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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union 1 New York Red Bulls 0, Full Time

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Union end their home draught with three points against the Red Bull

Morgan Tencza

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Whistle blows and the Union have their first home win in MLS this season. Great game for the good guys tonight.

90’ +2 Yearwood is sent off after a skirmish with a second yellow.

90’+1 Four minutes of stoppage. Quinn Sullivan coming on for Bedoya. He hands the armband to Glesnes.

88’ Blake there with a save and he’s wincing on the ground. Red Bull really pushing for an equalizer.

86’ Ale with a good run set up by Monteiro but his shot to the near post is saved by Coronel

84’ Glesnes with a clearance after Wagner turns the ball over

82’ Jakob Glesnes with a key block after the ball came to Harper with space in the box

78’ Matt Real in for Santos

76’ Red Bulls use up their last two subs, put in Yearwood for Clark, Harper for Fábio.

72’ Red Bulls playing better with more confidence. The longer this stays 1-0 the more the Red Bulls will like a shot at grabbing an equalizer. Kai Wagner with a vital block on one of their more promising attacks.

61’ Monteiro just had Neilis’s lunch and Neilis can do nothing but take a yellow taking him down near the corner flag.

59’ Kacper on for Fontana and will play at the tip of the diamond?

58’ Red Bulls come close to equalizing. Ball goes across the face of goal after Blake is unable to corral it but luckily for the Union there’s no one at the far post for the tap-in.

57’ Wagner with a tremendous sliding tackle to stop a Red Bull attack and instead of hitting it out of bounds he nearly starts a counter.

54’ Santos combines with Fontana nicely but his shot is blocked out for a corner.

50’ Union continuing to create chances. Need to finish one of these off. Red Bulls very much looking similar to the Union bend but not break defense we’ve seen a lot of this season.

48’ Union showing good energy still pushing for that all important second goal

46’ Second half underway

Curtin at halftime on the broadcast says Red Bull brings out the best in his team and he’s happy with the way they’ve come out.

Halftime. Union look great. Burke’s goal was their first in the first half of the MLS campaign.

45’+1 Kai Wagner with a shot but it’s right at Coronel

37’ Red Bulls looked like they might have something on but a long cross only leads to a header well over the bar

30’ Really good first half from the Union tonight. Showing great energy and putting the Red Bulls on the heels. Need to take advantage and grab a second.

25’ Chance for the Union off some nice ball movement in the box from Mbaizo to Bedoya to Fontana and a lovely dummy from Santos but Fontana shoots it right at Coronel.

10’ GOAL Cory Burke with a great run into the box to finish off a pass played in by Monteiro.

6’ We’re back after a delay. Union down to 10 men with Elliott still getting looked at.

3’ Collision between Elliott and Blake. Both look pretty banged up from it

1’ We’re underway

Starting Lineups

Jim Curtin promised “a couple” fresh faces and that’s what we’ll get with Cory Burke starting for Kacper Przybylko and Anthony Fontana in at midfield after Jack McGlynn started two straight.

Former Union keeper Carlos Miguel Coronel starting for the visitors.

Injuries/Absences

The following is a list of names from the league’s player availability report.

Philadelphia Union

  • OUT: Jack de Vries (concussion protocol)
  • OUT: Ilsinho (groin)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Stuart Findlay (quad strain)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Kacper Przybylko (ankle sprain)

New York Red Bulls

  • OUT: Jason Pendant (shoulder)
  • OUT: Youba Diarra (hamstring)
  • OUT: Florian Valot (knee)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Tom Barlow (quad)

How to Watch

Where: Subaru Park, Chester, PA
When: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday May 15
TV: PHL17
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: iHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler
Video Streaming: Philadelphiaunion.com (in the Philly area), ESPN+ (outside of the Philly area)*

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Officials

Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referee 1: Jeremy Kieso
Assistant Referee 2: Tiffini Turpin
Fourth official: Brandon Stevis
VAR: Sorin Stoica
Assistant VAR: Matthew Nelson