Philadelphia Union beat Orlando City SC 5-1 on Saturday night at Subaru Park. With the win, the Union remain in first place in the Eastern Conference with 63 points. Late in the first half, Union took the lead off a João Moutinho own goal in the 39th minute. Moments later, forward Mikael Uhre collected a through ball in the left side of the box from Daniel Gazdag on a counterattack, sending away a powerful shot to the near post in the 43rd minute. In the second half, midfielder Daniel Gazdag claimed a goal of his own, stepping up to the penalty spot and striking it up the middle of the net in the 55th minute. In the 63rd minute, midfielder Leon Flach whipped in a cross from the left side of the field, finding a diving captain Alejandro Bedoya in the middle of the box who headed in the ball to make it 4-0. With 22 career goals, Bedoya is now tied for fifth in all-time goals scored in club history. In the 75th minute, Orlando midfielder Andres Perea took a right footed strike from outside the box, sending it into the far left of the goal. The Union would cap off the scoring in the 87th minute as defender Jack Elliott would find himself on the receiving end of a pinpoint cross sent in off a corner by Kai Wagner, sending in a header to the bottom left of the goal. 

The Union are back on the road to face Atlanta United FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, September 17th (3:30 p.m. ET / UniMas/TUDN).

Philadelphia Union 5 – Orlando City SC 1
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Saturday, September 10, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Andrew Bigelow, Diego Blas
Fourth Official: Sergii Demianchuk
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
Ast. VAR: Cory Richardson
Weather: 77 degrees and partly cloudy.

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI – João Moutinho (OG) 39’
PHI – Mikael Uhre (Gazdag, Flach) 43’
PHI – Daniel Gazdag (PK) 55’
PHI – Alejandro Bedoya (Wagner, Martinez) 63’
ORL – Andres Perea (Urso, Moutinho) 75’
PHI – Jack Elliott (Wagner) 87’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

ORL – Rodrigo Adrian Schlegel (caution) 65’
PHI – Leon Flach (caution) 85’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Jose Martinez, Leon Flach, Alejandro Bedoya (Jack McGlynn 65’), Daniel Gazdag (Paxten Aaronson 89’); Mikael Uhre (Cory Burke 72’), Julian Carranza (Quinn Sullivan 89’).

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese; Matt Real, Nathan Harriel, Brandan Craig, Chris Donovan.

Orlando City SC: Mason Stajduhar; Joao Moutinho, Rodrigo Adrian Schlegel, Antonio Carlos, Raun (Kyle Smith 66’); Mauricio Pereyra (Junior Urso 66’), Andres Perea, Wilder Cartagena (Cesar Araujo 84’); Jake Mulraney (Facundo Torres 46’), Benji Michel, Nicholas Gioacchini (Ivan Angulo 46’).

Substitutes not used: Adam Grinwis, Michael Halliday, Tesho Akindele, Ercan Kara.

Team Notes

  • Midfielder Daniel Gazdag has now scored in six consecutive home MLS matches and five straight overall, the first time a player has done so in club history. Gazdag is now sixth all-time in goals scored in Union history and third in goals in MLS this season.
  • The Union are the second team in MLS history to score at least four goals in five straight home matches (LAFC - 2019). Philadelphia has now scored 23 goals in its last five matches, three more than any other team has scored in a five-match span in MLS history.
  • The Union is currently on a 21 regular season match win streak at home and undefeated at home this season (11W-0L-5D).
  • Philadelphia Union increased their goal differential to +46 (68 goals for, 22 goals against) on the season. Only two MLS teams have finished a season with a +40 goal differential or better: 2019 LAFC (+48) 1998 LA Galaxy (+41).
  • Captain Alejandro Bedoya scored his sixth goal of the season, tied for fifth in all-time goals scored in Union history.
  • Defender Kai Wagner notched his 14th and 15th assists of the season, he now sits at second in assists in MLS this season.
  • Forward Mikael Uhre scored his 12th goal of the season tonight, he has now scored in three consecutive matches.
  • Defender Jack Elliott scored his second goal of the season tonight and his 10th of his career.
  • Midfielder Daniel Gazdag registered his ninth assist of the season.
  • Midfielder Leon Flach recorded his second assists of the season and fifth of his career.
  • Midfielder Jose Martinez registered his fourth assist of the season.

The Union are back on the road to face Atlanta United FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, September 17th (3:30 p.m. ET / UniMas/TUDN).

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