Press Release

Box Score | Philadelphia Union 2, Colorado Rapids 1

Philadelphia Union beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park . The Union opened with an abundance of attacking opportunities, and nearly found the scoresheet in the 15th minute when forward Julian Carranza sent a shot just wide of the target. Colorado scored first when Connor Ronan converted from the penalty spot in the 38th minute. Defender Kai Wagner scored just before half to level the score with a left footed shot from outside the box. Minutes into the second half, the Union took the lead when defender Olivier Mbaizo found forward Julian Carranza who put the ball beyond the keepers reach to put the side up 2-1. The two sides exchanged scoring opportunities throughout the second half, but the Union were able to hold on to all three points on the road, and their second consecutive victory away from home.

The Union return to Subaru Park on Wednesday, May 17th (7:30 p.m. ET / AppleTV, FS1), where they will face D.C. United

Colorado Rapids 1 – Philadelphia Union 2
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, CO)
Saturday, May 13, 2023


Referee: Victor Rivas
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Ben Pilgrim
Fourth Official: Chris Elliott
VAR: Younes Marrakchi
Ast. VAR: Joshua Patlak
Weather: 58 degrees and cloudy.


COL – Connor Ronan (PK) 38’
PHI – Kai Wagner (Carranza, Bedoya) 45+2’
PHI – Julian Carranza (Mbaizo, McGlynn) 52’


COL – Danny Wilson (caution) 18’
PHI – Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 21’
PHI – Leon Flach (caution) 41’
COL – Lalas Abubakar (caution) 42’
COL – Kevin Cabral (caution) 62’
COL – Sam Nicholson (caution) 79’
COL – Michael Barrios (caution) 90+9’
COL – Braian Galván (ejection) 90+9’
PHI – Jakob Glesnes (caution) 90+9’
PHI – Jack Elliott (caution) 90+9’
PHI – Jesus Bueno (ejection) 90+14’


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Damion Lowe, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo (Nathan Harriel 90+4’ ); Leon Flach, Jack McGlynn (Matt Real 83’), Alejandro Bedoya (Jesus Bueno 90+4’); Daniel Gazdag; Julian Carranza (Chris Donovan 83’).

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik; Richard Odada, Andres Perea, Jeremy Raffanello, Joaquin Torres.

Colorado Rapids: William Yarbrough, Danny Wilson, Andreas Maxsø, Lalas Abubakar (Bryan Acosta 72’), Jonathan Lewis, Diego Rubio, Danny Leyva ( Moise Bombito 81’), Connor Ronan, Sam Nicholson (Ralph Priso 81’), Anthony Markanich (Braian Galván 59’), Kévin Cabral (Michael Barrios 72’).

Substitutes not used: Marko Ilić, Seb Anderson, Michael Edwards, Yosuke Hanya.


  • Forward Julian Carranza scored his fourth MLS goal of the season and registered his third MLS assist of the season.
  • Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya registered his fourth assist of the season and 30th career MLS assist, surpassing midfielder Haris Medunjanin for third most assists in club history.
  • Defender Kai Wagner scored his first MLS goal of the season.
  • Defender Olivier Mbaizo notched his first MLS assist of the season.
  • Homegrown midfielder Jack McGlynn registered his first MLS assist of the season.

The Union return to Subaru Park on Wednesday, May 17th (7:30 p.m. ET / AppleTV, FS1), where they will face D.C. United.