Supporters Shield winner Philadelphia Union takes on MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew SC today at 5:30

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Jim Cutain Philadelphia Union coach On CONCACAF & Game 1 vs. Crew SC 4 17 21.mp3

PHILADELPHIA
UNION
2020 REGULAR SEASON:
(14-5-4, 47 pts., 2.04 PPG)

PLAYER AVAILABILITY REPORT

OUT: Illsinho (calf)
Cory Burke (groin)
Jack de Vries (concussion)

Health and Safety Protocols
A player may be listed as
“Questionable” or “Out” due to
Health and Safety Protocols for
the following reasons:

  • Quarantine due to participating in
    high risk behavior.
  • Quarantine related to being a high
    risk close contact.
  • Pending COVID-19 test results.
  • An inconclusive COVID-19
    test result.
  • A positive COVID-19 test or a
    confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Other illness not related to
    COVID-1

SERIES HISTORY vs. COLUMBUS CREW SC

Philadelphia Union Regular-Season Record: 9-15-4 (35 GF, 37 GA)
Home Games: 7-5-2 (22 GF, 12 GA)
Road games: 2-10-2 (13 GF, 25 GA)
LAST FIVE REGULAR-SEASON MEETINGS:
Category Philadelphia Columbus
Goals
Assists
Shots
Shots On Goal
GK Wins
GK Saves
GK Shutouts
Le Toux (4)
Le Toux (5)
Le Toux (25)
Three tied (9)
MacMath (3)
Blake (22)
MacMath (3)
Kamara/ Arrieta (4)
Finlay (3)
Meram (23)
Meram/ Rentería (9)
Clark (5)
Clark (31)
Steffen (4)
ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS:
11-1-20 PHI 1 at CLB 2 L MAPFRE Stadium
9-2-20 PHI 0 vs CLB 1 L Subaru Park
9-29-19 PHI 0 at CLB 2 L MAPFRE Stadium
3-23-19 PHI 3 vs CLB 0 W Subaru Park
9-29-18 PHI 0 at CLB 0 D MAPFRE Stadium

CLUB SNAPSHOTS

PHILADELPHIA

2021 MLS Regular Season: 0-0-0
Points: 0
MLS Eastern Conference: N/A
Home: 0-0-0
Away: 0-0-0
Goals For: 0
Goals Against: 0
+/-: N/A

Club Leaders – 2020 Regular Season

Goals: Przybylko, Santos (8)
Assists: B. Aaronson (7)
Shots: Przybylko (54)
Shots on Goal: Przybylko (25)
GW Goals: Przybylko (4)
GW Assists: B. Aaronson (3)
Fouls Suffered: Przybylko (15)
Fouls Committed: Monteiro (38)
Yellow Cards Issued: Bedoya (9)
Saves: Blake (63)
GAA: Blake (0.86)

COLUMBUS CREW SC

2021 MLS Regular Season: 0-0-0
Points: 0
MLS Eastern Conference: N/A
Home: 0-0-0
Away: 0-0-0
Goals For: 0
Goals Against: 0
+/-: N/A

Goals: Zardes (14)
Assists: Santos (7)
Shots: Santos (58)
Shots on Goal: Zardes (27)
GW Goals: Santos (4)
GW Assists: 4 tied (2)
Fouls Suffered: Santos (54)
Fouls Committed: Artur (53)
Yellow Cards Issued: Diaz (5)
Saves: Room (47)
GAA: Room (0.88)
Wins: Room (9)

NOTES TO KNOW
CLUB SNAPSHOTS
The Union Advance to CCL Quarter-Finals
The Union defeated Deportivo Saprissa 5-0 on aggregate
across two legs in the CCL Round of 16. After a chippy
1-0 victory in leg one, the Union left little to doubt in leg
two. Midfielder Jamiro Monteiro was involved in all four
of the goals for the Union as he contributed 2 goals and
2 assists. Kacper Przybylko scored his second goal of the
tournament while Fontana scored his first. The Union
will face Atlanta United FC on the road on April 27 and at
home on May 4.

More Union Debuts
Stuart Findlay and Jack McGlynn both made their
Philadelphia Union debuts in leg two of the Concacaf
Champions League. New signing, Findlay showed
composure as he was featured in the 67th minute to man
the defensive midlfied in place of Martinez. McGlynn, the
17 year old Homegrown, was substituted in for Flach in
the 68th minute. In his short time on the field, McGlynn
showed flashes of brilliance in a few build-up chances for
the Union.

More Union Debuts
Stuart Findlay and Jack McGlynn both made their
Philadelphia Union debuts in leg two of the Concacaf
Champions League. New signing, Findlay showed
composure as he was featured in the 67th minute to man
the defensive midlfied in place of Martinez. McGlynn, the
17 year old Homegrown, was substituted in for Flach in
the 68th minute. In his short time on the field, McGlynn
showed flashes of brilliance in a few build-up chances for
the Union.

MLS is Back
The Philadelphia Union open the season at #4 in the
2021 MLS Power Rankings and will look to build upon
their 2020 Supporters’ Shield season. Their run towards
the MLS Cup begins against the defending champions,
Columbus Crew SC. The Union continue to blend veteran
leadership with youth, as the five new Homegrowns begin
to earn time on the ptich. Key off-season additions will
look to contribute in the new season as well. The Union’s
record for opening weekend currently stands at 2-6-3.
All-Time Leading GoalScorers
1)………………Sebastien Le Toux……………. 50
2)………………C.J. Sapong …………………….. 36
3)………………Jack McInerney ………………. 25
4)………………Kacper Przybylko ……………. 23
5)………………Ilsinho …………………………… 22
T6)…………….Fafa Picault…………………….. 21
T6)…………….Conor Casey …………………… 21

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