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Goal from Ilsinho earns Union another point in draw against Orlando

July 20, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Philadelphia Union finished MLS is Back Tournament Group A play with a 1-1 draw against Orlando City SC, securing second place in the group. Ilsinho put the Union ahead in the 68th minute, his first goal of the 2020 season, after excellent build up play from Brenden Aaronson and Alejandro Bedoya. Andre Blake continued to impress in net, making six saves on the night. The team returns to action on Saturday, July 25 in a MLS is Back Knockout Round match, time and opponent to be announced at a later date.

Philadelphia Union 1 - Orlando City SC 1

Disney Wide World of Sports Complex (Orlando, Fla.)

Monday, July 20, 2020


Referee: Rubiel Vazquez

Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein

Fourth Official: Drew Fischer

VAR: Ismail Elfath

Assistant VAR: Chris Wattam

Weather: 84 degrees and clear


PHI - Ilsinho (Alejandro Bedoya) 68'

ORL - Mauricio Pereyra (Nani) 70'


PHI - Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 56'

ORL - Oriol Rosell (caution) 67'

PHI - Jakob Glesnes (caution) 80'

ORL - Ruan (caution) 90'+1'


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Mark McKenzie, Kai Wagner Alejandro Bedoya, Warren Creavalle (Jakob Glesnes, 73'), Jamiro Monteiro, Brenden Aaronson (Matt Real, 90'+4'); Kacper Przybylko, Sergio Santos (Ilsinho, 59')

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik, Aurelien Collin, Olivier Mbaizo, Anthony Fontana, Matej Oravec, Jack de Vries, Cole Turner, Andrew Wooten, Michee Ngalina

Orlando City SC: Pedro Gallese; Ruan, Antonio Carlos, Robin Jansson, Joao Muutinho; Oriol Rosell, Junior Urso (Jhegson Mendez,19'), Chris Muller (Andres Perea, 87'), Mauricio Pereyra (Santiago Patino, 88'), Nani; Tesho Akindele (Benji Michel, 74')

Substitutes not used: Brian Rowe, Alex De John, Kyle Smith, Kamal Miller, Rodrigo Schlegel, David Loera, Jordan Bender, Daryl Dike


Ilsinho netted his first goal of the season, helping the club secure a point. The goal ended a 10-match drought for the Brazilian super sub. His 68th minute strike marked his 20th goal for the club, good for fifth all-time and one away from moving up to fourth.

Goalkeeper Andre Blake made six saves on the night, two off his season high of eight. He has registered at least five saves in four of five matches in 2020. Blake pushes his Union all-time saves record to 424.

Captain Alejandro Bedoya registered the assist on the Union's only goal of the match. It was his 15th for Philadelphia, which moves him to sixth on the club's all-time assist list, tied with Fabinho. His assist was finished by Ilsinho, who is fifth all-time in assists with 17.

Philadelphia has scored in four straight matches, finding the back of the net in every match since being shutout to in their opening match of the 2020 season. The most recent streak of four or more goals came between May 25, 2019 and July 7, 2020 with the Union scoring in eight-straight matches.

For the fifth match in a row, at least three Homegrown players played for the Union. Mark McKenzie and Brenden Aaronson started for the fifth-straight match with Matt Real making a substitute appearance, his third appearance of the season.

The Union returns to action on Saturday, July 25 in a MLS is Back Knockout Round match against, time and opponent to be announced at a later date.

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