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First-place Union remain unbeaten in their last six games after draw in front of sellout Talen Energy Stadium crowd

May 18, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union faced Seattle Sounders FC at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 18,540. With the draw, the Union remain undefeated in their last six games. The club's 7-3-3 record (24 points) continues their best start to a season in team history through 13 games.

Philadelphia Union 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 0

Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA)

Saturday, May 18, 2019


Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pennsylvania)

Referee: Marcos DeOliveira

Assistants Referees: Jose Da Silva, Eric Boria

Fourth Official: Lorant Varga

VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero

Attendance: 18,540

Weather: 75 Degrees, Clear




SEA - Nouhou Tolo (Caution) 56'

PHI - Kacper Przybylko (Caution) 72'

PHI - Fafa Picault (Caution) 83'

SEA - Jonathan Campbell (Caution) 86'


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Auston Trusty, Kai Wagner; Haris Medunjanin; Alejandro Bedoya, Jamiro Monteiro; Brenden Aaronson (Fafa Picault, 77'); Kacper Przybylko, Sergio Santos (Ilsinho, 57')

Substitutes not used: Carlos Miguel Coronel; Anthony Fontana, Aurelien Collin, Michee Ngalina, Fabinho

Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei; Saad Abdul-Salaam, Kim Kee-hee, Roman Torres, Jonathan Campbell, Nouhou Tolo (Kelvin Leerdam, 71); Cristian Roldan, Jordy Delem (Handwalla Bwana, 76), Alex Roldan; Nicolas Lodeiro, Will Bruin (Raul Ruidiaz, 79')

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Harry Shipp, Henry Wingo, Brad Smith


The Union are undefeated in their last six games and remain in first place in the Eastern Conference with 24 points.

The club's 7-3-3 record (24 points) continues their best start to a season in team history through 13 games.

Tonight's sellout crowd (18,540) was the Union's 46th all-time at Talen Energy Stadium ... coming on May 18, it is the Union's earliest sellout since April 23, 2016 vs. NYCFC (18,681).

The Union's possession percentage tonight, 67.8%, represents the second-highest total the team has ever had in a single regular-season match, as well as the highest in a match that finished 11 vs. 11 ... the Union's overall possession record is 68.8%, achieved vs. Colorado on May 20, 2017 ... the Rapids finished with 10 men in that game after Caleb Calvert received a second yellow in the 69th minute.

The Union's 20 shots tonight matched a single-game season high for the club, first achieved vs. FC Cincinnati (May 1).

Sergio Santos made his first career MLS start for the Union.

Andre Blake returned to the starting XI after missing the previous four matches due to injury.

Ray Gaddis made his 175th career start with the Union.

Jack Elliott made his 60th career start for the club.

Michee Ngalina made the match day 18 for the first time since signing a first team contract on May 8.

The Union next play at home at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday, May 25 in a regular-season match against Portland Timbers (7:30 p.m. ET/PHL17).

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