CHESTER, Pa. (May 4, 2021) – The Philadelphia Union earned a 1-1 draw against Atlanta United FC in the second leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday night at Subaru Park. With the draw, the Union win 4-1 on aggregate and advance to the semifinals of the tournament. In the first half, the Union created the bulk of the opportunities but none of them led to a goal. Atlanta United FC would eventually be the ones to break the deadlock just before halftime with a goal from Santiago Sosa. In the second half, both teams would fight to create chances, but it was the Union who would finally even the score. Cory Burke found Kacper Przybylko on a cross in the 88th minute, giving Przybylko his 4th straight goal in Concacaf Champions League play. He is the second player in Concacaf Champions League history to score in 4 straight knockout matches. The Union will face the winner of Portland Timbers vs. Club America series, determined tomorrow, for the semifinal to take place this August.

The Union return to MLS play on Saturday where they will travel to face Chicago Fire FC. (1:00 p.m. ET / 6ABC). 

Philadelphia Union 1 – Atlanta United FC 1 
Subaru Park (Chester, Pennsylvania) 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Armando Villareal

First Assistant Referee: Corey Parker

Second Assistant Referee: Logan Brown

Fourth Official: Ted Unkel

Referee Assessor: Jose Camargo

GOALS/ASSISTS

ATL –  Santiago Sosa 45’

PHI – Kacper Przybylko (Burke) 88’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

PHI – Jack Elliott (caution) 42’

PHI – Jamiro Monteiro (caution) 51’

ATL – Marcelino Moreno (caution) 61’

PHI – Olivier Mbaizo (caution) 74’

PHI – Matt Real (caution) 80’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Kai Wagner, Olivier Mbaizo; Leon Flach (Jack McGlynn 89’), Anthony Fontana_ (Matt Real 66’), Alejandro Bedoya; Jamiro Monteiro; Sergio Santos (Cory Burke 71’)_, Kacper Przybylko

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese; Cole Turner, Quinn Sullivan, Aurelien Collin

Atlanta United FC: Brad Guzan; Anton Walkes, Miles Robinson, George Bello, Brooks Lennon; Santiago Sosa, Emerson Hyndman, Erik López; Josef Martínez (Erick Torres 78’), Marcelino Moreno, Jake Mulraney

Substitutes not used: Mikey Ambrose, Alan Franco, George Campbell, Ben Lundgaard, Jackson Conway, Franco Ibarra

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TEAM NOTES

  • With the draw, the club remained undefeated in the Concacaf Champions League tournament. 
  • The Union are the ninth team since 2000 to win the previous season's Supporter's Shield and make it to at least the semi-final stage of the Concacaf Champions League. 
  • Forward Kacper Przybylko is the second player in Concacaf Champions League history to score in 4 straight knockout matches.
  • Forward Kacper Przybylko leads the race for the tournament's Golden Boot with five goals in four matches.
  • Cory Burke recorded his first assist in Concacaf Champions League.
  • Philadelphia Union currently tops the standings with 10 points, ahead of Cruz Azul, CF Monterrey and Columbus Crew SC all at 7 points. Points determine who will host the second leg of the semifinal and ultimately, the single-leg final.

The Union return to MLS play on Saturday where they will travel to face Chicago Fire FC. (1:00 p.m. ET / 6ABC).