Chester, PA. (August 18, 2021) – Philadelphia Union took on New York City FC at Subaru Park on Wednesday, August 18th. The Union took three points at home, earning a much-needed win against second place NYCFC. They are now fourth in the Eastern Conference with 31 points. In the second half, The Boys in Blue continued to pressure New York City, eventually finding the breakthrough in the 67th minute. Defender Kai Wagner found the head of Bedoya, who scored his first goal of the season. It was Wagner’s fourth assist of the season. Goalkeeper Andre Blake had two saves, and it proved to be enough. Blake and the team earned their seventh clean sheet to give them a 6-2-2 record at home. 

The Union are home at Subaru Park to take on CF Montreal on Saturday, August 21 (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17). 

Philadelphia Union 1 – New York City FC 0
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Logan Brown, Cameron Blanchard
Fourth Official: Joshua Encarnación
VAR: Geoff Gamble
Ast. VAR: Craig Lowry

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI – Alejandro Bedoya ( Kai Wagner) 67’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY
NYC – Medina (caution) 25’
NYC – Sands (caution) 36’
PHI – Elliott (caution) 78’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Alvas Powell (Stuart Findlay 89’); Jose Martinez, Leon Flach, Alejandro Bedoya (Ilsinho 89’), Daniel Gazdag (Jamiro Monteiro 63’); Kacper Przybylko (Cory Burke 63’), Sergio Santos (Quinn Sullivan 85’).

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese, Nathan Harriel, Aurelien Collin, Jack McGlynn, Paxten Aaronson.

New York City FC: Sean Johnson; Anton Tinnerholm, Maxime Chanot, Alexander Callens, Malte Amundsen (Gudmundur Thórarinsson 74’); James Sands (Andres Jasson 77’), Nicolás Acevedo; Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, Jesus Medina (Talles Magno 77’), Santiago Rodríguez (Thiago 68’); Valentin Castellanos (Keaton Parks 78’)

Substitutes not used: Luis Barraza, Vuk Latinovich, Tayvon Gray, Tony Rocha.

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Team Notes

  • Team Captain Alejandro Bedoya earned his 140th MLS start for the Boys in Blue, scoring his first goal of the season.
  • Defender Kai Wagner registered his fourth assist of the MLS regular season.
  • Andre Blake earned his seventh clean sheet of the MLS season after registering two saves.
  • Defender Alvas Powell made his second start of 2021 for Philadelphia Union. Powell's other start came on June 26th at Chicago Fire FC.
  • Leon Flach made his 20th appearance of the season with his start in the midfield.
  • The Union are now 6-2-2 at home this season.

The Union are home at Subaru Park to take on CF Montreal on Saturday, August 21 (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).

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