Carranza Scores Brace; Union Unbeaten in Seven MLS Matches

May 27, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union played New York City FC on Saturday night at Citi Field Stadium, earning a 3-1 road win. With the win, the Union jump to third place in the Eastern Conference with 24 points. In the first half, New York took the lead first, when Gabriel Pereira opened the scoring. In first half stoppage time, forward Julian Carranza scored a brace in three minutes to put the Union in the lead. In the second half, Midfielder Daniel Gazdag converted the third and final goal from the penalty spot to secure all three points on the road. With the result, the Union extended their league unbeaten streak to seven games.

The Union return to Subaru Park on Wednesday, May 31st (7:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV) to play Charlotte FC.

New York City FC 1 - Philadelphia Union 3

Citi Field Stadium (New York, NY)

Saturday, May 27, 2023


Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.

Assistant Referees: Jose Da Silva, Gianni Facchini

Fourth Official: Adam Kilpatrick

VAR: Kevin Stott

Ast. VAR: Thomas Supple

Weather: 68 degrees and sunny.


NYC - Gabriel Pereira (Ledezma) 30'

PHI - Julian Carranza (Elliott) 45+1'

PHI - Julian Carranza (Uhre, Martinez) 45+3'

PHI - Daniel Gazdag (PK) 53'


PHI - Jakob Glesnes (caution) 29'

NYC - Tayvon Gray (caution) 38'

NYC - Thiago Martins (caution) 52'

NYC - Kevin O'Toole (caution) 61'

PHI - Mikael Uhre (caution) 69'

PHI - Jesus Bueno (caution) 83'


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Damion Lowe, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Jose Martinez, Leon Flach, Daniel Gazdag; Mikael Uhre (Jesus Bueno 74'), Julian Carranza (Chris Donovan 86').

Substitutes not used:Joe Bendik, Nathan Harriel, Matt Real, Richard Odada, Andres Perea, Joaquin Torres, Jeremy Rafanello.

New York City FC: Luis Barraza, Maxime Chanot, Thiago Martins (Tony Alfaro 55'), Kevin O'Toole, Keaton Parks, James Sands, Gabriel Pereira, Santiago Rodríguez, Andres Jasson (Gabriel Segal 62'), Richard Ledezma (Talles Magno 62'), Tayvon Gray (Braian Cufré 86').

Substitutes not used:Cody Mizell, Stephen Turnbull, Matt Freese, Justin Haak.


Forward Julian Carranza scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season, with his second brace of the year.

With his first of two goals against NYCFC tonight, forward Julian Carranza became the fourth MLS player to record 20 goals and 10 assists since the start of the 2022 season.

With both players scoring goals against NYCFC, teammates Julian Carranza and Daniel Gazdag have scored in the same match an MLS-high 11 times since the start of the 2022 season.

Midfielder Daniel Gazdag scored his seventh MLS goal of the year.

Midfielder Jose Martinez notched his third assist of the season.

Forward Mikael Uhre registered his second assist of the season.

Defender Jack Elliott registered his first assist of the season.

The Union are undefeated in their last seven regular season matches.

The Union return to Subaru Park on Wednesday, May 31st (7:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV) to play Charlotte FC.

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