The Philadelphia Union gave up an early goal, only to respond with three unanswered to dispatch of USL side Birmingham Legion FC 3-1 in a preseason match played on Wednesday night at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater, Florida.
The result gives the Union a 2W-0L-1D record thus far in preseason after a 3-2 win over New York Red Bulls (Jan. 30) and a 0-0 tie against the University of South Florida (Feb. 2).
They will return to Philadelphia for a few days off, before making the trip back to Florida for matches against Orlando City (Feb. 12), Montreal Impact (Feb. 16), D.C. United (Feb. 20) and the USL's Ottawa Fury (Feb. 23).
New left back signing Kai Wagner saw action in the second half. Also coming off the bench was newcomer Kacper Przybylko, who put the Union ahead to stay with less than 20 minutes remaining in the match:
- BIR - Chandler Hoffman 7'
- PHI - Ilsinho (Sapong, Picault) 14' (WATCH)
- PHI - Przybylko (Fontana) 72' (WATCH)
- PHI - Accam 85' (WATCH)
Philadelphia Union lineup: Andre Blake (Carlos Miguel Coronel 45') -- Fabinho, Aurelien Collin, Jack Elliott, Raymon Gaddis -- Haris Medunjanin, Warren Creavalle (Derrick Jones 45'), Ilsinho, Alejandro Bedoya -- Fafa Picault (Kacper Przybylko 45'), CJ Sapong (Sergio Santos 45')
Philadelphia Union lineup (60th min): Carlos Miguel Coronel -- Matt Real, Mark McKenzie, Auston Trusty, Kai Wagner -- Brenden Aaronson, Derrick Jones, Anthony Fontana, Kacper Przybylko -- Sergio Santos, David Accam