Philadelphia Union fall to FC Cincinnati in high-scoring friendly


Mikael Uhre, Jack McGlynn and Daniel Gazdag found the back of the net on Friday morning as Philadelphia Union fell to FC Cincinnati, 4-3.

The match served as the penultimate preseason friendly for the Boys in Blue as they prepare for Concacaf Champions Cup on Tuesday, February 20th. Head Coach Jim Curtin turned to a high-powered Starting XI that featured Uhre paired alongside Carranza in front of a diamond midfield that consisted of Jose Martinez, Daniel Gazdag plus homegrowns Quinn Sullivan and McGlynn. The Union needed only six minutes to find the back of the net with Uhre marking his preseason start with a quick finish in the box.

Philly bagged back to to back goals in a three-minute burst that started when McGlynn received a cross from Kai Wagner at the top of the box and ripped it through the defense for the two-goal lead. Moments later it was another DOOP as Gazdag finished off a chance after a run into the red zone.

Cincinnati battled back however and made it a 3-2 contest just before the end of the first 45-minute period of play and within minutes of the start of the second period of 30 minutes, it was tied up. With six goals between the two sides it was the reigning Supporters' Shield winners that got the final one as Aaron Boupendza notched a brace.

Philadelphia Union concludes its 2024 preseason presented by Cintron on Wednesday, February 14th, when they take on the New England Revolution. Kick off from Florida is set for 1 p.m. ET.

1:20: That's a wrap as the Union fall to FC Cincinnati by a 4-3 scoreline. Eso es el final, el Union cae frente FC Cincinnati con marcador de 4-3.

1:10: Jesus Bueno into the book with a yellow card after he comes together with a member of the opposition. Jesus Bueno se agrega a la lista de amonestados con una tarjeta amarilla después de chocar con la oposición.

1:02: Still back and forth with neither side really putting any pressure on the keepers. Partido de ida y vuelta con ningún lado presionando a los arqueros.

12:54: Union with the first scoring threat of the period as Joaquin Torres breaks through and sees his shot crash off the post. El Union tiene la primera jugada peligrosa del periodo con Joaquin Torres rompiendo entre lineas y su disparo estalla contra el palo.

12:50: You can definitely tell there are two completely new teams on the pitch here early on as both look to find a rhythm. Just as we hit the 90th minute of play, there is a stoppage and with that comes a change between the posts for the Union with Oliver Semmle gets his Union debut. Se nota que hay does equipos completamente nuevos en el campo, ambos equipos buscando su ritmo. Ya se ha cumplido 90 minutos de juego, hay un pare en el partido y con eso viene un cambio entre los palos para el Union con Oliver Semmle haciendo su debut con el Union.

12:35: Wholesale changes for the Union as they will line up like this to start the final 45 minutes of today's friendly. Varios cambios para el Union a lo que se alinean para empezar los últimos 45 minutos del amistoso de hoy.

Blake; Real, Makhanya, Pierre, Mbaizo; Bueno, Ngabo, Bedoya, Torres; Baribo, Donovan.

12:26: 75 minutes of action are in the preseason books and now both sides will prepare for another 45-minute period which will probably see numerous changes from both sides. 75 minutos de acción de la pretemporada ya se ha completado y ambos equipos ahora se preparan para otro periodo de 45 minutos en lo que se verá  varios cambios de ambos equipos.

12:17: FC Cincinnati take a 4-3 lead. FC Cincinnati toma una ventaja de 4-3.

12:11: Sullivan finds some space and rips a line drive from outside the 18 but its turned away by the FC Cincinnati's keeper. Sullivan encuentra espacio y remata de afuera del area pero fue atajada por el arquero de FC Cincinnati.

12:03: Union looking to answer immediately as a really great ball from Sullivan on the right side into the box almost generates a chance for Julian Carranza right in front of the net but the duo can't connect. El Union busca responder inmediatamente con un gran balón de Sullivan en el lado derecho del area que casi genera una oportunidad para Julian Carranza al frente del arco pero el duo no pudo conectar

12:00: FC Cincinnati find the equalizer a few minutes after the period begins. FC Cincinnati iguala algunos minutos de que empieza el periodo.

