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Cory Burke scores game winner: Union remain first place in Eastern Conference

October 28, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - The Philadelphia Union beat Chicago Fire 2-1 at home on Wednesday night at Subaru Park. With the win, the Union remain in first place in the Eastern Conference with 44 points and are unbeaten at home this season with eight consecutive home wins. In the first half, Kacper Przybylko scored the Union's 500th regular season goal from the penalty spot. In the 36', Chicago Fire's Francisco Calvo was ejected from the match, giving the Union a man advantage going into the second half. Olivier Mbaizo found Cory Burke in the 65th minute which would prove to be the game winner. The Union are away at MAPFRE Stadium on November 1st where they will face Columbus Crew SC. (3:30 p.m. ET / ABC).

Philadelphia Union 2 - Chicago Fire 1

Subaru Park (Chester, PA)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020


Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr

Assistant Referees: CJ Morgante, Eric Weisbrod

Fourth Official: Natalie Simon

VAR: Younes Marrakchi

AVAR: Jeff Muschik

Weather: 61 degrees and cloudy


PHI - Kacper Przybylko (PK) 28'

CHI - Robert Beric (Mihailovic) 42'

PHI - Cory Burke (Aaronson, Mbaizo) 65'


PHI - Jack Elliott (caution) 16'

CHI - Francisco Calvo (ejection) 36'

CHI - Robert Beric (caution) 45'

PHI - Anthony Fontana (caution) 48'

CHI - Álvaro Medrán (caution) 57'

PHI - Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 68'

CHI - Djordje Mihailovic (caution) 88'

PHI - Ilsinho (caution) 90+4'


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake (Joe Bendik 90'); Mark McKenzie, Jakob Glesnes, Kai Wagner, Ray Gaddis (Olivier Mbaizo 45'); Jack Elliott, Alejandro Bedoya, Brenden Aaronson, Anthony Fontana (Ilsinho 60'); Sergio Santos (Cory Burke 60'), Kacper Przybylko (Andrew Wooten 87')

Substitutes not used: Cole Turner, Jack De Vries, Michee Ngalina, Aurelien Collin

Chicago Fire: Bobby Shuttleworth; Francisco Calvo, Mauricio Pineda, Jonathan Bornstein (Miguel Navarro 72'), Boris Sekulic (Elliot Collier 72'); Gastón Giménez, Álvaro Medrán ( Carlos Terán 78'), Djordje Mihailovic, Ignacio Aliseda (Fabian Herbers 72'), Przemyslaw Frankowski; Robert Beric

Substitutes not used: Micheal Azira, Connor Sparrow, Andre Reynolds, Nicholas Slonina, Brian Gutierrez


The Union continue to build on their franchise record of consecutive wins at home, now with eight... they are the only team to remain undefeated at home this season.

Forward Kacper Przybylko scored the Union's 500th regular season goal and his team-leading eighth of the season...his eight goals are tied for fifth in the league.

Forward Cory Burke scored the game winning goal, his first of the season.

Midfielder Brenden Aaronson recorded his seventh assist.

Goalkeeper Andre Blake made his 145th career start between the sticks for the Union.

Defender Ray Gaddis extended his club record to 210 career starts and 220 appearances for the Boys in Blue.

Captain Alejandro Bedoya recorded his 120th career start for the Union.

Goalkeeper Joe Bendik made his first appearance for the Union in the 90th minute.

The Union are away at MAPFRE Stadium on November 1st where they will face Columbus Crew SC. (3:30 p.m. ET / ABC).

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