Starting XI

XI Notes Presented by BIMBO | Union at FC Cincinnati


Philadelphia Union looks to start off August with a win they travel to take on FC Cincinnati on Saturday night. Kick off from the Queen City is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and can be viewed on PHL17 and


Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Jose Martinez, Leon Flach, Alejandro Bedoya, Daniel Gazdag; Mikael Uhre, Julian Carranza.

BENCH: Matt Freese; Matt Real, Nathan Harriel, Brandan Craig, Jack McGlynn, Quinn Sullivan, Paxten Aaronson, Chris Donovan, Cory Burke.


  • Head Coach Jim Curtin makes one change to the Starting XI from the club's 6-0 home win against the Houston Dynamo.
  • Goalkeeper Andre Blake makes his 195th start in net for the Boys in Blue.
  • Right back Olivier Mbaizo makes his 50th MLS regular season start for Philadelphia Union. Mbaizo is the 33rd player in club history to hit the milestone.
  • Center back Jakob Glesnes gets his 75th regular season start in league play.
  • Midfielder Leon Flach registers his 55th league start for the Union.
  • Forward Julian Carranza makes his 30th MLS start in league play.