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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 3 at CF Montreal 2, Final

Live updates from the Union’s Major League Soccer week four game against CF Montreal



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Game Updates

90+10′ – Final whistle, and the Union players are not happy. The broadcast shows a group of them standing around the refs.

90+8′- Ball is sent into the box from Montreal. Mbaizo gets pushed away by Quioto and falls. Quioto gets a head on it, and the ball goes past Bendik for a goal.

90+6′- We are getting a little chippy here at the end after Glesnes is taken down.


90+4′- And now we are getting something else as the ref has stopped play and he is now going back to the monitor. AND it is turned over again! So Montreal’s goal stands. The game is once again tied. VAR reversed VAR.

90+2′- After a quick check, the goal has been waived off. Union still up a goal with minutes left in the match.

90+1′- We will have at least 4 minutes of stoppage time. Also hold on for that last Montreal goal as we are going to the field monitor.

90′- Tie game. Montreal’s header hits the crossbar and while Bendik is on the ground. Montreal gets a header on the end of it and it goes into the back of the net.

89′- Chaos inside the box. Montreal with a few chances here, it eventually gets cleared out by the Union.

88′ – Glesenes goes down and Mbaizo comes over to help stretch out his legs.

87′- Another corner for Montreal here. But before the can get set, the Union are making a change. Lowe comes on for Bedoya. The service is sent to the far post. Montreal gets a second chance ball and the shot goes wide.

82′- Corner from the near flag for Montreal this time. Service is sent into the box and gets deflected, but Glesnes clear the ball out.

80′- Four changes before the corner by Montreal here Ibrahim, Chinonso Offor, Thorkelsson, and Brault-Guillard replace Zouhir, Toye, Miller, and Lappalainen. Also, the corner ends with a goal kick after Montreal gets called for a foul inside the box.

79′- Mbaizo uses his head to stop a threat from Montreal, who earns a corner kick.

76′- Freekick for the Union from the left side of the 18-yard box. The service is sent to the far post by a Montreal player is the first person to get on the end, squashing the threat from the Union.

74′- Play stops as a Montreal player is down and stretching his legs. It allows Curtin to make those changes now. He brings on Donovan and Perea for Gazdag and Uhre.

72′- Curtin is getting ready for a double switch. The broadcast just showed him going over some last-minute instructions with Donovan and Perea.

69′- Union are now playing down a man after Carranza gets a second yellow of the game. It happened while the coverage was in the replay. The broadcast then showed a replay of it, and Carranza’s sliding hard challenge ended his night early.

67′- Carranza goes down and earns a free kick for the Union. Montreal clears out a nice ball that got deflected deep into the box.

65′- Montreal corner from the far flag is sent into the box and cleared out of danger by the Union.


60′- Uhre beats the defenders, gets on the end of the long ball, and buries it. Union is up 2-1.

58′- Carranza earns a yellow card for, I hope, arguing with the ref. It sure could not have been for the soft push.

55′- Uhre does the same thing here and dribbles toward the central defender, and his shot is a little week and easily handled by the goalkeeper.

54′- Wagner gets an excellent recovery run here, closing off Rea and earning a goal kick.

53′- A rare move here as CF Montreal makes an early sub here. Rea comes on for Saliba.


46′- Second half begins, and within seconds Gazdag gets the ball to Uhre at the top of the penalty box. Uhre turns and sends the ball into the back of the net.

45+2′- The ref has blown his whistle and the teams head to the locker room for halftime.

45+1- The corner kick is sent from Wagner to the far post, and Montreal’s keeper stops it between his legs, insane.

45′- The boys are threatening late here in the first. Carranza is inside the six-yard box, and the keeper stops it for a corner.

43′- According to MLS.Com Montreal’s Zouhir and Quioto were shown yellow cards.

40′- Bendik makes a good diving save. On the other end of the pitch, Uhre gets a shot off, and it is high over the crossbar.

35′- Flach slides down to force a ball out of play for a Montreal corner. The ball is sent in and cleared out by the Union.

26′- Bendik comes off his line and misses getting his hands on the ball, and Quioto tries to chip it into the net. However, Glesnes is able to kick it out of play.

22′- Corner kick for the Union, and as the ball is curled in, a whistle is blown for a foul inside the box on Carranza.

19′ – Glesenes stands over the free kick from the center of the field. The shot is on the frame and misses the top corner of the net. On a replay, it showed it got deflected on its way into the box.

18′- Montreal’s Victor Wanyama gets a yellow card after his hand finds Carranza’s face.

11′- Another shot from CF Montreal as the shot goes across the penalty area. 11 minutes into this match and Montreal already has 4 shots in this contest. The Union have 0.

9′- Toye, with a turning high kick shot, and it goes wide of the net.

3′- Quioto lines up at the spot and sends it to the top left corner of the net. CF Montreal gets on the board.

2′- Glesnes gets a yellow card as he commits a handball inside the box. Penalty awarded to CF Montreal.

1′- Week 4 is underway for the Union. The boys are in the dark blues. They are attacking from left to right.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union


CF Montreal

Stories to check out

VS Montreal

The Union are gearing up for an exciting match against CF Montreal this Saturday, carrying an 8-9-9 all-time series record against their opponents. The last time these teams met, the Union managed a 1-1 draw at Subaru Park. In that match, forward Julian Carranza scored the Union’s lone goal from the penalty spot after drawing a foul in the box, earning a point for the squad. The Union have been unbeaten in their last five matches against Montreal, with their last three games on the road at Montreal resulting in wins.

Blake’s Injury Timeline

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake was diagnosed with a grade one adductor strain after his injury against Chicago Fire F.C. on March 10th. Grade one strains usually take one to two weeks to recover from, and Blake is expected to miss the Union’s match at Montreal. Coach Curtin praised Blake’s play in the Chicago match after he acquired his injury and noted that he’s working hard to get back as soon as possible. Blake could return to the field against Orlando City S.C. on March 25th, assuming the Jamaican Men’s National Team doesn’t call him up.

CCL Quarterfinals

The Philadelphia Union are set to face Atlas FC in the 2023 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. The two-leg series is scheduled for April 4-5 and April 11-13, with the first match being played in Chester, PA, and the second in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Union are among the eight teams competing for the quarterfinals, including former champions Tigres, 2020 runners-up Los Angeles FC, and others. Fox Sports will broadcast the games for the Union’s fans.


The following is a list of names from the league’s player availability report.

Philadelphia Union Logo  Philadelphia Union

  • OUT: Andre Blake (adductor strain)

CF Montreal logo   CF Montreal

  • OUT: George Campbell (ankle)
  • OUT: Matko Miljevic (knee)
  • OUT: James Pantemis (shoulder)
  • OUT: Jojea Kwizera (hamstring)
  • OUT: Kamal Miller (calf)

How to Watch

Where: Stade Olympique, Montrel
When: 7:39 p.m.; Saturday, March 18, 2023
Streaming: Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Announcers: Blake Price, Greg Sutton
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic


REF: Nima Saghafi
AR1: Lyes Arfa
AR2: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
4TH: Filip Dujic
VAR: Daniel Radford
AVAR: Craig Lowry

Sean Sullivan is an Associate Editor for Philadelphia Soccer Now/Brotherly Game, where he has spent the past few years covering game day events for the Philadelphia Union. In his day job, he oversees creative and studio production for a corporate event streaming company based in the Philadelphia region.

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