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Daniel Gazdag scores his first career MLS goal; Andre Blake and the Union earn their seventh clean sheet

August 4, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release


CHESTER, Pa. - The Philadelphia Union took on Toronto FC at home Wednesday night at Subaru Park. The team earned all three points after a 3-0 win. The Boys in Blue got off to a fast start in the first half. Jakob Glesnes opened up the scoring with a curling header from a corner kick from Daniel Gazdag in the 12th minute. Later, after being brought down by Toronto's goalkeeper, Sergio Santos earned the team a penalty kick. Daniel Gazdag stepped up to the penalty spot and fired it into the back of the net for his first career MLS goal. Three minutes later, the Union scored again when Santos found himself on another breakaway, slotting it past the goalkeeper for his fourth goal of the MLS regular season. Martinez earned his first assist of the season with his pass to Santos. Andre Blake was needed early in the second half. Toronto was awarded a penalty in the 50th minute, but Blake would make a diving save. For the rest of the half, the Union saw the game out, limiting any more chances for Toronto to earn their seventh clean sheet of the regular season. With the draw, the Union now have 28 points and move to third place in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Union are on the road next to take on the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, August 8 (6:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Philadelphia Union 3 - Toronto FC 0

Subaru Park (Chester, PA)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

TODAY'S MATCH INFO

Referee: Ted Unkel

Assistant Referees: Peter Balciunas, Ryan Graves

Fourth Official: Greg Dopka

VAR: Rubiel Vazquez

Ast. VAR: Ian McKay

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI - Jakob Glesnes (Gazdag) 12'

PHI - Daniel Gazdag (PEN) 33'

PHI - Sergio Santos (Martinez) 36'

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

PHI - Jakob Glesnes (caution) 26'

PHI - Kai Wagner (caution) 47'

PHI - Olivier Mbazio (caution) 90'

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Jose Martinez, Leon Flach (Jack McGlynn 85'), Alejandro Bedoya, Daniel Gazdag (Quinn Sullivan 74'); Sergio Santos (Cory Burke 66' ), Kacper Przybylko (Paxten Aaronson 74')

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese; Matt Real, Stuart Findlay, Cole Turner, Ilsinho

Toronto FC: Alex Bono; Kemar Lawrence, Chris Mavinga (Nick DeLeon 46'), Omar Gonzalez, Eriq Zavaleta, Richie Laryea (Ifunanyachi Achara 60'); Jonathan Osorio (Patrick Mullins 71'), Michael Bradley, Marky Delgado; Yeferson Soteldo, Jozy Altidore (Jordan Perruzza 71')

Substitutes not used: Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty, Luke Singh, Quentin Westberg, Noble Okello, Ralph Priso

TEAM NOTES

Midfielder Daniel Gazdag scored his first career goal in the MLS and for the Union with a penalty kick in the 33rd minute.

Center back Jakob Glesnes scored his 3rd goal of the MLS regular season in his 35th MLS start tonight for the Boys in Blue

Jose Martinez made his 25th appearance in league play for Philadelphia Union registering his first assist of the MLS regular season

Sergio Santos scored his fourth goal of the season while making his 55th career appearance.

Union Homegrown Paxten Aaronson made his second career appearance for the Boys in Blue after being subbed on in the 74th minute.

The Union scored three goals in the first half. The last time the team accomplished this was August 29, 2020 against D.C. United.

Goalkeeper Andre Blake earned his seventh clean sheet of the MLS regular season

The Union are on the road next to take on the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, August 8 (6:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).


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