11:56: The 30-minute period of action is underway with the Union making one change to the XI which sees Markus Anderson get his Union debut in place of Mikael Uhre. El periodo de 30 minutos ya comenzó con el Union haciendo un cambio a la alineacion lo cual Markus Anderson debuta para el Union en lugar de Mikael Uhre.

11:46: Cincinnati make it a 3-2 contest with just a few minutes remaining in the first 45-minute period. Cincinnati hace el partido 3-2 con solo algunos minutos restante en el primer periodo de 45 minutos. Ahí está el silbato y después de 45 minutos del amistoso de 120 minutos, Philadelphia Union tiene ventaja contra FC Cincinnati; 3-2 cortesía de goles de Mikael Uhre, Jack McGlynn, and Daniel Gazdag.


11:43: Things start to get physical between the two sides as both teams are issued yellow cards within moments of one another. El partido se ha hecho bien 

11:36: Things start to get physical between the two sides as both teams are issued yellow cards within moments of one another. El partido se ha hecho bien físico entre los dos equipos y ambos equipos reciben tarjetas amarillas uno después del otro.

11:31: Cincy has been shown the first yellow card of the match. Cincy recibe la primera tarjeta amarilla del partido.

11:22: FC Cincinnati trims the Union lead to 3-1 with a fortunate goal which came off a one touch volley that crashed off the right post and into the back of the net. FC Cincinnati corta la ventaja del Union a 3-1 después de un gol afortunado que vino de una volea que pega el palo y rebota adentro de la red.

11:19: ANOTHER ONE! Beautiful ball movement from the Union as the trio of McGlynn, Uhre and Gazdag are in sync this morning. The combine in Cincinnati's box once again and it's the Hungarian who makes it 3-0 for the Union. OTRO GOL! Movimiento hermoso del balón del Union. El tridente de McGlynn, Uhre, y Gazdag están sincronizados esta mañana. La combinación en el área de Cincinnati otra vez y es el húngaro quien lo hace 3-0 para el Union

11:16: UNION GOAL! Kai Wagner receives a great pass at top of the box, great touch towards Jack McGlynn who ran it closer to the net and then ripped it to the right corner for the goal to double the Union's lead. Wagner recibió un gran pase afuere del área, y lo filtra a McGlynn quien disparo adentro del área al lado derecho del arco.

11:13: Harriel makes a great run toward the net after a pass from Julian Carranza, nearly put the ball in the net but it was just shy of the left post and went out of play despite Gazdag's effort to chase it down. Harriel hace una buena jugada hacia la red después de un pase de Carranza, casi marcando. Pero el intento roza el segundo palo y sale del campo.

11:08: UNION GOAL! Great ball movement from everyone created a header chance for Gazdag, but Uhre capitalized on the rebound for the first goal of the game.

Gran movimiento del balón encontró a Gazdag de cabeza, y Uhre se aprovecha del rebote para el primer gol del partido.

11:07: Pass into the box from Jack McGlynn nearly created a chance for Quinn Sullivan. The Union homegrown quickly shoots a pass to Gazdag for a one timer from close range but it is blocked.

Pase al área de Jack McGlynn que casi crea una oportunidad para Quinn Sullivan, le dio pase a Dani Gazdag quien tomo un disparo cercano que fue desviado.

11:02: Whistle rings out and we are underway in Clearwater! El silbato se escucha y ya comenzó la acción en Clearwater

10:50: Here is how the Boys in Blue will line up for the opening kick.


10:45: Good morning Union fans, the final leg of preseason is underway as the Boys in Blue play their penultimate friendly against FC Cincinnati. Today's match will be quite unique with both sides looking to maximize their team fitness and minutes so the match will see a 45-minute period followed by a 30-minute period and ultimately conclude with another 45-minute period. 

Buenos días aficionados del Union, la ultima etapa de la pretemporada ya esta aquí los Boys in Blue Juegan su penúltimo partido de la pretemporada contra FC Cincinnati. El partido de hoy sera único para ambos lados, debido a los equipos queriendo tomar ventaja de minutos y el fisíco del equipo, entonces el partido tendrá un periodo de 45 minutos después de un periodo de 30 y finalmente otro periodo de 45 minutos.