CHESTER, Pa. (June 18, 2022) –  The Philadelphia Union tied FC Cincinnati 1-1 on Saturday night at Subaru Park. With the draw, the Union are now in third place in the Eastern Conference with 26 points. In the first half, captain Alejandro Bedoya found the back of the net on a left footed strike from the center of the box to give the Union a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute. Cincinnati forward Brandon Vazquez responded in the 39th minute with a header following a corner kick, assisted by Tyler Blackett. Andre Blake recorded four saves to help the Union remain unbeaten at home this season.

The Union are back at Subaru Park on June 26th where they will play New York City FC (6:00 p.m. ET / FS1).

Philadelphia Union 1 – FC Cincinnati 1
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Saturday, June 18, 2022


Referee: Timothy Ford
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Kieso, Jeffrey Swartzel
Fourth Official: Jeremy Scheer
VAR: Sorin Stoica
Ast. VAR: Ian McKay
Weather: 71 degrees and partly cloudy.


PHI – Alejandro Bedoya (Carranza) 17’
CIN – Brandon Vazquez (Blackett) 39’


CIN – Haris Medunjanin (caution) 55’
CIN – Obinna Nwobodo (caution) 57’
CIN – Nick Hagglund (caution) 62’
PHI – Cory Burke (caution) 64’
CIN – John Nelson (caution) 68’


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Nathan Harriel, Jakob Glesnes, Jack Elliott, Kai Wagner; Alejandro Bedoya, Jose Martinez, Leon Flach (Matt Real 85’); Daniel Gazdag; Julian Carranza (Christopher Donovan 85’), Mikael Uhre (Cory Burke 63’).

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese, Joe Bendik; Cole Turner, Stuart Findlay, Olivier Mbaizo, Jesus Bueno.

FC Cincinnati: Roman Celentano; Tyler Blackett, Geoff Cameron (Ian Murphy 74’), Nick Hagglund; John Nelson, Haris Medunjanin (Allan Cruz 86’), Obinna Nwobodo, Raymon Gaddis; Alvaro Barreal (Luciano Acosta 78’); Brandon Vazquez, Brenner Souza da Silva (Dominique Badji 78’).

Substitutes not used: Kenneth Vermeer; Harrison Robledo, Alvas Powell, Nicholas Markanich, Zico Bailey.

Team Notes

  • Captain Alejandro Bedoya made his 170th appearance for the Union in his career, scoring his third goal of the season.
  • Forward Julian Carranza registered his fourth assist of the season.
  • Forward Chris Donovan made the matchday roster for the first time in his MLS career and made his MLS debut, entering the match as a substitute in the 85th minute. Donovan was signed to a MLS contract after an impressive stint with Philadelphia Union II in MLS NEXT Pro.

The Union are back at Subaru Park on June 26th where they will play New York City FC (6:00 p.m. ET / FS1).

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