Match Recap: Philadelphia Union 0, Nashville SC 1

Daniel Gazdag earns his first start for Philadelphia Union

 

CHESTER, Pa. – The Union took on Nashville SC on the road, Saturday night, falling 1-0. With the loss, the Union remain in third place in the Eastern Conference with 19 points. In the first half, former Union striker C.J. Sapong opened the scoring in the second minute to give Nashville the lead. The Union created many chances but couldn’t find the back of the net against a very disciplined Nashville defense. The lone goal was enough to get a shutout win against the Union, ending their eight-game unbeaten streak. Midfielder Daniel Gazdag earned his first start for the Union after making a pair of appearances since his arrival in May.

 

The Union are on the road at Red Bull Arena on Thursday where they will play the New York Red Bulls (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).

 

Philadelphia Union 0 – Nashville SC 1

Nissan Stadium (Nashville, TN)

Saturday, July 3, 2021

 

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Robert Sibiga

Assistant Referees: Jason White, Gjovalin Bori

Fourth Official: Alyssa Nichols

VAR: Ismir Pekmic

Ast. VAR: Eric Weisbrod

Weather: 80 degrees and Sunny

 

GOALS/ASSISTS

NSH – C.J. Sapong (Leal) 2’

 

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

PHI – Jose Martinez (caution) 79’

 

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Kai Wagner, Olivier Mbaizo; Leon Flach (Quinn Sullivan 82’), Jamiro Monteiro, Dániel Gazdag (José Martínez 56’), Alejandro Bedoya; Kacper Przybylko, Cory Burke (Sergio Santos 56’)

 

Substitutes not used: Aurélien Collin, Alvas Powell, Stuart Findlay, Matthew Real, Matthew Freese, Jack Mcglynn

 

Nashville SC: Joe Willis; Dave Romney, Jack Maher, Daniel Lovitz, Walker Zimmerman; Brian Anunga (Aníbal Godoy 46’), Dax McCarty, Randall Leal (Luke Haakenson 87’), Alistair Johnston (Alex Muyl 46’), Hany Mukhtar (Abu Danladi 90’); C.J. Sapong (Jhonder Cádiz 83’)

 

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Jalil Anibaba, Daniel Rios, Taylor Washington

 

TEAM NOTES

 

Right back Olivier Mbaizo made his 30th career appearances for the Union with the start.

 

Left back Kai Wagner earned his 55th MLS regular season start for Philly.

 

Midfielder Daniel Gazdag earned his first start for Philadelphia Union after making a pair of appearances since his arrival in May.

 

Team captain Alejandro Bedoya returned to the Starting XI tonight for his 135th appearance for the Boys in Blue.

 

Jamiro Monteiro earned his 60th MLS regular season appearance with the start.

 

The Union are on the road at Red Bull Arena on Thursday where they will play the New York Red Bulls (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).