Down by one in the first half, the Philadelphia Union roared back with goals from Alejandro Bedoya and Daniel Gazdag to take a 2-1 win over CF Montréal Saturday afternoon at Stade Olympique.

HIGHLIGHTS: CF Montréal vs. Philadelphia Union | March 05, 2022

Montréal found the opening goal in the 32nd minute when Lassi Lappalainen's shot from atop the box deflected off Nathan Harriel's foot and fooled Andre Blake, who watched the ball float up and in.

The hosts thought they had a second goal when Djordje Mihailovic dispossessed Julian Carranza in the center circle and pierced Philly's defense in a solo effort to score. However, referee Drew Fisher ruled out the goal after Video Review.

The Union then took advantage with two goals in a three-minute span. Bedoya intercepted Rudy Camacho's clearance attempt inside the box and found the equalizer in the 53rd minute. Gazdag struck for the go-ahead goal after receiving a low cross from Carranza and beating Sebastian Breza for the 2-1 lead.

Philadelphia were reduced to 10 men after Carranza drew a second yellow in the 71st minute. However, Montréal couldn't find an equalizer of their own.

Goals

  • 32' – MTL – Lassi Lappalainen | WATCH
  • 53' – PHI – Alejandro Bedoya | WATCH
  • 56' – PHI – Daniel Gazdag | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: Montréal have dropped their first two league matches of 2022, while Philadelphia are back in the win column after a season-opening draw vs. Minnesota. Both clubs are expected to challenge for Audi MLS Cup Playoff spots in the Eastern Conference this year.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Three minutes after the Union’s equalizer, Daniel Gazdag found the go-ahead goal to grab all three points.

GOAL: Daniel Gazdag, Philadelphia Union - 56th minute

  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Alejandro Bedoya took advantage of Montréal’s defensive misfortune and led his team to their first win of the season.

GOAL: Alejandro Bedoya, Philadelphia Union - 53rd minute

Next Up

  • MTL: Wednesday, March 9 at Cruz Azul | 10 pm ET (FS2, TUDN in US; OneSoccer in Canada) | Concacaf Champions League
  • PHI: Saturday, March 12 vs. San Jose Earthquakes | 7:30 pm ET (MLS LIVE on EPSN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada)