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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 2 NYCFC 4 full time

The Philadelphia Union get their game on a baseball field out of the way tonight at Yankee Stadium

MLS: Philadelphia Union at New York City FC Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


Full Time. Really dreadful result for the Union. A horrible PK call against Bedoya and some poor defending to allow two more goals after that and three total in the second half to lose 4-2.

78’ Castellanos walks right in through the box and chips Freese to make it 4-2 New York.

73’ Marco Fabian into the game for Picault

72’ Castellanos puts NYCFC in front with a goal off an assist from Moralez

65’ Matt Freese with a huge save on a curling effort from Alexandru Mitrita.

55’ Bedoya called for a penalty for an elbow to the face that never happened. Terrible call. Freese gets a hand to the Moralez attempt but it goes in and our game is tied 2-2.

47’ +2 Ilsinho’s day is done. He goes out after getting a yellow card for a dangerous play where he ended up getting kicked in the head. Replaced by Sergio Santos.

30’ Kacper puts the Union back in front on a rocketed half-volley off a pass back from Monteiro from an Ilsinho cross from near the end line. Great finish from the Friendly Striker and great work from Ilsinho to create the chance.

23’ Maximiliano Moralez converts the penalty right down the middle after Auston Trusty was whistled for a foul in the box on Valentín Castellanos. There wasn’t a lot in the penalty but enough that it wasn’t overturned by VAR. Trusty had help so the challenge — soft as it was — wasn’t needed.

19’ Eventful couple minutes. Monteiro played Kacper in on goal and he caught up to before the NYC keeper but his shot hit side netting and down the other end Jack Elliott saved a goal with a clearance off the line after it deflected off Matt Freese and was headed to the back of the net.

7’ Fafa Picault with the goal for the NYC native off the assist from Jamiro Monteiro. He did well to bring the pass down with chest, turn and fire the shot off for his second goal of the season. That’s his second goal in four games played in the Bronx.

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
When: 7 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 29, 2019
Streaming: ESPN+ (blackout restrictions apply)*
Radio: Union Radio

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Starting Lineups


Philadelphia Union
OUT: Warren Creavalle (M) - right foot fracture
OUT: Olivier Mbaizo (D) - (left knee meniscus/LCL sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Marco Fabian (M) - left ankle sprain
QUESTIONABLE: Michee Ngalina (F) - lower body injury
Suspended: None
Suspended after next caution: None
International duty: Andre Blake (GK)

New York City FC
OUT: Joe Scally (D) - hip injury
OUT: James Sands (D) - broken arm
OUT: Tony Rocha (D) - hamstring injury
OUT: Heber (F) - hamstring injury
Suspended: None
Suspended after next caution: Maxi Moralez (M)
International duty: Alexander Callens (D), Ronald Matarrita (D), Sean Johnson (GK)


Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Assistant Referees: Richard Gamache, Gjovalin Bori
Fourth Official: Marcos DeOliveira
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero