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Union advance to the quarter-final of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League

April 14, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release


CHESTER, Pa. - The Philadelphia Union beat Deportivo Saprissa 4-0 in the second leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night at Subaru Park. With the win, the Union advanced to the quarter-final, 5-0 on aggregate. In the first half, the Union won the possession battle but were unable to convert on a few chances. In the second half, the Union took the lead after Jamiro Monteiro scored on a penalty kick in the 47th minute. The goals would start to come quickly for the Union as Przybylko scored just four minutes later on an assist from Monteiro. Monteiro would get his second assist on the night finding Fontana for a goal in the 54th minute. In the 90th minute, Monteiro would find the back of the net for a second time. The defense would hold on as Andre Blake was able to secure his second clean sheet of the tournament.

The Union advance to the quarter-finals of the Concacaf Champions League and will face Atlanta United FC. The following round will begin on April 27-29 (first leg) and May 4-6 (second leg), with the Union hosting the second leg. The Union will open MLS play away at Historic Crew Stadium on April 18th where they will face Columbus Crew (5:30 p.m. ET / FS1). They will return to Subaru Park on April 24 to take on Inter Miami CF (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Philadelphia Union 4 - Deportivo Saprissa 0

Subaru Park (Chester, Pennsylvania)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

TODAY'S MATCH INFO

Referee: Fernando Guerrero

Assistant Referees: Alberto Morin, Pablo Hernandez

Fourth Official: Jorge Perez

Referee Assessor: Jesus Lebron

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI - Jamiro Monteiro (PEN) 47'

PHI - Kacper Pryzbylko (Monteiro) 51'

PHI - Anthony Fontana (Monteiro) 54'

PHI - Jamiro Monteiro (90')

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

Saprissa - Jedwin Lester (caution) 36'

PHI - Jose Martinez (caution) 49'

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Olivier Mbaizo, Jakob Glesnes (Aurelien Collin 89'), Jack Elliott, Kai Wagner; Jose Martinez (Stuart Findlay 67'); Jamiro Monteiro, Alejandro Bedoya (Quinn Sullivan 75'), Leon Flach (Jack McGlynn 67'); Kacper Przybylko (Sergio Santos 75'), Anthony Fontana

Substitutes not used: Matt Real, Matt Freese

Deportivo Saprissa: Aaron Cruz; Ricardo Blanco, Jordy Evans, Esteban Espindola, Walter Cortes, Luis Jose Hernandez; Jedwin Lester (Jonathan Martinez 66'), David Guzman (Atim Roper 70'), Christian Bolanos (Jimmy Marin 66'); Michael Barrantes, Daniel Colindres (Jostin Telleria 90')

Substitutes not used: Francisco Alejandro Gomez Bermudez, Douglas Sequeira, Jostin Telleria, Matthew Bolanos Garcia

TEAM NOTES

The Philadelphia Union advanced to the quarter-final round of the CCL.

Forward Kacper Przybylko scored his second goal of the CCL.

Midfielder Anthony Fontana scored his first goal of the CCL.

Midfielder Jamiro Monteiro was involved in all four of the goals for the Union.

Defender Leon Flach started his 2nd consecutive game for the Union.

Midfielder Jack McGlynn made his first appearance for the Philadelphia Union.

Midfielder Stuart Findlay made his first appearance for the Philadelphia Union.

Forward Sergio Santos grabbed an assist his first appearance of the season.

Goalkeeper Andre Blake registered his 2nd clean sheet in the CCL.

The Union will open MLS regular-season play away at Historic Crew Stadium on April 18th where they will face Columbus Crew. (5:30 p.m. ET / FS1).

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