Chicago, Il. (June 26, 2021) – The Philadelphia Union returned to full capacity at home at Subaru Par to play Columbus Crew on Wednesday night at Subaru Park. The last time the two teams played, the Union were able to grab a point on the road against the defending MLS Cup champions in a 0-0 draw. This time, The Boys in Blue collected all three points after a 1-0 win to keep their third-place spot in the Eastern Conference with 18 points. The Union struck got on the board when midfielder Jamiro Monteiro slotted a goal past the Columbus goalkeeper in the 24th minute. The goal was Monteiro’s second of the season and ended the Union’s four-game goalless streak against the Crew. Determined to hold onto the lead in the second half, the Union remained organized while creating a few chances. Andre Blake would prove to be the difference after a crucial save that gave him the 500th save of his MLS career. With the win, the Union extended their unbeaten run to seven games.

The Union are on the road at Soldier Field on Saturday, June 26 where they will play Chicago Fire FC. (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Philadelphia Union 1 – Columbus Crew 0
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Jeremy Kieso
Fourth Official: Lukasz Szpala
VAR: Alejandro Mariscal
Ast. VAR: Jeff Muschik

GOALS/ASSISTS

CHI – Jakob Glesnes (OG) 2’
PHI – Quinn Sullivan (unassisted) 24’
PHI – Cory Burke (Glesnes) 45+3’
CHI – Boris Sekulic (unassisted) 56’
PHI – Mauricio Pineda (unassisted) 67’
PHI – Boris Sekulic (OG) 79’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

PHI – Jack Elliott (caution) 10’
PHI – Sergio Santos (caution) 34’
CHI – Luka Stojanovic (caution) 52’
PHI – Kai Wagner (caution) 52’
PHI – Alvas Powell (caution) 55
CHI – Miguel Navarro (caution) 62’
CHI – Fabian Herbers (caution) 81’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Stuart Findlay, Jakob Glesnes, Alvas Powell (Olivier Mbaizo 61’); Jack Elliott, Leon Flach (Matt Real 90’), Quinn Sullivan (Daniel Gazdag 61’), Jamiro Monteiro; Sergio Santos (Kacper Przybylko 61’), Cory Burke

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese, Aurelien Collin, Cole Turner, Jack McGlynn, Paxten Aaronson.

Chicago Fire FC: Bobby Shuttleworth; Mauricio Pineda, Fransico Calvo, Boris Sekulic, Miguel Navarro (Jonathan Bornstein 85’); Johan Kappelhof, Luka Stojanovic (Przemysław Frankowski 63’); Alvaro Medran, Fabian Herbers, Ignacio Aliseda (Elliot Collier 90+3’); Robert Beric (Chinonso Offor 63’)

 Substitutes not used: Alex Monis, Nicholas Slonina, Brian Gutierrez, Jhon Espinoza, Javier Casas.

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Team Notes

  • Defender Jack Elliott is the 11th player in club history to hit 100 starts
  • Goalkeeper Andre Blake tied Carroll for 2nd most starts in club history with 156
  • Midfielder Quinn Sullivan became the 10th Union Homegrown to start a MLS match in club history and became the youngest player to score in club history.
  • Defender Stuart Findlay earned his Major League Soccer debut in the Starting XI. Findlay made his Union debut back on April 14 in the club's home leg win over Deportivo Saprissa in the Concacaf Champions League.
  • Fellow center back Jakob Glesnes made his 30 career appearance for the Union.
  • Right back Alvas Powell made his first start for Philadelphia Union. While it was his first for the Union, it marked Powell's 125th MLS start.
  • Left back Kai Wagner made his 55th career appearance for the Boys in Blue.
  • Midfielder Leon Flach makes his 10th MLS start tonight.
  • Midfielder Jamiro Monteiro makes his 55th start for the Union and registered his fifth assist of the MLS season.
  • The Union are unbeaten in their last eight MLS matches.
  • Forward Cory Burke scored his team lead fourth goal of the MLS season.

The Union are on the road at Nissan Stadium on Saturday where they will play Nashville SC (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17)..

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