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Philadelphia Union tie Atlanta United FC 1-1

March 18, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union faced Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to earn a point on the road; 18-year-old Medford, NJ native and Union Academy product Brenden Aaronson made his first start scoring the Union's only goal of the game in his debut; Raymon Gaddis tied Sebastien Le Toux with 175 all-time regular-season appearances, the most in club history.

Philadelphia Union 1 - Atlanta United FC 1

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, Georgia)

Sunday, March 17, 2019


Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Georgia)

Referee: Robert Sibiga

Assistants Referees: Corey Rockwell, Corey Parker

Fourth Official: Jon Freemon

VAR: Luis Guardia

Weather: Indoors


PHI - Brenden Aaronson (Kai Wagner) 47'

ATL - Ezequiel Barco (Julian Gressel) 70'


PHI - Haris Medunjanin (caution) 53'

PHI - Corey Burke (caution) 75'

ATL - González Pirez (caution) 90


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliot, Auston Trusty, Kai Wagner; Haris Medunjanin; Alejandro Bedoya, Warren Creavalle (Derrick Jones 46'); Brenden Aaronson (Ilsinho 74'); Cory Burke, Fafa Picault (David Accam 88')

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese, Mark McKenzie, Olivier Mbaizo, Anthony Fontana

Atlanta United FC: Brad Guzan; Miles Robinson, Michael Parkhurst (Brek Shea 59'), Leandro González Pirez; Julian Gressel, Jeff Larentowicz (Andrew Carleton 79'), Darlington Nagbe, Eric Remedi; Hector Villalba (Ezequiel Barco 67'), Josef Martínez, Gonzalo Martínez

Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Mikey Ambrose, Romario Williams, Brandon Vázquez


- Brenden Aaronson scored his first MLS goal in his debut game

- Aaronson became the sixth youngest player to make his debut for the club and became the third youngest player in club history to make the starting 11

- Andre Blake made is his 101st start with the Union, becoming one game shy of tying the Union's all-time games started record

- Jack Elliott made his 50th appearance and 48th start

- Raymon Gaddis tied Sebastien Le Toux with 175 all-time regular-season appearances, the most in club history

- The Union will play at home on March 23rd when they take on Columbus Crew SC at Talen Energy Stadium (7:30 P.M. ET/PHL17)

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