Match Recap: Philadelphia Union 4, Montreal Impact 1
Kacper Przybylko records second brace of the season; Union move into second place in Eastern Conference
CHESTER, Pa. (September 20, 2020) – The Philadelphia Union beat Montreal Impact 4-1 on the road at Red Bull Arena. The win moves the Union into sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference. After going down a goal early in the first half, the Union took advantage of playing a man up after Impact player Romell Quioto was ejected from the match. Alejandro Bedoya scored his second goal of the year in the 22’ minute to tie the match. Kacper Przybylko scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season for his second brace of the season. He has now scored four game-winning goals in 2020. Anthony Fontana added a goal, scoring for a second consecutive game, and now has five in his Union career. The Union return to action on the road at Nippert Stadium on September 23 where they will face FC Cincinnati (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).
Philadelphia Union 4 – Montreal Impact 1
Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
Saturday, September 20, 2020
Referee: Marcos de Oliveira
Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Adam Wienckowski
Fourth Official: Thomas Snyder
VAR: Alan Kelly
Weather: 59 degrees and clear
MTL – Romell Quioto, 5’
PHI – Alejandro Bedoya, 22’
PHI – Kacper Przybylko (Real, Monteiro) 45’+3
PHI – Kacper Przybylko (Aaronson, McKenzie) 47’
PHI – Anthony Fontana (McKenzie) 65’
MTL – Romell Quioto (ejection) 16’
PHI – Andre Blake (caution) 28’
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Olivier Mbaizo, Jakob Glesnes, Mark McKenzie, Matt Real; Warren Creavalle (Anthony Fontana, HT); Jamiro Monteiro, Brenden Aaronson (Jack de Vries, 87’) , Alejandro Bedoya (Cole Turner, 87’) ; Andrew Wooten (Ilsinho, 64’), Kacper Przybylko (Sergio Santos, 72’)
Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik; Aurelien Collin, Raymon Gaddis, Michee Ngalina
Montreal Impact: Clement Diop; Zachary Brault-Guillard, Joel Waterman (Karifa Yao, 53’), Luis Binks, Jukka Raitala; Victor Wanyama, Saphir Taider; Samuel Piette, Bojan (Lassi Lappalainen, 60’), Orji Okwonkwo (Jorge Corrales, 75’); Romell Quioto
Substitutes not used: Evan Bush; Rod Fanni, Shamit Shome, Amar Sejdic, Clement Bayiha
- With the win the Union move into second place in the Eastern Conference with 24 points.
- Kacper Przybylko scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season, and now has six goals in the last six games… it was his second brace of the season and third of his Union career, moving him into a tie for fourth place in club history with Ilsinho for the most braces in team history…with the two goals tonight he has a Union career total of 22 and is now in sole possession of fourth all-time in Union goal scoring… it was his fourth game-winning goal of the season…the Union are 5-0-0 in 2020 when Przybylko scores.
- Anthony Fontana scored for a second consecutive game for three goals in two games… he now has five goals in his Union career, becoming the second Homegrown to reach that plateau and trails only Brenden Aaronson’s six for the most in club history.
- Alejandro Bedoya scored his second goal of the season to give him two goals and three assists this season.
- Mark McKenzie earned his first and second MLS career assists…he becomes the sixth Union Homegrown to collect an assist in a league match.
- Brenden Aaronson recorded his third assist of the 2020 season for a career-high.
- Matt Real picked up his first assist of the season and has now recorded goal and an assist in the last three games.
- Jamiro Monteiro logged his second assist of the season and his first since March 8.
- Cole Turner made his first MLS appearance for the Union, coming in as a substitute in the second half.
The Union return to action on the road at Nippert Stadium on September 23 where they will face FC Cincinnati (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).