Chester, PA (October 23, 2021) – The Philadelphia Union beat Nashville SC for a 1-0 victory Saturday evening. With the shutout win in front of the home fans, the Union successfully took second place in the Eastern Conference away from Nashville. Kacper Przybylko gave the Union the lead in the 17th minute. A handball in the Nashville box gave Philadelphia a penalty kick, one that Przybylko would bury past the keeper. The goal was Przybylko’s team leading 11th of the regular season. Philadelphia dominated the ball in the first half, maintaining the majority of the possession through 45 minutes. Despite the possession advantage Philadelphia were unable to extend their lead to two before halftime. Goalkeeper Andre Blake only had to make one save in the clean sheet victory. The clean sheet was Blake’s 11th of the season, a career high and tying him for second most in the league.

The Union are on the road Wednesday evening where they will travel to BMO Field to take on Toronto. (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17). 

Philadelphia Union 1 – Nashville SC 0
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Saturday, October 23, 2021

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Diego Blas
Fourth Official: Kevin Broadley
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
Ast. VAR: Matthew Nelson
Weather: 53 degrees and cloudy

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI – Kacper Przybylko (PK) 18’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

NSH – Ake Arnaud Loba (Caution) 23’
PHI – Kacper Przybylko (Caution) 27’
NSH – Anibal Godoy (Caution) 53’
PHI – Jakob Glesnes (Caution) 55’
PHI – Jamiro Monteiro (Caution) 62’
NSH – Dylan Nealis (Caution) 90+2’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Leon Flach, Jose Martinez, Alejandro Bedoya; Jamiro Monteiro (Stuart Findlay 90+4), Daniel Gazdag (Paxten Aaronson 61’); Kacper Przybylko.

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese, Nathan Harriel, Jesus Bueno, Jack McGlynn, Quinn Sullivan, Anthony Fontana, Sergio Santos.

Nashville SC: Joe Willis; Dave Romney, Eric Miller, Jack Maher (Walker Zimmerman 45’); Taylor Washington (Dylan Nealis 77’), Anibal Godoy, Brian Anunga, Randall Leal (Jhonder Cadiz 77’), Alistair Johnston; Daniel Rios (C.J. Sapong 31’), Ake Arnaud Loba (Abu Danladi 62’).

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Jalil Anibaba, Alex Muyl, Matt LaGrassa.

Team Notes

  • Forward Kacper Przybylko scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season, a career high, in his 80th appearance
  • Andre Blake recorded his 11th clean sheet of the MLS season.
  • Center back Jakob Glesnes made his 50th MLS appearance with a start on the back line.
  • Daniel Gazdag makes his 20th appearance of 2021. Gazdag was named to the MLS Team of the Week bench after bagging a brace at Minnesota United FC on Wednesday night.

The Union are on the road Wednesday where they will travel to BMO field to take on Toronto. (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).