WASHINGTON, DC. (May 23, 2021) – The Philadelphia Union took on D.C. United at Audi Field on Sunday, May 23rd. The Union took three points on the road, extending their unbeaten run to four games. With the win, they are now third in the Eastern Conference with 11 points and remain undefeated on the road this season. During stoppage time of the first half, after a VAR review, Jamiro Monteiro found Kacper Przybylko with a lobbed pass into the box that the friendly striker put away after being called offside initially. The goal put Przybylko in a tie for third on the Union’s all-time scoring list with 25 goals. Andre Blake came in clutch once again, as he finished the match with seven saves. The one goal would be enough for The Boys in Blue to complete their third straight shutout bringing their MLS regular season clean sheet total to four. It was the first time since 2018 that the Union have had three straight shutouts and have now won 9 of the last 10 matches against D.C. United.

The Union are home at Subaru Park on Sunday, May 30, where they will face the Portland Timbers. (7:00 p.m. ET / FS1).

Philadelphia Union 1 - D.C. United 0
Audi Field (Washington DC)
Sunday, May 23, 2021


Referee: Timothy Ford
Assistant Referees: Brian Poeschel, Diego Blas
Fourth Official: Danielle Chesky
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
Ast. VAR: Craig Lowry


PHI – Kacper Przybylko (Monteiro) 45 +3’


PHI – Jose Martinez (caution) 65’
PHI – Andre Blake (caution) 90 +6’


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Jose Martinez (Daniel Gazdag 67’), Leon Flach, Alejandro Bedoya, Jamiro Monteiro (Matt Real 85’); Cory Burke (Sergio Santos 67’), Kacper Przybylko.

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese, Matt Real, Aurelien Collin, Stuart Findlay, Quinn Sullivan, Jack McGlynn, Anthony Fontana

D.C. United: Jon Kempin; Andy Najar, Brendan Hines-Ike, Jose Antonio Alfaro Vazquez
(Donovan Pines); Russell Canouse; Paul Arriola, Joseph Mora (Kevin Paredes 60’), Moses Nyeman (Ola Kamara 46’), Drew Skundrich (Felipe Martins); Edison Flores (Julian Gressel 4’), Adrien Perez.

Substitutes not used: Chris Seitz; Junior Moreno, Yamil Asad, Frederic Brillant


Team Notes

  • The Philadelphia Union are undefeated on the road this season and undefeated in the last 4 matches.
  • It was the Union’s first time with three straight shutouts since 2018 (9/19/2018 at Seattle, 9/23/2018 vs. Sporting KC, and 9/29/2018 at Columbus)
  • Forward Kacper Przybylko tied Jack McInerney for 3rd on the club’s all-time goal scoring list.
  • Midfielder Jamiro Monteiro registered his club leading 3rd assist of the MLS regular season.
  • Goalkeeper Andre Blake collected his 4th clean sheet of the MLS regular season.
  • The Boys in Blue haven’t lost to D.C. United since 2017, winning their 9th out of the last 10 matches
  • Midfielder Daniel Gazdag made his Philadelphia Union debut with an appearance in the 67th minute
  • Left back Kai Wagner made his 50th career start for the Union.
  • Center back Jack Elliott earned his 105th career appearance with the start tonight for the club.
  • Right back Olivier Mbaizo got his 25th appearance for the Boys in Blue.
  • Jose "El Brujo" Martinez returned to the lineup after missing the last three contests due to suspension.

The Union are home at Subaru Park on Sunday, May 30, where they will face the Portland Timbers. (7:00 p.m. ET / FS1).