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Philadelphia Union Falls to Club America

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

CHESTER, Pa. - The Philadelphia Union hosted Club America in the second leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night, falling 2-0. With the loss, the Union are eliminated with America moving on, on 4-0 aggregate. The first half remained scoreless with the Union and America both recording five shots. The Union were awarded a penalty kick in the 49th minute but did not convert. Nicolas Benedetti opened the scoring in the 79th minute to put America ahead 3-0 on aggregate. Late in the 93rd minute, Henry Martin found the back of the net, assisted by Mauro Laínez.

The Union will be back home for MLS play on September 19th where they will face Orlando City SC (4:00 p.m. ET / ESPN).

Philadelphia Union 0 - Club America 2

Subaru Park (Chester, Pennsylvania)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Referee: Said Martinez

First Assistant Referee: Walter Lopez

Second Assistant Referee: Christian Ramirez

Fourth Official: Ivan Barton

Referee Assessor: Jesus Lebron


America - Nicolas Benedetti (Sánchez) 79'

America - Henry Martin (Laínez) 90+3'


PHI - Jakob Glesnes (caution) 19'

PHI - Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 26'

PHI - José Martínez (caution) 26'

America - Francisco Córdova (caution) 31'

PHI - Jamiro Monteiro (caution) 45'

America - Bruno Valdez (caution) 49'

America - Richard Sánchez (caution) 73'


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Jack Elliot, Jakob Glesnes, Kai Wagner, Olivier Mbaizo (Dániel Gazdag 76'); José Martínez, Leon Flach (Quinn Sullivan 89'), Alejandro Bedoya (Jack McGlynn 90'); Jamiro Monteiro (Paxten Aaronson 76'); Cory Burke, Kacper Przybylko

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik, Alvas Powell, Stuart Findlay

Club America: Guillermo Ochoa; Emanuel Aguilera, Bruno Valdez, Salvador Reyes, Jorge Sánchez; Richard Sánchez (Fernando Madrigal González 90'), Pedro Aquino; Álvaro Fidalgo (Sebastián Cáceres 69'), Mauro Laínez, Francisco Córdova (Nicolas Benedetti 45'); Roger Martínez (Henry Martín 66')

Substitutes not used: Óscar Jiménez, Luis Fuentes, Federico Viñas


Jamiro Monteiro returned to the Starting XI after missing the first leg of the semifinals due to yellow card accumulation.

Kacper Przybylko entered the contest leading the race for the Golden Boot with five goals.

The Union will be back home for MLS play on September 19th where they will face Orlando City SC (4:00 p.m. ET / ESPN).

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