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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 1 vs New England Revolution 0; Final

Follow live game updates from the second match of the Union’s best-of-three series in the opening round of the MLS Playoffs.



Harriel, Lowe, and Bedoya celebrating after a goal
Photo provided by the Philadelphia Union

Game Updates

90+5′- Final whistle and the Union are moving on! The will now face FC Cincinnati.

90+4′- Frustration showing for the Revs as play is stopped and Gil turns to Mbaizo and pushes him over. That action earns him a yellow card from the ref.

90′- Only 4 minutes stand between the Union and the conference semi-finals.

89′- Revs threatening here but still can’t get a shot on frame.

81′- Subs are being waived on here. New England pulls Bou and replaces him with McNamara. Philly makes a double switch here as Bueno comes on for Sullivan, Flach for McGlynn.

79′- The Union with another free kick here, this one is from the side of the 18 yard box. McGlynn’s service is kept low and finds the foot of Donovan who sends it to the back of the net. VAR is taking a long look at this.

76′- Again Farrell comes down the right side and gets off another strong strike, this time it goes to the side of the net.

74′- Farrell with a strong shot forces a big save by Blake, who pushes the ball over the crossbar.

67′- Martinez is down grabbing his leg. Philadelphia is making a double switch here bringing on Donovan for Uhre and Torres for Martinez.

64′- Another corner here for Philly. This is once again from the far flag, the service is sent towards the post but it is cleared out by New England.

49′- Corner from the far flag for the Union and it gets cleared out. They also earned another free kick just outside the box after the Rev’s pulled the shirt of Lowe. The free kick from McGlynn goes off the post and ends up being a goal kick.

48′- Bou, who is unmarked inside the 18, gets the ball and sends it straight to Blake who grabs it to make the save.

46′- Game is back underway and Farrell with a late shoulder block sends Harriel into the ad board.


45+4′- The ref blows the whistle for half and he hears a lot of Boos from the fans.

45+1′- We will have at least 4 minutes of stoppage time here in the first.

45′- After coming back from the monitor the ref reaches to the back pocket and shows Kaye a red card. New England now will play the rest of this must-win game down a player. As he came off the field he is getting very angry at the fourth official.


43′- Play is stopped as Gazdag is on the ground, replay shows a Kaye stepping on top of Gazdag. VAR is sending the ref to the monitor.

41′- A threatening attempt by Sullivan as his shot ricochets back to Uhre. Unfortunately, Uhre can’t quite connect cleanly, and the Revolution’s goalkeeper pounces on the ball to stop the play.

35′- New England currently playing with 10 as Bou is being put through concussion protocol. After the free kick, Bou clears the protocol and trouts back onto the field.

33′- Lowe is shown a Yellow Card for an elbow into the face of Bou. This is the first card of the game.

27′- The corner is sent into the box, creating a lot of chaos. Harriel gets a shot off but it hits off the post and goes out of play. The Union are starting to get the gears in motion for the attack.

26′ – Sullivan’s shot from just inside the penalty area, but it’s deflected wide. The Union earn a corner kick from the far side as a result.

21′- Uhre draws a foul. McGlynn’s free kick is cleared out.

16′- Union draw a corner from the near flag. McGlynn delivers it towards the penalty spot but it falls to the Revs. With the Union having a lot of their players up, the Revs go on the break. But, Philly’s defense transitions well and closes down the Rev’s possibility of a shot on goal.

6′- What a save by Blake. Going from closing off Bou and then following the pass and recover to the other side of the net to block the shot. However, the ref raises the offside flag.

1′- Game 2 is underway!

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union


Philadelphia Union

  • OUT: Jakob Glesnes (core)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Julian Carranza (hamstring)
  • SUSPENDED: Kai Wagner

New England

  • OUT: Dylan Borrero (left knee season ending)
  • OUT: Brandon Bye (right ACL season ending)

How to Watch

Where: Gillette Stadium,
When: 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Streaming: Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
TV: FS1, FOX Deportes


Referee: Drew Fischer
Ast. Referee 1: Ian McKay
Ast. Referee 2: Adam Garner
Fourth official: Alex Chilowicz
VAR: Daniel Radford
Ast. VAR: TJ Zablocki

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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