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Union earn a point on the road in defensive battle

September 23, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CINCINNATI, Oh. - The Philadelphia Union earned one point on the road against FC Cincinnati. The Union defense and goalkeeper Andre Blake held Cincinnati to a scoreless draw, with Blake denying the only registered shot on goal by Cincinnati in the 92nd minute. The shutout marks the Union's fifth of the season and Andre Blake's 35th shutout of his career. Both Ray Gaddis and Jose Martinez returned to the starting lineup this evening, Martinez missing the last match from a yellow card accumulation. With a yellow card in the 59th minute, Captain Alejandro Bedoya will miss the Union next match. The Union return home to Subaru Park on September 27 where they will face Inter Miami CF (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Philadelphia Union 0 - FC Cincinnati 0

Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

TODAY'S MATCH INFO

Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.

Assistant Referees: Cory Richardson, Peter Balciunas

Fourth Official: Natalie Simon

VAR: Hilario Grajeda

Weather: 67 degrees and clear

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

CIN - Joseph-Claude Gyau (caution) 19'

CIN - Kendall Waston (caution) 47'

PHI - Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 59'

CIN - Haris Medunjanin (caution) 63'

PHI - Kacper Przybylko (caution) 79'

CIN - Frankie Amaya (caution) 90'+3'

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Ray Gaddis (Matt Real, 56'), Jakob Glesnes, Mark McKenzie, Olivier Mbaizo; Alejandro Bedoya, Jose Martinez, Jamiro Monteiro, Brenden Aaronson (Sergio Santos, 72'), Andrew Wooten (Ilsinho, 57'), Kacper Przybylko

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik; Cole Turner, Jack de Vries, Warren Creavalle, Anthony Fontana, Aurelien Collin

FC Cincinnati: Nick Hagglund (Mathieu Deplagne, 80'), Tom Pettersson, Andrew Gutman, Frankie Amaya, Haris Medunjanin, Joseph-Claude Gyau, Allan Cruz, Brandon Vázquez (Yuya Kubo, 68'), Jürgen Locadia, Kendall Waston, Spencer Richey

Substitutes not used: Greg Garza, Maikel van der Werff, Zico Bailey, Caleb Stanko, Bobby Edwards

TEAM NOTES

Blake's 35th career shutout and fifth of 2020.

The Union picked up its fifth clean sheet of the season. The five shutouts in the club's first 13 MLS regular season games ties the best mark in the club's history matching the 2019, 2017 and 2012 season.

Defender Ray Gaddis returned to the starting eleven at right back tonight after not appearing during Sunday's win against the Montreal Impact.

Jose Martinez returned to the starting lineup after missing last match due to yellow card accumulation. Tonight's start is his tenth of his Union career.

Midfielder Jamiro Monteiro earned his 35th career start with the Philadelphia Union.

Forward Kacper Przybylko built off his MLS Team of the Week Honors with another start up top. Przybylko scored a brace last time out for the Union and in 2019 netted a goal against FC Cincinnati.

The Union return home to Subaru Park on September 27 where they will face Inter Miami CF (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).


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