Chester, PA (September 25, 2021) – The Philadelphia Union beat Atlanta United FC 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at Subaru Park. With the win, the Union jump to fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 38 points. In the first half, the Union outshot Atlanta twelve to four but couldn’t find a way past Atlanta keeper Brad Guzan. Forward Kacper Przybylko scored the lone goal of the match, slotting a Jose Martinez cross past the keeper in the 70th minute. The late game strike was the forward’s ninth goal of the MLS season, passing his 2020 total of eight. Martinez recorded his third assist of the season, dancing past two Atlanta United defenders along the sideline to provide the perfect pass for Przybylko in the box. Goalkeeper Andre Blake recorded two crucial saves in his ninth clean sheet of the MLS season. Jakob Glesnes and Jack Elliott both provided three important clearances each in a win that improves the Union’s playoff standing late in the season.

The Union are on the road at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday where they will play the New York Red Bulls (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Philadelphia Union 1 – Atlanta United FC 0

Subaru Park (Chester, PA)

Saturday, September 25, 2021

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referees: Jason White, Gjovalin Bori
Fourth Official: Joshua Encarnacion
VAR: Drew Fischer
Ast. VAR: Kathryn Nesbitt
Weather: 78 degrees and cloudy

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI – Kacper Przybylko (Martinez) 70’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY
ATL – Marcelino Moreno (caution) 31’ 
PHI – Jose Martinez (caution) 39’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Kai Wagner, Olivier Mbaizo; José Martínez (Jack Mcglynn 79’), Leon Flach, Daniel Gazdag (Paxten Aaronson 57’); Jamiro Monteiro, Sergio Santos (Anthony Fontana 88’), Kacper Przybylko (Quinn Sullivan 79’).

Substitutes not used: Alvas Powell, Joe Bendik, Stuart Findlay, , Jesús Bueno, Davó

Atlanta United FC: Brad Guzan; Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes, George Campbell (Tyler Wolff 79’), Marcelino Moreno (Jackson Conway 69’), Santiago Sosa, Matheus Rossetto (Machop Chol 90’), George Bello (Jake Mulraney 69’), Brooks Lennon, Luiz Araújo, Ezequiel Barco.

Substitutes not used: Alex DeJohn, Alec Kann, Mikey Ambrose, Ronald Hernández, Mohammed Adams.

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Team Notes

  • Forward Kacper Przybylko bagged his ninth goal of the MLS season.
  • Goalkeeper Andre Blake made his 165th MLS start in goal for the Union. Blake recorded his ninth clean sheet of the MLS season, good for second in the league.
  • Jose Martinez provided his third assist of the MLS Season
  • The Boys in Blue make two changes to the Starting XI from their previous match with Sergio Santos and Daniel Gazdag getting the start this afternoon.
  • Midfielder Leon Flach earned his 25th appearance in league play with his start.
  • Forward Sergio Santos returned to the Starting XI for his 60th MLS appearance with the Union.

The Union are on the road at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday where they will play the New York Red Bulls (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

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