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Kai Wagner scores third goal of the season; Union remain unbeaten in their last six matches

October 16, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release


CHESTER, Pa. - The Philadelphia Union battled CF Montréal to a 2-2 draw Saturday afternoon. With the draw on the road, the Union remain in third place in the Eastern Conference. The hosts took the lead in the 33rd minute. Off of a corner, Djordje Mihailovic found striker Matko Miljevic on the edge of the box. After taking a touch to his right, Miljevic buried a shot into the bottom right corner to give Montréal the 1-0 lead. Montréal would carry that 1-0 lead into halftime. The Union leveled the scoreline in the 63rd minute off of a Montréal own goal. Jamiro Monteiro's freekick went through the crowd of players, off the post, and then off the Montréal keeper to make the game even at 1-1. The Union took advantage of another set piece in the 77th minute, with Kai Wagner giving the Union the 2-1 lead. Wagner's goal was his third of the season and ties the club record for the most goals scored in a single season by a defender. Wagner is tied with teammate Jakob Glesnes with three goals in 2021 while Sheanon Williams netted three in 2014 . In the last moments of added time, the hosts leveled the scoreline off of a Sunusi Ibrahim header to split the points. With the 2-2 draw the Union remain unbeaten in their last six matches.

The Union are on the road at Allianz Field on Wednesday evening where they will play Minnesota. (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Philadelphia Union 2 - CF Montréal 2

Stade Saputo (Montréal, QC,)

Saturday, October 16, 2021

TODAY'S MATCH INFO

Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

Assistant Referees: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, Matthew Nelson

Fourth Official: Jon Freemon

VAR: Geoff Gamble

Ast. VAR: Robert Schaap

Weather: 68 degrees and raining.

GOALS/ASSISTS

MTL - Matko Miljevic (Mihailovic) 33'

PHI - (Own goal, James Pantemis) 63'

PHI - Kai Wagner (Free Kick) 77'

MTL - Sunusi Ibrahim (Kizza) 90+5'

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

MTL - Djordje Mihailovic (Caution) 44'

MTL - Joel Waterman (Caution) 75'

Lineup

Philadelphia Union: Matt Freese; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Leon Flach, Jamiro Monteiro (Jesus Bueno 75'), Alejandro Bedoya, Paxten Aaronson (Nathan Harriel 88'); Kacper Przybylko, Quinn Sullivan (Daniel Gazdag 57').

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik, Matt Real, Stuart Findlay, Jack McGlynn, Anthony Fontana, Matheus Davo.

CF Montréal: James Pantemis; Kamal Miller, Rudy Camacho, Joel Waterman; Mathieu Choinière (Mustafa Kizza 84'), Samuel Piette, Emanuel Maciel (Bjørn Johnsen 78'), Zachary Brault-Guillard; Djordje Mihailovic, Joaquín Torres; Matko Miljevic (Sunusi Ibrahim 59').

Substitutes not used: Sebastian Breza, Rida Zouhir, Clément Bayiha, Zorhan Bassong, Ismael Koné.

TEAM NOTES

Defender Kai Wagner made his 70th MLS start for Philadelphia Union, scoring his third goal of the season... Wagner's goal ties the club record for the most goals scored in a single season by a defender. Wagner is tied with teammate Jakob Glesnes with three goals in 2021 while Sheanon Williams netted three in 2014.

Homegrown goalkeeper Matthew Freese was given his fifth start of the season between the posts, making three saves.

Homegrown Paxten Aaronson earns his 10th appearance of his rookie season with the start on Saturday afternoon.

Fellow homegrown Quinn Sullivan completed his 20th appearance for the Boys in Blue.


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