BOX SCORE: Philadelphia Union 1, Seattle Sounders FC 0
Fafa Picault’s late goal gives Union road victory as Philadelphia sets team records for wins in a season (13), road wins in a season (6);
Andre Blake keeps ninth clean sheet of the season in the win
Philadelphia Union 1 – Seattle Sounders FC 0
CenturyLink Field (Seattle, WA)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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TODAY’S MATCH INFO:
Venue: CenturyLink Field (Seattle, WA)
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistants: Jeff Hosking, Jeremy Hanson
Fourth Official: Daniel Radford
Video Assistant Referee: Allen Chapman
Weather: 65 degrees and clear
PHI – Fafa Picault (unassisted) 90’+3’
PHI – Derrick Jones (caution) 52’
PHI – Jack Elliott (caution) 78’
PHI – Jack Elliott (second caution, ejection) 89’
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Jack Elliott, Auston Trusty, Raymon Gaddis (Fabinho 59’); Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; CJ Sapong (Fabian Herbers 82’), Alejandro Bedoya, Fafa Picault; Cory Burke (Jay Simpson 88’)
Substitutes not used: John McCarthy; Mark McKenzie, Warren Creavalle, David Accam
Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Kim Kee-hee, Chad Marshall (Roman Torres 46’), Brad Smith; Gustav Svensson, Osvaldo Alonso; Cristian Roldan, Nicolas Lodeiro, Victor Rodriguez (Harry Shipp 74’); Raul Ruidiaz (Will Bruin 34’)
Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith; Nouhou Tolo, Alex Roldan, Jordy Delem
- After the Union’s 1-0 win tonight, Philadelphia is now undefeated in their last four away matches (3-0-1) and has set a team record for most road wins in a single season (6) … the Union also set an overall record for wins in a season (13).
- Andre Blake now holds the Union’s franchise record for saves in a single-season (105) ... Blake entered the game tied with Zac MacMath’s 2013 single-season save total of 101 … Blake also became the Union’s all-time individual leader for goalkeeper wins in a season (13).
- Fafa Picault’s 90th minute winner was his eighth goal on the season, with seven of them coming on the road … he has scored in four consecutive road appearances, setting a new all-time Union record … Jack McInerney (2x: 2012, 2013) and Chris Pontius (2016) had each scored in three consecutive road matches for the Union previously.
- Tonight was the third time in team history that the Union scored a game-winning goal while down at least one man relative to their opponent … the first time happened on April 30, 2011, after Sebastien Le Toux’s penalty won it following a 41st minute red card to Jordan Harvey … the second occurrence was October 5, 2013, when Kleberson’s free kick won it in the 95th minute following a 77th minute red card for Fabinho.
- Picault has now set a career-high with for most goals in a season as well, and has two of the Union’s three game-winning goals after the 75th minute this year.
- The Union continue a busy stretch by next returning to Talen Energy Stadium to face off against Sporting Kansas City in a nationally televised contest on Sunday, September 23 (1:00 p.m. ET / ESPN).