CHESTER, Pa. (October 31, 2022)– Philadelphia Union hosted New York City FC Sunday night at Subaru Park in the Eastern Conference final of the Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs, winning 3-1. With the win, the Union advance to the MLS Cup final for the first time in club history. The first half saw both sides scoreless with goalkeepers Andre Blake and Sean Johnson both posting a save to keep the match even. Early into the second half, midfielder Maximiliano Moralez opened the scoring in the 57th minute. Shortly after, Union defender Jakob Glesnes connected a long through ball to forward Julian Carranza, who put his right footed shot into the back of the net in the 65th minute. Instantly after, in the 67th minute, forward Julian Carranza’s header found midfielder Daniel Gazdag, who made a dashing run into the six-yard box and finished his right footed shot. The third and final goal of the night came from forward Cory Burke, his left footed shot from the centre of the box found the top left corner of the net in the 76th minute of play. Goalkeeper Andre Blake posted a late game save to protect the lead and secure the win to advance to the MLS Cup final for the first time in franchise history. Tonight's match marked the largest crowd in Subaru Park history. The Union are back on the road to play LAFC at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday, November 5th (4:00 p.m. ET) in the MLS Cup final. (FOX, Univision).
Philadelphia Union 3 - New York City FC 1
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Sunday, October 30, 2022
TODAY’S MATCH INFO
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Cameron Blanchard
Fourth Official: Victor Rivas
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
Ast. VAR: Tom Supple
Weather: 54 degrees and clear.
NYC – Maximiliano Moralez (Rodríguez, Tinnerholm) 57’
PHI – Julian Carranza (Glesnes ) 65’
PHI – Daniel Gazdag (Carranza, McGlynn ) 67’
PHI – Cory Burke(unassisted) 76’
PHI – Olivier Mbaizo (caution) 39’
PHI – Jakob Glesnes (caution) 90’+3’
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Jose Martinez, Alejandro Bedoya (Jack McGlynn 46’), Leon Flach, Daniel Gazdag; Mikael Uhre (Cory Burke 62’), Julian Carranza.
Substitutes not used:Matt Freese; Matt Real, Nathan Harriel, Brandan Craig, Quinn Sullivan, Paxten Aaronson, Chris Donovan.
New York City FC: Sean Johnson, Alexander Callens, Justin Haak (Thiago 78’), Thiago Martins, Kevin O'Toole, Nicolás Acevedo, Maximiliano Moralez, Anton Tinnerholm, Santiago Rodríguez, Héber, Gabriel Pereira (Keaton Parks 65’).
Substitutes not used: Alfredo Morales, Samuel Kwaku Owusu, Tayvon Gray, Matías Pellegrini, Malte Amundsen, Andres Jasson, Luis Barraza.
- With the win, the Union advance to the MLS Cup final for the first time in club history.
- The Union has won 11 straight home games (including playoff matches), equaling the longest single-season home winning streak in league history.
- The Union have scored two goals in a span of five minutes or less 13 times this season.
- After advancing to their first-ever MLS Cup, the Union have tied the 2011 LA Galaxy for the longest single-season home winning streak (11 games) in MLS history, including the postseason.
- Midfielder Daniel Gazdag scored his second MLS Cup Playoff goal.
- Forward Cory Burke scored his second MLS Cup Playoff goal.
- Forward Julian Carranza scored his first MLS Cup Playoff goal.
- Homegrown midfielder Jack McGlynn, defender Jakob Glesnes, and forward Julian Carranza registered their first assists in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
The Union are back on the road to play LAFC at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday, November 5th (4:00 p.m. ET) in the MLS Cup final. (FOX, Univision)