Match Recap: Philadelphia Union 1, Columbus Crew 0

Jamiro Monteiro scores the game winner; The Union extend their unbeaten run to seven games

 

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union returned to full capacity at home at Subaru Par to play Columbus Crew on Wednesday night at Subaru Park. The last time the two teams played, the Union were able to grab a point on the road against the defending MLS Cup champions in a 0-0 draw. This time, The Boys in Blue collected all three points after a 1-0 win to keep their third-place spot in the Eastern Conference with 18 points.  The Union struck got on the board when midfielder Jamiro Monteiro slotted a goal past the Columbus goalkeeper in the 24th minute. The goal was Monteiro’s second of the season and ended the Union’s four-game goalless streak against the Crew. Determined to hold onto the lead in the second half, the Union remained organized while creating a few chances. Andre Blake would prove to be the difference after a crucial save that gave him the 500th save of his MLS career. With the win, the Union extended their unbeaten run to seven games.

 

The Union are on the road at Soldier Field on Saturday, June 26 where they will play Chicago Fire FC. (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).

 

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Joseph Dickerson

Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga

Fourth Official: Jonathan Bilinski

VAR: Alan Kelly

Ast. VAR: Claudiu Badea

Weather:73 & Sunny

Attendance: 16,234

 

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI –  Jamiro Monteiro (unassisted) 24’

 

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

CLB – Alexandru Irinel Matan (caution) 43’

CLB – Vito Wormgoor (caution) 51’

PHI – Matt Real (caution) 74’

PHI – Leon Flach (caution) 84’

 

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo (Alvas Powell 90 +3’); Leon Flach, Jack McGlynn (Matt Real 58’), Alejandro Bedoya (Quinn Sullivan 79’), Jamiro Monteiro; Cory Burke (Sergio Santos 58’), Kacper Przybylko

 

Substitutes not used: Matt Freese, Aurelien Collin, Stuart Findlay, Cole Turner, Paxten Aaronson

 

Columbus Crew: Eloy Room; Vito Wormgoor, Jonathan Mensah, Pedro Santos, Harrison Afful; Darlington Nagbe, Liam Fraser (Waylon Francis 76’); Kevin Molino (Luca Zelarayan 46’), Alexandru Irinel Matan (Milton Valenzuela 61’), Derrick Etienne (Marlon Hairston 76’) ; Gyasi Zardes

 

Substitutes not used: Evan Bush; Waylon Francis; Saad Abdul-Salaam; Aboubacar Keita, Isaiah Parente

 

 

TEAM NOTES

 

Midfielder Jamiro Monteiro scored his second goal of the season.

 

Goalkeeper Andre Blake collected his sixth clean sheet of the MLS season.

 

Goalkeeper Andre Blake registered save number 500 for his MLS career. He entered the match with 498.

 

Defender Olivier Mbaizo made his 25th career start tonight for the Boys in Blue.

 

Homegrown Jack McGlynn made his third start of the season. The recent high school graduate made starts on the road at Chicago Fire FC (May 8) and at home against the New England Revolution (May 12).

 

Midfielder Leon Flach made his 10th career appearance for the Union with tonight’s start against the Crew.

 

Forward Cory Burke notched career appearance No. 50 with the Boys in Blue.

 

Homegrown midfielder Quinn Sullivan made his 4th career appearance for the Union.

 

Alvas Powell made his Union debut with a substitution in the 90th minute.

 

The Union are unbeaten in their last seven and have scored in six straight MLS matches.

 

The Boys in Blue are 4-0 when leading at the half.

 

The Union are on the road at Soldier Field on Saturday where they will play Chicago Fire FC. (8:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).