Philadelphia Union

Gazdag Scores Brace; Bendik Records First Clean Sheet Of The Season

July 12, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union played Nashville SC on Wednesday night at GEODIS Park, winning 2-0. With the win, the Union move up to fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 37 points. Midfielder Daniel Gazdag opened the scoring by converting a penalty in the 40th minute, resulting in a 1-0 Union lead at the end of the first half. Gazdag logged his second goal of the game off of a penalty kick in the 85th minute after drawing a foul in the box. Goalkeeper Joe Bendik recorded his first clean sheet of the season, helping the Union claim a 2-0 road win against Nashville SC.

The Union will return to Subaru Park on Saturday, July 15th (7:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV), where they will face New York City FC.

Nashville SC 0 - Philadelphia Union 2

GEODIS Park (Nashville, TN)

Wednesday, July 12, 2023


Referee: Sergii Boiko

Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Walter Heatherly

Fourth Official: Joshua Encarnación

VAR: Daniel Radford

Ast. VAR: Eric Weisbrod

Weather: 89 degrees and sunny.


PHI - Daniel Gazdag (PK) 40'

PHI - Daniel Gazdag (PK) 84'


NSH - Daniel Lovitz (caution) 38'

NSH - Randall Leal (caution) 43'

PHI - Kai Wagner (caution) 44'

NSH - Teal Bunbury (caution) 71'

NSH - Daniel Lovitz (second caution, ejection) 81'

PHI - Daniel Gazdag (caution) 84'

NSH - Shaq Moore (ejection) 90+5'

PHI - Julian Carranza (ejection) 90+5'


Philadelphia Union: Joe Bendik, Kai Wagner (Matt Real 72'), Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel (Olivier Mbaizo 72') , Jesus Bueno, Leon Flach, Alejandro Bedoya (Jack McGlynn '61), Daniel Gazdag (Andres Perea 90+10'), Julian Carranza, Quinn Sullivan (Mikael Uhre 61').

Substitutes not used: Holden Trent, Joaquin Torres, Chris Donovan.

Nashville SC:Joe Willis, Daniel Lovitz, Walker Zimmerman, Lukas MacNaughton, Shaq Moore, Dax McCarty (Luke Haakenson 90+1'), Sean Davis (Taylor Washington 87'), Randall Leal (Alex Muyl 63'), Hany Mukhtar, Jacob Shaffelburg ( Fafa Picault 63'), Teal Bunbury (Jan Gregus 87').

Substitutes not used: Elliot Panicco, Ethan Zubak, Josh Bauer, Brian Anunga.


Midfielder Daniel Gazdag has scored eight penalties this season, more than any other player in the league this season, and the fifth player in MLS history to score at least eight penalty kicks in a single season.

Julian Carranza (10), Daniel Gazdag (9) and Mikael Uhre (7) are the only trio of teammates with at least seven goals each this season.

The Union have won eight penalties in the MLS this season, no team has won more.

Goalkeeper Joe Bendik registered his first clean sheet of the season.

The Union will return to Subaru Park on Saturday, July 15th (7:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV), where they will face New York City FC.

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