CHESTER, Pa. (June 26, 2022) –  The Philadelphia Union defeated New York City FC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Subaru Park. With the win, the Union are now in first place in the Eastern Conference with 29 points. In the first half, forward Mikael Uhre scored his third goal of the season on a left footed shot from the center of the box, assisted on a cross by Alejandro Bedoya. The second half included four yellow card cautions, in addition to a Union bench ejection. In the second half, New York City FC forward Valentin Castellanos scored on a penalty kick in the 89th minute. Union midfielder Jose Martinez responded with a stoppage time strike from outside the box, redirected by forward Cory Burke, to find the back of the net and give the Union the 2-1 victory.

The Union are back on the road at Soldier Field on Wednesday, June 29th where they will play Chicago Fire FC (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Philadelphia Union 2 – New York City FC 1Subaru Park (Chester, PA)Sunday, June 26, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Matthew Nelson, Jose Da Silva
Fourth Official: Guido Gonzales Jr
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
Ast. VAR: Mike Kampmeinert
Weather: 86 degrees and sunny.

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI – Mikael Uhre (Bedoya, Elliott) 9’
NYC – Valentin Castellanos (PK) 89’
PHI – Cory Burke (Martinez) 90+6’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

NYC – Santiago Rodriguez (caution) 13’
NYC – Alexander Callens (caution) 79’
NYC – Valentin Castellanos (caution) 80’
PHI – Julian Carranza (caution) 81’
NYC – Maximiliano Moralez (caution) 87’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Nathan Harriel, Jakob Glesnes, Jack Elliott, Kai Wagner; Alejandro Bedoya, Jose Martinez, Leon Flach; Daniel Gazdag; Mikael Uhre (Cory Burke 66’), Julian Carranza.

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik, Matthew Freese; Matt Real, Cole Turner, Chris Donovan, Olivier Mbaizo, Stuart Findlay.

New York City FC: Sean Johnson; Chris Gloster (Malte Amundsen 46’), Alexander Callens, Maxime Chanot, Tayvon Gray (Anton Tinnerholm 46’); Maxi Morales, Nicolas Acevedo (Heber 81’), Santiago Rodriguez (Gabriel Pereira 69’), Alfredo Morales, Talles Magno; Valentin Castellanos.

Substitutes not used: Luis Barraza; Justin Haak, Andres Jasson, Luis Barraza, Thiago Andrade, Gedion Zelalem.

Team Notes

  • Midfielder Leon Flach earned his 50th MLS appearance tonight.
  • Homegrown defender Nathan Harriel made his 20th MLS appearance for the Boys in Blue.
  • Forward Mikael Uhre scored his third goal of the season, his first at Subaru Park.
  • Defender Jack Elliott recorded his first assist of the season.
  • Captain Alejandro Bedoya recorded his second assist of the season on a cross to Mikael Uhre.
  • Forward Cory Burke scored his third goal of the season for the Boys in Blue.
  • Midfielder Jose Martinez had his first assist of the season on Cory Burke’s stoppage time goal. 

The Union are back on the road at Soldier Field on Wednesday, June 29th where they will play Chicago Fire FC (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).