The Union took on Columbus Crew SC on the road, Sunday night, falling 2-1. The Union remain in first place in the Eastern Conference with 44 points and 2 points-per-game. Artur found the back of the net just before half to give Columbus the advantage. Jamiro Monteiro recorded his third goal of the season from the penalty spot. A late 84’ goal by Krisztián Németh secured all three points for Columbus .
Goalkeeper Joe Bendik made his first start for the Union. The start is his 174th of his career and his first since July 17th, 2019 as the starting keeper for Columbus Crew SC.
Jamiro Monteiro returned to the Starting XI, scoring his third goal of the season.
Homegrown defender Mark McKenzie made his 45th career start for the squad.
Fellow homegrown Brenden Aaronson made his 50th appearance with his start in the midfield.
The Union are back at home on November 8 where they will face the New England Revolution in their last regular season game aka Decision Day. (3:30 p.m. ET)
Eric Williamson is the host of the Union podcast Full Time Philly and also contrinutes to many of the Union coverage. He is a huge fan of all the 4 major Philly teams on top of music too.