The Philadelphia Union tied Columbus Crew SC 0-0 on Sunday night at Lower.com Field. With the draw, the Union are now in second place in the Eastern Conference with 30 points. In the first half, Columbus midfielder Pedro Santos failed to capitalize on a penalty kick after Union goalkeeper Andre Blake extended to the bottom left corner of the goal to record a diving save. Andre Blake registered three first-half saves to hold Columbus scoreless. Forward Lucas Zelarayan appeared to break the scoreless tie in the 66th minute on a shot from the center of the box, but a VAR decision resulted in no goal after Erik Hurtado was caught offside. After 90 minutes of play, Andre Blake recorded five saves to hold the score even and help the Union secure a point on the road.

The Union return home to face D.C. United at Subaru Park on Friday, July 8th (7:30 p.m. ET / ESPN).

Columbus Crew SC 0 – Philadelphia Union 0
Lower.com Field (Columbus, OH)
Sunday, July 3, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Nima Saghafi
Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Kevin Lock
Fourth Official: Eric Tattersall
VAR:  Geoff Gamble
Ast. VAR: Jonathan Johnson
Weather: 88 degrees and mostly sunny.

GOALS/ASSISTS

N/A

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

CLB – Jonathan Mensah (caution) 1’
CLB – Lucas Zelarayan (caution) 36’
PHI – Jack Elliott (caution) 39’
CLB – Erik Hurtado (caution) 39’
CLB – Pedro Santos (caution) 43’
CLB – Steven Moreira (caution) 59’
PHI – Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 61’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Stuart Findlay; Leon Flach, Olivier Mbaizo (Nathan Harriel 88’), Alejandro Bedoya; Daniel Gazdag; Cory Burke (Julian Carranza 69’), Chris Donovan (Mikael Uhre 69’).

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik, Matt Freese; Jesus Bueno, Cole Turner, Matt Real.

Columbus Crew: Eloy Room, Milos Degenek (Derrick Etienne 80’), Josh Williams, Jonathan Mensah; Pedro Santos, Sean Zawadzki (Kevin Molino 80’), Aidan Morris (James Igbekeme 60’), Darlington Nagbe, Steven Moreira; Lucas Zelaravan, Jacen Russell-Rowe (Erik Hurtado 46’).

Substitutes not used: Evan Bush; Jalil Anibaba, Luis Diaz, Miguel Berry, William Sands.

Team Notes

  • Union records fifth consecutive win for first time in club history.
  • Goalkeeper Andre Blake recorded four saves and picked up his fourth consecutive clean sheet of the season.
  • Homegrown defender Nathan Harriel made his 10th career appearance in regular season play with his start at right back tonight.
  • Forward Mikael Uhre earned his first start for the Union tonight.

The Union are on the road at BMO Field on April 16th where they will play Toronto FC (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).