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Union win opening match of 2023 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Round One Best-of-3 series

October 28, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release


CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union faced off against New England Revolution on Saturday night at Subaru Park in the first match of the 2023 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Round One Best-of-3 series, winning 3-1. In the first half, midfielder Daniel Gazdag opened the scoring with a penalty kick goal in the 19th minute. With his fourth-ever playoff goal, Gazdag is now the Union's all-time leading playoff goalscorer. Forward Mikael Uhre doubled the Union's lead in the 26th minute, his first-ever playoff goal. In the 37th minute, Homegrown defender Nathan Harriel scored his first career playoff goal to extend the Union's lead to 3-0. New England's Gustavo Bou scored in the 68th minute, cutting the deficit to two.

Philadelphia Union travel to Gillette Stadium to face New England Revolution in the second match of the 2023 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Round One Best-of-3 series on Wednesday, November 8 (7:00 p.m. / Apple TV).

Philadelphia Union 3 - New England Revolution 1

Subaru Park (Chester, PA)

Saturday, October 28, 2023

TODAY'S MATCH INFO

REF: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

AR1: Nick Uranga

AR2: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho

4TH: Marcos DeOliveira

VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

AVAR: Fabio Tovar

SCORING SUMMARY

PHI - Daniel Gazdag (PK) 19'

PHI - Mikael Uhre 26'

PHI - Nathan Harriel (Wagner) 37'

NE - Gustavo Bou (Vrioni) 68'

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

NE - Bobby Wood (caution) 29'

NE - Andrew Farrell (caution) 35'

NE - Tomas Chancalay (caution) 37'

PHI - José Martinez (caution) 87'

NE - Giacomo Vrioni (caution) 87'

LINEUPS

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Damion Lowe, Nathan Harriel, José Martínez, Jack McGlynn ( Leon Flach, 77'), Alejandro Bedoya, Dániel Gazdag, Mikael Uhre (Chris Donovan, 77'), Julián Carranza (Quinn Sullivan, 62').

Substitutes not used:Jeremy Rafanello, Matthew Real, Olivier Mbaizo, Jesús Bueno, Joaquín Torres, Joe Bendik.

New England Revolution: Jacob Jackson; Ryan Spaulding (Christian Makoun, 83'), Dave Romney, Andrew Farrell, DeJuan Jones, Mark-Anthony Kaye (Giacomo Vrioni, 46'), Matt Polster, Noel Buck (Emmanuel Boateng, 75'), Tomás Chancalay (Nacho Gil, 75') Gustavo Bou, Carles Gil, (Bobby Wood, 23').

Substitutes not used: Earl Edwards, Omar González, Thomas McNamara, Henry Kessler.

TEAM NOTES

With his goal tonight, midfielder Daniel Gazdag became the leading scorer in Union playoff history.

Homegrown defender Nathan Harriel and forward Mikael Uhre scored their first career playoff goals.

Defender Kai Wagner registered his second career playoff assist.

Homegrown midfielder Quinn Sullivan made his first career playoff appearance.

Philadelphia Union travel to Gillette Stadium to face New England Revolution in the second match of the 2023 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Round One Best-of-3 series on Wednesday, November 8 (7:00 p.m. / Apple TV).


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