Orlando (May 10, 2022) – Philadelphia Union took on Orlando City SC on Tuesday night at Exploria Stadium in the Round of 32 of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, falling 2-1. The first half ended scoreless with both teams creating chances. Orlando’s Ercan Kara opened the scoring in the 54th minute with a shot from the center of the box. Three minutes later, Andrés Perea doubled Orlando’s lead from a long-ranged shot. In the 77th minute, the Union cut the lead in half with midfielder Jose Martinez finding defender Stuart Findlay in the box to score his first goal for the club. The Union dominated the closing minutes of the second half but couldn’t find the equalizer.

The Union are back at home to take on rivals New York Red Bulls at Subaru Park on Saturday, May 14 (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Orlando City SC 2 – Philadelphia Union 1 
Exploria Stadium (Orlando, FL)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Elvis Osmanovic
Assistant Referees: Albert Escovar, Brian Marshall
Fourth Official: Jamie Crosby
Weather: 76 degrees and sunny.

GOALS/ASSISTS

ORL – Ercan Kara 54’
ORL – Andrés Perea 57’
PHI – Stuart Findlay (Martinez) 57’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

PHI – Matt Real (caution) 13’
PHI – Jose Martinez (caution) 68’
PHI – Jack McGlynn (caution) 83’
PHI – Kai Wagner (caution) 88’
ORL – Sebastián Méndez (caution) 90+3’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union: Matt Freese; Matt Real (Kai Wagner 76’), Stuart Findlay, Jack Elliott (Jakob Glesnes 46’), Olivier Mbaizo; Leon Flach (Jose Martinez 61’), Jack McGlynn, Quinn Sullivan, Daniel Gazdag (Julian Carranza 62’), Paxten Aaronson; Cory Burke (Sergio Santos 62’).

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik; Alejandro Bedoya.

Orlando City SC: Mason Stajduhar; Robin Jansson, Rodrigo Schlegel, Kyle Smith, Michael Halliday (Ruan 77’), Andrés Perea, Júnior Urso, César Araujo (Sebastián Méndez 88’), Ercan Kara, Facundo Torres (Joao Moutinho 77’), Alexandre Pato (Mauricio Pereyra 76’).

Substitutes not used: Thomas Williams, Jack Lynn, Adam Grinwis.

Team Notes

  • Defender Stuart Findlay scored his first goal for the club tonight, assisted by midfielder Jose Martinez.
  • Homegrown Matt Freese made his 2022 Union debut with the start in goal. The start is his second in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play, going 120 minutes in net against D.C. United back in 2019.
  • Four players earned their first start for the Union in 2022 with Stuart Findlay, Matt Real, Jack McGlynn and Paxten Aaronson on the pitch from the opening whistle.
  • Five homegrowns appeared in the Starting XI (Freese, Real, McGlynn, Sullivan, Aaronson), the most homegrowns to start for the club in 2022.

The Union are back at home to take on rivals New York Red Bulls at Subaru Park on Saturday, May 14 (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).

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