Philadelphia Union Draw D.C. United
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Philadelphia Union earned a point against D.C. United on the road on Wednesday night in a 2-2 draw. With the tie, the Union have clinched a playoff berth for the 2020 MLS Playoffs. This is the fifth time in franchise history the Union have clinched, and the first time the club has clinched in three consecutive years. The Union have five regular season games left, as they did when they clinched in 2019. Anthony Fontana put the Union on the board when he scored his fifth goal of the season in his third start of his 2020 campaign, he is now second on the team in goals scored. Mark McKenzie scored his first career MLS goal to tie the game in the 87'. The club is now 9-1-3 when scoring the first goal of the game. The Union continue their road swing at Gillette Stadium on October 19 where they will face New England Revolution (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).
Philadelphia Union 2 - D.C. United 2
Audi Field (Washington, D.C.)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
TODAY'S MATCH INFO
Referee: Marcos de Oliveira
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, CJ Morgantew
Fourth Official: Luis Arroyo
VAR: Alan Kelly
Weather: 63 degrees and clear
PHI - Anthony Fontana (Santos) 49'
D.C. - Donovan Pines (Yamil Asad) 71'
D.C. - Yamil Asad (PK) 75'
PHI - Mark McKenzie, 87'
PHI - Sergio Santos (caution) 42'
PHI - Anthony Fontana (caution) 53'
D.C. - Russell Canouse (caution) 60'
PHI - Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 74'
PHI - Olivier Mbaizo (caution) 81'
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Olivier Mbaizo, Jack Elliott, Mark McKenzie, Kai Wagner; Brenden Aaronson, Alejandro Bedoya, Jamiro Monteiro, Anthony Fontana (Ilsinho, 62'); Kacper Przybylko, Sergio Santos (Andrew Wooten, 62)
Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik; Aurelien Collin, Matt Real, Matej Oravec, Cole Turner, Jack de Vries, Michee Ngalina
D.C. United: Chris Seitz; Oniel Fisher (Griffin Yow, 90'), Frederic Billiant, Donovan Pines, Joseph Mora; Kevin Paredes (Chris Odoi-Atsem, 83'), Russell Canouse, Yamil Asad, Edison Flores (Julian Gressel, HT); Erik Sorga, Ola Kamara (Gelmin Rivas, 65')
Substitutes not used: Earl Edwards Jr.; Axel Sjoberg, Moses Nyeman
With the draw, the Union have clinched a playoff berth for the 2020 MLS Playoffs... This is the fifth time in franchise history the Union have clinched, and the first time the club has clinched in three consecutive years... The Union have five regular season games left, as they did when they clinched in 2019... They clinched with two games left in 2018, the last day of regular season in 2016, and one game left in 2011...the Union remain in second place in the Eastern Conference.
Anthony Fontana scored his fifth goal of the season and is now second on the team in goals scored...he has scored five goals in his last seven games played, two as a starter and three as a substitute...with seven MLS career goals, he is now tied with Brenden Aaronson for the most goals scored by a Union homegrown in their career.
Mark McKenzie scored his first goal of his MLS career when he scored the equalizer in the 87'... he becomes the sixth Union homegrown to score a goal in club history.
Alejandro Bedoya made his 120th appearance for the Union.
The Union play on the road at Gillette Stadium on October 19 where they will face New England Revolution (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).
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