CHESTER, Pa. (April 9, 2022) – The Philadelphia Union beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night at Subaru Park. With the win, the Union remain in first place and are the only remaining unbeaten team in the Eastern Conference with 16 points, outscoring their opponents ten to two in six matches. The Union took the early lead after a Columbus Crew own goal in the second minute, making it the quickest goal to open a match for the Union this season. Goalkeeper Andre Blake recorded four saves, picking up his fourth consecutive clean sheet of the season. The Union have now recorded five consecutive wins, their longest winning streak in club history. 

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

Philadelphia Union 1 – Columbus Crew 0
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Saturday, April 9, 2022


Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Lyes Arfa
Fourth Official: Alyssa Nichols
VAR: Younes Marrakchi
Ast. VAR: Peter Balciunas
Weather: 53 degrees and cloudy.


PHI – Eloy Room (own goal) 2’


CLB – Steven Moreira (caution) 66’
PHI – Quinn Sullivan (caution) 79’


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel; Jose Martinez, Leon Flach, Alejandro Bedoya, Daniel Gazdag (Paxten Aaronson 90’); Mikael Uhre (Quinn Sullivan 76’), Julian Carranza (Cory Burke 62’).

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese; Matt Real, Olivier Mbaizo, Stuart Findlay, Jesus Bueno, Jack McGlynn.

Columbus Crew: Eloy Room; Milos Degenek, Jonathan Mensah, Pedro Santos, Steven Moreira, Lucas Zelarayán (Alexandru Matan 85’), Artur (James Igbekeme 62’), Darlington Nagbe, Miguel Berry (Gyasi Zardes 72’), Derrick Etienne, Yaw Yeboah (Aidan Morris 85’).

Substitutes not used: William Sands, Evan Bush, Josh Williams, Jalil Anibaba, Marlon Hairston.

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).

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