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Union stay unbeaten in preseason with 4-1 win over Orlando City in 120-minute scrimmage

Sergio Santos converted from the spot and three of his teammates found the back of the net in Orlando on Tuesday

Marc Estrada

Sergio Santos scored his first goal in a Philadelphia Union uniform from the spot and Cory Burke, CJ Sapong and Michee Ngalina also found the back of the net in a 4-1 win over Orlando City on Tuesday afternoon.

The Union traveled to Orlando for the closed-door scrimmage after returning to Florida on Monday.

As they did in their game against Birmingham Legion last week, the Union fell behind early on a Chris Mueller goal. Cory Burke scored the first of four unanswered goals when he was able to get on the end of an Ilsinho cross to level the score. The Jamaican drew the penalty from a challenge by Orlando right back Ruan and Santos converted the penalty to make it 2-1.

Still up 2-1 going into the second 60 minutes, Kacper Przybylko set up CJ Sapong on a driven cross into the box to extend the lead.

Przybylko’s entry into the game to start the second 60 gave the Union a slightly different look than they’ve had through preseason thus far. From the look of the lineup card posted by the team, Przybylko was part of a three-forward formation with Sapong and Picault.

Two additional substitutes, Bethlehem Steel FC attacker Michee Ngalina and David Accam were able to produce the fourth goal when Accam slotted a low ball to the top of 18 Ngalina was able to hit home.

Head coach Jim Curtin used 25 players on the day, according to updates posted online. New signing Marco Fabián, who trained with the team for the first time on Monday, and goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel were the only first team players that didn’t enter the match.

The Union play Montreal Impact on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the first of their final preseason games that are part of the Suncoast Invitiational Tournament.

Philadelphia Union Lineup

Andre Blake (Matt Freese), Kai Wagner (Fabinho, Matt Real), Auston Trusty (Aurelien Collin), Mark McKenzie (Jack Elliott), Ray Gaddis (Olivier Mbaizo), Haris Medunjanin (Warren Creavalle), Derrick Jones (Anthony Fontana), Alejandro Bedoya (Brenden Aaronson), Ilsinho (Kacper Przybylko), Sergio Santos (CJ Sapong, Michee Ngalina), Cory Burke (Fafa Picault, David Accam)