Starting XI

XI Notes Presented by BIMBO | Union at New York Red Bulls


Philadelphia Union opens up its September slate on the road at rival New York Red Bulls on Saturday evening. Kick off from New Jersey is set for 7 p.m. ET with coverage on PHL17 and


Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel; Leon Flach, Matt Real, Jack McGlynn, Daniel Gazdag; Mikael Uhre, Cory Burke.

BENCH: Joe Bendik; Olivier Mbaizo, Brandan Craig, Jose Martinez, Alejandro Bedoya, Quinn Sullivan, Paxten Aaronson, Chris Donovan, Julian Carranza.


  • Head Coach Jim Curtin makes four changes to the Starting XI from the midweek win against Atlanta United FC.
  • Left back Kai Wagner makes his 105th MLS regular season start for the Union.
  • Center back Jack Elliott notches his 150th regular season start for the Boys in Blue.
  • Midfielder Leon Flach collects start No. 60 for the Union in league play.
  • Homegrown Matt Real earns his first start of 2022. The start marks his 35th league appearance for the Union with his last start on May 1, 2021 against NYCFC.
  • The Union are unbeaten in eight straight matches against the Red Bulls (5wins, 3 draws including playoffs), the longest run by either team in the all-time series.