In First win in MLS this season, Corey Burke scores and assists
CHICAGO, Il. - The Philadelphia Union took on Chicago Fire FC at Soldier Field on Saturday, May 8, securing their first MLS win this season with a 2-0 win. The first half remained scoreless with the Union creating the bulk of chances, outshooting Chicago 9 to 3. In the second half, Cory Burke's left footed volley made it 1-0 in the 51' followed by a headed goal by Jakob Glesnes in the 60'. Andre Blake recorded 3 saves to ensure the Union get the clean sheet. Homegrown Jack McGlynn earned his first MLS start of his career and became the 8th homegrown to make an MLS start for Philadelphia Union. McGlynn also became the second-youngest player to start for the Union in MLS play at 17 years old (17 years, 10 months, and 1 day). The Union are home at Subaru Park on Wednesday, May 12, where they will face the New England Revolution. (7:30 p.m. ET / PH17).
Chicago Fire FC 0 - Philadelphia Union 2
Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
Saturday, May 8, 2021
TODAY'S MATCH INFO
Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
Assistant Referees: Eric Boria, Ian McKay
Fourth Official: Tori Penso
VAR: Daniel Radford
Ast. VAR: Craig Lowry
Weather: 49 degrees and Sunny
PHI - Cory Burke (Monteiro) 51'
PHI - Jakob Glesnes (Burke) 60'
CHI - Johan Kappelhof (caution) 26'
CHI - Wyatt Omsberg (caution) 48'
PHI - Sergio Santos (caution) 90+2'
CHI - Boris Sekulic (caution) 90+2'
PHI - Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 90+6'
PHI - Jakob Glesnes (caution) 90+7'
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Kai Wagner, Olivier Mbaizo (Matthew Real 79'); Jack Mcglynn (Anthony Fontana 62'), Alejandro Bedoya, Leon Flach; Jamiro Monteiro; Cory Burke (Sergio Santos 61'), Kacper Przybylko
Substitutes not used: Matthew Freese, Aurélien Collin, Cole Turner, Quinn Sullivan
Chicago Fire FC: Bobby Shuttleworth, Francisco Calvo, Wyatt Omsberg (Jhon Jairo Espinoza 71'), Jonathan Bornstein (Miguel Navarro 57'), Boris Sekulic; Gastón Giménez, Johan Kappelhof (Mauricio Pineda 46'); Luka Stojanovic (Álvaro Medrán 57'), Przemyslaw Frankowski, Elliot Collier (Nnamdi Chinonso Offor 57'); Robert Beric
Substitutes not used: Gabriel Slonina, Brian Gutierrez, Javier Casas, Alex Monis
Homegrown Jack McGlynn earned his first MLS start of his career. McGlynn became the 8th homegrown to make an MLS start for Philadelphia Union. McGlynn also became the second-youngest player to start for the Union in MLS play at 17 years old (17 years, 10 months and 1 day).
Cory Burke made his second start of the MLS season, scoring in the 51'. Five of Burke's 15 career goals have come against the Fire including the game-winner in the last matchup between the two sides. Burke also picked up an assist in today's match.
Jakob Glesnes scores his first goal of the season with a headed goal.
Andre Blake records 3 saves and secures the clean sheet for the Union.
Jamiro Monteiro registers his first assist of the season.
The Union are home at Subaru Park on Wednesday, May 12 where they will face the New England Revolution. (7:30 p.m. ET / PH17)
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