Toronto (October 27, 2021) – The Philadelphia Union battled Toronto FC to a 2-2 draw Wednesday evening. With the point on the road the Union are now in third place in the Eastern Conference. Less than a minute after kickoff, the Union jumped out to a 1-0 lead. Alejandro Bedoya scored his third goal of the season off of an assist by Daniel Gazdag, only taking 35 seconds to find the back of the net. The early match strike is the second fastest goal in Union history behind C.J. Sapong’s goal in the 20th second of the Union’s 2015 clash against Chicago. The hosts found an equalizer with a Jozy Altidore goal in the 66th minute. Four minutes later a Union own goal gave Toronto the momentary lead. In the 77th minute Sergio Santos made his mark on the match, heading a cross from Wagner off the left post and in.
The Union are home at Subaru Park Sunday evening where they will host FC Cincinnati in the final home match of the season. (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).
Philadelphia Union 2 – Toronto FC 2
BMO Field (Toronto, ON)
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
TODAY’S MATCH INFO
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Assistant Referees: Gianni Facchini, Lyes Arfa
Fourth Official: David Barrie
VAR: Alejandro Mariscal
Ast. VAR: Robert Schaap
Weather: 53 degrees and clear
PHI – Alejandro Bedoya (Gazdag) 1’
TOR – Jozy Altidore (Okello) 66’
TOR – Jack Elliott (Own Goal) 70’
PHI – Sergio Santos (Wagner) 77’
TOR – Chris Mavinga (Caution) 57’
PHI – Jose Martinez (Caution) 87’
Philadelphia Union: Matt Freese; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Leon Flach (Jack McGlynn 73’), Jose Martinez, Alejandro Bedoya (Jesus Bueno 86’); Jamiro Monteiro, Daniel Gazdag (Sergio Santos 58’); Kacper Przybylko.
Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik, Nathan Harriel, Stuart Findlay, Quinn Sullivan, Paxten Aaronson, Anthony Fontana.
Toronto FC: Quentin Westberg; Kemar Lawrence, Chris Mavinga (Justin Morrow 83’), Michael Bradley, Auro Jr.; Jonathan Osorio (Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty 65’), Noble Okello Ayo, Alejandro Pozuelo; Jacob Shaffelburg (Jayden Nelson 83’), Jozy Altidore, Marco Delgado.
Substitutes not used: Alex Bono, Patrick Mullins, Julian Dunn, Eriq Zavaleta, Jordan Perruzza, Nick DeLeon.
- Team captain Alejandro Bedoya completed his 150th league start for the Union, moving into fourth place in club history in all-time starts. Bedoya’s goal is second fastest in Union history and is the fourth quickest in the MLS this year.
- Sergio Santos scored his sixth goal of the season.
- Right back Kai Wagner finished his 75th appearance for the club with his start tonight in Toronto, recording an assist.
The Union are home at Subaru Park Sunday evening where they will host FC Cincinnati in the final home match of the regular season. (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).