Match Recap: Philadelphia Union II 1, Hartford Athletic 1

HARTFORD, Ct. (September 23, 2020) – The Philadelphia Union II was away at Hartford Athletic, Wednesday night, drawing 1-1. Both sides were impressive in the first half with chances coming from each end, but Hartford’s Sam Strong netted one from a set piece taken by Danny Barrera just before half. The second half saw Union II’s Jack McGlynn score in the 76th minute to equalize, making it the second time ever that the Union II get a result against Hartford Athletic. Union II will be away this Saturday, September 26th at New York Red Bulls II at MSU Soccer Park, (5:00 p.m. ET /ESPN+).

Philadelphia Union II 1 – Hartford Athletic 1
Dillon Stadium (Hartford, CT.)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Referee: Jeremy Scheer
Assistant Referee: Tom Felice, Justen Lopez
4th Official: Sean Lyons
Weather: 70 degrees and cloudy

HFD – Sam Strong (Barrera) 45+2’
PHI – Jack McGlynn (Sorenson) 76’

HFD – Idan Cohen (caution) 56’
HFD – Mads Jorgensen (caution) 68’
HFD – Sam Strong (caution) 88’
PHI – Paxten Aaronson (caution) 90’

Philadelphia Union II: Matt Freese, Nathan Harriel, Brandan Craig, Dante Huckaby, Anthony Sorenson, David Rabadán (Danny Flores 67’), Steve Kingue (Patrick Bohui 68’), Jack McGlynn, Axel Picazo (Selmir Miscic 64’), Paxten Aaronson, Caden Stafford ( Issa Rayyan 74’)

Substitutes not used: Jamoi Topey, Mitch Budler, Jack Jasinski

Hartford Athletic: Parfait Mandanda, Sam Strong, Kevin Politz, Arthur Rogers, Alejandro Lara, Mads Jorgensen (Conor McGlynn 77’), Gabriel Torres (Tyreke Johnson 64’), Danny Barrera (Aiden Mesias 45’), Justin Haak (Idan Cohen 45’), Alex Dixon (Markus Naglestad 45’), Alfonso Vázquez Villar

Substitutes not used: Michael Novotny, Andre Deas


  • Forward Caden Stafford made his first USL Championship start tonight for Union II.
  • Union II defender Issa Rayyan returned from injury with an appearance playing the final 16 minutes of the match. It was Rayyan's first appearance with the club since July 25 at Hartford,
  • Future Union homegrown midfielder Jack McGlynn made his 10th career start and scored his second goal of the season.
  • Defender and fellow future Union homegrown Nathan Harriel made his 10th appearance of 2020.
  • Union Academy defender Anthony Sorenson recorded his first career assist on McGlynn's tying goal.