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Box Score | Philadelphia Union 2, Austin FC 2

Philadelphia Union resumed MLS play with a 2-2 draw against Austin FC on Saturday night at Q2 stadium. Midfielder Daniel Gazdag opened up the scoring by converting a penalty kick in the 14th minute, becoming the first player in MLS history to convert each of his first 20 penalty-kicks taken from the start of his MLS career. Austin responded in the 56th minute with a header from Diego Rubio. In the 58th minute, Austin extended their lead with a goal from Jon Gallagher. Union forward Mikael Uhre found the back of the net in the 65th minute to secure a point on the road.

The Union are back on the road at Providence Park to play against the Portland Timbers on Saturday, March 23rd (10:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV).

Austin FC 2 – Philadelphia Union 2
Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX)
Saturday, March 16, 2024


REF: Wesley Costa
AR1: Irvin Castilla 
AR2: Rogelio Alvarez
4TH: Osvaldo Delgado Landeros
VAR: Frank Anderson
Weather: 70 degrees and cloudy


PHI – Daniel Gazdag (PK) 14’
ATX – Diego Rubio (Jimenez) 56’
ATX – Jon Gallagher (Ring) 58’
PHI – Mikael Uhre 65’


PHI – Quinn Sullivan (caution) 34’
PHI – Julian Carranza  (caution) 45’+6’
ATX – Guilherme Biro (caution) 45’+6’
ATX – Diego Rubio (caution) 57’
PHI – Jose Martinez (caution) 62’
ATX – Julio Cascante (caution) 67’
PHI – Jack Eliott (caution) 70’
PHI – Daniel Gazdag (caution) 81’
PHI – Damion Lowe (caution) 87’


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Damion Lowe, Jack Elliott, Nathan Harriel; Jose Martinez, Jack McGlynn, Quinn Sullivan ( Chris Donovan 86’), Daniel Gazdag; Mikael Uhre (Alejandro Bedoya 68’), Julian Carranza.

Substitutes not used: Oliver Semmle; Olivier Mbaizo, Jakob Glesnes, Jesus Bueno, Jeremy Rafanello, Markus Anderson, Tai Baribo.

Austin FC: Brad Stuver; Matt Hedges, Julio Cascante, Guilherme Biro {Zan Kolmanic 46’ (Hector Jimenez 55’)}, Jon Gallagher; Jhojan Valencia (Owen Wolff 46’) , Daniel Pereira, Alexander Ring; Diego Rubio (Gyasi Zardes 82’), Emiliano Rigoni, Jader Rafael Obrian (Sebastian Driussi 71’).

Substitutes not used: Bryant Farkarlun; Stefan Cleveland, Brendan Hines-lke, Ethan Finlay.


  • 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 are back on the road at Providence Park to play against the Portland Timbers on Saturday, March 23rd (10:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV).

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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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