PORTLAND, Ore. (May 22, 2022) – Philadelphia Union beat the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Sunday night at Providence Park. With the win, the Union remain in first place in the Eastern Conference with 24 points, conceding the least amount of goals in the league this season, allowing just nine goals in 13 games. In the first half, midfielder Daniel Gazdag put the Union in the lead with an overhead kick in the fifth minute, assisted by Alejandro Bedoya and Nathan Harriel. With the assist, Bedoya is now tied for fifth most assists in club history with 21 assists. Minutes into the second half, forward Sergio Santos scored his first goal of the season, assisted by left-back Kai Wagner. Wagner leads the team with five assists this season and has the fourth most assists in club history with 22 career assists. Goalkeeper Andre Blake denied two goal scoring opportunities to earn him his sixth clean sheet and is now tied for second most clean sheets in the league this season.

The Union are back on the road at Gillette Stadium on May 28th where they will play the New England Revolution (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Portland Timbers 0 – Philadelphia Union 2 
Providence Park (Portland, OR)
Sunday, May 22, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Mike Rottersman, Micheal Barwegen
Fourth Official: Michael Radchuk
VAR:  Younes Marrakchi
Ast. VAR: Jeffrey Greeson
Weather: 70 degrees and cloudy.

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI – Daniel Gazdag (Bedoya, Harriel) 5’
PHI – Sergio Santos (Wagner) 48’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

PHI – Nathan Harriel (caution) 18’
POR – Diego Chará (caution) 44’ 
PHI – Julian Carranza (caution) 81’
PHI – Cory Burke (caution) 85’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel; Jose Martinez, Leon Flach, Alejandro Bedoya, Daniel Gazdag; Sergio Santos (Paxten Aaronson 52’), Julian Carranza (Cory Burke 81’).

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese; Matt Real, Olivier Mbaizo, Stuart Findlay, Jesus Bueno, Jack McGlynn, Quinn Sullivan.

Portland Timbers: Aljaz Ivacic; Dario Zuparic (Zac McGraw 90+8’), Bill Tuiloma, Justin Rasmussen (Larrys Mabiala 66’), José Van Rankin (David Ayala 80’), Diego Chará, Eryk Williamson (Santiago Moreno 14’), Cristhian Paredes (Marvin Loría 67’), Nathan Uiliam Fogaça, Sebastián Blanco, Yimmi Chará.

Substitutes not used: Pablo Bonilla, Dairon Asprilla.

Team Notes

  • Midfielder Daniel Gazdag scored his seventh goal of the season and is tied for third most goals in the league this season. He also becomes the first player in club history to record a goal contribution in each of his first six away appearances of an MLS season.
  • Defender Kai Wagner recorded his 22nd assist for the Union tonight, putting him in fourth for most assists in club history.
  • With the assist, Bedoya is now tied for fifth most assists in club history with 21 assists.
  • Goalkeeper Andre Blake denied two goal scoring opportunities to earn him his sixth clean sheet and is now tied for second most clean sheets in the league this season.
  • Center back Jack Elliott becomes the seventh player in club history to reach 135 career starts.
  • Midfielder Jose Martinez earned his 50th appearance for the club tonight.
  • The Union have conceded the least amount of goals in the league this season, allowing just nine goals in 13 games.

The Union are back on the road at Gillette Stadium on May 28th where they will play the New England Revolution (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

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