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Union come from behind to score twice in final minutes of match to take a point on the road

June 20, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release


ATLANTA, Ga. - The Philadelphia Union took a trip to Mercedes Benz Stadium to take on Atlanta United FC on Sunday, that ended in a 2-2 draw for a point on the road. With the draw, the Union now sit third in the Eastern Conference with 15 points. The match was played at a fast pace for most of the first half. Both teams looked to play quick, counter-attacking soccer, which resulted in 16 total shots before halftime. Andre Blake finished the first half with two saves to keep the score level. In the second half, it was Atlanta who got on the board first from off an own goal from Kacper Przybylko in the 58th minute. In the last 10 minutes of the match, Atlanta would double their lead in the 83rd minute with a goal from Anton Walkes. One minute later, the Union pulled a goal back when Cory Burke found the back of the net off a rebound from Jamiro Monteiro's initial shot. In minute four of stoppage time, Monteiro found Jakob Glesnes in the midfield who took a shot from far-out that hit the crossbar, eventually bouncing in for the game-tying goal. With the match ending in a draw, the Union are now unbeaten in their last six matches.

The Union return home to Subaru Park on Wednesday where they will play Columbus Crew. (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Philadelphia Union 2 - Atlanta United FC 2

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, Georgia)

Sunday, June 20, 2021

TODAY'S MATCH INFO

Referee: Ted Unkel

Assistant Referees: Michael Barwegen, Adam Garner

Fourth Official: Nima Saghafi

VAR: Malik Badawi

Ast. VAR: Jozef Batko

GOALS/ASSISTS

ATL - Przybylko (OG) 58'

ATL - Walkes (Lennon, Barco) 83'

PHI - Burke, 58'

PHI - Glesnes (Monteiro) 90 +4'

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

PHI - Bedoya (caution) 30'

PHI - Flach (caution) 41'

PHI - Fontana (caution) 53'

PHI - Glesnes (caution) 60'

PHI - Monteiro (caution) 90'

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Leon Flach (Matt Real 90+7'), Jamiro Monteiro, Alejandro Bedoya, Anthony Fontana (Jack McGlynn 69'); Sergio Santos (Cory Burke 45'), Kacper Przybylko

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik, Alvas Powell, Aurelien Collin, Stuart Findlay, Quinn Sullivan, Paxten Aaronson

Atlanta United FC: Brad Guzan; Anton Walkes, Miles Robinson, George Bello, Brooks Lennon; Santiago Sosa, Marcelino Moreno, Franco Ibarra (Alan Franco 70'); Erik López (Jake Mulraney 82'), Erick Torres (Jackson Conway 90 +1'), Ezequiel Barco

Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Mo Adams, George Campbell, Mikey Ambrose, Machop Chol, Tyler Wolff

TEAM NOTES

The Union are now undefeated in their last six matches and sit in third place in the Eastern Conference.

Defender Jakob Glesnes scored his second goal of the season for the Union to equalize the match in extra time that gave the Union a point on the road.

Forward Cory Burke scored his third goal of the MLS season.

Jamiro Monteiro registered his team leading fourth assist of the MLS season.

Homegrown midfielder Anthony Fontana made his 10th career start for the Union.

Kacper Przybylko made his 55th career start in MLS play.

Homegrown midfielder Jack McGlynn made his 5th career appearance for the Union.

Newly signed right back Alvas Powell made the matchday roster for the first time in his Union career.

The Union return home to Subaru Park on Wednesday where they will play Columbus Crew. (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

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