The tall, athletic forward had all of those goals in his first 15 starts, and picked up where he left off when he started in a preseason scrimmage against Eastern Conference rival Orlando City SC on Tuesday. He grabbed a goal and drew a penalty that strike partner Sergio Santos converted in a 4-1 victory on Tuesday as part of Preseason presented by Advocare.
Orlando City SC also rolled out a strong starting XI.
Orlando City lineup:— Jordan Culver (@JordanCulver) February 12, 2019
Note: Team is rocking gray tops for today’s scrimmage.
In the second 60-minute session, C.J. Sapong made it 3-1, putting away a low, driven cross into the box by Kacper Przybylko. Bethlehem Steel’s Michee Ngalina closed out the scoring, connecting on a low ball to the top of the 18-yard box by David Accam.
The Union kick off the 2019 Suncoast Invitational against the Montreal Impact Saturday, February 16 at 4 pm, while the Lions host New York City FC in the inaugural Orlando City Invitational Saturday, Feb. 16 and 7:30 pm.
- ORL - Chris Mueller
- PHI - Cory Burke
- PHI - Sergio Santos (PK)
- PHI - C.J. Sapong
- PHI - Michee Ngalina
Orlando City SC (1st half, 5-3-2): Brian Rowe; Ruan, Shane O'Neill, Alex DeJohn, Kamal Miller, Danilo Acosta; Sacha Kljestan, Jhegson Mendez, Uri Rosell; Tesho Akindele, Chris Muller
Philadelphia Union (1st half, 4-4-2 diamond): Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Mark McKenzie, Auston Trusty, Kai Wagner (Fabinho 46'); Haris Medunjanin; Alejandro Bedoya, Derrick Jones; Ilsinho; Cory Burke (Fafa Picault 46'), Sergio Santos (CJ Sapong 46')
Philadelphia Union (2nd half, 4-4-2 diamond): Andre Blake (Matt Freese); Olivier Mbaizo, Jack Elliott, Aurelien Collin, Fabinho (Matt Real); Warren Creavalle; Brenden Aaronson, Anthony Fontana; Kacper Przybylko; Fafa Picault (David Accam), CJ Sapong (Michee Ngalina)