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.
Ilsinho. @CoryBur78195507. You've seen it before, but never in 2019 - the Union's first preseason goal is on the board! Follow along here: https://t.co/ujSEf3XWuv#FloriDOOP #ThisIsPhilly pic.twitter.com/BvDTT736ZX— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) January 30, 2019
Streeeeetch them legs! First preseason scrimmage of 2019 for the Union, and @NewYorkRedBulls is the opponent. Here's the starting XI but expect plenty of changes throughout the game.— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) January 30, 2019
Follow along with all the action here: https://t.co/ujSEf3XWuv#DOOP pic.twitter.com/cbVnFPHRep
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.
Starting XI for scrimmage 🆚 @PhilaUnion @BWPNINENINE— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) January 30, 2019
Daniel Royer@kakuromero17 @detienne_10 @seanakiradavis
Marc Rzatkowski@JanosLoebe @Tim_Parker26 @Sean_Nealis @Amir_Murillo62 @luisrobles1984
We will a full All Access following the match. #RBNY
Full shift change for the second half:@_BrianWhite42 @marcusepps20 @bmines10 @oohhmeur @Alexmuyl19 @kingkoffi_ @clade5 @AmroAbdelAziz— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) January 30, 2019
Jordan Scarlett@kyleduncan_6 @evanlouro123
1-0, @PhilaUnion lead. #RBNY