovan.

Substitutes not used: Holden Trent, Joe Bendik, Matt Real, Jakob Glesnes, Mikael Uhre, Olivier Mbaizo, Brandon Craig.

Alianza F.C.: Mario Martínez; Camilo Javier Mancilla Valencia, William Canales, Henry Romero, Alexis Renderos, Narciso Orellana, Óscar Oswaldo Rodríguez Maldonado ( Miguel Ángel Murillo 78’) , Marvin Monterrosa, Isaac Antonio Portillo Molina, Rodolfo Zelaya (Emerson Saúl Mauricio Aquino 90+4’) , Michell Mercado Martínez (Emerson Amilcar Hernández García 90’) .

Substitutes not used: Yonatan Daniel Guardado Girón, Mario Jacobo, Hamilton Alexis Benítez Parada.

Team Notes

  • Goalkeeper Andre Blake earned his first clean sheet of the season, making two key saves.
  • Defender Damion Lowe made his Union debut with a start tonight.
  • Midfielders Joaquin Torres and Andres Perea made their first start for the club.
  • Three players from the Union's 2021 Concacaf Champions League semifinal run returned to the  Starting XI.

The Union return to MLS play on Saturday, March 11, where they will face Chicago Fire FC at Subaru Park (7:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV).

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