Match Recap: Philadelphia Union 2, Chicago Fire 0
Union remain in first place in MLS’ Eastern Conference after a 2-0 victory against Chicago; Andre Blake keeps third clean sheet of the season
CHESTER, Pa. (July 20, 2019) – The Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union earned three points at home against Chicago on Saturday night. The win gives them a four point lead on second place D.C United. Marco Fabian scored the game-winning goal in the first half for his third goal of the season. Anthony Fontana secured the win with the Union’s second goal, his first goal of the season. Andre Blake logged his 30th career MLS clean sheet. The Union return to action next weekend in Montreal on Saturday, July 27 vs. Montreal Impact (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).
Philadelphia Union 2 – Chicago Fire 0
Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA)
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Kieso, Andrew Bigelow
Fourth Official: Jon Freemon
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr
Weather: 93 degrees and sunny
PHI – Marco Fabian (Kai Wagner, Haris Medunjanin) 12’
PHI – Anthony Fontana, 65’
CHI – Brandt Bronico (caution) 8’
PHI – Kai Wagner (caution) 19’
PHI – Fafa Picault (caution) 84’
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Auston Trusty, Kai Wagner; Haris Medunjanin; Alejandro Bedoya, Brenden Aaronson (Ilsinho, 77’); Marco Fabian (Anthony Fontana, 61’); Kacper Przybylko, Fafa Picault (Warren Creavalle, 90’)
Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik; RJ Allen, Aurelien Collin, Andrew Wooten
Chicago Fire: Kenneth Kronholm; Brandt Bronico, Francisco Calvo, Johan Kappelhof, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jorge Corrales (Grant Lillard, 42’); Nemanja Nikolic (Aleksandar Katai, 70’), Fabian Herbers, Djordje Mihailovic (Diego Campos, 70’), Przemyslaw Frankowsk; Dax McCarty; Aleksa; CJ Sapong
Substitutes not used: Richard Sanchez; Andre Reynolds, Marcelo, Jeremiah Gutjahr
- Anthony Fontana scored his first goal of the regular season and second of his career.
- Marco Fabian scored his fourth career MLS goal in his 13th MLS game.
- Kai Wagner recorded his fifth assist of the season.
- Andre Blake registered his third clean sheet of the season, his 30th career shutout.
- Haris Medunjanin notched his sixth helper of the season, tied for second most on the team.
- Jack Elliott made his 70th all-time appearance for the club.
The Union return to action with a road game on Saturday, July 27 vs. Montreal Impact (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).