Los Angeles (May 1, 2022) – Philadelphia Union tied Los Angeles FC 2-2 on Saturday night at Banc of California Stadium, in what was a matchup between the two first place teams in their respective conferences. With the draw, the Union remain in first place in the Eastern Conference with 19 points. In the first half, Daniel Gazdag scored his fifth goal of the season in the ninth minute, assisted by Kai Wagner and Julian Carranza. With the assist, Kai Wagner becomes the fourth all-time assist leader with 21 career assists. In the 56th minute, LAFC’s Kwadwo Opoku scored the equalizer off a left footed shot. Julian Carranza scored a goal in the 67th minute with a left footed shot to put the Union in the lead, making it his fourth of the season. LAFC’s Franco Escobar made it 2-2 in the 82nd minute. Goalkeeper Andre Blake recorded four saves to help the Union secure a point on the road.
The Union are on the road on May 10th where they will play Orlando City SC in the Round of 32 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. (7:00 p.m. ET / ESPN+).
Los Angeles FC 2 – Philadelphia Union 2
Banc of California Stadium (Los Angeles, CA)
Saturday, May 7, 2022
TODAY’S MATCH INFO
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Frank Anderson
Fourth Official: Silviu Petrescu
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
Ast. VAR: Mike Kampmeinert
Weather: 64 degrees and sunny.
PHI – Daniel Gazdag (Wagner, Carranza) 9’
LAFC – Kwadwo Opoku (Cifuentes, Arango) 56’
PHI – Julian Carranza (Gazdag) 67’
LAFC – Franco Escobar (unassisted) 82’
LAFC – Diego Palacios (Caution) 76’
PHI – Alejandro Bedoya (Caution) 79’
PHI – Sergio Santos (Caution) 83’
PHI – Jack Elliott (Caution) 90+4’
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel; Jose Martinez (Jack McGlynn 77’), Leon Flach, Alejandro Bedoya, Daniel Gazdag; Cory Burke (Sergio Santos 64’), Julian Carranza.
Substitutes not used: Matt Freese; Matt Real, Olivier Mbaizo, Stuart Findlay, Jesus Bueno, Paxten Aaronson, Quinn Sullivan.
Los Angeles FC: Maxime Crépeau; Mamadou Fall, Sebastien Ibeagha, Ilie Sánchez (Latif Blessing 74’), Diego Palacios, Franco Escobar, Kellyn Acosta, José Cifuentes (Francisco Ginella 89’), Kwadwo Opoku (Daniel Musovski 73’), Carlos Vela, Cristian Arango.
Substitutes not used: Ryan Hollingshead, John McCarthy, Cal Jennings, Antonio Leone.
- Midfielder Daniel Gazdag scored his fifth goal of the season tonight, adding his third assist of the season as well.
- Goalkeeper Andre Blake racked up four saves tonight, helping the team secure the point on the road.
- Forward Julian Carranza made his 20th all-time start in MLS play, scoring his fourth goal and recording his third assist of the season.
- With the assist, Kai Wagner becomes the fourth all-time assist leader with 21 career assists, his fourth this season.
The Union are on the road on May 10th where they will play Orlando City SC in the Round of 32 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. (7:00 p.m. ET / ESPN+)