Philadelphia Union 2, Ottawa Fury 1 | 2019 MLS Preseason Match Recap

Fafa Picault - preseason - tight shot

Fafa Picault converted a second-half penalty kick on his 28th birthday, and the Philadelphia Union dug out of an early hole to complete their preseason with a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Fury on Saturday afternoon.

Kacper Pryzbylko and Olivier Mbaizo linked up to equalize for the Union late in the first half, after Christiano Francois' effort from distance gave their USL Championship opponents the early lead.

Philadelphia coach Jim Curtin played closer to what looked like a perspective opening weekend starting lineup during the second half of the Union's final tuneup, with midfielders Marco Fabian and Alejandro Bedoya as well as goalkeeper Andre Blake among the players who came on at the break.


  • 21’ - OTT - Christiano Francois
  • 40’ - PHI - Kacper Pryzbylko (Olivier Mbaizo)
  • 65’ - PHI - Fafa Picault (PK)


Philadelphia Union (4-4-2, diamond midfield): Coronel (Blake 46’), Real (Fabinho 46’), Collin, Elliott (Trusty 46’), Mbaizo (Gaddis 60’), Jones (Medunjanin 46’), Creavalle (Bedoya 46’), Aaronson (Ilsinho 46’) Fontana (Fabian 46’), Accam (Burke 60’), Przybylko (Piccault 60’)
Ottawa Fury FC (4-3-3): Monsalve; Kinumbe, Mannella, Meilleur-Giguère (Vilfort 84’), Dixon (Gagnon-Laparé 59’); Fall, Ward (Attakora 72’), De Freitas (Ricci 46’); François, Oliveira, Haworth