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Box Score | Minnesota United 3 (7), Philadelphia Union 3 (6)

Philadelphia Union played Minnesota United FC on Tuesday evening at Allianz Field in the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32, falling in a penalty shootout after extra time . With the loss, the Union were eliminated with Minnesota United FC advancing to the Second Round. The first half remained scoreless with both sides producing attacking opportunities. Minnesota found a breakthrough in the 68th minute when D.J. Taylor found Bongokuhle Hlongwane who put the side up 1-0. In the 73rd minute, Minnesota doubled their lead when Joseph Rosales scored inside the box. The Union pulled one back minutes later in the 76th minute, when forward Julian Carranza found forward Chris Donovan who scored his first goal for the club. In stoppage time, defender Kai Wagner fired home a cross from midfielder Joaquin Torres to level the score and send the game to overtime. Minnesota found the scoresheet first in overtime, when Bongokuhle Hlongwane scored his second goal of the match to put the side up 3-2. Defender Kai Wagner's last-minute free kick goal sent the match into a penalty shootout, where Minnesota ultimately won 7-6 against the Union in a hard-fought game.

The Union return to MLS regular season play at Dick's Sporting Goods Park to face Colorado Rapids on Saturday, May 13 (9:30 p.m. / Apple TV).
Minnesota United FC 3(7) – Philadelphia Union 3(6)
Allianz Field (Saint Paul, MN)
Tuesday, May 9, 2023


MIN – Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Taylor) 68’
MIN – Joseph Rosales (Hlongwane) 73’
PHI – Chris Donovan (Carranza) 78’
PHI – Kai Wagner (Torres) 90+4’
MIN – Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Rosales) 103’
PHI – Kai Wagner 120’


MIN – Robin Lod (caution) 30’
PHI – Damion Lowe (caution) 34’
PHI – Kai Wagner (caution) 90’
MIN – Joseph Rosales (caution) 90+2’
PHI – Jack Elliott (caution) 110’
PHI – Matt Real (caution) 115’


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Matt Real, Jack Elliott, Damion Lowe, Nathan Harriel, Jack McGlynn (Kai Wagner 87’ ), Jesus Bueno (Leon Flach 87’), Andres Perea (Julian Carranza 75’), Mikael Uhre (Daniel Gazdag 65’), Joaquin Torres, Chris Donovan (Jeremy Rafanello 102’).

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik, Richard Odada.

Minnesota United FC: Clint Irwin; Kemar Lawrence (Zarek Valentin 75’), Miguel Tapias, Michael Boxall, Brent Kallman, Hassani Dotson, Robin Lod (Wil Trapp 46’), D.J. Taylor (Kervin Arriaga 77’), Sang-Bin Jung (Bongokuhle Hlongwane 63’ ), Joseph Rosales, Mender Garcia (Franco Fragapane 63’).

Substitutes not used: Dayne St. Clair, Cameron Dunbar.


  • Defender Kai Wagner scored his first two US Open Cup goals.
  • Forward Chris Donovan scored his first goal for the club tonight.
  • Forwards Julian Carranza and Joaquin Torres registered their first US Open Cup assists.

The Union return to MLS regular season play at Dick's Sporting Goods Park to face Colorado Rapids on Saturday, May 13 (9:30 p.m. / Apple TV).

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