CHESTER, Pa. — Goalkeeper John McCarthy’s spot start helped the Philadelphia Union defeat the Harrisburg City Islanders 3-1 Wednesday in the fourth round of the US Open Cup.
McCarthy, making his season debut, stopped four shots to help Philadelphia advance to the round of 16 for the fourth consecutive year. Derrick Jones and CJ Sapong netted first-half tallies, and Marcus Epps scored in the final 45 for the Union.
Jonathan Mendoza scored in the 37th minute for Harrisburg City, who are winless in five Open Cup pairings against the Union.
- 18' – PHI – Derrick Jones (Jay Simpson) Watch
- 33' – PHI – CJ Sapong (Jay Simpson) Watch
- 37' – HAR – Jonathan Mendoza (Paul Wilson)
- 47' – PHI – Marcus Epps (Haris Medunjanin) Watch
Philadelphia Union (4-2-3-1, left to right): #27 John McCarthy – #32 Giliano Wijnaldum, #3 Jack Elliott, #15 Joshua Yaro, #12 Keegan Rosenberry – #6 Haris Medunjanin, #21 Derrick Jones – #17 CJ Sapong, #10 Roland Alberg, #20 Marcus Epps – #27 Jay Simpson
Subs: #29 Jake McGuire (GK), #28 Ray Gaddis, #16 Richie Marquez, #13 Chris Pontius, #22 Fafa Picault, #24 Adam Najem, #9 Charlie Davies
Harrisburg City Islanders (4-2-3-1, left to right): Sean Lewis – Abass Mohammed, Lee Nishanian, Travis Brent, Shawn McLaws – Rasheed Olabiyi, Mouhamed Dabo – James Thomas, Paul Wilson, Jonathan Mendoza – Pedro Ribeiro
Subs: Brandon Miller (GK), Jake Bond, Griffin Libhart, Danny DiPrima, John Grosh, Michael Olla, Frederick Opuku