With a memorable goal and key assist, Philadelphia Union midfielder Daniel Gazdag has once again been selected for the MLS Team of the Matchday.
The Hungarian earned his fourth Team of the Matchday accolade with a spectacular first-half performance as he helped the Boys in Blue rise to third in the Eastern Conference table. Gazdag delivered a remarkable opening goal that sent Subaru Park into a frenzy. The No. 10 capped off a third scoring chance in five seconds, taking a volley out of the air and smashing it into the back of the net with a bicycle finish.
Gazdag then set up what became the game-winning goal with a hard pass out to Julian Carranza in first-half stoppage time.
Gazdag is the second player for the Union to receive four Team of the Matchday honors, joining Carranza for the team high in 2023. Overall Philadelphia Union have had nine different players recognized in 2023: Julian Carranza (Matchday 1, 15, 17, 21), Daniel Gazdag (Matchday 1, 8, 25, 36), Jakob Glesnes (Matchday 6), Mikeal Uhre (Matchday 9), Damion Lowe (Matchday 11), Kai Wagner (Matchday 12 and Matchday 30), Jose Martinez (Matchday 20) Jack Elliott (Matchday 25) and Andre Blake.
The Boys in Blue conclude their 2023 regular season slate of home matches on Saturday night when they host Nashville SC in another critical Eastern Conference showdown. The match presented by Independence Blue Cross sees the club recognize their fans for U Thank U night with various contests and giveaways throughout Subaru Park. Kick off for Saturday's contest is set for 7:30PM ET and will be streamed on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.