Philadelphia Union - New York Red Bulls - preseason - 2019
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Philadelphia Union 3, New York Red Bulls 2 | 2019 Preseason Match Recap

Eastern Conference foes Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls squared off in a clash for Preseason presented by Advocare in Clearwater, Fla. on Wednesday, with the Union emerging the winner, by a 3-2 scoreline.

Cory Burke opened the scoring for Philadelphia, followed by tallies from Fafa Picault and Anthony Fontana, as the Union raced to a 3-0 lead. Fontana picked up two yellow cards in the second half, and left the game, but as is common in preseason games, the teams continued to play 11-v-11.

From there, the Red Bulls attempted a rally, with Alex Muyl scoring a penalty to put New York on the board, followed by Amro Tarek scoring on a header off a set piece.

Philadelphia's subs: Fafa Picault for Sergio Santos, CJ Sapong for Cory Burke, Brenden Aaronson for Ilsinho, Derrick Jones for Haris Medunjanin, Anthony Fontana for Ale Bedoya, Ben Ofeimu for Aurelien Collin and Carlos Miguel Coronel for Andre Blake. 

Final 45: Coronel; Mbaizo, Ofeimu, Turner (Academy), Real; Jones, Ngalina (Steel FC), Fontana, Aaronson; Picault, Sapong. Matt Freese for Carlos Miguel Coronel, David Accam for Fafa Picault, Kacper Przybylko for CJ Sapong.

Zach Zandi (Steel FC) replaced Fontana after second yellow card.