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BOX SCORE: Philadelphia Union 3, Columbus Crew SC 0

Match Recap: Philadelphia Union 3, Columbus Crew SC 0
Union keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Columbus Crew SC at home

CHESTER, Pa. (March 23, 2019)Philadelphia Union shut out Columbus Crew SC at home in Talen Energy Stadium for their first win. In his first start for the Union this season, David Accam netted a brace to earn his second multi-goal game of his career. 22-year-old Carlos Miguel Coronel became the 12th different goalkeeper to make a start in Union history, the fifth to win their debut and the second to record a shutout in his debut. Raymon Gaddis surpassed Sebastien Le Toux with 176 all-time regular-season appearances, the most in club history.

Philadelphia Union 3 – Columbus Crew SC 0

Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pennsylvania)

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TODAY’S MATCH INFO:
Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA
Referee: Ramy Touchan
Assistants Referees: Kyle Atkins, Adam Wienckowski
Fourth Official: Armando Villarreal
VAR: Kathryn Nesbitt
Weather: Clear
Attendance: 15,135

GOALS/ASSISTS
PHI – David Accam (Fafa Picault, Haris Medunjanin) 31’
PHI – David Accam  41’
PHI – Ilsinho (David Accam) 48

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY
CLB – Gaston Sauro (caution) 68’

LINEUP
Philadelphia Union: Carlos Miguel Coronel; Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Auston Trusty, Kai Wagner; Haris Medunjanin; Ilsinho (Olivier Mbaizo,75’), Alejandro Bedoya; Brenden Aaronson (Anthony Fontana, 81’); Fafa Picault, David Accam

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese, Mark McKenzie, Aurelien Collin

Columbus Crew SC: Joe Bendik; Jonathan Mensah, Gaston Sauro; Harrison Afful, Hector Jimenez; Artur (Luis Argudo, 65’), Ricardo Clark; Pedro Santos, Federico Higuain, Robinho; Patrick Mullins (JJ Williams, 54’)

Substitutes not used: Lalas Abubakar, Josh Williams, Connor Maloney, Jon Kempin, Eduardo Sosa

TEAM NOTES

  • David Accam bagged a brace for his second multi-goal game of his MLS career (first w/CHI, June 24, 2017 hat trick vs. ORL).
  • Carlos Miguel Coronel became the 12th different goalkeeper to make a start in Union history.
  • Coronel became the fifth Union keeper to win their debut (Faryd Mondragon, John McCarthy, Matt Jones, Rais M’bolhi) and the second to keep a clean sheet in his debut (also Mondragon).
  • He is the first goalie to start a regular season game for the Union that was not McCarthy or Andre Blake since Matt Jones on 6/1/16 (vs. Columbus).
  • Ilsinho tallied his first goal in his second start of the season.
  • Raymon Gaddis surpassed Sebastien Le Toux with 176 all-time regular-season appearances, the most in club history.
  • Haris Medunjanin recorded his first assist of the season.
  • Fafa Picault notched his first helper of the season.
  • The Union earned their first clean sheet since September 23, 2018 vs. Sporting KC.
  • The Union go back on the road to take on FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium on March 30 (7:30 P.M. ET/PHL17).

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