Philadelphia Union played FC Cincinnati Thursday night at Subaru Park in the Eastern Conference semifinal of the Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs, winning 1-0. The first half saw both sides scoreless with goalkeeper Andre Blake posting two saves to keep the match even. The Union got on the board quickly in the second half, when in the 63rd minute forward Mikael Uhre sent a short pass across the box to midfielder Leon Flach who was able to slot his left footed shot into the upper left corner of the net. Goalkeeper Andre Blake posted five saves to earn a clean sheet and registered multiple saves late in the second half to keep the Union’s lead. With the win, the Union advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals of the Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs for the second time in club history. The Union enter the playoffs on a nine-match home winning streak, tied for the longest in a single season in club history.

The Union return home to play the winner of MTL/NYC at Subaru Park on Sunday, October 30th (Time TBD) in the Eastern Conference Finals of the Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs. 

Philadelphia Union 1 - FC Cincinnati 0
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Thursday, October 20, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Timothy Ford
Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Jeremy Kieso
Fourth Official: Marcos DeOliveira
VAR: Kevin Stott
Ast. VAR: Mike Kampmeinert
Weather: 54 degrees and clear.

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI – Leon Flach (Uhre) 59’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

CIN – Nick Hagglund (caution) 25’
CIN – Matt Miazga (caution) 58’
PHI – Leon Flach (caution) 63’
PHI – Olivier Mbaizo (caution) 68’
PHI – Daniel Gazdag (caution) 81’
PHI – Jose Martinez (caution) 81’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Jose Martinez, Leon Flach, Jack McGlynn (Matt Real 86’) , Daniel Gazdag; Mikael Uhre (Cory Burke 68’), Julian Carranza.

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese; Nathan Harriel, Brandan Craig, Richard Odada, Quinn Sullivan, Paxten Aaronson, Chris Donovan.

FC Cincinnati: Roman Celentano, Matt Miazga, Ian Murphy (Sergio Santos 75’), Nick Hagglund, Álvaro Barreal, Júnior Moreno (Dominique Badji 89’), Obinna Nwobodo, Alvas Powell (Rónald Matarrita 68’), Luciano Acosta, Brenner, Brandon Vázquez.

Substitutes not used: John Nelson, Raymon Gaddis, Geoff Cameron, Zico Bailey, Alec Kann, Arquimides Ordonez.

Team Notes

  • With the win, the Union advance to the Eastern Conference Finals of the Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs for the second time in club history.
  • The Union enter the playoffs on a nine-match home winning streak, tied for the longest in a single season in club history.
  • Midfielder Leon Flach scored his first MLS Playoff goal. Goalkeeper Andre Blake registered his second clean sheet in the MLS Playoffs.
  • Forward Mikael Uhre registered his first MLS Playoffs assist.
  • Forward Mikael Uhre, Forward Julian Carranza, and Homegrown midfielder Matt Real all made their Union debuts in the MLS Playoffs.

The Union return home to play the winner of MTL/NYC at Subaru Park on Sunday, October 30th (Time TBD) in the Eastern Conference Finals of the Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs.