Philadelphia Union

Union Advance to Round of 16 of Concacaf Champions Cup

February 27, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - The Philadelphia Union faced Deportivo Saprissa in the second leg of the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup Round One on Tuesday night at Subaru Park, securing a hard-fought 3-3 draw to advance to the Round of 16. Saprissa took the lead in the 14th minute of the first half with a penalty kick from Luis Paradela. Union forward Julian Carranza responded with a goal in the 17th minute. Homegrown midfielder Quinn Sullivan scored in the 26th minute assisted by midfielder Daniel Gazdag, giving the Union the lead. In the 28th minute, Warren Madrigal of Saprissa scored to level the match. Saprissa took the lead in the 62nd minute from a free kick by Mariano Torres. Forward Mikael Uhre scored in the 94th minute from midfielder Jack McGlynn's corner to give the Union the advantage on aggregate. The Union will start their Round of 16 series against C.F. Pachuca at Subaru Park on Tuesday, March 5th at 6 p.m. ET.

The Union will return to MLS play on Saturday, March 2, where they travel to Children's Mercy Park to play Sporting Kansas City (8:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV).


Referee: Selvin Brown

Assistant Referees: Gerson Orellana, Enmanuel Aguirre

Fourth Official: Ivan Barton

VAR: Said Martinez

Ast. VAR: Oscar Macias

Weather: 55 degrees and clear.


SAP - Luis Paradela (PK) 14'

PHI - Julian Carranza (Sullivan) 17'

PHI - Quinn Sullivan (Gazdag) 26'

SAP - Warren Madrigal (Escobar) 28'

SAP - Mariano Torres (free-kick) 62'

PHI - Mikael Uhre (McGlynn) 94'


PHI - Olivier Mbaizo (caution) 40'

PHI - Jack Elliott (ejection) 90'+3'

SAP - Joseph Mora (caution) 90'+6'

PHI - Oliver Semmle (caution) 102'

PHI - Damion Lowe (caution) 104'

PHI - Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 116'


Philadelphia Union: Oliver Semmle; Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo (Nathan Harriel 114'), Kai Wagner; Quinn Sullivan (Mikael Uhre 65'), Jesus Bueno ( Jose Martinez 65'), Jack McGlynn, Daniel Gazdag (Damion Lowe 90'+3'); Markus Anderson (Alejandro Bedoya 45'), Julian Carranza (Chris Donovan 84').

Substitutes not used: Holden Trent, Matt Real, Olwethu Makhanya, Sanders Ngabo, Jeremy Rafanello, Tai Baribo.

Deportivo Saprissa: Kevin Chamorro; Pablo Arboine, Fidel Escobar, Gerald Taylor; Mariano Torres, Jefferson Brenes (Ariel Rodriguez 71'); Joseph Mora (Kendall Waston 90'), Luis Diaz ( David Guzman 45'), Javon East (Orlando Sinclair 105'), Warren Madrigal (Jefry Valverde 71'), Luis Paradela (Eduardo Anderson 79').

Substitutes not used: Esteban Alvarado, Ulises Segura, Abraham Madriz, Douglas Sequeira.


Goalkeeper Oliver Semmle and forward Markus Anderson made their Concacaf Champions Cup debut with their starts tonight against Saprissa.

With the goal tonight, forward Julian Carranza became the Union's all time goal scorer in the Concacaf Champions Cup with six goals.

Goalkeeper Oliver Semmle registered five saves to help the Union advance to the next round.

The Union will return to MLS play on Saturday, March 2, where they travel to Children's Mercy Park to play Sporting Kansas City (8:30 p.m. ET / Apple TV).

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