The Philadelphia Union played Alianza F.C. in the second-leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday evening at Subaru Park , winning 4-0. Alianza F.C. went down to 10 men in the 41st minute when Alexis Montes received his second yellow of the match. Defender Damion Lowe then opened the scoring for the Union in the 45th minute from a Kai Wagner corner kick. Midfielder Daniel Gazdag scored from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute to double the lead and Andrés Perea sealed the victory with a late brace, scoring in the 81st and 84th minute. With the win, the Union advance to the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals, which will take place in April against the winner of the Round of 16 matchup between C.D. Olimpia and Atlas F.C. 

The Union return to MLS play on Saturday, March 18, where they will face CF Montréal at Montréal Olympic Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV).

Philadelphia Union 4 - Alianza F.C. 0
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Tuesday, March 14, 2023


Referee: Bryan Lopez
Assistant Referees: Emmanuel Aguirre, Keytzel Corrales
Fourth Official: Sergio Reyna
VAR: Ricardo Montero
Ast. VAR: Guillermo Pacheco
Weather: 35 degrees and windy.


PHI – Damion Lowe (Wagner) 45+1’
PHI – Daniel Gazdag (PK) 62’
PHI – Andrés Perea (Sullivan) 81’
PHI – Andrés Perea (Uhre) 84’


ALZ – Alexis Montes (caution) 18’
ALZ – Alexis Montes (second caution, ejection) 41’
PHI – Julian Carranza (caution) 56’
PHI – Jack McGlynn (caution) 73’


Philadelphia Union: Joe Bendik; Kai Wagner, Damion Lowe, Nathan Harriel, Jakob Glesnes, Jack McGlynn, José Martinez ( Jesús Bueno 66’), Alejandro Bedoya ( Andrés Perea 65’), Daniel Gazdag (Chris Donovan 83’), Julian Carranza ( Quinn Sullivan 76’), Joaquín Torres ( Mikael Uhre 66’).

Substitutes not used: Matthew Real, Jack Elliott, Holden Trent, Jeremy Rafanello, Olivier Mbaizo, Leon Flach, Brandan Craig.

Alianza F.C.: Mario González, Iván Mancia, Henry Romero, Alexis Montes, William Canales, Elías Rivas, Narciso Orellana, Isaac Portillo, Michell Mercado ( Emerson Hernández 88’), Óscar Maldonado, Rodolfo Zelaya ( Miguel Murillo 70’).

Substitutes not used: Yonathan Guardado, Hamilton Benítez, Mario Jacobo Segovia, Emerson Mauricio, José Hugo Palacios.

Team Notes

  • Goalkeeper Joe Bendik made his first start in Concacaf Champions League play.
  • Midfielder Andrés Perea scored his first two goals representing the Union, with a late brace to seal the game.
  • Defender Damion Lowe scored his first goal in first half stoppage time.
  • Midfielder Daniel Gazdag scored his first Concacaf Champions League goal of the season; his third goal in all competitions.
  • Midfielders Quinn Sullivan, Mikael Uhre and defender Kai Wagner all recorded their first assists in the Concacaf Champions League.
  • The Union earned their second clean sheet of the Champions League campaign and are yet to concede a goal in the competition. 

The Union return to MLS play on Saturday, March 18, where they will face CF Montréal at Montréal Olympic Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV).

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