Press Release

Box Score | Philadelphia Union 1, Sporting Kansas City 1

Philadelphia Union continued MLS play on the road with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City Saturday night at Children’s Mercy Park. Sporting Kansas City took the lead with a goal by Remi Walter in the 19th minute. The Union responded with a late goal from midfielder Alejandro Bedoya to even the score in stoppage time and secure a point on the road.

The Union return to Subaru Park to face C.F. Pachuca in the Round of 16 of the Concacaf Champions Cup on Tuesday, March 5th (7 p.m. ET / FOX Sports).

Sporting Kansas City 1 – Philadelphia Union 1
Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City, KS)
Saturday, March 2, 2024


Referee: Rafael Bonilla
Assistant Referees: Albert Escovar, Salvador Reyes
Fourth Official: Atahan Yaya
VAR: Gregory Barkey
Weather: 66 degrees and clear.


SKC – Remi Walter (unassisted ) 19’
PHI – Alejandro Bedoya (unassisted)  90’+5’


PHI – Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 49’
PHI – Damion Lowe (caution) 58’
SKC – Johnny Russel (caution) 90’+3’


Philadelphia Union: Oliver Semmle; Nathan Harriel, Damion Lowe, Jack Elliott, Olivier Mbaizo (Kai Wagner 46’); Jose Martinez (Alejandro Bedoya 46’), Jack McGlynn ( Markus Anderson, 83’), Jesus Bueno, Jeremy Rafanello (Daniel Gazdag 46’); Quinn Sullivan, Chris Donovan (Mikael Uhre 57’).

Substitutes not used: Andrew Rick; Matt Real, Jakob Glesnes, Tai Baribo.

Sporting Kansas City: Tim Melia; Andreu Fontas, Daniel Rosero; Tim Leibold, Jacob Davis; Nemanja Radoja, Remi Walter, Erik Thommy (Memo Rodriguez 80’); Alan Pulido (William Agada 80’) , Daniel Salloi (Stephen Afrifa 87’), Johnny Russel.

Substitutes not used: Zohran Bassong, Felipe Hernandez, John Pulskamp, Alenis Vargas, Robert Castellanos, Robert Voloder.


  • The Union lineup was the fourth youngest starting lineup in an MLS match under head coach Jim Curtin with the average age of 24.4.
  • Homegrown midfielder Jeremy Rafanello made his first MLS start tonight against Sporting Kansas City.
  • Alejandro Bedoya netted his first MLS goal of the season.
  • Goalkeeper Oliver Semmle registered four saves tonight.

The Union return to Subaru Park to face C.F. Pachuca in the Round of 16 of the Concacaf Champions Cup on Tuesday, March 5th (7 p.m. ET / FS2).

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Every match matters! In 2024, you do not want to miss your favorite matchups as the Union take on the best MLS has to offer! When we score, make sure you are there to get Subaru Park shaking!

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